Eric De Fontenay

Eric de Fontenay – CEO & Founder of MusicDish*China, Shanghai

After several years working as an economic consultant in the telecommunications industry, Eric de Fontenay founded digital media firm MusicDish, subsequently launching the largest music newswire Mi2N.

In 2010, he launched MusicDish*China 独立小炒 to bridge Greater China’s music sector with the world. He has arranged international performances in North America, Europe and Asia for Chinese rock acts such as Second Hand Rose and ByeByeFish as well as award-winning artists Jolin Tsai, Mayday, Joanna Wong and Matzuka. He also manages and tours a growing roster of overseas acts in China such as Grammy blues legend Sugar Blue. MusicDish has also released over 100 artist recordings in the Greater China market.

More recently, Eric is one of the co-founders of TGIS that organizes regular gatherings for Beijing’s cultural community as well as party event promotions. He has organized talks and exhibition for NYCxDesign, China Institute and SXSW 2018, been featured in a variety of media such as China Daily, CCTV America and China Today, and was selected for Mandarin Leader’s 2016 Honoree List. He is a regularly speaker at music conferences worldwide, most recently Music Biz (US), What’s Next in Music? (LT), APaMM (KR) and Colisium Music Forum (KZ).

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