Azoff Company's Susan Genco to Speak at Music Finance Forum in LA

Susan Genco
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Susan Genco

The Sept. 12 event at the Skirball includes a fireside chat with Stem's Milana Rabkin Lewis

The inaugural Music Finance Forum kicks off at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, with more than 20 music industry executives serving as speakers including Susan Genco, co-president of Azoff MSG Entertainment for the "The Future of Streaming" panel. Genco helped negotiate the passage of the Music Modernization Act and was featured on the cover of the 2018 Billboard Women in Music issue. 

Other speakers include music manager Jonathan Azu with Culture Collective, former Sony/ATV Music publishing chief executive Martin Bandier, AWAL chief executive Lonny Olinick, Heir co-founder Summer Watson, Pulse Music Group president Maria Egan, Red Light Management's Bruce Flohr, and Alicia Yaffe with Jampol Artist Management.

The Music Finance Forum is organized by Katherine Winston and Amy Baker of Winston Baker and is targeting an audience equity and debt financiers as well as strategic, creative and operational executives and seasoned dealmakers in the music sector. The one-day event will explore new revenue streams, mergers and acquisitions strategies and emerging business models.

“The music business is often counter-intuitive to those even one degree removed, but as the shifts of modernization occur and data becomes a global currency, music is now on a growth curve and has sparked the increased interest of many investors,” said industry veteran Vickie Nauman, an advisor for the Music Finance Forum.

Also on the agenda is a fireside discussion with Stem chief executive Milana Rabkin Lewis and Michael Palank with MaC Venture Capital to discuss the tools Stem is building to strengthen the music industry ecosystem and protect artist integrity and promote transparency for investors. 

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this first time event and have had an overwhelming response from the music and finance communities and tremendous support from our industry partners,"  co-founders Winston and Baker said in a joint statement.

Registration is $495 in advance and $595 onsite. A full list of speakers and partners can be found at

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