Vice President, Quincy Jones Productions
Alyssa Lein Smith is a writer and most notably the Vice President of Business at Quincy Jones Productions. She began her career with the company during her sophomore year at Loyola Marymount University and through her role she has production credits on "Taking the Stage: Changing America," the dedication concert for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; "Soundtrack of America," the five-night opening concert series for The Shed at Hudson Yards; "Soul of a Nation Celebration," the official concert dedicated to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at The Broad Museum; and more. In addition to working full-time at QJP, she is a consultant, public speaker, speech writer, musician and aerialist. As a strong advocate for the advancement of females in executive-level positions, she has delivered speeches on the topic to audiences ranging from middle school students to more than 1,000 top-level executives in the corporate world. Furthermore, she is on the board of the new Institute of Arts and Innovation in LA and is one of three judges for Dua Lipa’s Kosovo talent search in partnership with Lipa’s SunnyHill Foundation. She continues to use her voice, both in public speaking and writing, to affect positive change for various communities in which justice is frequently underserved — via the Recording Academy's Black Music Collective, Artist Resources, and beyond.
The Future of Financial Rights: Alternative Funding in the Creator Economy
October 14, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
The “Creator Economy” has fast become one of the buzziest sectors for both the industry press and investors in the VC world. Individual artists have more avenues than ever to connect with their fans, creating numerous new revenue streams in turn. Whether via subscription platforms, NFTs/tokenization or tapping into new working capital options, the music industry has seen revolutionary change in the way artists do business through the COVID-era. These industry leaders will unpack why the “Creator Economy” matters and what specific pitfalls and opportunities exist in music specifically.