The first ever US edition of Sound Development

New York 2017

On June 1, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), NY is Music, Sound Diplomacy and NYU Steinhardt proudly presented Sound Development: NYC. Staged as the launch for the inaugural New York Music Month, Sound Development was a full day conference that explored the intersection of music, tech, real estate, and economic development in New York.



Jem Aswad, Senior Music Editor, Variety

Nancy Biberman, Founder & President, WHEDCo

Everett Bradley, Composer, The Meredith Vieira Show

Dhruv Chopra, Co-Owner, PopGun Presents and Elsewhere

Michael Dorf, Founder & CEO, City Winery

Tino Gagalirdi, President & Executive Director, Local 802-American Federation of Musicians

Shira Gans, Senior Director of Policy & Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

Camille Hackney, EVP of Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing, Atlantic Records/Head of Global Brand Partnerships Council, Warner Music Group

Charlie Hellman, VP of Creator, Spotify

Cherie Hu, Media & Entertainment Contributor, Forbes

Wes Jackson, President, Brooklyn Bodega & Executive Director, The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Justin Kalifowitz, CEO, Downtown Music Publishing & Founder, NY is Music

Alice Kim, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, ASCAP

Alan Light, Independent Music Professional, Random House/Simon & Schuster/HarperCollins

Ben Lovett, CEO, Communion Music & Musician, Mumford and Sons

Naomi McMahon, Senior VP, Head of Strategic Marketing & Partnerships, Universal Music Group & Brands

Julie Menin, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Jason Miller, President - Music - New York, Live Nation

Prof. Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program NYU

Ann Mincieli, Owner, Jungle City Studios & Project Manager, Alicia Keys

John D. Moore, Co-Founder & Co-President, The Bowery Presents

Riggs Morales, Music Executive/Producer/Writer, Atlantic Records

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Elizabeth Peterson-Gower, Founder & CEO, EPG

Josh Rabinowitz, EVP & Director of Music, Townhouse/WPP

Benji Rogers, CEO & Co-Founder, dotBlockChain Music, & Founder, Pledge Music

Maria Schneider, Musician

Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress

Paul M. Seres, Managing Partner, Helios Hospitality Group

Paramdeep Singh, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn

Prof. Judy Tint, Entertainment Attorney/Consultant/Musician, NYU Music Business Program

Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director, Music Venue Trust

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