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Future of music panel discussion at the DLD Munich conference, with ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus, Max Ciociola, Fred Davis, Ole Obermann, Michael Weissmann and Thomas Hesse


Max Ciociola

Portrait of Musixmatch founder Max Ciociola

Max Ciociola is the founder of Musixmatch which uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to provide lyrics and language data to most of the music digital streaming companies.

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Fred Davis

The Raine Group
Portrait of investor Fred Davis, The Raine Group

Fred Davis is a Partner at The Raine Group, an integrated merchant bank specializing in the high growth sectors of technology, media and telecom. Companies Davis has invested in and advised include SoundCloud, Downtown Music and BenevolentAI.

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Ole Obermann

Portrait of TikTok manager Ole Obermann

Ole Obermann is an American music industry executive serving as Global Head of Music at TikTok & Bytedance where he oversees music business development and strategy, as well as negotiating music rights for TikTok.

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Björn Ulvaeus

Music Producer
Portrait image of producer and musician Björn Ulvaeus

Singer, songwriter and producer Björn Ulvaeus rose to global fame as a member of the legendary Swedish band ABBA. He is now President of CISAC, an umbrella organisation for all royalty collecting societies for songwriters in the world.

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Michael Weissmann

Portrait of SoundCloud CEO Michael Weissmann

Michael Weissman is the Chief Executive Officer at SoundCloud, a next-generation music entertainment company.Prior to SoundCloud, Weissman held executive positions at Vimeo, IAC, Viacom, and Universal Music Group.

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Thomas Hesse

Portrait of music executive Thomas Hesse

Thomas Hesse is CEO and Founder of Dreamstage, a paid streaming platform for live performances that was acquired in 2022 by Deezer. Previously, Hesse was President of Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment.

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