Tim Quirk, Founder and CEO. Freeform
Keith Clinkscales, CEO, REVOLT Media
Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group, LLC
Danielle Salzedo, Vice President of Music, MTV
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, Live Webcast from this Room
Music Programming Concepts – TV to Mobile – From the Vision, to the Brand Relations to the Cross Platform Dealmaking
Danielle Salzedo, Vice President of Music, MTV
Keith Clinkscales, CEO, REVOLT Media
Kelly G. Griffin, Senior Director of Programming, Black Entertainment Television
Tim Quirk, Founder and CEO. Freeform (A Creator of Google Play)
Brent Imai, Executive Director of Content Development for U-verse, AT&T
Ayiko Broyard, VP/Group Account Director, Walton Isaacson
Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group, LLC, Moderator
marketing and ad sales partnership with her clients. In addition, Danielle is focused on network distribution sales with key operators around HD, VOD and broadband content. Danielle also manages the negotiations and relationships with emerging technology distributors from the Caribbean to Canada. In this role, she works in conjunction with the strategy team to advise on new distribution outlets to increase revenue opportunities for MTV Networks. Her skills in research and analysis have helped to elevate the reach of the core network properties. Danielle earned her B.A. in International Politics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Danielle is also an active Big Sister in the Nickelodeon Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York Chapter.
Tim Quirk, Founder and CEO of Freeform, has spent the past 15 years helping build groundbreaking digital music services. He was part of the initial team at listen.com that launched Rhapsody, the first on demand music subscription service, in 2001, and was most recently Head of Global Content Programming for Google Play. He spent much of the 80’s and 90’s as the singer and lyricist for Too Much Joy.
Kelly G currently serves as Black Entertainment Television (BET’s) Senior music supervisor. Since 1999 Kelly G has taken BET’s music and programming to levels that have set trends which ultimately jump started and influenced the careers of many multi-platinum artist like Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songs and countless others. His responsibilities include choosing all the music videos on BET; developing the BET Music Library, dealing with artist and celebrities, and programming to the minds of nearly 80 millions households weekly.
Brent Imai, Executive Director of Content Development, AT&T: Brent Imai is the Executive Director of Content Development for AT&T. Imai is responsible for delivering original and compelling programming across the U-verse TV, online and mobile platforms. Imai has worked in the sports and entertainment industries for more than 25 years, focusing on the intersection of content development and new technologies. During his career, Imai has overseen the production of more than 2500 live and taped sports events and sports related shoulder programming distributed regionally and nationally. In his roles as producer and executive producer he has been responsible for all aspects of production including hiring mobile production facility vendors, technical crews, producers, directors and on camera talent. He has been responsible for developing network identity packaging and creative direction. Additionally, Imai has served as the point person for relationships with professional and college teams and conferences. Prior to joining AT&T, Imai provided consulting services to professional sports teams, leagues and entertainment companies. Imai produced the Emmy Award winning NASCAR In Car series, which provided viewers the ability to customize the program by selecting which drivers they followed during the race. Previously, Imai was vice president of interactive television company, ACTV. In this position, he worked with networks such as CNN, GSN, MTV and Fox Sports Net to develop new business and interactive television concepts. Prior to his work at ACTV, Imai was a member of the management team that developed “Prime Ticket” regional sports network serving Southern California. As executive producer, he oversaw production, programming and creative direction for the startup network. Mr. Imai began his career in sports television working for the LA Lakers and LA Kings broadcasting department.
Keith Clinkscales is the Chief Executive Officer of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2013 after being appointed by REVOLT Founder and Chairman Sean Combs. An expert on new media, lifestyle and culture, Clinkscales oversees an aggressive strategy to make REVOLT the #1 name in music by focusing on building a network that is real-time, multi-platform and fueled by artists and fans. As CEO, Clinkscales led REVOLT to become the third largest, independent network launch in cable television history, surpassing the launches of Oxygen, NFL Network and NHL Network, reaching 50 million young adults through its platforms. Emmy Award Nominated and two-time Peabody Award Winner, Clinkscales’ list of accolades is extensive. His start in the media industry began with Urban Profile, a bi-monthly publication, which he co- founded in the late 80s, dedicated to young urban culture. This would act as the foundation for an illustrious career that has spanned more than 20 years. Following the sale of Urban Profile in 1991, Clinkscales was recruited by Time Inc. to lead Vibe Magazine, founded by Quincy Jones, the first national media property predicated on the concept of urban culture. With Clinkscales at the helm, Vibe would be nominated for five National Magazine Awards and go on to be one of the fastest growing and most influential magazines in pop culture history. The launch of Vibe.com in 1994, would be groundbreaking as well, being one of the first in the publishing world to recognize the potential of the internet. This experience at Vibe led to the launch Vanguarde Media, Inc, which became one of the most diverse minority-owned African American media organizations, publishing HONEY, Heart & Soul and Savoy. Clinkscales’ passion for quality journalism has earned him over 40 credits as an executive producer of films and documentaries, many of which were earned during his 8 years as a Senior Vice President at ESPN. During his time at ESPN, he created the award winning and critically acclaimed sports documentary series “30 for 30”, launched ESPN Films, and supervised the creative production of properties including The ESPYs and X Games. He also managed and cultivated ESPN the Magazine, and led the ESPN Books team, which published a number of New York Times Best Sellers. In 2012 Clinkscales launched his own mutli-platform sports news organization, formerly in partnership with ESPN, called the Shadow League Digital. His career exemplifies a keen understanding of the evolving media needs and interests of today’s youth consumer. His reputation for producing content that innately combines pop culture and passion platforms like music and sports has earned him top executive honors from Crain Communications, Advertising Age, CableWorld Magazine, Black Enterprise and the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. He is also a two-time recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Excellence in Journalism Award, has been listed among the 2014 CableFAX 100 as an industry power player and is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America. Clinkscales earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he recently received the “Professional Achievement Award” from the business school’s African-American Alumni Association. He earned a BS in accounting and finance from Florida A&M University, where he serves on the school’s Foundation Board. Clinkscales currently serves on advisory boards for Howard University, MillerCoors and PepsiCo.
