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Thursday, October 18 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Analyzing Digital and Physical Sales in a Global Market

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With unprecedented mainstream success around the globe, independent labels are proving that the freedoms of the digital world can be far more empowering than the shrinking physical market. Here we delve into what drivers are behind the long-term success of digital music services and, the importance of the independent repertoire and catalogues to their consumers.

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Michele Amar

Director / CEO, French Music Export Office
Michele Amar: Director of the French Music Office at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in NY. Previously, Director of International Content at IODA, and International Expert for multiple companies. She focused in business development and international label export/distribution. She ran the International dept at Putumayo World Music, and developed its distribution network in over 90 countries and founded an independent label in NYC.
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Charles Caldas

Chief Executive Officer, Merlin
Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin – the global rights agency representing the world’s most important independent music companies. | | Merlin acts to ensure its members have effective access to new and emerging revenue streams and that their rights are appropriately valued and protected. These members embody over 20,000 independent record labels and distributors, representing some of the world’s most important independent artists... Read More →
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Adam Farrell

Adam helps artists on the 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL recording labels realize their ideas for promoting their music.
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Erik Gilbert

Erik is the CEO of CV America, a division of the CV Group. The CV Group comprises of several companies in the UK, including Essential Music & Marketing, Cooking Vinyl Records and Cooking Vinyl Publishing. CV America provides strategic services to the CV Group, including artist/label acquisition and business strategy, in addition to managing the Group’s US music publishing operation. Previously, Erik led global label acquisition and client... Read More →
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Cat Kreidich

VP, Global Account Management, The Orchard
Cat Kreidich is the VP of Global Account Management for The Orchard, the largest distributor of independent labels in the world, with offices in 29 cities worldwide. Working in both a strategic marketing and account development role, she is in touch with both the global account players, as well as niche accounts worldwide. Plus, she works with local teams to maximize The Orchard's audio content business. Kreidich has been in the music industry... Read More →

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