October 3-4, 2012   |   Los Angeles, CA


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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


 


 


2012 SPONSORS

Loeb & Loeb



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DWT








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Digital Music Forum - set in the relaxing and hip Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of Hollywood - is attended by senior digital media leaders at top technology and media companies, startups, record labels, artists and management, media outlets, industry associations, investors and law firms. Attendees include:
All Star Karaoke, Allbritton Communications, Allegro Corporation, Allison & Partners, Alston + Bird LLP, Alternative Distribution Alliance, Amalgam Digital, AmbianceRadio.com, America Online, Inc., American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), AmpliFIND Music Services, AOL, Apple/ iTunes, Applied SB, Aquent, Arbitron, Aria Systems, Arnold & Porter LLP, Arxan, Arxan Technologies, ASCAP, ascertainment, ATG, Atlantic Records, Audible Magic, AWS WeatherBug, Azoff Music Management, B. F. Saul Company, Baeble Music, Barbara R. Baylis, A Professional Law Corporation, Barefoot Proximity, Basecamp Productions, Beatport LLC, BeClose, Berklee College of Music, Berkleemusic, Berman Rosen Global Strategies, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Best Buy, BEST OF BANDS, BFM Digital, BIA Digital Partners, Big Fish Media, Big Foote Music, Big Mama Digital Entertainment, Big Ride Management, Bigeye Direct, Billboard, Bitemark Records, Bitmax, BitTorrent, Inc., Blackboard, Blingnot Media LLC, BlueHaze, BMG Music Publishing NA, Inc., BMI, Bodog Music, Boost Mobile, Bousie Lawyers, BPM (brands+music), BPM Games, BrainMedia, BrainMedia L.L.C., BreakThru Radio, Brickfish, Brickhouse Direct, BridgeCo Inc., BrightRoll, British Consulate-General (UKTI), Brocadiant IP PLLC, BSG, Burning Music Productions Of NYC,INC, Business of Entertainment Association, Buzz Publicity, C3 Presents, Calsoft Labs Inc., Canadian Music Week, Canvasback Music, Casey Digital Media LLC, Catalina Strategies, Inc., Catalyst Mobile, Catch Media Inc., Catch Media, Inc., CBN, CBS Interactive, CEA, CELLMANIA, Celumusica, CentreTEK Solutions, Cernium Corporation, Chardbourne & Parke, LLP, Cherry Lane Music, Cherry Lane Music Group, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Choice Hotels International, Christopher Newport University, CHUM Ltd, Ciena Corporation, Cirque du Soleil, Cisco, Citadel Media Networks, CITIGROUP, Clash Music Group, ClickandBuy, Cloudtrade LLC, ClubCreate, CNU, Coby Electronics Corp., Codiscos / Tropisounds, Cogitum, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia Records, Columbia University, Kernochan Center for Law, Media & the Arts, Comcast Spotlight, Competitive Sense, LLC, Complete Playlists, comScore, Concert Companion, Concord Music Group, Consulate General of Canada, Consulate General of Sweden, Consumer Electronics Association, ContentNow, Cooley LLP, Core Capital Partners, Core Entertainment Organization, Corporation for Public Boradcasting, CoStar Group, Counterpoint Systems, Covington & Burling LLP, CPX Interactive, Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, CRM Metrix, cross media magazine, C-SPAN, CTVglobemedia, Culpepper Consulting, Cynergy, D&B Marketing, LLC, Dada Entertainment, Danaher Tool Group, Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, Davis Wright Treamine LLP, DBC LLC, DCIA, DCM, Debbie Does PR, Deckplate Films, DEITY GROUP, Deloitte, Deloitte & Touche - Enterprise Risk Services, Deutsche Bank, Digibag.com LLC, Digidesign, Digimarc, Digimarc Corporation, Digital Freedom Campaign, Digital Fulcrum, LLC, Digital Hitz, Digital LA, Digital Media Alliance Florida, Digital Media Association (DiMA), Digital Music Group, Inc., Digital Music Marketing, Digital Music News, Digital One/Pistol, Digital Village, Digitas, Digonex Technologies, DiMA - Digital Music Association, Disc Makers, Discovery Communications, Disney Music Group, Disney Research, Divvycast, LLC, DJCarl.com Entertainment, LLC, DMI Music & Media Networks, doaskdotell.com, Dolby Laboratories, Dollinger, Gonski