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

Shannon O'Shea

Shannon O'Shea

Founder, SOS Management

Co-creator/founding manager of the Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum band GARBAGE. and longtime manager of the critically acclaimed 8mm, Shannon O'Shea is an early pioneer of producer management and development. She is known for innovative strategies for long term career success through creative diversity. Some of her groundbreaking producer clients have included Sean Beavan (NIN, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Slayer, 3TEETH), Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day), John Fryer, (Cocteau Twins, Stabbing Westward, This Mortal Coil, NIN), Danny Saber (U2, Rolling Stones, David Bowie), to name a few.

O'Shea founded SOS Management in London in the late 80's and became renowned as an outspoken advocate for artist's rights. She was a member of the influential inaugural steering committee of the International Manager's Forum (now MMF) and the only manager invited to participate on the producers-only Record Producer's Guild (US) steering committee.

Mentored by luminaries such as Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin), Ed Bicknell (Dire Straits) and Paul McGuinness (U2), she became a lively panelist/speaker on the international field, and was featured in VH1's "Behind The Music – Garbage" along with other industry related television documentaries.

In 2005, O'Shea joined forces with long-time superstar producer/mixer multi-instrumental client, Sean Beavan, to launch 8mm ( with his wife, Juliette. The band was licensed in numerous TV shows including "Underworld: Awakening", "Dirty Little Liars", "Lost Girl", "Grey's Anatomy", "One Tree Hill", "The Flash", "Cold Case", "Being Human", "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and more.

In keeping with O'Shea's cutting-edge roots, she is currently working on Galactic History (, a Plato's Cave allegory just in time for UFO "disclosure.