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Wednesday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Independent Asia

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With 47 countries and nearly four billion people, Asia represents a clear but daunting opportunity for both local and international independent music. Many have tried but very very few independents have been successful in effectively expanding into Asia. This panel will explore what the practical opportunity is in each of five key Asian markets, what the landscape looks like for both digital and physical distribution, and what's happening locally to facilitate growth in the indie sector.

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Isaac Bess

Music Business DevelopmentYouTubeIsaac Bess started in the music business in 1994 at New York's Matador Records. After stints in Tokyo as a music journalist, and ten years in San Francisco at independent labels (Quannum Projects) and independent distributors (IODA), Isaac joined YouTube's... Read More →
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Bernie Cho

Pres/FounderDFSB KollectiveBernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based creative agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 350+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international... Read More →
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Jasper Donat

PresBranded LtdI began my career in advertising in 1987 at Chris Ingram Associates (now Mediaedge:CIA). Soon after I moved into the TV business working for pan Euro TV network Eurosport.  I moved to Asia in 1995 to work for News Corporation owned sports network Star Sports before... Read More →
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Orbis CW Fu

DirThe Wall MusicORBIS CW FU is running The WALL Music. He is an organizer of festivals (Megaport, Formoz, etc.), runner of two venues(capacity:700 & 800 in two cities), manages of several of Taiwan's best bands and a record label, all while also booking bands for other Asian cities... Read More →

Rob Kelso

Creativeman Productions

Shen Lihui

Modern Sky Entertainment
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Lihui Shen

Founder & General MgrModern Sky Entertainment Co LtdSHEN LIHUI is the founder and CEO of Modern Sky Entertainment, Ltd. of Beijing, mainland China's leading music entertainment company. Modern Sky is home to mainland China's largest independent record label and produces 400+ concert... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC

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