Music Biz Conference Adds Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Reveals 2019 Agenda

Apple Music Global Head of Artist Relations Zane Lowe has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2019 Music Biz Conference. Lowe will offer a keynote interview on Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. This year’s Music Biz Conference will be held at Nashville’s JW Marriott from May 5-8.

In addition to leading Apple Music’s artist relations team for the world, Lowe oversees Beats 1, Apple Music’s global livestream, where he serves as one of the anchor hosts, broadcasting his flagship show every Monday through Thursday to over 100 countries around the world. He also curates original programming for the service which includes feature shows hosted by Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Elton John, Virgil Abloh, Kendall Jenner, Mike D, Ezra Koenig, DJ Khaled, St. Vincent, Lars Ulrich, Charli XCX, Drake’s OVOSOUND Radio, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, and more.

Lowe has an established career in music broadcasting, first at MTV UK and XFM, then heading to BBC Radio 1 where he hosted the New Music show for 13 years before moving to Los Angeles to join Apple Music in 2015.

“It is a huge honor to welcome Zane Lowe to this year’s Conference program,” says James Donio, President of Music Biz. “He is one of the most influential names in the broadcast industry today, and his vision and insight will be of great interest to our audience.”

Alongside this announcement, Music Biz has also revealed a first glance at the preliminary agenda for Music Biz 2019.


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