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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Joanne Abbot Green

Joanne Abbot Green

Managing Director & Executive Producer, Mondo.NYC

With an extraordinary knowledge of the live event musical landscape, Joanne Abbot Green architects and executes complex events from international, national and local large-scale, multi-venue music and film festivals to intimate corporate, educational and social experiences. As a highly skilled project creator and developer, Joanne understands the complexities of each phase of the development process from conception to hands-on day-of-event production. Her network of event-related relationships spans the globe including venues, media, music, technology, legal, editorial, government and academic.

Joanne is a founding principal and Executive Producer of Mondo.NYC, New York’s annual music, arts and tech business conference and showcase music festival, with programming partners including the Recording Industry Association of America, RAP @ Harvard Law School, American Independent Music Publishers, Women in Music, Music Managers Forum-US, the Guild of Music Supervisors and more.

Prior to Mondo, as its Executive Producer, Joanne was responsible for conception, organization, marketing, pre-production, onsite production and post-production of CMJ Music Marathon, New York City’s largest independent music conference and festival. Under her direction, CMJ grew in attendance from 200 in its first year to over 120,000 at its peak during her tenure. Additionally, the annual festival featured over 1400 artists at over 90+ stages and more than 100 panels, workshops, seminars and one-on-one conversations.

Joanne has produced events at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Stanley Kaplan Space, Walter Reade Theatre); World Trade Center; New York University and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC, featuring speakers and performers including David Bowie, Anderson Cooper, Foo Fighters, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lou Reed, the Hon. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Perry Farrell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Avicii, Yoko Ono, Lana Del Rey, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Queen Latifah, Rev Run (Run-D.M.C.), Brian Wilson, Lizzo, Patti Smith, Lady Gaga, Michael Moore, Ice-T, Iggy Pop, Quentin Tarantino, Thurston Moore, David Byrne, Chuck D., Green Day, Rage Against The Machine, Wilco, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Oasis, Muse, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.


Joanne also created, launched, produced and developed CMJ Film Festival featuring premieres of independent and major studio releases, as well as the Artist-In-Residence Program for New York University featuring prominent musicians.

Additionally, Joanne has created and produced multiple annual Continuing Legal Education initiatives in association with the NY State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, NYU School of Law, Michelman & Robinson LLC and Covington & Burling, LLC.

In 2016, Joanne was the recipient of the first-ever NYU Steinhardt Music Business Alumni Service Award, has been recognized twice among New York Moves’ Power Women and has lectured on both the undergraduate and graduate university levels.