ADCOLOR in Music

Day 3 Mainstage

October 7, 2021

Chapter 1

Conference Kick Off

With MAJOR and Tiffany R. Warren. 

Chapter 2

Presented by:


The Change is Here in conversation with Leslie Odom, Jr.


  • Zuri Hall


  • Leslie Odom, Jr.

Chapter 3

Presented by:

SONY Music Group

Advisory in Times of Change

How do you encourage future leaders in a company, teaching employee engagement that fosters diverse and inclusive actions as part of a company’s mission and business goals? Whether through volunteerism or employee resource groups, hear from two experts who create spaces for important conversation and outlets to connect employees across varied experiences. Jeff Walker and Tiffany R. Warren will discuss how they help give voice to emerging talent and create opportunities for that talent to connect with mentors and support colleagues.


  • Jeff Walker, EVP & Head, Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group

Chapter 4

Pull up a Chair: A conversation with AIM Board Chairs MC Lyte and MAJOR

MAJOR sits down with AIM Board Chair, MC Lyte and discusses how she has pulled for representation, fairness and equity for themselves others in Music and beyond. while blazing trails and breaking records along the way.




  • MC Lyle

Chapter 5

Presented by:


The Unbothered Network: Amplifying & Elevating Black Women

Spotify’s Victor Barbieri is joined by award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator, Jemele Hill, and Executive Producer and Head of Content, Christina M. Tapper, to talk about their new groundbreaking podcast and production company, The Unbothered Network. They’ll discuss the importance of elevating the voices, stories, agency, and nuance of Black women and how podcasts can be a game-changer in giving a voice to an audience that is often chronically underserved across all mediums.



  • Jemele Hill, Award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator
  • Christina M. Tapper, Executive Producer at Spotify Studios and the Head of Content at The Unbothered Network

Chapter 6

Presented by:

SXM Media

Deconstructing the Black Podcast Universe

Take a deep dive into the evolution of Black podcast listeners and creators with this session that will highlight the abundance of Black excellence in podcasting, unveil findings from the first-ever Edison Research Black Podcast Listener Report by SXM Media and Mindshare, and share the ways in which non-BIPOC audiences can pull up to support Black creators.


  • Nidia Serrano, Senior Director, Sales Marketing Strategy at SXM Media


Chapter 7

Presented by:

MGMT: The Art of Making Things Happen

Tune into a conversation with Black music industry visionaries that will be featured in the upcoming Blacktag series, MGMT. We’ll hear their stories of breaking into the industry, deconstruct career-defining moves and talk broader cultural impact.



Chapter 8

Presented by:

Google | YouTube

When la Cultura Shifts Culture: Intersectionality, Latinidad & Music

The LatinX community’s impact on culture has never felt more palpable. Join a group of experts, artists and creators as they explore intersectionality, cultural exchange and the effect the internet has had on how cultures interact, share, and evolve today.


  • Henry Rabello, Senior Marketing Director, Latin America and Canada at YouTube


Chapter 9

ADCOLOR After Dark

In honor of ADCOLOR Everywhere, the sparks & honey team will collaborate with special guests to illuminate the barriers to making real and meaningful progress in establishing a pro-black-and-brown culture in creative, media and tech organizations. In a showcase of open learning principles, sparks & honey’s foundational Culture Briefing combines data science and social science to explore the horizontal, cultural shifts shaping our now, next and future—making connections across categories and assessing trends from the mainstream to the fringe.