guest speakers

keynote Deborah Fairchild President: VEVA Sound
keynote Roger Sanchez Producer/President - Stealth Records
keynote Jyoty Singh DJ: Rinse FM
keynote Camila Dizy Partnerships & Advertising, WOMEX & Classical:NEXT/Piranha Arts
keynote Ulía Moreno Industria Works: Regional Manager for Latinoamérica & Spain
keynote Greg Davies Founder: A D!SRUPT!VE !NFLUENCE! / Director of Urban Roosters
keynote Dalia Chih Artist
keynote Jordi Herreruela Salas Director: Festival Cruïlla
keynote Jo Vidler Creative Director: elrowFamily
keynote Toby Slade-Baker Founder / Director: ThirtyTwo creative agency
keynote Diego Marquez Drummer: Zapato 3
keynote Stefano Maccarone EventoXtra: Founder/Director Share Festival
keynote Tommy Rehn CEO/Founder - REHN MUSIC GROUP
keynote Mark Mulligan Managing Director: MIDiA Research
keynote Ömer Akay Co-founder: Despotz Records
keynote Helienne Lindvall Director of Industry Relations/Europe: VEVA Sound
keynote Matthew Herbert Instrumental Ltd: Musician, Composer, Producer
keynote Matthew Vandeputte Timelapse photographer: @matjoez
keynote Ariane Paras Olympia Coaching: Life Coach x Music Industry
keynote Michael Ugwu Founder CEO: Freeme Digital
keynote Sania Haq Head of Research: AudienceNet
keynote Dusko Justic VP, International Marketing and Partnerships: Sony Music Latin-Iberia
keynote Jose Luis Zagazeta CEO: Sonosuite | La Cupula Music
keynote Alex Loscos CEO: BMAT
keynote Jason Binks Co Founder & CCO &
keynote Oisin Lunny Professor of UX Driven Business: Barcelona Technology School
keynote Jordi Puy CEO: Unison
keynote TommyD CEO: Itsaluvthang Ltd
keynote Julia Herd Managing Director: Five in a Boat
keynote Alex Branson Business Development: EMPIRE
keynote Peter Åstedt Musichelp
keynote Sandra Calle CEO: Music Coach
keynote Sophie Goossens Reed Smith LLP: Counsel
keynote Vladimir Philippov Founder: Heaven 11
keynote Paul Di Lorito PRS for Music: Director of Innovation and Partnerships
keynote Alexandra Bedoya Head of IMB Artist Talent Program: IMB International Music Business School
keynote Dorothy Hui VP of Digital and Audience Development: 4th Floor Creative, Sony Music UK
keynote Zack Fuller MIDiA Research: Analyst
keynote Dominic Hodge Brand Strategist: Consultant
keynote Turo Pekari Senior advisor, innovation and discovery - Teosto Futures Lab
keynote Raoul Chatterjee VP Content Partnerships
keynote Ritch Sibthorpe MD: Muwzo
keynote Sophie Trew Co-Founder/ Festival Director: Trew Fields Festival
keynote Ramir Martinez Instructional designer: Microfusa
keynote Muki Kulhan CEO, Executive Producer & Creative Tech Analyst: Muki-International, Ltd
keynote Videl Bar-Kar New Business Director: Bookwire
keynote Kevin Bacon Chief Product Officer at Revelator / Original Works
keynote Jordan Stephens Artist: Rizzle Kicks
keynote Matt Campion Founder and Creative Director at Spirit Media
keynote Carles Reixach Director and co-founder of EUMES
keynote Bill Bradford President: Smule, Inc.
keynote Rami Malla Artist Management & Brand Image Consultancy: Danca
keynote Scott Cohen Chief Innovation Officer, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group
keynote Mike McCready CEO of Music Xray
guest Paul Sampson CEO, LICKD
keynote Mandy Aubry Songtrust, Director of Global Business Development and Client Relations
keynote D’eve Archer Artist: Saturdae Jonez, Multi-instrumentalist, Live Looper
guest Jack Horner Investor / Adviser / Entrepreneur
guest Jeff Bacon Founder, 73Barrios
keynote Will Mills Chief Revenue Officer at LyricFind
keynote Emilien Moyon Director of the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music


New York/Barcelona, October 14, 2021. The Future Music Forum: Barcelona has merged with Music Industry City. The two firms will pool their resources to form Nybac Media Inc., which will supervise digital broadcasting, live events, and digital communities for its Music Industry City division.

Founded by music industry veterans, Peter Schwinge, former Partner and General Manager of New Music Seminar, and Founder of Moving Target Group, Mike McCready, Co-founder and CEO of Music Xray, and Niall Doorley, founder of Future Music Forum: Barcelona, Nybac Media provides an international platform that includes a broadcast network with the flagship, Music Industry News at Noon; audio drop-in talk shows and podcasts; year-round digital events; community building on the Music Industry City (MIC) website; and live events including the Future Music Forum: Barcelona.

According to Peter Schwinge, CEO and President, “This merger is a great opportunity for both companies as it will allow them to work together on projects more efficiently while expanding their reach to other areas globally where they would not have had access before. We are able to provide more opportunities for our users and partners and provide them with an opportunity to reach new audiences through the network.”

Nybac Media will rely on their deep industry connections to provide musicians access to industry experts through the MIC platform; equip the next generation of the music industry with tools, education, and networks; foster high-level discussions to affect positive change; and increase partners' access and visibility to the industry. 

“I'm delighted to announce our new partnership. I've spent the last 12 years building the Future Music Forum into what it is today, and perhaps the last 5-6 years actively seeking the ideal partner. It's ironic that it emerged at a time when the events business was perhaps in its most fragile state in living memory. I'm excited to see what we can do to help so many people advance in their careers as the industry begins to bounce back.” said Niall Doorley, Vice President and Head of Global Events.

The Music Industry City website has features for artists and people in the industry to interact in real time through communities and forums, live events, and a metaverse. The site also provides educational resources, online courses, and talks from industry leaders; health and wellness topics specifically tailored to the music industry; a personal and professional development section; a music discovery zone; and a local media outlet showcasing members and partners.

Nybac Media has offices in New York and Barcelona. The next, in-person Future Music Forum conference is set to take place in Barcelona on September 20-22, 2022.