Ayiko Broyard, VP/Group Account Director, Walton Isaacson: A California native, Broyard currently resides in Los Angeles and is Vice President, Group Account Director, for Lexus and manages the Lexus business for Walton Isaacson (WI). Ayiko Broyard joined the WI team in September 2007 to lead WI client services for the Lexus advertising and marketing business and has since grown the business to include Agency of Record duties for Black, Hispanic and LGBT for both National and Local Dealer programs. She also oversees Branded Entertainment initiatives, and serves as Executive Producer of Lexus Verses and Flow and McDonalds 365 Black Awards. Broyard has a rich history of working with a number of Fortune 500 companies/brands in developing advertising and entertainment initiatives. In 2011, Ayiko won a Stevie Award for Consumer Advertising Campaign of the Year – an award that celebrates Women in Business. Prior to joining WI, Broyard served as the Vice President of Marketing for Translation Consultation & Brand Imaging for two years, where she ran their Los Angeles office and managed a number of accounts including HP, Verizon, Levis, P&G and Reebok. While at Translation, she produced the multi-million dollar HP Internet commercial campaign featuring Gwen Stefani, which won the Internet Buzz Award for HP. She directed Crest and implemented such initiatives as the Crest Healthy Smiles Internet campaign featuring Mary J. Blige, and the Crest/Facebook Style State viral marketing campaign that gave Facebook members access to exclusive entertainment properties. Additionally, she pioneered Reebok's linkage of their athletic shoe product line with the Skateboarding industry and signed Steve Williams to Reebok. She was instrumental in creating the multi-film partnership between Paramount Pictures and Footlocker to promote such films as “Mission Impossible 3," "Charlotte's Web," "Get Rich or Die Tryin’," and "Freedom Writers."
Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group LLC: A media trailblazer, uber-connector and influencer across media, digital music, entertainment and technology, Kelli Richards literally & figuratively lives and thrives in the crosshairs of Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Madison Ave forecasting trends and connecting decision makers to talent and to one another. A highly sought-after consultant, super-connector, trusted advisor, celebrity wrangler and thought leader, Kelli Richards is the CEO of The All Access Group LLC. She facilitates strategic business opportunities in digital distribution between innovative technology companies, talent & media companies, and consumer brands in order to foster new revenue streams and deliver compelling consumer experiences. Kelli envisions and executes on a very big scale. Prior to launching The All Access Group consultancy, Kelli was responsible for driving music and entertainment strategies during her many years at Apple; and was fortunate to have been personally mentored by Steve Jobs. She frequently works with funded start-ups as a consultant and strategic advisor (often focused on business development and strategic partnerships), and connects them with financing as well when needed. Kelli also serves as a trusted advisor to successful high achieving individuals who are at the top of their game, but either feel as though something is missing or who otherwise may be at a transition juncture in their lives and their work. Her clients are exceptional individuals who include high tech entrepreneurs, innovators, rock stars, celebrities, thought leaders & other luminaries in various fields. The host of a successful online radio show, called All Access Radio, Kelli has published several top-selling books on Amazon, including: "The Art of Digital Music", "Taking the Crowd to the Cloud" and "The Magic and Moxie of Apple: An Insider's View". She's a regular columnist for Inc.com, and a regular Linked In Pulse Contributor.
Danielle Salzedo is Vice President of Music, MTV. Over her tenure at MTV Networks, Danielle has worked in the Atlanta and Chicago sales offices’ before making the transition to the New York headquarters. She is responsible for securing valuable multi-platform partnerships supporting top MTVN/BETN/Epix initiatives. This includes developing integrated promotions to drive strategic