Global Rock Summit speakers

Allison Hagendorf

(Former Head of Rock, Spotify & Host/Executive Producer, Spotify Original Series)

Bex Majors

Booking Agent, Sound Talent Group

Charley Londoño

Counsel Plus, Co.

Chris Foitle

Head of A&R, Epitaph Records

David "Beno" Benveniste

Founder & CEO, Velvet Hammer Music & Management Group (Alice In Chains, Deftones, Korn, System Of A Down & More)

Frank Helmink

Director, Buma ROCKS! (The Netherlands)

Garrett Capone

VP of Promotion & GM Rock Music, Crush Music

Gary Spivack

Executive Sr. VP / Talent & Curation, Danny Wimmer Presents

Georgette Bivins

Sr. Business Affairs Manager, FCB NY

Greg Sowders

Sr. Vice President A&R, Warner Chappell Music

Jan Šorm

Chairman of APRKA (Czech Republic)

Jason Miller

CEO, Eventim Live Asia

Jens Lundberg

Founder, Blue Lemon Management (Sweden)

Jobst Neerman

Managing Director, RBK Fusion (Germany)

Joel Mark

Executive Manager, YMU

Keith Cunningham

Program Director, 95/5 KLOS Meruelo Media, Los Angeles

Ken Anthony

Rock Editor,

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records

Laura Catana

Head of Artist Relations, IndieFlow

Lisa Worden

Vice President Rock & Alternative, Program Director ALT 98.7 - LA's New Alternative, iHeartMedia National Programming Group

Mark Sutherland

Music & Media Journalist (U.K.)

Martijn Swier

Founder, Endless Music (The Netherlands)

Matt Pinfield

Host "New & Approved" KLOS, Los Angeles / Westwood One & Benztown Radio Networks Syndicated Host

Matthew Reich

Co-Founder, Artist For Artist

Michael Faley

President, Metal Blade Records

Riku Pääkkönen

Owner & Founder, Ranka Kustannus

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Rob McDermott

President & Founder, Mad Mac Entertainment

Salman U. Syed

Founder, Infinite Dreams / Bangalore Open Air Festival (India)

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / Global Rock Summit

Sean Heydorn

Vice President, Rise Records

Shannon O'Shea

Artist & Producer Manager, Creative Consultant, SOS Management

Tej Brar

Founder & Managing Director of Third Culture Ent't (India)

Thomas Scherer

President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles & New York, BMG

Toby Wright

Award Winning Producer (Alice In Chains, KISS, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Primus & More)

Tommy Nast

Sr. Programming Director/Music Strategies, Trafalgar Releasing

Gary Spivack

Gary Spivack

Executive Sr. VP / Talent & Curation, Danny Wimmer Presents

With over three decades of music industry experience, Gary Spivack currently serves as Executive Senior VP/Head of Talent at Danny Wimmer Presents as well as President of RockHouse Presents Inc. DWP has become the nation's undisputed leader in rock/hard rock destination music festivals while RockHouse Presents has established itself as one of the top talent booking concert companies specializing in the alternative and rock music genres. After earning a BFA from the University of Colorado, Gary entered the music industry as a drummer for a handful of (struggling) Los Angeles rock bands.

Gary decided to cross-over to the business side and in 1990 was hired by Elektra Records as the labels West Coast promotion manager. This led to VP/Rock & Alternative Music Promotion & Marketing stints at MCA, Atlantic, Capitol and finally his last label stop at Geffen Records in 2003. After 16 years climbing up the record label ladder, in 2006, Gary launched Right Arm Entertainment with two partners which, in 2013, evolved to his own talent buying company now known as Rockhouse Presents.

Gary is in daily contact with the top artist managers, label heads, music agents, national & regional promoters, and key rock alternative radio programmers from all over North America. Gary has not one but two published books to his credit. In 2004, MTV Books put out "Coldplay. Look At The Stars" a riveting story of how Coldplay conquered America as told from Gary's POV during his tenure as a VP at Capitol Records. And Gary wrote the forward and conclusion to "Rock On The Range…where rock lives" a book celebrating the 5th anniversary of America's #1 rock festival, Rock On The Range.

Gary served as lead producer for the rock doc "Long Live Rock…celebrate the chaos" currently streaming on both Prime Video and Apple TV. This deep dive into the beloved but often misunderstood genre of hard rock was filmed over 3 years at various festivals that Gary helped book&curate and features such A-level rock bands as Metallica, Guns 'N Roses, Tom Morello, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Rob Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Greta Van Fleet and many more.

Over his career, Gary has guest lectured at Cal State Northridge (serves as an adjunct prof), University of Colorado, The Musicians Institute and has participated in numerous amounts of seminars, and convention panels spreading and sharing his vast knowledge and wisdom to audiences across the country.