All About Music 2018, a two day music conference was held on the 23rd and 24th August at The Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The second edition of the conference witnessed a sizable rise in attendees ensuring the success of the event. Featuring Keynotes, Panels, Success Stories, Workshops, Masterclasses, and Conversations on various aspects of the music industry with luminaries like Ang Kwee Tiang, IFPI. Javed Akhtar, lyricist and President of IPRS, Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin, Ed Peto Founder & MD, Outdustry, Simon Wheeler Director – Digital Beggars Group, Tom Rettig Vice President of Product Music – Gracenote, Bob Lefsetz, Owner, The Lefsetz Letter, Ralph Simon, Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global Ltd and Seymour Stein, Co-Founder/Chairman SIRE Records sharing their views. The founders of SAAVN and Mr. Bhushan Kumar of T-Series shared their success stories.
The two day long, All About Music 2018, ended with a never before held panel. A chosen few music composers had the opportunity to showcase their work to a panel of filmmaker’s that included Subhash Ghai, Anurag Basu, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Mohit Suri with Devraj Sanyal moderating the panel ‘Pitch Your Original Songs To Filmakers’. Needless to say the venue was packed to its brims.
All About Music 2018 also featured various Workshops curated by the stalwarts from the music industry. Varun Duggriala, Co-Founder/Content Chief of The Glitch spoke about how to utilise Social Media for Music to kick off the activities on DAY 1, Tulika Yadav CMO of Insider.in followed up with an excellent insight on Ticketing for Live Events. With Loyalties, Registration of Content, Publishing your Work being the hot topics, the attendees got a first hand knowledge about the same from the people who matter. Sanjay Tandon CEO, ISRA, Viveick Rajagopalan, Chairperson Outreach Committee, MCAI, Sherley Singh, Founder-Director, Joshua INC, Blaise Fernandes, President and CEO, IMI, Rajat Kakar, President/CEO, PPL, Karan Grover, CEO, PDL and Rakesk Nigam, CEO, IPRS were at hand to spread awareness and knowledge about their respective societies.
Priyanka Khimani Founder and Partner Anand and Anand and Khimani explained the importance of Copyright and Contracts in the music industry. Artist Arnab Chakrabarty and Atul Churamani, Founder and MD Turnkey Music and Publishing, shared their thoughts and knowledge about Music Publishing.
The most anticipated and attended Workshop was about Artist Management. With the leaders of Artist Management in the country like Mr. Tarsame Mittal, Founder, TM Talent Mangement, Subir Malik, Founder, Organist and Manager Parikram INC, Nikhil Dwivedi, Founder, EYP Creations Pvt Ltd, Tej Brar, Founder and MD, Third Culture Entertainment, Aayushman Sinha, Partner, ON Stage Talent and Entertainment, Ankit Khanna, CEO, DNH Artists/ AK Projekts, Jake Beaumont Nesbitt, VP- Data and New Business Models, IMMF and Vijay Subramaniam, Co-Founder, KWAN, speaking about their experiences, present scenario and also about the way to deal with the artists.
The conference also included Master Classes conducted by the masters themselves. The attendees were educated on a spectrum of topics like Mixing and Mastering, Sound Designing, Scoring for Films, Music Production amongst others by stalwarts like Bob Ezrin, President StillWater Music, Vijay Dayal, Sound Engineer YRF, Dhurbajyoti Phukan, Music Producer/Arranger/Director, Sunny MR, Music Producer/Composer/Engineer and Jaime Vendera, Vocal Strength Trainer and Author, Vendera Publishing. The Master Classes helped the attendees gain a new perspective and learn about topics previously foreign to them.
To conclude, All About Music firmly established itself as a leading Music Business Conference of the country. With over 100 speakers and numerous panels, Workshops and Master Classes, Connect Corners and each Session packed with an enthusiastic audience, any doubt regarding its success were put to rest.