Sean Hickey: “Music, Consumption, Activism, and our Shared Humanity”

Sean Hickey got into classical music just like every one else from Generation X: “with an electric guitar, a Peavey amp, and a stack of Van Halen records, the early ones of course.” Just joking; some from his generation are much more influenced by later Van Halen.) Today, his open-minded and broad musical perspective informs not only his work as a professional composer, it also helps his decision-making as Senior Vice-President, Sales and Business Development, of Naxos of America – the largest distributor of recorded classical music in the world. During his weekly business travels from his New York City office to the music capitals of the world, Sean always keeps one question at the forefront of his mind: how might the next generation consume music and how might he be able to help make their bright future just a bit more present?

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