Past Speakers

Industry Insiders in Entertainment & Media

Sean Saadeh, Barclays Center

Saadeh joined the Barclays Center in 2011 after five years as Executive Director of Booking for the Phoenix Coyotes and AEG Facilities. He is now the Barclays Center SVP of Programming.

Kevin Storey, Epic Records

From college party promoter at Temple to Brand Manager at Epic Records in only three years, Kevin epitomizes what this new generation of Executives stands for.

Jill Strada, Hot 96.9 FM

With over 17 years in the business, Jill Strada began her career in 1996 as a promotion intern at WJHM/102 JAMZ in Orlando, Florida. She’s now the Assistant Program Director & Digital Media Brand Manager at Hot 96.9 Boston.

LaTrice Burnette, Epic Records

Burnette is the Director of Marketing at Epic Records. Prior to, she worked at Atlantic Records where she also held the same title, and prior to that she was with Island Def Jam Music Group.

Helen Little, 106.7 Lite FM

Helen is the midday host for Clear Channel’s WLTW- 106.7 Lite FM, America’s most listened to radio station. She was the former program director for Power 105.1 FM. Her love affair with music has resulted in a 20+ year career.

Reggie Ossé, Attorney

Attorney, author & radio personality Reggie Ossé is an established authority in all things urban entertainment. He is considered the first in today’s new wave of savvy attorneys well versed in Urban, Hip Hop & Popular culture.

Porfirio Piña, BMI

Piña is Senior Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations for Broadcast Music, Inc. He joined BMI’s Writer/Publisher Relations dept. in March 2005 after working in music publishing & marketing including as Dir. of Sales & Marketing for Latino Music (Sony Music).

Peter Wells, TuneCore

Peter, Jeff Price & Gary Burke are the founders of TuneCore. In 2013 Price and Wells launched Audiam, centered around getting indie music & user-generated content on YouTube properly credited & monetized.

Margeaux Rawson, Vested In Culture

Margeaux Rawson is the SVP of Operations for Vested In Culture, music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone’s new label under Epic Records. Rawson was previously SVP of Media Relations for Universal Motown.

Rodney Williams, LISNR

One of Ad Age’s “Top 40 Marketers Under 40”, Williams is the CEO & Co-founder of LISNR. Prior to, he spent 4 years at Procter & Gamble in brand management and 2 years at Lockheed Martin.

Rob Markman, MTV News

Markman is a Senior Writer at MTV News and previously served as Deputy Editor of XXL magazine. He is one of the most respected journalists in Hip-Hop and urban culture.