Music Business Worldwide's magazines not only feature thoughts and words from some of the smartest writers working in music – but also some of the leading figures in the industry. Here are just some of the influential people who've put pen to paper in our publications…
Austin Daboh is EVP of Atlantic Records UK. Before joining Atlantic and Warner Music Group in 2020, Daboh was Head of Editorial for UK & Ireland at Apple Music. He was formerly an executive at both Spotify and BBC Radio 1.
Adrian Sykes is a widely-respected UK music industry veteran, having made key contributions to the history of Island and MCA over the past four decades. He is also a successful entrepreneur and manager, having founded Decisive Management – which looked after Emeli Sandé before, and throughout, her multi- platinum debut album campaign.
Cliff Fluet is a partner within Lewis Silkin’s Creators, Makers and Innovators Division and founded its media practice. He previously worked at Warner Music and Capital Radio PLC. He is also Managing Director at Eleven, an advisory firm working with incumbents and insurgents in digital media and leading companies in the AI space.
Golnar Khosrowshahi is the founder and CEO of Reservoir, an independent music company established in 2007. Based in New York with operations in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, and London, Reservoir owns and administers over 110,000 copyrights. Khosrowshahi is also President of Silkroad, a non-profit organization founded by the cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Jane Dyball is a widely respected music publishing veteran who was previously CEO of both IMPEL, and the MPA Group of Companies. For a long spell in her career, Dyball ran business affairs outside of the US and Canada for Warner Chappell Music – the world’s third biggest music publisher.
Jon Platt is Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Publishing, formerly known as Sony/ATV. Based in Los Angeles, Platt was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Warner Chappell Music, and sat on the board of Warner Music Group.
Justin Kalifowitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Music Holdings. Founded in 2007, Downtown’s portfolio of companies include Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust, CD Baby, Soundrop, DashGo, AdRev, FUGA and Downtown Music Studios. Prior to founding Downtown, New York-based Kalifowitz served as Head of A&R at independent music publisher, Spirit Music Group.
Kieron Donoghue is the founder of Humble Angel Records, and the creator of Warner Music Group’s flagship playlist brand, Topsify. Donoghue became global streaming playlist strategy boss at Warner after the major acquired his Playlists.net in 2014. Donoghue led Topsify’s global strategy at Warner for the subsequent three years.
Mark Mulligan is the founder of UK- based MIDiA Research, and one of the most respected, and widely-read, analysts working in the global business. A technology and entertainment expert, Mulligan has been covering the digital music business for over a decade. In this issue, he focuses on evolving fan consumption habits.
Peter Robinson has been a music journalist for over 20 years, and keeps a keen eye on the global entertainment industry. Robinson has written for the likes of The Guardian, The Times, TIME, Noisey, i-D, Smash Hits, Q Magazine, Time Out, Attitude, Notion and The Telegraph, and runs his own must-read online publication over on Popjustice.
Spek joined Reservoir in New York in 2015 having founded PopArabia in 2011. Today, PopArabia represents an estimated 60% of the market share of global music publishing repertoire in the MENA region. Spek recently moved back to the Middle East to head up PopArabia on the ground.
Zena White is the Managing Director of Partisan Records, the Brooklyn-born indie label which is home to artists as diverse as Cigarettes After Sex, Fela Kuti, IDLES and Fontaines D.C. Previously, White was the MD at London-based independent label services company The Other Hand, where she played a key role in breaking several North American artists in Europe.