Team

Founder - Miguel Alvarez

Miguel Alvarez: After graduating at the New York Film School in 1993, Miguel returned to Zurich where he successfully completed commissions as a commercial film director for over ten years, directing TV commercials for national and international brands including Swisscom, Kambly, Rivella, and Migros; and his first directed Spanish feature film was celebrated at numerous festivals around the world. Miguel has a long history of developing radio event formats such as the successful city radio project Rundfunk.FM, Marvin and Radio11 which was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Government. miguel@internationalradiofestival.com


Darryl Von Däniken
Darryl von Däniken:
 Darryl studied Architecture in the heady days of the Acid House explosion and swiftly decided to get busy in the world of event management, working with the likes of Ministry of Sound, Rose d’Or, International Emmy Awards, WMC, ADE, and Dance4life; and with brands such as UDV, Heineken, Sony, Ford, & Philip Morris. In 2001 Darryl pioneered international strategic content partnerships for the world’s leading nightlife portal tilllate.com. He is an Ambassador for Dance4life, the world’s leading youth HIV/AIDS education NGO. Darryl regularly speaks at music industry conferences (ADE, WMC, SEEME, IPRA)  about music related social media. darryl@internationalradiofestival.com


MJ Sorenson - CEO MJ Global Communications: President of MJ Global Communications, LLC in New York. The Festival has had the good fortune of securing the services of MJ Sorenson, adding exceptional entertainment industry knowledge to the the IRF. With over 20 years working for international media organizations, Ms. MJ Sorenson has extensive experience in the entertainment industry, producing events in several countries. She spent 11 years at MTV Networks in marketing & programming management positions, and launched MTV Europe in London. She was head of Marketing & Communications for the International Emmy Awards for 6 years, handling global press campaigns as well as strategic partnerships with major networks and over 20 global organizations. For the past 7 years, she was Exec Director of Client Service/Partnerships & Exec Director, Sales for Reed MIDEM.  Ms. Sorenson served as VP of Media on the Board of NYWIFT as well as adviser for FRAMES India. She launched MJ Global Communications in December 2011. mj@mjglobalcommunications.com


Nikki Wright-McNeill – CEO Global Publicity: With over 15 years experience in the music industry, Nikki McNeill has worked her way up the ranks and gained a reputation for hard work, creative ideas and unparalleled international media contacts. Launching her own PR company in 2007, Nikki has firmly established Global Publicity as one of the leading independent PR agencies for music, festivals and events. With an enviable client roster which includes many of the world’s best-known festivals, events and artists across the live and electronic music sectors Nikki and her team enable clients to reach a global audience through an unrivaled and ever-growing network of international media contacts. Nikki was also winner of the ‘Best Independent PR Company Person’ at the 2010 Record of the Day Music Journalism & PR Awards with Global Publicity also making the top 5 in the ‘Best Independent PR Company’ category. nikki@globalpublicity.com


Sabrina Pesenti von Däniken - 
IRF Operations & Editorial Director: sabrina@internationalradiofestival.com

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