Legendary agent Tom Windish (Paradigm Agency), marketing guru Olivier Robert-Murphy (Global Head of New Business at Universal Music Group), and Music Supervisor responsible for high-profile audiovisual synchronizations Marta Crespo among the new speakers confirmed
14 new professionals from different ambits within the sector to join the previously announced Mathew Knowles, Scott Cohen, and Joe Rudge
BIME PRO keeps accruing names for its next edition to be held on the 30th and 31st of October and 1st of November at the BEC! (Bilbao Exhibition Center). Headlining the new announcement is Tom Windish, known as one of the most successful music agents in the industry, currently attached to the Paradigm Agency. Windish has furthered the artistic careers of acts such as Lorde, Billie Eilish, alt-J, The xx, and M83, among others. He’s also been nominated as ‘Agent of the year’ 3 times now and, whether independently or as a member of Paradigm’s Music Executive Group, he’s made the Billboard Power 100 every year from 2014 to 2018.
Joining Windish is another key figure in the sector, Olivier Robert-Murphy, Global Head of New Business at Universal Music Group. Lauded for his creativity in linking music and brands, Olivier’s pairings include collaborations between Dubai Tourism and Imagine Dragons, Make Up For Ever and Jessie J, MasterCard and Ellie Goulding, as well as several international associations with Coca-Cola.
Marta Crespo, the next name dropped, is a prominent music consultant and manager who has worked for RLM, MCM, and Joaquín Cortés, as well as a music supervisor in the advertising and audiovisual sectors where she has carried out synchronizations for film shorts and feature-lengths such asPaquita SalasandLa Llamada . Patricia Hermida, manager and lawyer specializing in author’s rights and co-founder of MMF Spain (Music Managers Forum) and MIM (Women in the Music Industry), is another member of this new cast of luminaries. Also keeping their professional date with Bilbao are Mar Rojo, current booking agent at the legendary El Sol music venue in Madrid and head of the Moby Dick Club’s artistic direction for over five years; Domingo Olivo de Miguel, advertising professional with nigh on 20 years of experience heading up the Marketing department—R&D and brand-artist management—at SONY Music; and Julio Morote, product manager at SONY Music having led artistic campaigns for the likes of Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, C. Tangana, and Rosalía.
The announcement went on to mention Eva F. Cortés, music communications consultant in charge of Red Bull’s Cultural Communications department until this past February; Ramiro McTersse, cultural agitator, communicator on Spanish state-owned radio and television platform RTVE, and mentor within major business groups such as Telefónica; music video director Lyona, who has done work for bands such as Love of Lesbian, Lori Meyers, and Amaral; lawyers Antonio Muñoz Vico, author’s rights specialist and president of the Rights and Culture Section of the Law School of Madrid, and Debora Velasco, senior associate attorney at the department of Litigation and Arbitration of Garrigues from 2009 to 2018 and currently Last Tour legal counsel.
Bringing up the tail end of this second announcement are Alex Rayón, professor in the area of digital transformation, Vice-rector of International Relations at the University of Deusto, and director of Deusto BigData; and Marcos Garcia, director of production and management agency Ayuken MP and the man responsible for managing the careers of artists such as Morgan, New Day, and Dinero. In all, 14 professionals from different areas in the sector have been appended to the initially announced trio of Mathew Knowles, Scott Cohen and Joe Rudge.