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Interview with Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director by Mario Christiani (CEO, Music2Deal) - May 21, 2019
Mario Christiani: Hi Alexandre. So what exactly do you do at MIDEM?
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Alexandre Deniot: I am the director of Midem. So, I’m in charge of this event globally. I manage all the teams from the conference team to all the partnership teams and I make sure that we provide the best service to our music community. Mario Christiani: Please tell us more about the upcoming MIDEM 2019 Alexandre Deniot: This year’s Midem will see multiple initiatives putting artists and creation centre stage as the beating heart of the 2019 edition. These will include the opening of the Artist Hub, a brand new area dedicated to artists and talent development, the fresh addition of Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio, a fully-equipped studio where international artists will record live in public. Regarding our conference program, our lineup is just amazing with the heavy players of the industry like the music mogul Troy Carter, (CEO and Founder, Atom factory), Sylvia Rhone (CEO & President of Epic Records) or the Nigerian Artist Maleek Beery just to mention few of them! Mario Christiani: Is there anything else you’d like to mention that will also be a special focus at MIDEM this year? Alexandre Deniot: Also the competition for upcoming artists, the Midem Artist Accelerator, we celebrate this year the 5th anniversary, the second edition of the Midem Songwriting Camp and over 30 live concerts on the Midem Beach. Midem will also welcome this year the ….

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The Film/Television Music Guide - May 21, 2019
The music industry’s #1 source for placing your music into film, television, video games or other visual media.
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With a circulation to over 10,000 Music Supervisors, Film Studio and Television Network Music Depts., Film/Television Directors, Post Production Supervisors, Music Editors. The Film/Television Music Guide is offering a25% discount off the cost of any to anyone who mentions Music2Deal.

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Submit your case to the International Sound Awards 2019 - May 15, 2019
The time has come again to #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter The International Sound Awards 2019 promote and honor smart, innovative cases from music, audio and tech.
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Listen up! Only 2 weeks left to go. Cases can be submitted by 31st May 2019. You can find information about the submission details here: https://www.international-sound-awards.com/isa2019/ The ISA2019 Award Show will take place on September 19 in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. The ISA is pleased to offer special discounts on tickets for the Reeperbahn Festival and the ISA2019: Conference Ticket 175 Euro plus VAT (regular price 255 Euro plus VAT), Session Only Ticket 104 Euro plus VAT (regular price 150 Euro plus VAT). Get a discount code here:

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AVAILABLE TO MUSIC2DEAL MEMBERS ONLY - May 14, 2019
Are you an artist attending Midem 2019 and want to show the International attendees your talent?
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Music Specialist has 3 separate showcases available for you at No Cost. Contact Music2Deal Ambassador Allen Johnston for more information

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MIDEM: Epic records chairman & CEO Sylvia Rhone to keynote - Apr 30, 2019
Epic records chairman & CEO Sylvia Rhone to keynote and receive 2019 hall of fame award at Midem Dina Lapolt to host keynote conversation
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Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces the powerhouse pairing of keynote Sylvia Rhone with Dina LaPolt at the 53rd annual industry conference and that Sylvia Rhone will receive the Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award, in association with Billboard. In her first ever keynote address Sylvia Rhone, Chairman & CEO, Epic Records (USA), will be interviewed by Dina LaPolt, Owner, LaPolt Law. P.C. (USA), in a truly unique conversation between two of the most powerful female influences in today’s music business, at Midem, on Wednesday 5 June 2019. Sylvia Rhone will also receive the Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award in association with Billboard, during a dedicated event on Thursday 6 June 2019. The first African-American woman to lead a major record label, Sylvia Rhone will share insights from her illustrious career with the equally impressive Dina LaPolt, named one of Billboard’s Executives of the Year in 2018, in recognition of her contribution to the Music Modernisation Act. Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot comments, “Sylvia Rhone is at the helm of one of the most exciting and dynamic labels in today’s ever-evolving music ecosystem. The Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award in association with Billboard, recognises her outstanding contribution to the international music business and her ability to build such an artist-driven label culture. Both she and Dina are two of the most inspiring and essential music executives on the global stage. As the artist and creativity are at the very heart of Midem, so Sylvia and Dina never cease in their efforts to protect creativity and generate the best environment possible for artists to thrive. So there is a great synergy between us and we can’t wait to hear what promises to be a hugely charismatic and enlightening conversation.” Since taking on the position of President at Epic in 2017 …

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The New Update is Live! - Apr 25, 2019
The Professional Update 2019 was released on the 24th of April.
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We are very happy to announce the new update of Music2Deal which was launched -on the 24th of April and we are sure that our members will -see great benefits. You can read more about the The Professional Update 2019! in our Music2Deal blog.

