Women in Music’s AAPI Panel will have a candid discussion regarding the lack of representation of Asian American & Pacific Islanders in the music industry, especially on the artist/creative side. We will go deep into discovering “why”, listen to experiences, and try to come up with ways we can influence change.
Moderated by Mia LeBlon Noir (Global VC of Digital (UX & Tech) | Women In Music)
We welcome panelists:
Cherie Hu (Founder | Water & Music)
Grace Kim James (SVP, Marketing | Atlantic Records)
Grace Lee (Head of Artist Relations (East Coast) | YouTube)
Julie Rene Tran (Founder | ĐẶC BIỆT)
Cherie Hu is an award-winning writer and researcher focusing on innovation in the global music business. Her newsletter Water & Music, featuring original, long-form analysis on music/tech trends, reaches over 8,000 subscribers weekly and has over 600 paying members on Patreon. You can also find her work in Billboard, Forbes, etc…
Grace Kim James is a Korean-America record executive and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Atlantic Records. She spearheads the company’s marketing for Lizzo, Missy Elliott, Hamilton, Pink Sweat$ and more. In 2019 she was named one of Variety’s Hitmakers.
Grace Lee is an accomplished executive with 15 years of experience in the music industry. She currently leads YouTube’s artist relations team on the east coast. Prior to joining YouTube, Grace spent 9 years at Columbia Records, where she worked with all artists across the roster including Adele, Beyoncé, John Legend, HAIM, Daft Punk and J. Cole.
Julie Rene Tran is a co-founder of ĐẶC BIỆT, a creative marketing agency based in New York City. With over 10 years of industry experience, Julie is a pioneer in the Asian entertainment scene. She has led groundbreaking campaigns, including the meteoric rise of 88rising and Rich Brian, and the US crossover of international acts.