and Grossman, Doppelganger, Double V3, Droga5, DTAG Musicload, Duff & Phelps, Duke University, Duval Partnership, Dynamic Synergy, E1 Entertainment Distribution, Eagle Hill Consulting, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EarthTones, EBT Mobile China plc, Edison Venture Fund, Education Week/EPE, Eenie Meenie Records, Electronic Arts, Eleven Seven Music, EMI, EMMI, Enliven Entertainment LLC, Enough Project, envio networks inc, Epitaph, Equinox Music & Entertainment, Ericsson, Escape Media Group, ESP3, Ether Media, Etymotic Research, Inc., Eventful, Inc., ExactTarget, Inc, Examiner.com, Fabiani & Co., FaceTime Strategy, Fairfax Video Studio, FASEB, Favored Nations, Fidelity Investments, Fish & Richardson, Flavour of Sound, FlipSide5, Flycell, FlyFi.com (Emergent Music LLC), Foley & Lardner LLP, For MusicKind, Fox Entertainment Group, France Telecom North America, Free State Consulting Group, Freelance, FTI Consulting, FUNTACTIX, Fuse, FUSE Marketing Group Inc., Fuse TV, Fusicology, Future US, GamePla, GamePlan Marketing & Events, Gannett, Gary Group Interactive, Geffen Records, GEM Internet, S.A. de C.V., General Atlantic LLC, General Motors, Genius Effect Media Group, georgetown university, getHYPE Entertainment Network, Glassman Media Consulting, GlobalCollect, GlobalLogic, Globes, GM Ryan International, GoDigital Music, Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC, Goombah / Emergent Music LLC, GPI, Grab Networks, Gracenote, GRAMMY Awards, Grandeur Era, Gray V, GRGDN MUSIC PROD. LTD, Griffin & Company, Inc., Groove Mobile, Grooveshark.com, GroovPix, Grotech Ventures, Grupo Clarin - Prima Brazil, Guitar Center, Guvera, Hadley Partners, Hanley Law Offices, Hard Knock TV, Harry Fox Agency, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School/Harvard Law School, HDtracks.com, HealthEd, Healthy Boys LLC, Heatwave Interactive, Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group, Hello Music, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Hewlett Packard - PSG Attach, High Note Partners, High Peaks Venture Partners, Hillcrest Labs, Hiltech Inc., HOB, HostVentures.com, Inc., Hot Topic, Houndini, House of Blues, HP, Hudson Entertainment, Inc., Hudson Gain Corporation, HUM, Hybris Records, i3m3 Solutions, iBiquity Digital, IDA IRELAND, IDT Corporation, Imaginary Music, imeem, inc., IMG Consulting, IMP, InComm, Independent, Index Q, LLC, Indie 103.1 Radio, Infinitive, InGo , InsightExpress, Inspired Sound, Instinctiv, Institute of Production and Recording, In-Style Digital Marketing, intel, Intelligent Decisions, INTELSAT, Interactive Marketing Executive, International Channel Sales & Distribution, InternetAssist, Interscope/Geffen/A&M records, Invest Hong Kong, Invest Québec, Invotex Group, IODA, IP DataSystems, IREX, Island Def Jam Music Group, IT Insights, ix4 LLC, Jaamoo Ventures, LLC, Jam Van Inc., JamBase, Jamglue, Inc., JamNow, Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Jaybird Communications, Jellybean Music Group, Jill Siegel Communications, Inc., Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, JonStar New Media Ventures, LP, Joyent, JRD Consulting, Junketboy Digital, Just In Time Digital, just say cc, Just-In-Time Digital, Kaplow, Katz 360, KCRW, KCRW & KCRW.com, KCRW and KCRW.com, KCRW.com, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Kevlar Entertainment, Kinetic Ventures, LLC, KiwiTech, Knitting Factory, Korn/Ferry International, Kosmic Music, KPMG LLP, Krysalis Solutions Inc., LA Phil/Hollywood Bowl, Lamoureux Consulting Group, Latitunes360 Inc., Law Offices of Dorothy B. Richardson, Law Offices of Edward R Hearn, Law Offices of Katherine Koyanagi, LEK Consulting, Leonard Media Law, Lerman Senter PLLC, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Leventhal Senter & Lerman PLLC, Levinsohn & Arnay, LLP, Lichelle Music, Lime Wire LLC, LimeWire, LimeWire, LLC, Liquid Digital Media/Anderson, Live Nation, Live on Campus, Live365, Inc., Live365.com, Loeb & Loeb, Loeb & Loeb LLP, LOEN Entertainment, Lone Star Entertainment Ventures, Lonely Planet/Magic Arts Publishing, loopport, Loyola Marymount University, LS Holdings, Inc., Lucidmedia, Luis Lattuff Colina, Luxcore, Ltd., M:Metrics, Mac