The Caribbean Music Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

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Coca-Cola Head of Global Music Marketing Joe Belliotti and Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop will join Over 500+ Global Music Executives, Artists and Brands at a Three-day Entertainment Industry Confab Focusing on the Future of the Music Business

The Caribbean Music Summit, a three-day music and entertainment event taking place on 1-3 February 2015, at the Hilton Barbados, announced today the addition of Joe Belliotti, Head of Global Music Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company and Eric Sheinkop, CEO of Music Dealers, as keynote speakers.

Belliotti joins top executives from brands like Procter & Gamble and music leaders like Che Pope, President of G.O.O.D Music, a legendary producer/writer that collaborates with artists that include Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Eminem, John Legend, as well as Tyler Perry’s music team to discuss the future of music, entertainment and brands in the 21st century from a global, pan-Caribbean and local level.

States Belliotti, “The Caribbean Music Summit provides a great opportunity to share insight into the global Coca-Cola music strategy, including how we work with artists, labels, platforms and partners to build our brands”.

In his role at Coca-Cola, Belliotti is charged with the creation of global music content, platforms, partnerships and strategies across all the company’s portfolio of brands, including recent initiatives like the 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign as well as the company’s global strategic partnerships with Spotify and Music Dealers, to focus on the use of emerging artists across The Coca-Cola Company’s global portfolio..

"As the music industry adapts to an era of unprecedented change, the collaboration of Coca-Cola with emerging talent has provided artists with meaningful resources to develop their careers, hone their craft and share their art with new fans across the world," said Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Music Dealers. "This partnership adds tremendous value for the artist and the brand simultaneously."

The Caribbean Music Summit agenda (http://caribbeanmusicsummit.com/agenda), taking place in Barbados from 1-3 February 2015, brings together over 500 music and entertainment executives, artists, producers, technologists and managers for three days of keynotes, panels, and showcases across the beautiful island of Barbados. The Summit’s mission is to provide a forum for international, regional and local stakeholders to share ideas, network, make deals, do business and discuss issues vital to success in today’s music industry, including licensing, sync, financing, touring, merchandising, distribution, marketing, social media, technology and creative development. .

The Caribbean Music Summit is taking place with the full support and collaboration of the Barbados Ministry Of Culture, Sports and Youth, and Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI).

States Minister Of Culture Sports & Youth, The Hon. Stephen Lashley ,“The Caribbean Music Summitis a singular opportunity for the Barbadian artist, music and cultural communities to connect with the entertainment industry’s top executives, many who are visiting the island for the first time to learn, discuss industry issues, debut music and make deals. ”

The mission of the Summit is not only to bring the world’s top music executives and delegates to the island to participate in this event, but also to educate and empower Barbadian music artists while expanding the understanding and reach of Barbadian entertainment and culture to the world, showcasing Barbados as a touristic, business and cultural destination.

Adds BTMI Chairman Alvin Jemmott, “We at the Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., are delighted to support the Caribbean Music Summit in its mission to bring leading executives and artists from the international music and entertainment industries to the most beautiful island in the world, Barbados, to work, rest, play and discover the attractiveness of our culture, our facilities, our business environment and of course, our music.”

The event serves not only as a forum for doing business, but an opportunity to enjoy the culture and beauty of Barbados, an island that has produced top music artists like Rihanna and Eddy Grant. Nighttime sessions and showcases will feature a host of Caribbean and Barbadian artists as well as local cultural and culinary highlights from venues and restaurants across the island.

States Caribbean Music Summit co-founder and creative director, and SyncAudio Founder Farinoush Mostaghimi, “Connecting the top people in the music business with Barbados and Barbadian artists is what SynchAudio is all about, and we’re absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to partner in the development of the Caribbean Music Summit as a premier forum for the world’s music community to discover Barbados, its music and to do business.”

“Simply put,” according to Caribbean Music Summit co-founder and chair, SyncCo Founder Mark Frieser, “The Caribbean Music Summit is purpose-built to empower, educate and connect artists and entertainment business people to get access to the people, the tools and the information they need to do business, and have fun doing it.”

For more information, please visit http://caribbeanmusicsummit.com

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