Emmanuel Legrand

Emmanuel Legrand

Journalist at Legrand Network

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Emmanuel Legrand is a London-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant. He is a recognised expert on digital economy, cultural trends and creative businesses, for which he has regularly been interviewed on such outlets as CNN or the BBC. Over the years, he has interviewed artists such as Peter Gabriel, Charles Aznavour, David Gilmour, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Feargal Sharkey, Salif Keita, Manu Chao, among others, as well as filmmakers (Alfonso Cuaron, Wim Wenders, Ken Russell…), industry leaders (Virgin’s Richard Branson, Sony Music’s Doug Morris and Universal Music’s Lucian Grainge, Vivendi’s Jean-Marie Messier, Google’s David Drummond), and a handful of politicians. He is the conference coordinator for the World Creators Summit (formerly known as World Copyright Summit), organised by CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers). The fourth edition of the Summit will take place in Brussels June 7-8, 2011. He was from 2007 to 2009 the editor of Impact, a quarterly magazine for the music publishing community. He was from 2003 to March 2006 global editor of US trade publication Billboard. From January 1997 to July 2003 he was editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media, the leading weekly pan-European trade magazine covering the music, radio and new media industries. He is one of the founders of the Border Breakers Awards, recognising new European artists whose works travel outside of their countries of origin.