Milken Institute

Drop the Mic: The Business of Music

May 4, 2022

The music business has expanded beyond playing records and attending live concerts. It is about downloads, catalog buys, creative NFTs that serve as souvenirs, virtual experiences, and a whole lot more. Experts in the business gather to discuss the complexities of fallout the music industry has endured from the pandemic, the silver lining, and how music as a business is prospering in this digital age.


Shirley Halperin
Executive Editor, Music, Variety


Marc Cimino
Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music Publishing Group

Sherrese Clarke Soares
Founder and CEO, HarbourView Equity Partners

Harvey Mason
CEO, Recording Academy and Producer

Scott Pascucci
Chief Executive Officer, Concord

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