Media Ent, Macrovision, Madacy Entertainment, Madacy Entertainment LP, MAGIX Entertainment Corp., Major Bob Music and Bob Doyle & Associates, Manatt, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Manatt Phelps Phillips, Manatt, Phelps, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, MarkAny, Inc, Marshall MBA '08, Mary Beth Regan, Mashery, Masterbeat, MasterCard International, matchmine, Maveron, Maxwell Media, McFadyen Solutions, McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group, MD TEDCO, Media Control GfK International GmbH, MediaDefender, Mediamaster Inc, MEDIAPASS NETWORK, MediaUnbound, MedioStream Inc., MEF, MEF and Iconmobile LLC, Megree, Melodis Corporation, Mercury Communications Group, Merit Entertainment & Rowe International, Merritt Group, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Midem, MIDEM, MIPTV, MIPCOM, Midway Home Entertainment, Migratory Music, Mike Smith Public Affairs, Millennial Media, Mission Data, MixZing, MixZing, Inc, MMV Financial, Mobile Backstage, Mobile Monday DC (dcMoMo), Mobile Shakers, Mobilians International, MobiTV, Inc., Morrison & Foerster LLP, Motorola, Mozes, MOZES Inc., Mozes, Inc., mPortal Inc., MPTrax.Com, MSG Media, MTV, MTV Networks, MTVN, Music Choice, Music Connection Magazine, Music Intelligence Universe / Polyphonic HMI, Music Mastermind, LLC, Music Reports Inc., Musica, MusicIP, MusicStrat, Muze, Muze Inc., MWS Group, MySpace, MyStrands, Myxer, Myxer Inc., N/A, NAB, Nabbr.com, Napster, NARM, Nat. Endowment for the Arts, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc., National Geographic, National Wildlife Federation, Navarre Corporation, Navio Systems, Naxos, Naxos of America Inc, Naxos of America, Inc., NBC Universal, NBC-Universal, NCC Media, NEAR EARTH, Netezza, Nettwerk, Nettwerk Music Group, Network LIVE, Neustar, New Atlantic Ventures, New Century Soul Records, New Dimensions in Marketing, New Music Tipsheet, New Reach, New York Law School / Serling Rooks & Ferrara, New York -Tokyo, Newark Public Radio, Inc., Nielsen, Nielsen Entertainment, Nielsen Events Group, Nielsen Mobile, Nielsen Music, NII Holdings, Inc., Nite Breeeze Entertainment Group, Inc., No Problem! Marketing, Noank Media, Nokia, Northern KentuckY University, Northrop Grumman, NovaTunes, NPD Group, NPR - National Public Radio, NRTC, Nu Jazz Entertainment, Oaktree Capital Management, Odessa Mama Music Entertainment, OneHouse LLC, Oona Songs, Open Text Digital Media Group, Openblue Technologies, OpinionEQ, Inc., Optimal Payments, Orange, Orion Nation, ORIX Venture Finance, Orphan Records, OTMG, OurStage, OurStage.com, Palladian Partners, Pandora, Panther Express, par, PAR Capital Management, Paraclete Press, PassAlong Networks, Paste Magazine, Patriots Technology, PaymentOne, PayPal, PBS, peermusic, Penn State University, Pepperdine University, Pharus Advisors, LLC, Philadelphia University, Philanthro Capital LLC, Phonezoo, Pierce Capital Partners, LLC, Pillsbury, Pilot Group, Plantronics - Advanced Initiatives, Playtime, PLB Entertainment, Plus Four Six AB, PMP WorldWide Inc/Bad Boy Records, Pocket Songs, Podcast.com, Powderhouse, Precision Digial Media Solutions, Premium Issue LLC, Primary Wave Music Publishing, Private Label Radio, Private Label Radio / DMI, PRN Media Health, Project Opus Technologies Inc., Promotional Currency, LLC, Provident Music Group, Puretracks, Puretracks Inc, Puretracks Inc., PushButtonMusic, PushButtonMusic.com, Q Prime, Qtrax / Columbia Business School, Qualcomm Ventures, Quibus Media, R&R, Rackspace, Radiate Music & Entertainment, Radio And Records, RAWRIP.com, Razor & Tie, Real Music, REAL Software Systems, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, Rebel Digital, Rebel Soul Records, Recording Industry Association of America, Red Light Management/ATO/Side One Records, RedEngine Digital, Redeye Distribution, Redwood Capital Group, Rendezvous Entertainment, RESONATE NETWORKS, ReverbNation.com, REZNICK GROUP, Ricall Ltd., right size law pllc, Right Start Consulting, Inc., RightsAssist, LLC, RightsFlow, Inc., Riker Hill Records, RIPL Corp., Robert Urband & Associates, Inc., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, RoboTech Center, Rocket