Merlin – Networking & Matchmaking
Thursday, 20.09.2018, 10:00 – 11:00, VUT Indie House @ sanktpaulibar
Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector represents by far the most commercially significant set of rights outside of the three major labels. 700+ members represent tens of thousands of labels from 55 countries and release music by the world’s most innovative and important artists. Merlin’s remit is to add value to the global digital marketplace by ensuring that independents have a vehicle to enhance their ability to compete in the ever-changing world of digital music as well as to protect the value of their rights. To date, Merlin has licensed all leading new generation digital music services – helping to ensure that independent music is appropriately represented and valued in the digital market.
Tom Deakin and Christopher Tarbet invite you to a networking and matchmaking event to answer all of your questions. The event is open for all, with advance registration requested. Therefore, please send an e-mail to Robert.
Christopher Tarbet, Head of Member Operations, Merlin, UK
Christopher Tarbet has been with Merlin since April 2015.
Based in Merlin’s London office, he offers practical expertise to Merlin members worldwide - ensuring their participation in Merlin deals is fully optimised, providing guidance on both the delivery of content and the latest tools and opportunities provided by those services.
In March 2016, Christopher was included in Music Week’s '30 Under 30' - recognising the brightest young UK music executives and highlighting his outstanding knowledge of digital music rights and expert contribution to helping Merlin members grow their digital revenues on platforms including YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud.
Christopher previously worked for Rightster (formerly Base79), where he developed particular expertise in the management of the YouTube CMS.
Tom Deakin, Director, Global Member Services, Merlin, UK
Based in Merlin’s London office, Tom Deakin joined Merlin from eMusic in late 2008, and has played an important role in the growth and success of the organisation ever since. Heading the Global Member Services division, Tom oversees Merlin’s interaction with the growing global membership, ensuring effective communication with its members, the services Merlin licenses and the Merlin team. With almost a decade under his belt at Merlin, Tom has a deep knowledge of the digital music market and a great understanding of the needs and requirements of the independent sector, both at a regional and global level.