On Friday, January 20th, 2023, Scott Cohen will give a keynote at the ESNS Conference. Cohen is a well established name in the music industry, as he co-founded the music distribution company The Orchard (now owned by Sony) and was the first ever Chief Innovation Officer at Warner Music Group. Recently, Scott Cohen announced his departure from Warner to start a new venture around the fractionalized ownership of music royalties. While the details around this new company remain unknown for the time being, you can expect a cutting edge keynote from one of the pioneers in the music industry.


ESNS Conference: Overview
THURSDAY, January 19th – Panels & Keynotes
  • Fan Powered Royalty – with Helienne Lindvall (SE) Swede As Candy Music and Kriss Thakrar (UK) MiDiA Research
  • Focus on Spain presents: Spain; land of many & different markets
  • Mental Health Help Desk – with Anne Löhr
  • International Venues with Mark Davyd (UK, Music Venue Trust), Rev. Moose, (US, Marauder/NIVA), Audrey Guerre (FR, LiveDMA)
  • ‘I wish someone had told me that earlier’ presented by IMMF – Experts answer your questions.
  • AGF Certification Ceremony for Greener Festivals and Events
FRIDAY, January 20th – Panels & Keynotes
  • Keynote Scott Cohen
  • Mental Health Help Desk – with Anne Löhr
  • How to make (more) money with YouTube with Jennifer Easter (NL, Age Media), Rutger Tuit (NL, Google), Thijs Verhulst (NL, Warner Music), Henri Lessing (NL, Age Media)
  • Focus on Spain presents: Spain; state of a festival nation
  • Why Festival Must Engage In the Green Transition: Øya Festival (NO) & Roskilde festival (DK)
  • Artist Taxation in Germany, Belgium, UK and the Netherlands with Dick Molenaar
  • ‘How will we get there from here?’ presented by IMMF – Experts answer your questions.
  • Going Green, the music sector in conversation with the EU with Linnéa Elisabeth Svensson (NO, Greener Events), Claire O’Neill (UK, A Greener Festival Ltd), Holger Jan Schmidt (DE, General Secretary, Yourope)
SATURDAY, January 21st – Panels & Keynotes
  • See you in court – with Hans Bousie (NL, lawyer at bureau Brandeis) and Olga Heijns (NL, artist manager at Unmanageable Artists). Dutch spoken
  • Boutique Festival panel with Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival), Stefan Reichmann (Haldern Festival), Mathieu Fonsny (KuratedBy)
  • Moet een (succesvolle) artiest nog wel een BV willen hebben? – with Dick Molenaar (NL, owner of All Arts Taks Advisers) – Dutch Spoken
  • Music Rights On Tour with Silvia Biemans (NL, Sena) and Esther Maijer (NL, Buma/Stemra) – Dutch spoken