Science, Rockingale Records, Rockwell Group, Rogers Wireless, Rook Interactive, Rovi, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Rumblefish, Rush River Media, Russell Johns Associated, LLC, RykoDisc, Sallie Mae, SanDisk, SAP, Saregama Plc, Sasso Records, Savvis, SAVVIS Inc, SayNow, Schaefer & Co. Communications, Screen Capital International, self, SESAC, Inc., Sessions, Shaker Media & Music, LLC, ShockHound.com, Short Hills Media Group, Shout! Factory, Siemer & Associates, Signal Hill, Silicon Valley Bank, Silverwood Partners, Simple Star, Sing Tao Daily, Singing Serpent, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sirius XM, Six Degrees Capital Management, SLG / 429 Records, Smartlaunch Systems A/S, SNOCAP, Inc., SNVC, LC, Social Genius Inc. , SomaFM, SonicScoop.com, Sony BMG, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Japan, Sony Music Label Group, SoNYC Media, LLC, SoundExchange, Inc, Soundflavor, Spacial Audio Solutions, SpeakerBox Communications, Sperry Media, SPR, Sprint, St. Ledger-Roty Neuman & Olson, Stardoll, Stirling Bridge, Inc, Stonerose , StoryRiver Media, StreamCast Networks / Morpheus, StreamSage/Comcast, STREAMTHEWORLD, StubHub, Student, Sublime Slime LLC, Sulake Inc., SundaySky, Suretone Records, Target Corporation, TargetSpot, TechWeb, TELUS, Temple US Records, Tenth Street Entertainment, Text 100 Public Relations , The Alive Drive, The BAM (Boyle Artist Management) Group, The British Embassy, Washington DC, The Carlyle Group, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Digital Entertainment Alliance, The Digital Invasion, The Dixon Group, The Echo Nest, The Embark Group, The Entertainment Law Office, The Harry Fox Agency, The Highway Girl, The Kissner Group LLC, The LA Report, The MITRE Corp, The North of England, The NPD Group, The Orchard, The Radiate Group, The Recording Academy, The Unicorn Group, LLC, The Urban Progressive Foundation, The Vanguard Group, The Washington Post, theBizmo, THEMUSIC.COM, thinkgasm, Thor Interactive Consulting, ThoughtWorks, Three Pillar Global, Thumbplay, Thunder Road Records, Ticketmaster, Time Warner Cable, TM Capital, Top Spin Media, TouchTunes Music Corp., Tourdesign Creative, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Tribeca, Tribeca Media, Trident Capital, Trigger, Triton Media, Triumph Media Holdings, Inc., Trusted Brain Productions, Tuf Guy Records, Tune Rooms Inc., TuneUp Media, TUTM Entertainment, Tuvel, Twin Sisters Productions, Txttunes, txttunes inc, U. Baltimore School of Law, U.S. Cellular, ubuket, UCSD - Rady School of Management, UK Trade & Investment, Ultra Records & NYU Stern, UltraStar Entertainment, LLC, United for Opportunity, Univ of Md Univ College, Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Music Group, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Connecticut, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, University of Southern California, Univision Music Group, Univision Online, Updata Partners, USA TODAY, Valhalla Partners, Valley Forge Technology Group, Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Vanguard, Variety, Vasco Music Guides, Velocity Sports & Entertainment, Velsor Digital Consulting, Venemusic Int'l, Verizon Communications, VerveLife, Vindicia, Inc., Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Records / EMI, Vista India Digital Media Inc., Vivendi, VoiceOver LA, VP Records, Walk The Talk Media, Walsh Degital Services, Warner Bros Records, Warner Elektra Atlantic, Warner Music Group, Warp Records, Washington Post Media, Water Music Records, WAYNE SHOW, WEA/Warner Music Group, WeatherBug, Webs.com, WEC, Welk Music Group, White and Partners, WhiteBlox, WiderThan, will peppo, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser, Wireless Matrix, WIYY-FM Baltimore/98 Rock, WME Entertainment, Wolfgang's Vault, Women In Music, Words Verbs Rhthymn Intertainment Music Publishing, WSA Partners, LLC, WSGR, WTOP, WTW Associates, Inc., Xpointo Media, XTRAXX, Xtropia Partners, Yahoo!, YaSabe, Inc., YBuymusic, Yellow Brick Road Entertainment, YouCastCorp, Youphonics, Zemoga, Zielinski Financial Advisors, LLC, ZING, ZING/Dell, Znak Inc, Zomba Label Group/Sony BMG, Zune, , and many more...

