10-year veteran of the Japanese music industry. Started at concert promoter Kyodo Tokyo working on 14 tours of major international artists. Further experience working 6 years in business development at Sony Music Entertainment Japan headquarters as the only American employee of the company – focused on endorsements, partnerships, events and merchandise. In 2016 and 2017 she served as director and founder of an international music conference, Tokyo Dance Music Event (TDME). Currently Lauren represents music distributor FUGA in the Japanese market, serves as a committee member for the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Intellectual Property strategy group, and from January of 2019 founded ticketing start-up Zaiko and where she currently works as COO.