Dateline: NMS 2015 – New York City

The Developing World: Music Explosion: What will this new world look like?

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Conductor: Ralph Simon (CEO/Founder, Mobilum Global, Founder of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum – Americas) Players: Michael Abbattista (Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships, Spotify), Julien Simon (VP, Music Rights and Label Relations, Deezer), Prashant Bahadur (SVP, Strategy, The Or- chard), Paramdeep Singh (Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, SAAVN), Ed Peto (Managing Director, Outdustry Group), Ade- mola Ogundele (CEO, Notjustok LLC), Emmanuel Zunz (Foun- der, ONErpm)

The population of the top 30 music markets in the world is 1 billion. The average per capita contribution of music-driven revenue to the music biz is $13 a year. It is estimated that more than 3 billion people are capable of generating new revenue for the music business by 2020. How can we prepare for the move from a regional industry to a global one?