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Music2deal Blog Red Box Interview - Apr 12, 2019
Red Box Main man Simon Toulson-Clarke was interviewed by our music industry expert Richard Rogers and Simon had a lot to say about the new Red Box album and the way the industry works in 2019.
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Richard Rogers: Hi Simon and thank you for the interview for the Music2deal website, the online worldwide music industry platform. You’ve got a new single out called ‘This Is What We Came For’. The sound is fairly poppy and musically there are snippets where it harks back to both 'Lean On Me' and 'For America'. Was this intentional? Simon Toulson-Clarke: Not even slightly intentional! I think we have a sound and this song is a product of that...it's our own sound and it was true of us in the 80s, too. We were perhaps atypical of what was generally going on in the 80s but I think it is the reason that although we may not have as many fans as some bands those who love us love us with a total, immersive passion. To write 'intentionally' assumes a skill I don't possess. I write to please myself and my bandmates who also happen to be my closest friends. If it emotes with us we simply hope others may feel the same. And that's about all there is to our intent. RR: The excellent video for the new single ’This Is What We Came For' looks particularly exotic. Where is it and what made you choose that location? STC: It is Thailand, specifically the stretch of Indian Ocean coast near Ranong on the Myanmar border, a very beautiful and undiscovered part of the country. I was there…

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New Update is coming - Apr 3, 2019
On the 24th of April Music2Deal will launch the Professional Update 2019!
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Since our network is aimed at professionals in the music industry, the focus of this update is to provide you with more features, a much better user experience, and work more professionally with Music2Deal. It´s all about connecting with proven music professionals and then staying in contact about music opportunities to make business happen. Have a look at the new Music2Deal and how you can benefit from the new Professional Update 2019!

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Music2Deal works for partnership - Mar 25, 2019
By communicating via MUSIC2DEAL – THE MUSIC BUSINESS NETWORK, Al Crespo and Allen Johnston (Music Specialist) met and developed a win win scenario for each other. After lengthy communication Al Crespo has created three (3) songs that are being digitally released over the next few weeks in Korea, India, USA and across Europe.
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The first single Al Crespo's "Maniac On The Floor" has been released to all the major and minor DSPs in Korea. Here are links to those major DSPs. - Melon: https://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=10261937#none - Genie: https://www.genie.co.kr/detail/albumInfo?axnm=81173056 - Bugs: https://music.bugs.co.kr/album/20237936?wl_ref=S_tr_01_04 - Naver Music: https://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=2930644 - Soribada: http://www.soribada.com/music/album/PD0119787 - M.net: http://www.mnet.com/album/3248369 We also uploaded the official audio on our YouTube website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIRP9GzCxF4 AL CRESPO Surprising, versatile, big and full of energy – that’s AL CRESPO, a singer and producer from Berlin with Ecuadorian roots, right from the middle of the earth. His music, which is self-written and self-composed, is a fusion of Pop(art), Electro and that certain funky feeling. After collaborating with music industry legends like Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and Bobby Kimball (Toto) releases AL CRESPO his new singles. Having been multiple years as a Hard Rock front man, playing innumerable concerts on many different stages worldwide, this wholehearted performer feels very attracted to the possibilities of this New Era of electronic music. The combination of real instruments and high-end electronic sounds pushes forward the creativity. “I really love to experiment with different stylistic agents in my music. This way every song comes fresh to the ears and it never gets boring, either for the audience nor for me. Besides I’m extremely thrilled about the idea of not only entertaining the audience on live concert stages, but also in discos and clubs.” Brand new EDM material is waiting to be launched: Maniac On The Floor, Make It Happen and On The Rocks. MUSIC SPECIALIST (asha.com) International distribution, publishing administration and consulting are just a few of the businesses offered by the Music Specialist. The Music Specialist’s mission to provide foundations in the Entertainment Industry and in business academics that will enable our clients to advance the field of social entrepreneurship with the highest quality performances and products that both educate and entertain. CONTACT: Music Specialist aj@asha.com for more information or via the link below

