Founding Partner, Collective Entertainment
Emily White is a Founding Partner at Collective Entertainment in NYC and the CEO of #iVoted. White is an Amazon #1 best-selling author of How to Build a Sustainable Music Career & Collect All Revenue Streams and hosts the #1 Music Business podcast globally of the same name. She is a 2023-2024 Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s SNF Agora Institute with the mission of strengthening global democracy. Her board, advisory council and committee service includes The Well-Dunn Foundation, which provides paid entertainment industry internships and mentoring to underserved students, Future of Music Coalition, SXSW, The David Lynch Foundation Live!, The Recording Academy/Grammys, Pandora’s Artist Advisory Council, CASH Music and the Elijah E. Cummings Democracy and Freedom Festival.
White’s name graced the cover of Billboard magazine while in her 20s and she was on the cover of Pollstar Magazine in 2020 after creating the largest digital concert in history at #iVoted Festival. She is a Billboard Women in Music Top Executive with her work additionally profiled in Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Rolling Stone, CNN, Fox Business, Vox, The Huffington Post, Pitchfork, Relix, The Fader, Stereogum, Alternative Press, ESPN and more.
White is a regular speaker at global music industry events not limited to Midem, BIGSOUND Australia, Canadian Music Week, SXSW, PollstarLive!, Future Music Forum: Barcelona, DIY Musician Conference EU, NAMM, Music Biz, A2IM and Canadian Indie Week, Billboard FutureSound, SanFran MusicTech, New Music Seminar, Grammy FutureNOW, New York State Bar Association, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, ASCAP’s AI Symposium, International Music Software Trade Association, NY Music Month, Music Managers Forum-US Summit, Underground Music Showcase, Girls Rock Camp, Music-Preneur Mindset Summit, Shuttleworth’s Flash Forward Fest, MEISA Music Industry Conference, Amplify Music, College Music Society, Grammy U, Unstoppable Singer Summit and Sound Thinking, a free summer program for New York city youth interested in the music industry. White has taught management courses at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute in Tisch School of The Arts, The University of New Haven, Hofstra University, is the editor of Berklee School of Music’s Management class and a Northeastern University Women Who Empower Innovator Award recipient.
Building a Long Term Career in a World of Short Attention Spans
10/11/23, 2:00 PM
With distribution and reach no longer the preserve of the major label gatekeepers, the idea that everyone will achieve fifteen minutes of fame seems more achievable than ever. For those creators who want to maintain a more long-standing spell in the limelight without sacrificing control and ownership of their music, developing a world class a la carte team of individuals and services around them is critical. A new golden age of artist empowerment appears tantalizingly within reach – but how do artists make long-term decisions in a world where the system seems set up to celebrate the short term?
The Future of Financial Rights: Tackling the Information Imbalance in the Music Industry
10/14/21, 2:00 PM
The music industry is as defined by the dizzying pace of innovation as it is the opaque and convoluted business structures that have been entrenched in the industry for decades. Music professionals must keep their fingers on the pulse of cutting-edge business opportunities or risk being left behind. Managers, artists and other industry insiders have more options than ever to share, discover and debate industry news, trends and best practices. This panel will dig into the new wave of companies and leaders who are working to bridge the “information imbalance” in the music industry via Discord communities, newsletters and other new platforms and how they are helping to democratize the power structures in music today.