Saratoga, CA (PressExposure) May 22, 2013 -- Former Apple executive and current President and CEO of the All Access Group, Kelli Richards, visited Trinidad from May 6-8, 2013 to share her knowledge on digital distribution on behalf of the US State Department. Kelli Richards taught extensively on how musicians, authors and filmmakers can market and sell their work online through Amazon, iTunes and other platforms.
A known pioneer and veteran in the world of digital music, media and entertainment, and coach for successful professionals (from rock stars to tech innovators), Richards is the author of the bestselling eBook, "The Magic & Moxie of Apple -- An Insider's View" aFormer Apple executive and current President and CEO of the All Access Group, Kelli Richards, visited Trinidad from May 6-8, 2013 to share her knowledge on digital distribution on behalf of the US State Department. Kelli Richards taught extensively on how musicians, authors and filmmakers can market and sell their work online through Amazon, iTunes and other digital distribution platforms.nd was recently honored as a "Top 100 Woman of Influence 2013" by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Her visit to Trinidad and Tobago was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State under the Embassy's U.S. Speakers Program. Under this program, local organizations are able to partner with U.S. experts and renowned persons in their respective fields, who share their knowledge locally.
As the CEO of The All Access Group, Richards and her team facilitate powerful strategic business opportunities in digital distribution between technology companies, established artists and celebrities, film studios, record labels, and consumer brand companies to foster new revenue streams and deliver compelling consumer experiences.
Prior to founding The All Access Group, Kelli served in senior roles at Fortune 100 entertainment and technology companies, including Apple Inc., where she launched Apple's earliest focus on music and drove all music initiatives during her 10 years with the market leader. She also served in senior-level leadership capacities at EMI Music as an A&R exec, and at Silicon Graphics (SGI) where she helped launch Silicon Studio, the company's entertainment division. She developed PatroNet, the first Internet-based artist subscription service with rocker partner Todd Rundgren in the mid-90s - and helped to launch the entire digital music revolution.
A frequent speaker and panel moderator at digital music and entertainment industry conferences globally, Kelli has also been an acclaimed talent producer of a wide range of award shows, epic concerts, and celebrity fundraiser events for over 25 years. She co-produced a celebrity fundraiser event to support the UN's "Adopt-A-Minefield" initiative featuring Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills and hosted by Jay Leno. Additionally, she was a 20-year talent producer behind the BAMMIES, and remains a long-time talent executive and co-producer of the annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
Kelli Richards has co-authored two books, including the critically acclaimed "The Art of Digital Music: 56 Artists, Visionaries & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets." Her eBook, "Taking the Crowd to the Cloud - Social Media for the Music Industry," reached #1 on Amazon in several categories. A true renaissance woman, Kelli is also a Certified Integrative Life Coach trained under best-selling authors and coaches Debbie Ford and Alan Cohen. She lives in Cupertino, CA in the heart of the Silicon Valley.