Year: 2022

Sat Bisla

President & Founder,
A&R Worldwide & MUSEXPO

Sat Bisla is regarded as a leading influencer and connector to the global music business. Sat’s had a multi-faceted career–he’s worked as a club DJ, journalist, radio programmer, club booker, manager, A&R executive and consultant for various music, media and technology companies worldwide.

Sat created, developed and ran the global A&R Network for Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation) and was a key architect for the creation of The New Music Network, which has evolved into iHeart Media.

Sat launched Pangaea Entertainment Group in September 2006, home to the respected A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO and Worldwide Radio Summit brands, whereas he also created the idea for the company’s affiliated music publishing company, that today is Concord Music Group.

Sat programs and hosts the globally syndicated, pre-discovery tastemaker radio show Passport Approved that has aired on over 70 radio platforms internationally, including KROQ Los Angeles, KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland OR, Q101 Chicago, WZRH New Orleans, LA; Flux FM Germany; Radio Doble Nueve Lima, Peru; JioSaavn; 2XM Ireland; Indie 103.1 Colorado State Radio; KWSS FM Phoenix, AZ; Xfm Nairobi Kenya; Radio 1 Mumbai India and many others.

In addition, Sat’s played a key part in the early discovery, development and/or key signing support for Adele, Dido, Lime Cordiale, Keane, Muse, LMFAO, Coldplay, Picture This, KONGOS, Sheppard, The Temper Trap, Lime Cordiale, The Ting Tings, Tove Lo, Wolfmother, Bonnie McKee, Missy Higgins, Sia, Gavin James, Lily Allen to name a few.

Sat has also been featured in Billboard, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Music Business Worldwide, Music Week (UK), Musik Woche (Germany), The Music Network (Australia) and many other publications worldwide.

In 2018 Sat received an official recognition and proclamation from the Mayor and City of Los Angeles, State of California, as well as a special honorarium award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding contributions to the worldwide music, media and radio communities. In 2019, Sat received the “Founder’s Award” from AMEC (Association Media Entertainment Counsel) whose members include thousands of attorneys from high-profile media, entertainment and digital companies.