Press releases 2008


Iceland Music Export are pleased to announce two more high profile, global names for the first ‘You Are In Control!’ International Music Conference in Reykjavík this October.

Jane Dyball, Senior Vice-President of International Legal & Business Affairs at Warner Chappell Music Ltd and Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music will both be appearing on panels at the conference.

Occurring on the 15th and 16th October at Hotel Saga in Reykajvik, ‘You Are In Control!’ will bring together the best international creative, music and media minds to discuss and create new business models and new ways of working in the music industries.

YAIC will be the first music conference of its kind to discover and discuss new business models in the fast changing music industry. It aims to achieve more than the average forum, by turning talk into action. It is the most forward thinking International music conference of its kind. The event coincides with the 10th Anniversary of the world renowned Iceland Airwaves Festival.

Iceland Music Export has extended its special ‘early bird’ offer to the 15th September for just £80 per person, which includes two lunches and access to two VIP receptions.. To register for the early bird package, please follow the instructions on the following link:—You-are-in-Control/Registration/.

The conference also falls at the same time as the Iceland Airwaves Festival.

Speakers will include:

Steve Schnur – EA Games
As Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for Electronic Arts, Steve Schnur is responsible for the pursuit, creation and continuous development of the global vision for music in EA games.

Laura Search – Ninja Tune
Laura Seach is Head of Digital for Ninja Tune. Comprising of the labels, Big Dada, Counter, Ntone and Ninja itself, representing artists including Coldcut, Roots Manuva, Pop Levi, Mr Scruff, Cinematic Orchestra and Amon Tobin.

Paulette Long – Westbury Music Ltd.
Paulette Long is a director at Westbury Music Ltd, an independent publisher of contemporary British music. Currently looking after some 40,000 works spread over several hundred catalogues, Westbury Music is now one of the most respected independent publishing companies in the world

Mark Chung – Sony Independent Network Europe
English-born, German-raised entrepreneur Mark Chung first made a name for himself in the early eighties as bassist for the highly influential industrial band Einstürzende Neubaten. Early on in the band’s life Chung undertook the task of administering its finances, which would eventually lead him to a fruitful career in the global music industry running his own publishing company as well as heading Sony Independent Network Europe.

Jane Dyball – Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Jane Dyball is Senior Vice-President of International Legal & Business Affairs at Warner/Chappell Music Ltd and as such has responsibility for all of the company’s business affairs throughout the world ex US & Canada, and is responsible for business strategic issues concerning areas such as collective rights management and digital rights.  In recent years Jane has initiated and executed WCM’s Pan European Digital Licensing initiative and instigated the groundbreaking “one stop shop” licensing publishing and master rights together for Radiohead’s phenomenal “In Rainbows” album.

Terry McBride – Nettwerk Music Group
Terry McBride is the CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (Canada’s largest independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist, DJ and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design). Founded in Terry’s apartment in 1984, Nettwerk now has major corporate offices in Vancouver, New York, London, Boston, Nashville, Hamburg and Los Angeles.

For further details of the confirmed panel guests, please visit:—You-are-in-Control/Panelists/

Anna Hildur from Iceland Music Export highlights the need for a conference of this nature:

“The conference is an innovative dialogue between the creative and the technical needs of our new era in the music industry. We will present new ideas and tools, as  well as looking at what works from our traditional ways of doing business in the music sector. The empowerment of entrepreneurial creative people in our business full of new opportunities as well as challenges is inspiring and deserves special attention.

“Iceland is known for its cutting edge music and individualism. Rising from a population of a mere 300,000 people and total lack of major label structure, there isn‘t a better place to explore the new opportunities arising in this fast evolving music industry. Innovative and cutting edge, this conference focuses on the creative sources, puts the artist in the spotlight and asks how new tools, new partnerships and new markets can create opportunities for different markets – take local to global, and small to tall.”

We are also proud to announce Iceland Airwaves Festival 10th Anniversary from the 15–18th October. Boasting the hottest line-ups and a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting music festivals this year announced acts so far include: CSS, White Lies, The Young Knives, Crystal Castles and These New Puritans.

The combination of discussion and debate during the day, and live music in the evening provides one of the most compelling dates in the music industry diary.