ANOUNCEMENTS
(8.9.12) Interesting article from AllThingsD today notes that streaming services are now significantly contributing to the bottom line of major labels. The article states that as much as 25% of the digital revenue that Warner Music's "recorded music" group saw last quarter was from streaming, which works out to about $54 million, or about 8 percent of Warner's total revenue for the period.
(8.5.12) More speakers added from NBC Universal, Slacker and TastemakerX

(8.2.12) Speakers announced from Warner Music Group, Atom Factory, Bill Silva Management, TicketMob, Live Nation, StageIT, tumblr, The Roxy, TAG Strategic, NPD Group, Chirpify, Guy Oseary, Music Reports, Manatt and more...
(8.1.12) Registration includes access to all speaking and networking sessions on Oct. 3 and 4, including invitation for Oct. 3 Reception, Oct. 4 Luncheon and Oct. 4 VIP Reception (open bar in roped off area at Tropicana Bar). Until August 31, we are offering a very special summer rate, at which point the rate will increase. For special discount rates for Working Artists, Start-ups, Self-employed, Non-Profit, Academic, Analyst, Gov't employees, please contact us.
(7.15.12) Artists & Bands - 5 acts to perform at event. Interested in performing? Submit (send links to site/videos/music) at music@digitalmediawire.com 
(6.15.12) Call for Speakers now open - submit online!
(5.31.12) 2012 Agenda announced!

