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The New Bosses: Meet the class of 2019

Introducing the dozen promoters, bookers, agents and other young execs who feature in the New Bosses 2019, IQ's celebration of the industry's future leaders

By Jon Chapple on 10 Sep 2019

The New Bosses 2019

The latest edition of IQ’s New Bosses goes live today, celebrating the brightest talent aged 30 and under in the international live music business.

The New Bosses 2019 – the 12th outing for IQ’s annual list of  future live music industry leaders, as decided by their peers – is the biggest to date, with no fewer than a dozen promoters, bookers, agents and other young execs making the cut:

  • Bonita McKinney, business development manager, music and festivals, Ticketmaster (UK)
  • Charly Beedell-Tuck, agent, Solo (UK)
  • Florian Czok, agent, Melt! Booking (DE)
  • Karolina Hansen, promoter, DTD Concerts (DK)
  • Katlego Malatji, CEO, HomeComing Events (ZA)
  • Marc Saunders, programming manager, the O2 (UK)
  • Matt Pickering-Copley, agent, Primary Talent (UK)
  • Melanie Eselevsky, talent/booking, Move Concerts (AR)
  • Natalia Zabkar, booker, Live Nation (BE)
  • Pau Cristòful, booker, Primavera Sound/MUTEK (ES)
  • Sara Schoch, music brand partnerships agent, UTA (US)
  • Sophie Lobl, global festival buyer, C3 Presents (US)

IQ’s 2019 New Bosses will be automatically shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s New Boss award at the Arthur Awards at ILMC in March 2020, voting for which opens in November. “It was an incredibly rewarding experience to have won the Tomorrow’s New Boss award this year,” says ICM Partners agent Kevin Jergenson, who picked up his award at ILMC 31.

Full interviews with all the New Bosses 2019 will appear online in the coming weeks

“As an award that is voted on solely by my peers within the industry, it means a great deal to know that the passion and time I have put into this job and industry has been noticed and well received. I truly am blessed to be working with so many amazing people and artists within such an incredible industry. Congrats and good luck to all of this year’s New Bosses!”

Short profiles of, and brief interviews with, all 2019 New Bosses are featured in the latest issue of IQ Magazine, which can be read in the digital issue embedded below. These individual profiles use heavily edited versions of the full interviews, which will appear online in the coming weeks.

These promising emerging execs will also play a key role in forthcoming editions of Futures Forum, the discussion and networking event for the next generation of industry leaders that debuted at ILMC 31 in March.

Read on, then, to learn more about this year’s roster of young, talented professionals who are shaping the future of our business…

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