An established veteran in the digital music/media arena over the past two decades, Kelli Richards is President and CEO of The All Access Group where she connects the dots between major content brands, established artists, dynamic technology companies, and mainstream consumer brands to create innovative and profitable alliances.
Kelli has rich experience as an executive and senior strategist with both mainstream entertainment (EMI, others) and technology (Apple Computer, SGI, Motorola, Philips) companies, where she focused on developing traditional and digital music and entertainment initiatives for each. She also pioneered the first Internet-based artist subscription service, PatroNet, with rocker Todd Rundgren in the mid-90’s & many other “firsts”.
Ms. Richards is also an accomplished producer of award shows (20 years on the BAMMIES/California Music Awards, 5 years on the CIC/Pollstar Awards), concerts and celebrity fundraisers (ex. Paul McCartney’s Minefield Benefit shows), artist tribute CD/DVDs, and several digital music/media conferences.
Kelli recently co-authored the book/DVD “The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets (Backbeat Books, 2005).