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The New Bosses: Introducing the class of 2020

Say hello to the distinguished dozen who make up IQ's New Bosses 2020, which celebrates the future leaders of the international live music industry

By IQ on 05 Oct 2020

The New Bosses 2020

The New Bosses 2020 – the latest edition of IQ’s annual celebration of the brightest young talent in the business – launches today, celebrating the 12 most promising 30-and-unders in live music, as voted by their colleagues around the world.

This year’s list, the 13th, follows the most engaged voting process to date, with hundreds of people taking the time to nominate their New Boss picks.

Our distinguished dozen this year comprises promoters, bookers, agents, A&Rs and production experts, all involved in the international business and each of whom is making a real difference in their respective sector.

In no particular order, the New Bosses 2020 are:

  • Filippo Palermo, founder, Untitled Group (AU)
  • Madie Cavilla, senior account manager, Paradigm Talent Agency (UK)
  • Virág Csiszár, international booking manager, Sziget (HU)
  • Alexandra Ampofo, promoter, Metropolis Music (UK)
  • Bilge Morden, agent, CAA (UK)
  • Kedist Bezabih, promoter, FKP Scorpio (NO)
  • Jolien Augustyns, junior promoter, Live Nation (BE)
  • Camila Salinas, booker, Primavera Sound (ES)
  • Artur Kasper, agent, Der Bomber Der Herzen (DE)
  • Sally Dunstone, agent, X-ray Touring (UK)
  • Bertie Gibbon, A&R, ATC Live (UK)
  • Joe Skarzynski, production coordinator (US)

“The class of 2020 is undoubtedly enduring the strangest, most challenging time of their careers,” writes IQ editor Gordon Masson, “but the hard work that they are putting in to ensure that the business globally is ready to resume at the earliest possible opportunity is generating a lot of enthusiasm among their peers, who have recognised them as future industry leaders.”

As in previous years, full interviews with each of the 2020 New Bosses will appear online in the coming weeks. However, short individual profiles of each New Boss can be read now in issue 93 of IQ Magazine, embedded below:

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