Vanessa Reed

President and CEO, New Music USA

Vanessa moved to New York in August 2020 following a decade as CEO of PRS Foundation (UK) which she transformed into an international advocate and go-to-partner for major music and artist development programs. She is founder of the international Keychange gender justice program and has received multiple awards for her work including from Classical Next, Royal Philharmonic Society, The Ivors Academy, and the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List 2018 which named her 3rd most influential woman in the music industry after Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Vanessa is excited to be leading a new phase of development at New Music USA where she is working towards a thriving and equitable ecosystem for new music. Follow her on @iamvanessareed