Spotify's Global Head of Markets Cecilia Qvist to Deliver Opening Keynote at 2020 NY:LON Connect Summit

Cecilia Qvist
Courtesy of Spotify

Cecilia Qvist

Next year's summit will take place January 16 and 17 in New York City.

Spotify’s global head of markets Cecilia Qvist will deliver the opening keynote at the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit, event co-organizers the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally announced Tuesday (Sept. 10).

The summit is scheduled to take place Jan. 16 and 17 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City with sponsorship from MQA, AdRev and Gracenote.

Qvist will deliver her keynote on the first morning to kick off Global Streaming, one of the summit’s five content tracks. The other four this year are: Emerging International and Influential Markets; Technology, Innovations and Startups; Publishing and Rights; and Label Evolution.

The summit’s second day will begin with a keynote by Sun Lee -- YouTube Music’s head of music content partnerships and subscriptions for Korea and Greater China -- who will open the Emerging International and Influential Markets track. Lee, who oversees the subscription business for YouTube Music in Korea, was recently recognized as one of Billboard’s 2019 International Power Players.

The third keynote speaker announced Tuesday was Warner Music Group’s chief innovation officer, recorded music Scott Cohen, who will kick off the Technology, Innovation and Startups track at the summit.

“After three highly successful events in both New York and London, the NY:LON brand has come to represent the kind of impactful conversations necessary to set the tone for our industry in the new year,” said Music Biz president Portia Sabin in a statement. “We’re thrilled to once again partner with Music Ally to host this ever-essential forum, as we continue our dedication to promoting growth in the worldwide music business while addressing the needs of each industry subset.”

The NY:LON Connect summit, billed as an event that brings together “top executives and influencers from the international community in conversations that will foster new ideas to drive positive change within the business at large,” alternates between New York and London each year.

Those interested in more information on NY:LON Connect 2020, including sponsorship and registration information, can visit


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