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On October 3 and 4, DMW hosts the 9th Annual Digital Music Forum West, where 300+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders gather in the heart of Hollywood to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event will be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene so come on out and join us!

 

2012 Speakers

Nic Adler
Owner
The Roxy Theatre
Jim Cady
President & CEO
Slacker
David Marcus
SVP, Worldwide Artist Services
Warner Music Group
     
Ryan Chisholm, Artist Manager, Bill Silva Entertainment

Kevin Chernett

Executive Vice President
– Strategic Alliances

Live Nation Network

Abe Burns
Digital Operations
Guy Oseary
Ryan Chisholm
Artist Manager
Bill Silva Entertainment
(Jason Mraz, Christina Perri)
     
 
Rory Felton
VP, Bus. Dev - Music
Chirpify
Evan Lowenstein
CEO & Founder
StageIt
Allison Streuter
Product Manager
Atom Factory
     
 
Nate Auerbach
Music Strategy
& Outreach
tumblr
Les Watkins
SVP, Business Affairs
Music Reports
Aydin Caginalp
Partner, Ent. & Media
Manatt
     
Scott Perry
President
Sperry Media
Ted Cohen
Managing Partner
TAG Strategic
Scot Richardson
Founder/CEO
TicketMob
     
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Ned Sherman
CEO & Co-Founder
Digital Media Wire
Jeff Pollack
CEO of Global Media & Entertainment
Pollack Media Group
Jim Griffin
Managing Director
OneHouse LLC
     
J Scavo
SVP Interactive Marketing & E-Commerce
Warner Bros. Records
Marc Ruxin
Founder and CEO
TastemakerX
Russ Crupnick
President, NPD Entertainment
The NPD Group
     
Daryl Berg
Vice President, Music
Shine America
Peter Rafelson
President, Rafelson Media Consulting / Owner, RMC
Rick Sorkin
VP of Talent & Strategy
WhoSay
     
   
Philip Cohen
SVP, Music Business Affairs
Universal Pictures
David Bakula
SVP, Analytics
Nielsen/SoundScan
 
    many more to come...

 

2012 Agenda


DAY 1 – Wednesday, October 3

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Speaker Registration, Badge Pick-Up and Networking
Performance in the foyer TBA

1:45pm – 2:00pm
Welcome & Introduction to Event

Ned Sherman, CEO/Publisher, Digital Media Wire

2:00pm–3:00pm
PANEL: VIEW FROM THE TOP -- THE STATE OF THE DIGITAL UNION

Three industry leaders discuss the hot button issues of day, including the state of online and mobile music product offerings and business models, new channels of digital revenue, subscriptions, cloud services, ad-supported models and next generation devices. What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the digital marketplace? What is the current state of the online and mobile music markets and where is the industry heading?

3:00pm – 3:45pm
DEBATE CLUB: Topic TBA

Structured as a formal academic debate, panelists are divided into two teams that are either pro or con the trend or topic. Each team will be given 2 minutes for initial arguments and then it's time for rebuttals. The audience will determine the winner. This is a session that you don’t want to miss. Sparks are sure to fly!

3:45pm – 4:15pm
NETWORKING BREAK

Performance in the Foyer TBA
 
IN THE BLOSSOM ROOM
4:15pm – 6:00pm
SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

This series of demos and presentations highlight some of the new and emerging music-tech trends around technologies for the artist or interactive fan experience.

4:15pm – 4:30pm
1st Presentation

4:30pm – 4:45pm
2nd Presentation

4:45pm – 5:00pm
3rd Presentation

5:00pm - 5:15pm
4th Presentation


5:15pm – 6:00PM
PANEL: NEW TECHNOLOGIES -- Connecting Artists and Fans

This panel focuses on new technologies that are aiding artists in getting discovered, promoting shows, selling merch and music and connecting with fans and helping fans discover new music and connect with the bands and music they love. What are the challenges and opportunities for artists and fans in embracing new technologies?
 