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Troy Carter to keynote at Midem - Feb 19, 2019
Midem will host Troy Carter delivering a keynote on The Future of Music at this year’s conference in Cannes, 04-07 June.
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He will address Midem's delegates for the very first time as one of the true leaders of the “New School” of music execs. A music manager and entrepreneur with a glittering track record, Troy Carter is an exemplar of the world-leading entrepreneurs crossing music and innovation taking to the Midem stage. Troy Carter, CEO and Founder, Atom Factory (USA), was announced last week in Variety as partnering with United Talent Agency (UTA) on developing, “innovative ventures in verticals including film, TV and theater”. Take profit of our regular rate and save €225 on your Midem registration to be able to meet troy carter at Midem 2019

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Midem: Let's start here and now (new group) - Jan 29, 2019
This new group is moderated by Michael Leahy, author of the "Cannes Starter Guide".
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Thinking about attending the Midem music trade fair? Got questions, such as "Is it for me?" or "How much will I spend?" Well, throw your questions in here, and use the group to start your networking right now. Michael Leahy just started the 1st topic “Midemlab: submissions for 2019 now open” in the forum “Midemlab: the tech that drives the music biz.” Join the group if you are thinking about attending the Midem.

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Last call to join the MIDEM artist accelerator 2019! - Jan 16, 2019
The first international career booster for emerging artists. Now in its fifth year, The Midem Artist Accelerator is a comprehensive programme which connects international artists and their team with leading minds in the music business.
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It also provides with solid guidance to better understand today’s challenges and identify what and where the new opportunities are for an artist in a constantly expanding music ecosystem. Big Star, Artist (South Africa), MAA 2018: "The Midem Artist Accelerator Program serves as my biggest career highlight. Connecting with the rest of the world in one place and receiving all the advice was phenomenal." Client Liaison, Artists (Australia), MAA 2018: "We were the first Australian band to qualify for the Midem Artist Accelerator. That was great for us because we want to be a global success and, in the end, it is all about relationships." AKA, Artist (South Africa), MAA 2018: "Thanks to the Midem Artist Accelerator, we got to make new connections from the top industry players who saw me on stage and believe that we will work to take my brand to higher heights."

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Happy Holidays, Music2Deal Members! - Dec 19, 2018
Music2Deal wishes you the very best for the holiday season.
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We're happy that you're part of our quality business network and that you realize how important it is to stay informed about music offers and requests from business friends. This way you can make more deals happen in 2019! Thank you for sharing our idea and being one of more than 10,000 music professionals actively using Music2Deal! Enjoy a peaceful and memorable holiday season. Cheers! Your Music2deal Team
Music wanted for India - Dec 19, 2018
New Business Opportunity in the group “Music Specialist“
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Allen Johnston - CEO of the Music Specialist and Industry Consultant (Capital, EMI America, Sony) posted this great opportunity in the forum “Business opportunities”: For 2019 I have openings for audio and video projects. Audio projects will be placed within an online download system and over mobile phone applications across S.E. Asia This is an 80 / 20 deal Video & Film will be placed within a V.O.D. (Video On Demand) system in India. This is a ….

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The Midem Artist Accelerator call for entries is now open! - Dec 11, 2018
The Midem Artist Accelerator is an exclusive bootcamp for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally. It’s a unique opportunity to access Midem business expertise in export and innovative solutions.
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Each year, 11 promising artists picked by an elite Artistic Committee all: - Get to play live on the beautiful beach of Cannes - Benefit from a tailored 360 degrees programme onsite with key players from the global music community including: o Entry to selected conferences o Learning and coaching sessions with industry mentors o Networking opportunities Apply now!

