A creative industry and innovation expert with over 19 years of experience, Yvan Boudillet is
VP, Public Policy at Utopia Music where he leads the interface with the company’s broad
ecosystem in order to foster dialogue, cooperation & education efforts.
Prior to joining Utopia, Boudillet founded advisory company TheLynk, where he contributed to
drive innovation within the music ecosystem by enabling connection & collaboration between
music organizations or institutions, artists, and startups. Yvan previously held leading roles in
digital transformation and management at Warner Music and EMI Music.
In April 2020, he co-founded with 8 partner organizations a Pan-European remote hackathon
and accelerator called #NextStageChallenge, as a way to devise solutions for artists and the
music sector during the pandemic.
A regular international speaker (SXSW, Wallifornia, Slush Music, Sonar+D, Midem, Music Inc.
India, 4YFN, ISMIR, Eurosonic, Linecheck, BUSH…) and lecturer specialized in the intersection
between innovation & creative industries, Yvan has been a prominent voice advocating for
creator rights and inclusive innovation across the music value chain.