iHeartMedia’s Lisa Worden to be honored as ‘International Music Person of The Year’ at MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2022

Lisa Worden will be honored as 'International Music Person of The Year' at MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2022

The MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2022 is set to return to Burbank, California, with its first in-person event since 2019.

Set to take place from March 20–23, the MUSEXPO Creative Summit joins a week-long series of events that includes the Global Synch & Brands Summit, A&R Summit, and Global Rock Sumit, coinciding as part of California Entertainment Week ( which takes place March 20 – 25, 2022).

As part of California Entertainment Week, MUSEXPO will present its “MUSEXPO International Music Person of the Year” award to what it says is “one of the most influential and respected minds in the audio, multimedia and music community”, Lisa Worden, Vice President Rock And Alternative for iHeartMedia.

MUSEXPO says that Worden, who is also Program Director of ALT 98.7, LA’s New Alternative, has been “instrumental in playing a key role in breaking artists such as Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Beck, Blink 182, Weezer, Florence + The Machine, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Jewel, Cardigans and 100’s of others in the U.S. radio market.

The event will also bring together MUSEXPO attendees to recognize Worden’s achievements during a special VIP Awards Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, March 22, supported by A&R Worldwide, 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Caroline, City of Burbank, Concord, Def Jam Recordings, Elektra Records, Interscope Records, Red Bull Songs, Republic Records & Warner Records.

The luncheon will feature special presentations from Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO; a senior executive from iHeartMedia; the City of Burbank; and representatives from the State of California.

The awards luncheon will also be preceded by an exclusive keynote interview with Lisa Worden, moderated by Woody, Morning Host, ALT 98.7 & U.S. Nationally Syndicated Host, Premiere Networks.

Elsewhere, MUSEXPO has also secured an exclusive keynote with what it says are “two of the world’s most influential music supervisors for film and TV”, Alexandra Patsavas, Head Of Music, Original Series, Netflix and Amy Dunning, Vice President Music Creative/Production, Netflix.

In addition, the event will see participation from Nike’s Head of Music, JT Griffith, Fox Entertainment’s VP Creative Music, Katy Gavillet; Alex Hackford, Head of Creative Music Affairs PlayStation Studios & Creative Arts; Tricia Holloway, Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering; Paul Wiltshire, CEO, Songtradr; Bridget Ferris, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Universal Music Group; Sabrina Del Priore – Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount; and dozens of other music supervisors from the film, TV, branding, Esports and interactive gaming arenas.

On the A&R front, MUSEXPO Creative Summit confirmed participation from dozens of A&R executives including Aton Ben-Horin – Global Vice President, A&R – Warner Music Group; Dave Pichilingi – CEO, UK & N. America, Modern Sky (U.K.); Kenny “Tick” Salcido – Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records; Mio Vukovic – Head Of Creative/Publishing/A&R, Disney Music Group; Sas Metcalfe – President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music; Luke McGrellis – Vice President A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Robin Jenssen – Co-founder & CEO at EKKO Music Rights Europe, and Charles “CB” Burks – Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records.

Other participants include Hiba Irshad – Head of A&R, JioSaavn (India); Kabiru Bello – VP of Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music / Head of Asylum Records Nordics; Jake Livingston – Head of Creative, Primary Wave Music; Mike Daley – Executive Director, A&R and Music Publishing, Disney Music Group; Vanessa Tara Angiuli – Director, A&R Interscope Records; Andre Herd – Sr. Director A&R, APG; Franny Graham – Vice President Creative, Primary Wave; James Cheney – Vice President Creative, Reservoir; Jared Lane – Director of Publishing/Creative, Red Bull Records;
Johnny Minardi – Vice President, A&R, Elektra Music Group; Jon Chen – Sr. Director A&R, Warner Chappell Music Publishing; Ken Komisar – President & Partner, Notting Hill Music Masters; Mark Chipello – Vice President, Head of A&R, Position Music; Pamela Charbit – A&R Manager, Atlantic Records and many others.

In addition, MUSEXPO says that it has formalized participation from dozens of additional executives from across the music, media, technology and live sectors.

MUSEXPO started out as a networking dinner back in 1998 in Los Angeles started by Dave Holmes (now worldwide manager of Coldplay) and Sat Bisla (Founder, A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO).

The dinners have since taken place in New York, Nashville, Mumbai, Oslo, Helsinki, Dubai, Singapore, New Delhi, Seoul, Auckland, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Munich, Hamburg, Lisbon, Stockholm, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dublin and many other global destinations bringing thousands of executives together.Music Business Worldwide

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