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Interview: Mario Christiani - CEO/Owner of Music2Deal - Dec 5, 2018
Professional Update 2019 & Additional Member Benefits Coming Soon! Interviewed by Peter Fosso - Head of U.S. Operations, Music2Deal
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PF: Hi, Mario. So I hear that there will be a Music2Deal update happening in January 2019. What types of benefits can we expect? MC: Well, we've noticed that there are many members who still are not benefiting as much as they can from our system so we're helping them in this new update. For example, many members haven't uploaded a Music (Song) Offer even though it´s free with a Basic Membership. Or sometimes they post their music in the wrong section. Although we tried with former updates to optimized the usability, members often don´t know the right steps to do on Music2Deal. So the idea of Music2Deal is great and a lot of people are already doing good business on Music2Deal. But to be honest, sometimes it´s just a matter of having the right knowledge. For example, someone who is working in the music business should know about the differences between the song copyrights and the performance protection rights, so that they know in which section they should post their music offer. When I look at these sections I sometimes see members who don´t have …

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1st Topic: Music needed for Korea - Nov 27, 2018
The new group "Music Specialist" is created by our Ambassador Allen Johnston - CEO of the Music Specialist and Industry Consultant (Capital, EMI America, Sony).
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This group has been organised as a more efficient way to send educational, instructional and informative information concerning the entertainment industry. They will also communicate pending and possible business opportunities. Allen Johnston just started the 1st topic “Music needed for Korea” in the forum Business opportunities. Join the group and don´t miss opportunities.

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The Music2Deal Professional Update 2019 - Nov 14, 2018
We are happy to announce “The Music2Deal Professional Update 2019” which will be released beginning of next year.
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This very extensive update contains so many features that we would like to introduce this in advance. Since our network is aimed at professionals in the music industry, the focus of this update is to create more features and tools to enable even more professional working with Music2Deal. In the following we will introduce the new features & tools in detail.
Optimize your booking management - Nov 5, 2018
Even a record hot summer is followed by autumn weather and thus starts the hottest booking phase of the year!
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So this is the best time to introduce you to the booking and artist-discovery platform gigmit. More than 5,500 promoters use gigmit to find acts for their line-up and to book! In the past, the Sziget Festival was one of the biggest promoters, but right now the biggest showcase festivals from UK (Liverpool Sound City) and Portugal (Westway Lab) are looking for suitable artists through gigmit. In 2017 gigmit initiated a network for showcase festivals with 8 European festivals: 13 festivals in Europe book exclusively through gigmit now and they all want to present Upcoming Artists to the music industry. Since the launching of gigmit, artists have been offered and paid a total of 8 million euros in fees through the platform. As a Music2Deal member, you profit from all of those perks: have a 30% discount on a gigmit PRO membership, just for you! Your voucher code: 30-OFF-PRO

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Music2Deal Interview – Braverick - Oct 16, 2018
Marcus Behrens – is an independent A&R Consultant and a member of The Recording Academy/GRAMMY Pro. He has been working for Sony and Warner, with placements and productions including Meek Mill, J. Cole, Sabrina Washington, Jadakiss, Frank Lars, The StoneWolf Band and more. He is currently managing singer/songwriter Nya Crea who has worked with Tony Mo (Destiny’s Child, Keisha Cole) and was one of the support acts of Enrique Iglesias and Florence and The Machine.
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Since there are still a lot of people in the music industry, whether it ́s an artist, songwriter, producer or even a record label who don’t see the importance of YouTube, Marcus founded Braverick to offer services like YouTube MCN, YouTube channel optimization, as well as music distribution and Spotify promotion. Music2Deal: What exactly is an MCN? Marcus Behrens: An MCN (Multi-Channel-Network) is a way for YouTube creators to access useful resources to grow their channels, as well as copyright protection, ad revenue, and YouTube partnership. MCNs deal with monetization, advertising, and copyright law, to help the creators focus on their creative content. You don’t necessarily need an MCN to produce monetized content, but partnering with an MCN offers benefits that make it easier. These benefits include assistance with search engine optimization (SEO), access to video production facilities, funding for costly projects, and seamless access to other platforms besides YouTube.MCNs make money off the “revenue share”. This is shared money earned from monetizing your videos and advertising with the MCN’s ad partners. You also get a share of these same profits. The percentage that the MCN takes varies – as high as 40% if you are small and don’t have a lot of weight to throw around, or as low as 10% if you are a big, viral channel. To think that an MCN just greedily scoops up your money then goes away, is not the best way to look at it. In return for being able to share your profits, your network will provide you with access to tools that will help grow your channel and make it more popular. They want your channel to grow, because the more money it makes, the more they make. They are in your corner. Music2Deal: Do I need a YouTube MCN? Marcus Behrens: Some channels, in particular, music and gaming channels, don’t need to partner with YouTube networks to monetize their content, as long as …

