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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Nicole Barsalona

Nicole Barsalona

Artist Manager, Everyday Rebellion & President, Women in Music

Named one of the Five Women Positively Impacting the Music World by Shondaland, Nicole Barsalona leads Everyday Rebellion Entertainment where she specializes in Artist Management and International Development for artists like Prateek Kuhad, Mark Wilkinson and Raye Zaragoza.

A passionate advocate, Nicole proudly serves as President of 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Women in Music, where she joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and has helped usher in record growth since becoming President in 2019. She serves on the Executive Board of Music Managers Forum (US), the largest and leading trade organization for music managers in the U.S.

Barsalona has been quoted in Forbes, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, the Boston Globe, The Week, Mashable and Music Row, among others. She has been a featured speaker at Grammy Pro, NY:LON Connect, Pollstar Live, SXSW, Mondo, General Assembly, Reboot, Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, Boston University, Arizona State University and more.

Barsalona started her career at Steven Van Zandt's multi-media company, Renegade Nation, where a week-long temp gig turned into the most formative years of her career. Barsalona eventually served as Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at Renegade Nation, and Road Manager to Van Zandt on tours with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

A NYC native, Nicole now lives in Boston with her husband and two magical daughters.

Keychange US Presents: Raising the Bar in Music Tech by Women and Gender-Expansive Innovators

10/12/23, 7:00 PM

Join trailblazers in tech, music and innovation to learn how diversity can level up your business and drive innovation, team skills and profits in the workplace. Meet and learn from the inspiring journeys and expertise of six women and gender expansive professionals in the 2023 Keychange U.S. Talent Development Program who are at the top of their game in music tech and innovation.

Redefining the Global Business Model, Presented by MMF-US & IMMF

10/12/23, 6:00 PM

Music Managers Forum-US (MMF-US) is part of the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), encompassing artists and their representatives in over 65 countries globally. The business model for consumption of entertainment and media has shifted. Yet the day-to-day reality of the business model for the traditional music industry remains largely unchanged. As each channel from artist to audience expands, we move further from a one-size-fits-all music business model towards a complex mesh of strategies and revenues. Defining the successor generation of business models is hard; the only common threads are creativity and direct-to-consumer focusing on areas bespoke to each artist's fanbase. The best way to keep track of this succession is to hear from artist managers working with pioneering artists around the world.

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