Eric de Fontenay

Founder & CEO, MusicDish*China

After several years working as an economic consultant in the telecommunications industry, Eric de Fontenay founded digital media firm MusicDish, subsequently launching the largest music newswire Mi2N. In 2010, he launched MusicDish*China 独立小炒 to bridge Greater China's music sector with the world. He has arranged international performances in North America, Europe and Asia for Chinese rock acts such as Second Hand Rose as well as award-winning artists Jolin Tsai, Mayday, Joanna Wong and Matzuka. He also manages and tours a growing roster of overseas acts in China such as Grammy blues legend Sugar Blue. He has organized talks and exhibition for NYCxDesign, China Institute and SXSW 2018, been featured in a variety of media such as China Daily, CCTV America and China Today, and was selected for Mandarin Leader's 2016 Honoree List. He is a regularly speaker at music conferences worldwide, most recently Music Biz (US), What's Next in Music? (LT), APaMM (KR) and Colisium Music Forum (KZ).

Eric is speaking at

February 16, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



This session (NOT A TYPICAL PANEL!), will focus on international collaboration of the music community, exemplified by the co-sponsors, speakers and Screen X Screen, who together work for all; across country and language differences, for creators, fans and committed music executives in all areas to facilitate international trade and development. It will offer introductions and connections for all participants in a fast paced, informative, networking bonanza. It's a result of 5 years of CAB and Mondo, all with LyricFind support, and 4 years of all of us, including many of the speakers, working closely with Indie Week and with CIMA and many others. In a tragic time for too many, we come together to celebrate the individuals and organizations, including all Indie Week delegates, who continue to network, learn, move forward, solve problems, work together, beyond any perceived differences, always for mutual benefit. It will be fun! Chats and direct messages will be flowing. Just afterwards, there will be a networking afterparty of breakout rooms, as I'm sure you've all experienced on Zoom over the past months.

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