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New partnership between Music2Deal and gigmit - Oct 16, 2018
gigmit is the gig and venue database with fresh gigs every month, professional artist pages, and many useful services.
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gigmit offers gig possibilities that will take you further. Even festivals like Liverpool Sound City, Berlin Music Week, Deichbrand, Jazzahead and Sziget have booked gigmit artists. More than 5,500 organizers regularly advertise their free slots in the daily updated gig database. With this partnership you profit as a Music2Deal member with special conditions from gigmit. More information about this soon.

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YouTube For People In The Music Industry - Oct 10, 2018
This new group is created by A&R Consultant Marcus Behrens (Sony, Warner…) and is dedicated to people working in the music industry.
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Whether they are artists, songwriters, producers, record labels or publishers. A place where all these people can present their channels, ideas, projects, and new business opportunities. Have a look at the 1st discussion “My music is on YouTube - Do I need an MCN?” What is your opinion and let us know what you are thinking.

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BIME Pro, Spain’s leading conference starts next week - Oct 9, 2018
You should join this great event in Bilbao and enjoy at the same time also BIME Live and BIME City.
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BIME Pro connects music, new tech, entrepreneurship and innovation in a key professional get-together point for generating new revenue opportunities in an international perspective. It’s the meeting point for the Spanish music industry, as well as it acts as bridge between creative industries professionals from Europe and Latin America. BIME promotes cultural exchange to enhance talent and new ideas. 2.000 professionals 1.260 companies +600 speed-meetings 220 Speakers BIME Live will host for 2 nights the most important artists of the international music scene, as well as the future promises of the local and national ones, making it one of the biggest Autumn festivals in Europe, with both national and international public. Many renowned artists have made a step at BIME Live, for example: Imagine Dragons, Crystal Fighters, PJ Harvey, Suede, La Roux, The Chemical Brothers, or Moderat. 2 days 29 bands 23.700 Attendees BIME City will bring sound to the streets of Bilbao for two days with over 40 free showcases On 24th-25th October, the most promising talents from across Europe and Latin America will take the stage of some of the most iconic venues in Bilbao to cross borders and make the public vibrate. It’s a showcase for professionals attending BIME Pro, but it’s also an aperitif for the audience that can’t wait for BIME Live festival. 10 venues 50 bands 11 countries 5.500 attendees

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Meet us @ Reeperbahn Festival - Sep 11, 2018
Mario Christiani, CEO-Owner of Music2Deal will represent Music2Deal at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival to meet with our existing partners and establish some new partnerships.
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If you are attending yourself and would like to meet up with Mario, please feel free to contact him via Music2Deal (use the link below).

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New representative for Music2Deal France - Sep 5, 2018
Music2Deal is proud to extend its international network with HorizonVU Music from Paris as our new representatives in France.
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As the music business is a ‘people business’, Music2Deal acts locally to create its international music network. Music2Deal.com found with With HorizonVU Music a great representative who will care about the French market. HorizonVU Music is focused on providing providing business services including management, marketing and promotion, publishing and production to female emerging musicians in the global world of popular music. The primary objective is supporting musician's efforts to achieve recognition. Consistent with its service offers, HorizonVU Music works in support of women's empowerment and rights. Phil Cartwright is Founder and CEO of HorizonVU Music. He has participated in the entertainment and media business for many years. He holds certifications in music theory and music technology and production from the Berklee College of Music. His memberships include The Recording Academy, Audio Engineering Society and ASCAP. Clara Zicaro is a Parisiennne with the HorizonVU supporting communications and artist relations. She is fluent in French, Italian, German and English. She is passionate about music, dance and the performing arts. She studies viola, voice-singing and she is a contemporary dancer at the Conservatoire La Garenne.