Martin Goldschmidt to Music & Media Finland

Martin Goldschmidt is MD and Founder of the Cooking Vinyl Group, which comprises Cooking Vinyl Records, Cooking Vinyl America, Cooking Vinyl Australia, Cooking Vinyl Publishing, Cooking Vinyl Australia Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.

Cooking Vinyl Records, home to The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Billy Bragg Richard Ashcroft and Passenger, is one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels and the originator of innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Martin founded the UK's first online distribution company (sold to IODA/Orchard/Sony), a management company and a booking agency (sold to Rob Challice/CODA), Essential Music, sold to Sony Red, and and has promoted more anti nuclear benefit gigs then anyone else on the planet.


More international speakers to Music & Media 2017

Equality is among the main themes for Music & Media 2017. Therefore we want to highlight women who have built remarkable music business careers in areas that are typically male dominated. One of this year's keynote speakers is legendary American record producer and engineer Sylvia Massy. Besides having worked with such famous acts as Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Björk and Blur, she is also known for doing many projects with producer Rick Rubin. In addition to her Grammy winning and multi-platinum record productions she is also an author. In the Music & Media keynote she will speak about her career and experiences, and she will also participate in a panel discussion about gender equality in music business.

Takayuki Suzuki (President/ EnterTech Accelerator, ParadeALL)

Takayuki Suzuki is an industry veteran and strategic consultant for many entertainment and tech companies. His distinguished career has included roles as Head of Mobile at MTV Japan and, most recently, Head of Digital Business Development for Universal Music Japan. He has been an evangelist of digital transformation in the Japanese Music Industry and his vision, "EnterTech", is to bring new value to the entertainment industry with technology.

Takayuki is currently working as a mentor for recording and venture capital companies, global music streaming services and tech start ups. He is also Co-Founder of The Big Parade, the first music and technology conference in Japan which showcases a wide range of speakers including domestic established artists, brands, startups and platforms.

Tom Ohsawa (Office Ohsawa Ltd)

Tom Ohsawa is an independent live promoter and music business consultant based in Tokyo. He specializes in jazz, World and other non-mainstream genres. Tom has promoted very diverse artists from around the World, from English prog rock legend Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator) to Finnish artists like Paulina Lerche, Jarmo Saari, Alamaailman Vasarat and Petteri Sariola.

After graduating from an international university in Tokyo with high grades, Tom was immediately accepted by Sony Corporation and assigned to the core management division in the headquarters, Corporate Strategy Department, in 1978. During his long and successful career at Sony both in Japan and overseas he held many top level roles which included being a personal assistant to company founder, then Chairman and CEO Akio Morita, as well as working as President of Sony Berlin, Deputy General Manager of Consumer Business Office, Sony Europe, General Manager of Corporate Strategy as well as Entertainment Strategy, President of Sony Urban Entertainment etc. Having formerly been involved in creating the Sony Center real estate development project in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin, Ohsawa was successful to conceptualize, budget, design, finance, find sponsors and lease a 26,500 square meter entertainment space in newly developed artificial island on Tokyo Bay. The place opened in 2000 and 11 million people visited within one year. The entertainment space included Sony-owned TLG (Tribute to Love Generation) club, and Tom was involved in booking artists like Finnish acts Kimmo Pohjonen, Maria Kalaniemi and Värttinä.

After leaving Sony in 2003, Ohsawa started his own company. Recently he has initiated the JENKKA connects People (featuring Letkis by Kardemimmit) Christmas campaign for major Japanese department stores Isetan in 2015 and a Sámi & Lapland themed campaign for Isetan stores in 2014.


Victoria Campoamor (YouTube & Google Play) and music journalist Ed Ward to Music & Media Finland 2017!

The first two Keynote speakers have been confirmed for the conference program: Victoria Campoamor, Head of International Music Publishing Partner Operations from YouTube and Google Play and Ed Ward, music journalist, rock-and-roll historian and founder of SXSW music festival.


Showcase festival Lost In Music and Nem Agency Ltd in cooperation

Music & Media Finland and Lost In Music are happy to inform that they are producing Lost In Music in cooperation with Nem Agency.

- We are exceptionally proud to be a part of Tampere's top city festival and Finland's longest standing music convention. As a local Tampere based company, we could not think of any better way to enrichen the musical offerings in our beloved city. Hopefully we can live up to the expecations of fans and festival delegates and promote the best Lost in Music Festival to date. Bands, agents, managers, labels: We look forward to receiving your ideas and offers, let's do this together, says Rowan Rafferty, Managing Director, Nem Agency.


Music & Media 2017 registration has started!

The registration is now open
To claim your Early Bird rate, please register before the end of April (deadline for Early Bird Rate: 30.4.2017). You will find the registration form here.

Early Bird rates:
235 € incl. seminars, Lost In Music -showcase concerts & shows
355 € incl. seminars, Lost In Music -showcase concerts & shows , Industry Awards Gala show & dinner in Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere.

You will find all information regarding registration here. Or you can click directly to the registration form.

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