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    Debate – How the Music Industry Manages Innovation

    Monday, 28th January 2013 from 5:10 pm to 6:10 pm

    Speedmeeting Auditorium A (Level 3) Midem Talks

    In the music industry, as in many other industries, innovation generates controversy. New products and technologies, whether streaming, cloud-based or mobile apps, arouse excitement, frustration or fear. This debate highlights the perspectives of music makers, rights owners and collecting societies on the capacity of the music industry to embrace disruption and leverage this creative renaissance. 



    Ashcroft Robert Ashcroft Robert

    PRS for Music (UK)

    | CEO
    Lagerlöf Johan Lagerlöf Johan

    X5 Music (Sweden)

    | CEO

    X5 Music has become a leading digital music label by creating compilations and marketing concepts tailor-made for the digital marketplace. Through innovation and creativity, X5 is refining music discovery for back catalogue in the digital market.
    In the last three years, X5 Music Group has become one of the best selling classical labels worldwide. X5 Music Group has had 24 albums on the Billboard 200 since 2009. X5 currently has a catalog of 8,000 albums in various genres with 300 new releases each month with clients like Universal, EMI, Welk and SUN Records. X5 have had an annual growth of 70 % for the last four years. X5 has the European office (head office) in Stockholm and a US licensing and marketing office in New York.
    Scandinavian Johan Lagerlöf brings his experience to the company as CEO and co-founder of several music-related companies that have achieved great success in Europe.

    Tronc Jean-Noël Tronc Jean-Noël

    Sacem (France)

    | CEO

    Jean-Noël Tronc worked for the European Parliament, Andersen Consulting and France's Center for Strategic Planning before being appointed "IT and Internet" advisor to France's Prime Minister from 1997 to 2002.
    After five years with France Telecom/Orange (2002-2007), where he became CEO of Orange France, he spent three years as Chairman and CEO of Canal+ Overseas, running the Canal Plus Group's pay-tv business in French overseas territories and international operations.
    He has been appointed CEO of Sacem in June 2012. He is also Vice-President of GESAC (European group of authors’ societies).
    He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and of Essec business school.

    Hoppus Mark Hoppus Mark

    Blink-182 (USA)

    | Musician & Record Producer
    Rennie Steve Rennie Steve

    Renman Music and Business (USA)

    | Manager of Incubus, Host & Founder

    Mr. Rennie has worked in the music business for over 30 years. He has a broad range of experience as a concert promoter, record executive, internet entrepreneur, and artist manager. Mr. Rennie has been the personal manager for multi-platinum rock band Incubus for the last 16 years and has guided them from the day they got signed to a record deal to being a hugely successful worldwide record selling, concert attraction. He was a founding member of ARTIST DIRECT and served as the Senior Vice President/GM of Epic Records/Sony Music.  Prior to joining Sony Music he managed a number of Alternative Rock artists including Primal ScreamThe TheDramaramaThe Wonder Stuff, and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. He was also the Senior VP at Southern California’s #1 concert promoter Avalon Attractions, which is now part of Live Nation, booking shows from clubs on the Sunset Strip to stadium shows at the Rose Bowl and Coliseum.  He currently is working on a new project, Renman Music & Business, and hosts a web show every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on

    Budde Rolf Budde Rolf

    Budde Music (Germany)

    | President

    Founded in 1947, Budde Music publishes evergreens such as “Summerwind“, “Always on my mind” and “Forever Young”. The company entered the international sub-publishing business in 1960 and has since founded subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, the United States, France, the UK and Sweden.
    Many of the world's finest artists have had their German and often European publishing with Budde Music. Today the company represents the copyrights of Joan Baez, Alphaville and Elvis Presley and administrates Sugar Musikverlag Germany, Strictly Confidential Germany, Curci Germany, Strengholt Germany, Songs Publishing, Downtown Music, Global Publishing and Perfect Songs.


    Lindvall Helienne Lindvall Helienne

    The Guardian (Sweden)

    | Songwriter & Columnist

    Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional songwriter, musician, and music and media writer for the Guardian. Born and raised in Sweden, she moved to New York City in her early twenties where she worked as a session singer, recording artist and performer. After relocating to London she signed a publishing deal with BMG Publishing Scandinavia, working with recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic.
    In 2007, Helienne also started writing the weekly column Behind The Music for the Guardian, covering and analysing all areas of the music business, from the creative process to issues surrounding copyright. In September 2012 her new column, Plugged In, launched on MediaGuardian.
    Helienne contributed a chapter for the Swedish book Myten om Internet (The Myth of the Internet), published August 2012. She’s also written for Netopia, the Australian and STIM-Magasinet, and has appeared on Sky News, the BBC, Irish National Radio and Swedish National Radio. She remains active as a professional musician and songwriter to this day.