MDLBEAST XP Music Futures will be hosting its 2nd inaugural music conference in Riyadh this year, bringing impactful music industry conversations to the heart of Saudi Arabia. The conference will take place from the 28th of November to the 30th of November. The program boasts a diverse set of topics, speakers, music, and activities that seek to further the expansion of the fastest growing music territory in the world (MENA).
Paradise team at XP Music Futures
Ralph Böge, CEO and Founder of Paradise, is one of the 150+ confirmed speakers that will be sharing their in-depth knowledge of the music industry.
Ralph will speak at the panels: “Rave in the New World: Web3 & the Metaverse” & “The Role of Collective Management in a Transforming Market”. Sarah Jane Nicholson, MD of Paradise Africa, and founder of Africa Rising Music Conference & Paradise Sound system, who will also speak at the event, has joined the Vibe-Lab team to leverage her expertise in diversity, inclusion, and building bridges to assist in curating the conference program.
More speakers to look out for
This opportunity has made way for a diverse set of South African & African delegates to contribute as speakers on the conference line-up. Some of the confirmed delegates are SAMPRA CEO Pfanani Lishivha who said, "Honoured to be part of this ground-breaking initiative in Saudi Arabia. We hope that a very successful and efficient music rights organisation will rise in Saudi Arabia." Anyiko Owoko who is leading the way in African Media through Anyiko PR & Namakau Socika, Alternative RnB songstress and ARMC ambassador.
Other headlining speakers include Amy Thompson, Matthew Knowles, and Hardwell, who will be sharing their highly sought-after ideas and expertise on successful artist management, mental health, and wellness. This is ultimately an outstanding platform for music industry leaders to come together, network, and push the boundaries. We are excited to have African representatives take up international platforms that will truly impact the future of music globally.