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Midem Announces JioSaavn CEO As Keynote Speaker

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This keynote session will be the headliner for the 2020 Asian Forum.

JioSaavn is the largest music streaming service in India and has a truly unique approach as they act not only as a digital distributor but also as a music label, with releases for Marshmello, Tiesto and Nas. It has positioned itself as the go-to partner for international albums in India, like for Lauv and The Chainsmokers, as well as organized events and concerts.

Key topics discussed will be: the diversity of JioSaavn’s activities, from streaming to the original content and live (among others), its unique role in the industry as a partner for international players to penetrate the Indian market thanks to innovative partnerships and activations.

The format of the keynote:

  • 10-min Q&A interview with Rishi Malhotra
  • 20-min fireside chat with Rishi Malhotra + a high-level guest TBC

Midem has always been a priority stage and community for the entire industry, and it’s an honour to be invited back to speak in 2020. This year, we’re excited to share some of the work we’ve been doing to uniquely develop artists, produce streaming-first global records, and reimagine industry models to empower both artist ownership and a modern approach to distribution. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Palais in June.

– Rishi Malhotra Co-Founder & CEO, JioSaavn (India)

Rishi Malhotra has led the JioSaavn team through significant user growth and business expansion. He played an integral role in the company’s transaction with Fortune Global 500 company, Reliance Industries Limited, leading to a billion-dollar valued-integration with JioMusic in 2018. In addition to driving the overall vision for the company, Rishi leads the product, design and data teams to deliver market-leading consumer-facing products. Rishi spearheaded Saavn’s evolution into original content and also secured partnerships with companies like Facebook, Twitter, Shazam, T- Mobile and Sonos. Rishi has over 20 years of experience in digital media and consumer technology.

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