Event Speaker: Antonis Villiotis (GR)
Antonis Villiotis, is a music business executive for more than 30 years. He started with labels in late 80’s with BMG and only a few months later he moved to Virgin for 7 years and then to Sony Music for another 18 years. As the Label Director of the newly created Feelgood Records in 2013 (the licensee of Sony by then) he helped a film & home entertainment company to successfully enter into music business. On summer of 2018 he resigned to run Warner Music, through the local licensee. Since May 2019 he’s exclusively focus on his own “ baby”, The Hubsters, a ‘Label, Brands & Artists’ services company. Antonis was always passionate about independent music. Through his own radio shows on local radio he used to promote new music, new artists and upcoming trends. Following his strong A&R skills he exclusively signed for his labels the best indie labels in the world – Beggars Group (XL, Rough Trade, 4AD, Matador, Young Turks), Kobalt, Cooking Vinyl, Ear Music (Edel), Eagle Rock, Naïve, Etage Noir, just to name a few. This is Antonis’ vision for The Hubsters: to connect Labels, Brands & Artists from all over the world with the Greek market, to be their trusted partner. Antonis used to be also a music journalist for local press for more than 10 years (Pop & Rock, To Vima, Smash Hits), a part time lyricist and an amateur actor…Last but not least he has recently finalized his 2nd, untitled yet, fiction story. His first book “Ti Esti Verikoko” was published back in 2011.