Global Rock Summit News



“MARCH 24 - 25, 2022”

August 30th, 2022:  A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO's Founder & President, Sat Bisla, has announced the much-anticipated return of its 4th edition of the Global Rock Summit (GRS) event, which will bring together key facets of the U.S. and international rock communities including record labels, music publishers, agents, festival promoters, brands, media, digital, distribution, management, radio, music supervisors, showcase talent and more. Global Rock Summit, taking place March 24th - 25th 2022, will head to the north side of the Hollywood Hills for its 2022 program in Burbank, CA, the "Media Capital of the World," for the ultimate networking, creative, business and rocking' experience in the month of "March Madness." The event will be organized and coincide with A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO, which is held from March 20 - 23, 2022 in Burbank

The Global Rock Summit will include the presentation of the first ever "MUSEXPO's GRS International Rock Icon of The Year" award and the inaugural "Global Rock Awards" during a special VIP Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 24th at the Official Global Rock Summit Opening Night Wine & Cocktails Networking Reception. The event will pay special tribute and host an honorarium awards event for legendary DJ, multimedia personality and A&R executive Matt Pinfield, as its first-ever "GRS International Rock Icon of The Year." Pinfield's work has transcended across radio, TV, satellite/digital media, print and various other pop cultural platforms. He's also interviewed over 1000 artists including some of the most prominent names in alternative, rock and other music genres, from the likes of Nirvana, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters to name but just a few.

GRS is an international rock music conference and showcase event aimed at bringing together all aspects of the multi-Billion-dollar global rock music industry, in one focused gathering with a view of helping to further stimulate a very buoyant, but sometimes overlooked sector of the music industry.

The event will feature a cross section of expert panelists spanning a rich segment of the global rock industry. The event will discuss the future of the genre and look at solutions to further bolster and expand business opportunities with some of the most respected minds from the rock music industry's leading labels, publishers, live events, booking agencies, radio platforms, media platforms (print/digital/online) and merchandising companies as well as others with a touch point to "all things rock."

Prior GRS events attracted many of the rock industry’s influential and inspiring executives from around the world, including: Andy Farrow - Managing Director, Northern Music Co. (U.K.); Andy Gould - Founder, Spectacle Group (Rob Zombie); Benjamin Weeden - COO, House Of Blues Entertainment (House of Blues / A Live Nation Company); Billy Anderson - CEO, TeamRock; Chris Foitle - VP/Head of A&R, Epitaph Records; Chris Ingham - Managing Director, TeamRock; Chris Nilsson - President, 10th Street Entertainment; Dan Carter - Rock Show Presenter, BBC Radio 1 (UK); Dan Gill - General Manager, Vagrant Records; Dan Rozenblum - Live Music Agent, Circle Talent Agency; David "Beno" Benveniste - Founder & CEO, Velvet Hammer Music And Management Group; Folkert Koopmans - Managing Director, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH (Germany); Frank Helmink - Director, Buma Cultuur (Holland); Gary Smith - COO, Pollstar; Gary Spivack - Exec. SVP, Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP)/President, RockHouse Presents; Howard Benson -Music Producer (Motörhead, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell, Apocalyptica, P.O.D.); Jaideep Singh - former Sr. VP & Business Head, Live Viacom 18/Vicaom18 Media Pvt Ltd (India); Jeff Sosnow - Executive VP A&R, Warner Records; Jim Morewood - Owner, EGO Booking Agency; Jeremy Summers - Executive VP Music, 20th Century Fox Television; Jerry Greenberg - Former President, Atlantic Records; Joe Guzik - Head of NYC, ONErpm; Jon Sidel - CEO, Sidel Services, LLC; Jonas Nachsin - General Manager Worldwide, Spinefarm Records; Jordan Berliant - Founder, Revelation Management Group; Jurek Owsiak - Founder & President, Woodstock Festival Poland; Keith Cunningham - Program Director, KLOS/Los Angeles; Kevin Lyman - Former Founder, Vans Warped Tour; Lisa Worden - VP Rock & Alternative, iHeartMedia & Program Director, ALT 98.7 Los Angeles; Mandar Thakur - COO, Times Music India; Maria Ouellette - Sr. Director International, Spinefarm Records; Matt Ash - Director, Raw Power Management (Bring Me The Horizon); Michael Chugg - Founder, Chugg Entertainment; Michael Faley - President, Metal Blade Records; Mike Fitzpatrick - Content Director, 3MMM & Head of Triple M Network (Australia); Mike Walsh - Former Deputy Program Director & Head Of Music, RadioX (UK); Rob McDermott - Owner, To11 Media/Metal Edge; Sir Harry Cowell - CEO, Mission Publishing, President, Raiding The Rock Vault; Tommy Nast - President, Rock Band Entertainment; Trevor Swenson - CEO, Artery Global; Vijay Nair - Co-Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder (India); Wally van Middendorp - MD, Antifragile Music (UK & Europe) and many others.

Burbank, CA is home to some of the world's most recognized music and media companies including film/TV studios, record labels, publishing companies, radio stations, music supervisors, synch companies and more including The Walt Disney CompanyDisney Music GroupFreemantle MediaABCHollywood RecordsESPNMarvel ComicsLucasfilmWarner Bros. Studios, DC ComicsFreeformWarner Bros. RecordsAtlantic RecordsElektra RecordspeermusicRhino RecordsiHeartRadioNickelodeon Animation StudiosThe Burbank StudiosBlizzard EntertainmentPosition Music, Cartoon Network StudiosInsomniac GamesThe CW Television NetworkNBC UniversalUniversal PicturesUniversal Studios and A&R Worldwide’s Headquarters to name a few.

Early Bird conference registration and more information are now available at  

For more information contact:

Sat Bisla (

Monte Malone (