IN THE ACADEMY ROOM
4:15pm – 5:15pm
PANEL: IMAGE-BASED COMMUNICATION -- The Future of Online Marketing
With the explosive rise of tablets, retina displays, and visuals-based platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and tumblr, bands are connecting with fans more & more without typing a single word.  We speak with next generation's leaders about the rise of these platforms, examine best practices for successful campaigns, look at emerging trends for 2014, and discuss how this affects the future of current destinations such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

6:00pm – 7:00pm
RECEPTION

Join us behind the Red Rope, Poolside at the Tropicana!
 

DAY 2 – Thursday, October 4

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration & Pre-Event Networking

9:00am – 9:15am
Day 2 Welcome & Observations from Day1
 
9:15am – 10:45am
SERIES 2: RIGHTS

This series of presentations and panels focuses on the struggle for law and policy to keep pace with technological advancement.

9:15am - 9:30am
1st Presentation

9:30am - 9:45am
2nd Presentation

9:45am - 10:00am
3rd Presentation

10:00am – 10:45am
PANEL: RIGHTS & LICENSING:  How to Fix Copyright?

A common complaint of entrepreneurs attempting to license music for digital music-based services is that the current laws governing music licensing are too complex and unfavorable to digital music start-ups. In this panel, we will hear from experts in the field as they discuss what's working and what's not under the current licensing laws? What the arguments for and against reform? In an ideal world, what changes should be made or not?
 
10:45am – 11:15am
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30am – 1:00pm
SERIES 3: DISTRIBUTION

This series of presentations and panels examines digital distribution models for recorded music.

11:15am – 11:30am
PRESENTATION

11:30am – 11:45am
PRESENTATION

11:45am – 12:15pm
FIRESIDE CHAT

12:15pm – 1:00pm
PANEL: WHAT'S NEXT IN DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION MODELS?

This panel focuses on digital distribution models for recorded music. How are business models progressing? What more needs to be done to improve and legitimize new digital and mobile distribution channels? What new social features are being introduced? What kinds of marketing and promotional strategies show the most promise for profitably exploiting digital and mobile distribution channels?

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LUNCHEON

2:00pm – 4:00pm
SERIES 4: MONETIZATION

This series focuses on how to monetize the music experience in the digital age.

2:00pm – 2:45pm
PANEL: MONETIZING THE MUSIC EXPERIENCE:  Bands and Brands

Making a living in the music industry today involves a lot more than selling music, and the industry is increasingly turning to advertising and sponsorship as an important source of revenue. This panel will discuss the evolving relationship between bands and brands and the deals that are defining the new music landscape.

2:45pm – 3:15pm
FIRESIDE CHAT

3:15pm – 4:00pm
PANEL:  MUSIC & MEDIA LICENSES
Artist managers, licensing experts and music supervisors from film/TV, games, advertising & brands discuss sync licenses, the deals being done today and the prognosis for the future.

IN THE ACADEMY ROOM

2:00pm – 2:45am
PANEL: "PRODUCERS: The New Music Superstars"


3:15pm – 4:00am
PANEL: Digital Music Trends from the Data & Research Perspective

4:00pm – 4:15pm

NETWORKING BREAK

4:15pm – 6:00pm
SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

Our final series of presentations focuses on what the future holds for the artist, music, technology and the business as a whole.

4:15pm – 4:30pm
PRESENTATION

4:30pm – 4:45pm
PRESENTATION

4:45pm – 5:00pm
PRESENTATION

5:00pm – 5:15pm
PRESENTATION

5:15pm – 6:00pm
PANEL: PREDICTIONS & PROVOCATIONS
Everyone seems to have an opinion today about what's best for the future of the music business. This panel gathers some of the sharpest minds in the industry to share their views about the industry's future.

6:30pm – 7:30pm

RECEPTION


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