Speaker Profile

Carter Troy

Job TitleCo-Founder & CEO

Company NameQ&A (USA)

About

Troy Carter is the founder and CEO of Q&A, a modern music & technology company focused on building an integrated solution for artists via distribution, management, label services, and data analytics with a highly collaborative artist-driven approach.

 

Formerly, Troy was the founder and CEO of Atom Factory and co-founder and Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures. He most recently served at Spotify as its Global Head of Creator Services, overseeing the company’s relationships with artists, producers, songwriters and record companies. In 2017, Troy was also named Entertainment Advisor to the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson.

 

Troy rose to prominence In the music industry, nurturing the career of hip-hip sensation Eve before transforming Lady Gaga into a global pop phenomenon through the nascent innovation of social media. Since then he's managed the careers of John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth. His foray into the tech world resulted in the formation of Atom Factory's angel fund and VC fund Cross Culture Ventures. Early-stage investments include Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Spotify, Warby Parker, theSkimm, MOAT, Gimlet Media, Thrive Market, and ATTN.

 

 

Troy also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Aspen Institute and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as a board member for organizations including The Grammy Foundation, United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council and the James Madison Council at The Library of Congress. Carter spent time as a guest shark for Season 7 of ABC's hit primetime show Shark Tank, and has been globally recognized on industry lists for Fast Company's Most Creative People, Billboard's Power 100, as well as The Hollywood Reporter's Silicon Beach Power List.

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Q&A is a modern music and technology company co-founded by Troy Carter (Atom Factory, Spotify), J. Erving (Human Re Sources, Atom Factory) and Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory, OMD). The company seeks to empower the next generation of artists through technology, tools and services. In its first move toward expansion, Q&A merged with Human Re Sources, the digital distribution and label services company launched by J. Erving in 2018. The merger allows Q&A and Human Re Sources to build an integrated solution for artists via distribution, management, label services, and data analytics with a highly collaborative artist-driven approach. This new venture is dedicated to creating an ecosystem where the “artist as an entrepreneur” is truly supported throughout their entire career.

Conference Sessions

  • Keynote - Troy Carter, Co-Founder & CEO, Q&A (USA)

    04 Jun 2019, 06:00 PM - 06:30 PM, Main Room

    Troy Carter will be delivering a keynote on The Future of Music through the lens of artist development in the age of streaming at this year’s conference. He wil...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        Conferences
      2. Event Date
        Tue, Jun 4
      3. Event Theme
        Music Business
        Streaming
        Talent Development

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