Speaking at NY:LON Thanks to MusicAlly and the Music Business Association

Early next week I’ve been invited to speak at NY:LON. An event connection the US and UK music industry. My panel is around investment and digital innovation in music. My outlook on the UK early stage startup scene has been a little pessimistic of late. But with the upcoming announcement of Techstars Music in the states perhaps there’s hope from across the pond that could kick start a new generation of digital music startups.

I’m honoured to be speaking alongside some amazing names in the industry including:

Julia Hawkins, Head of Strategy and Investments, Universal Music UK
Greg Pryor, Partner and Co-chair, Global Entertainment and Industry Group, Reed Smith
Graham Davies, Director of Strategy and Digital, PRS For Music
Benji Rogers, Founder, Dot Blockchain Music

Chair: Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult

Thanks to MusicAlly and the Music Business Association for inviting me along.


Ben Bowler is the Co-Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies AEI Media and Vice, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally in the first year and Ben has received press and industry notice, being awarded the IMS Visionaries award last year. Ben continues to build and expand Chew internationally throughout 2016.