Tony Ward is a seasoned music and entertainment industry executive with over 20 years experience working and living in the US, Asia, and UK and has a truly international perspective. His areas of expertise include conference planning, execution and program curation, marketing and product management, talent liaison and artist relations, sourcing and appearance negotiation, artist management, live concert booking and event production, digital distribution and music licensing. Previously based in Hong Kong for 5 years and now recently relocated to New York, Tony has deep music and entertainment industry experience and connections throughout Asia, Australia, the US and UK. Since 2010, he has also served as Program Director for Music Matters, Asia's premiere music industry conference held annually in Singapore and also works with Canadian Music Week. He has previously held various executive marketing positions at Sony Music, Sony BMG, BMG, Arista Records, Sanctuary Management and EMI Records and also worked at Virgin Records in London.