A great number of experienced professionals from the music industry are taking over the conference stage at the Melboss Open 2019.
13 times Grammy winner, producer / mixer / engineer.
Los Angeles based, 13-time Grammy-winner, producer/mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina has built an eclectic and impressive list of clients in the recent years: Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion, Harry Conick Jr, Josh Groban, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Dr. Dre, Dru Hill, Armando Manzanero, David Morales, Jessy Moss, Luis Miguel, Paco de Lucía, Chris Botti, Susan Boyle, Katherine Jenkins, Zaz, Sheryl Crow, Soul Coughing, Beyonce, Beto Cuevas, Kevon Edmonds, Kina, Eric Marienthal, Juanes, Angie Stone, René Pérez from Calle 13, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, blues legends Al Blake & Fred Kaplan, Michael Buble, Juan Gabriel, Jumaane Smith, Jackie Evancho, Naturally7, Cristian Castro, Clare Fischer Big Band, D’Angelo, Alejandro Sanz and Macy Gray among many others. He has been 35 times nominated for both the American and Latin Grammy Awards for his work with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Clare Fischer Big Band, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, and Alejandro Sanz.
Composer, record producer and Spanish guitarist.
Till date, he has produced over 60 albums for artists like David Bisbal, Manuel Carrasco, Sergio Dalma, Alex Ubago, Pastora Soler, Nach, Tote King, Conchita, Luis Ramiro, Marwan, Ele, Pitingo, Georgina, Maria Toledo and Carmen Paris, among others.
Producer and sound engineer.
Co-founder of Sonobox studios (Vetusta Morla, Nena Daconte, Joaquin Sabina, David Bisbal, Bustamante). He studied music at El Ateneo de Música Moderna in Madrid. He also has a degree in Psychology. With 20 years of experience in the music industry, he is a founding partner, with Javibu Carretero, of the Sonobox studios in Madrid.
Director of Palacio Vistalegre de Madrid
She is a member of the European Sands Association (EAA), where multiple concerts, e-Sports shows and events are held.
She has been General Director of BMG for Spain and Portugal, Director of Business Development and Rights at Sony Music Entertainment, Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Culture, General Director of Universal Music Publishing for Spain and Portugal, Vice President of SGAE, Patroness of the SGAE Foundation, Vice President of the Professional Organization of Publishers (OPEM), Counselor of Celesa, of Crea SGR and of the Board of BMG.
She directed the documentary film ‘Mujeres de la Música’ which, in addition to an excellent welcome in Spain, was published in the Billboard Magazine, an extraordinary achievement indeed.
Vice President of the Latin Grammy Board of Directors
Eva has been director of PRISA Music Radios and has a long career as an executive in different companies, especially in the media, music and audiovisual/digital projects. She worked at RTVE as the head of the Cinema Department. In addition, she was General Director and Co-founder of OnDemand Media, a consultancy specializing in the audiovisual sector, Advisor at Social Noise Agency and Director of New Projects and Development at Stage.
President of Unión Fonográfica Independiente (UFI)
Carla Varona (Sin Anestesia, RLM) is the current president of Unión Fonográfica Independiente (UFI). Carla has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid. After working at Gran Vía Musical and Sony Music, she arrived to RLM, where she is now director of the record label Sin Anastasia.
Journalist at El País
He is responsible for the music section of El País and the author of ‘La Ruta Norteamericana’ blog. For years, he has been collaborating with Cadena SER (currently with a music section, in ‘A vivir’), Ruta 66, Efe Eme and the extinguished Rolling Stone magazine. He has published the music book ‘Acordes Rotos’ and the novel ‘Martha. Música para el recuerdo’.
Head of Synch at Sony / ATV Music Publishings
She has 8 years of experience in Advertising, working for agencies such as Ms. Rushmore and Havas, and clients such as Vodafone, Ferrovial Inmobiliaria or Gal. María has been over 10 years working as a Music Consultant at Sony / ATV Music Publishing, managing rights for use in all types of audiovisual projects.
Singer and producer (Delaporte)
Sandra Delaporte has become one of the most powerful names of the spanish music scene over the last months. As singer and composer, she is part of the Delaporte duo and her strong music has begun to be played in all corners of Spain.
Her personal and daring style, appealing to many millenials, has managed to captivate an entire generation, allowing her to recently become an ambassador for several fashion brands.
Marketing & Trade MK Senior Professional.
Guadelupe Gonzalez has over 10 years of experience in the Consumer Goods sector of multinational companies, while specializing in the beverage industry.
She is responsible for projects like; El Plan B de Ballentine’s, Malibu and Bran Entertainment. As of today, she is currently a Marketing Manager. She is responsible for brands leaders such as; Ron Barcelo and Jack Daniel’s at VARMA
Director of Sounds for Advertisement at El Corte Inglés
He studied Communications and Media at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has been working for more than 15 years with the processes related to Advertisement Audio: From sound recordings at shootings/ filmings to the final masterings, going through production procedures as well as music licensing.
Currently he is in charge of the Sounds for Advertisement department at El Corte Ingles, where he manages Sound Needs and Music for all company branches. Both of these aspects are utilized for Promotional Communications and Sales.
Innovation by Design, Consumer Entertainment, Business Development & Product Management.
He has contributed to the digital transformation of the entertainment industry, working for record labels (Sony Music & Universal Music) and digital platforms (Deezer & Spotify). By managing partnerships within the Southern Europe and South America, he developed innovative opportunities with brands in different markets that added value to the business, improving the overall performance and customer experience.