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Bas Kruijssen is the new media manager of Black Hole Recordings and Black Hole Distribution and a frequent contributor to midemblog.1 Articles

Joe Conyers III

Joe B. Conyers III is Co-founder & General Manager of Songtrust and VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust helps music makers and rights holders collect their music publishing royalties. Songtrust powers global royalty collection with simple term deals, completely online working with 40+ societies and 120+ territories making it easy to get paid publishing royalties from YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Radio, Movies, TV and more. Conyers has grown the company to service over 100k creators and 15k publishers with works recorded by Beyoncé, Brandy Clark, Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, Frank Ocean, and other Grammy nominated artists. At Downtown, Joe leads product, technology, and digital service partnerships focusing on maximizing client royalty collection by advancing digital licensing efforts. Billboard Magazine has consecutively named Joe a Digital Power Player ('16, '17).1 Articles

Yvan Boudillet

A Digital Entertainment Expert with 10+ years' experience leading digital development and consumer strategy for EMI and Warner Music in France, Yvan Boudillet is the founder of TheLynk, an advisory agency bridging creative industries & startups. A regular speaker & lecturer specialised in the data-driven music economy, Yvan is passionate about connecting creative talents – artistic & tech – and building a sustainable innovation culture within the industry.1 Articles




Shain Shapiro

Shain Shapiro is the President of Sound Diplomacy, a consultancy helping governments and businesses achieve their social, cultural and economic goals, using music as a tool.1 Articles

Romy Harber

Romy Harber is Hospital Records' Label Manager & Head Of Digital.1 Articles

Patrick Ross

Patrick Ross is Head of Digital for Kobalt Music/AWAL, and one of Midem 2016's Label Ambassadors.1 Articles

Emma Bartholomew

Emma is a freelance PR, events and copywriting consultant for international music industry clients, including Midem and MePlaylist, the Nigerian DSP. She represents the music industry on the Advisory Board at Paradise - "the creative agency for entertaining brands", and is Director of International Music Industry Relations at global charity In Place of War, an organisation that uses music and creativity to bring positive change to 26 areas of conflict around the world. The charity is always open to new collaborations with music industry partners. Journalistically, Emma has had work published in titles including The Times, Time Out and Huffington Post, has broadcast as a regular BBC radio news reviewer and presents a show on London's Soho Radio. Previous PR projects include a range of global clients such as Universal Music, MTV, and in-house at Metropolis Studios in London. She has had a connection with the Middle East for over 25 years and clients in the region have included Katara Studios in Qatar, international entertainment consultancy on Dubai Airport’s #musicdxb initiative and global PR direction for the 2019 MDL Beast Festival in Saudi Arabia. She has previously moderated panels on the MENA music industry at London’s AIM Connected, Midem and WOMEX.1 Articles

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