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Wednesday, October 7
 

9:00am

DIGITAL MUSIC FORUM: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Conference co-chair Ned Sherman kicks off the Music Conferfence with a welcome to attendees followed by a 5-minute "State of Music Industry" overview from HFA CEO Michael Simon.
 

Speakers
avatar for Ned Sherman

Ned Sherman

CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Connecting Innovators and Influencers.
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Michael Simon

CFO, Harry Fox Agency
http://harryfox.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:10am

VIEW FROM THE TOP (PART I): Digital Leaders Roundtable
This panel of digital and technology industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect to new technologies and digital services shaping the music business of the future?

PANELISTS
Owen Grover, SVP and General Manager, iHeartRadio
David Bakula, SVP Client Development Music, Nielsen
Tyler Goldman, CEO, North America, Deezer
Steve Blatter, SVP/GM of Music Programming, Sirius XM
Moderator: Jason Lipshutz, ‎Associate Editor, Billboard.com

Moderators
avatar for Jason Lipshutz

Jason Lipshutz

Pop Editor, Billboard.com
Jason has covered pop music at Billboard.com since 2010, and has contributed to The Hollywood Reporter, Vibe, Spinner and Popjustice, among others.

Speakers
avatar for David Bakula

David Bakula

Nielsen Entertainment, SVP, Analytics & Client Relations
David Bakula is Sr. VP of Analytics and Client Relations for Nielsen Entertainment. In this role, he leads all analytical initiatives within music for the Nielsen Entertainment group. His core expertise includes strategic planning, business development, business strategy and analysis. Bakula began his career with Musicland Group, Inc. as a Merchandise Planner and Inventory Management Analyst. Following his time at Musicland... Read More →
avatar for Steve Blatter

Steve Blatter

Senior VP/General Manager, Music Programming, Sirius XM Radio
http://siriusxm.com
avatar for Tyler Goldman

Tyler Goldman

CEO, Deezer
http://www.deezer.com
avatar for Owen Grover

Owen Grover

SVP & General Manager, iHeartRadio
http://iheartmedia.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

9:40am

VIEW FROM THE TOP (PART II): Music Leaders Roundtable
This panel of music industry heavy weights will discuss the future of the music business and technology, where it’s going, and where it’s been. How is consumer behavior with respect to new technologies and digital services shaping the music business of the future?

PANELISTS
Jonathan Azu, EVP and General Manager, Red Light Management
Howie Singer, SVP and Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group
Livia Tortella, Founder & CEO, Black Box / formerly Co-President & COO, Warner Bros. Records
Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava/Republic Records
ModeratorJohn Frankenheimer, Chairman Emeritus / Chair, Music Industry, Loeb & Loeb, LLP


Moderators
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John Frankenheimer

Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Loeb & Loeb LLP
John T. Frankenheimer's practice is centered in the entertainment and media industries, with emphasis on both institutional and talent clients. This includes advising on the acquisition, sale and restructuring of companies, including financing, valuation, securitization and due diligence issues, as well as representing companies, artists and executives in all aspects of the music industry, including all forms of talent contracts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Azu

Jonathan Azu

General Manager, Red Light Management
Jonathan Azu is General Manager & Executive Vice President of Red Light Management, an innovative artist management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Nashville, Atlanta and London. RLM’s artists include Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys, Phish, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes, Kool & the Gang, Tiesto, R. Kelly and many more. | In his role as General Manager, Jonathan oversees organizational planning and development for Red... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Romiszewski

Natalia Romiszewski

Lava/Republic Records, Director of A&R
Natalia Romiszewski is Director of A&R at Lava/Republic Records, where she was responsible for bringing Lorde to Jason Flom. She was previously a music supervisor for many years, working in video games, commercials and sonic branding for TV.
avatar for Howie Singer

Howie Singer

Senior VP & Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group
http://wmg.com
avatar for Livia Tortella

Livia Tortella

CEO/Founder, Black Box
http://blackbox.la


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:40am - 10:10am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:00am

Innovation Summit - Music and Live Experiences: Welcome & Intros
Welcome and opening remarks from Michael Gold, CEO, Empiricly and NY Media Festival Co-Chair.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:00am - 10:10am
INNOVATION LOFT

10:10am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Fireside Chat with Quinn Kilbury, Senior Brand Director, Heineken
Interviewed by: Michael Rovner, Co-Founder, Mr. Finn Content Works

Moderators
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Michael Rovner

Co-Founder, Columnist, Mr. Finn Content Works, Inc.
We help brands tell their stories.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Kilbury

Quinn Kilbury

Senior Brand Director, Heineken


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:10am - 10:25am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:10am

Future of Music and Live Experiences - Lightning Talks (Series 1)
Our first series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Music". Each talk is 5 minutes.

10:10am
“Paying Labels and Artists: Subscriber Share On-Demand Streaming”

Presenter: Dick Huey, Founder, Toolshed 

10:16am
START-UP
"Simplifying Music Licensing”
Presenter: Salo Sterental, CEO, So Stereo Music 

10:22am
START-UP
"Entertainment-fueled Marketing for the Sharing Economy" 
Presenter: Ben Jenkins, Founder, Sympler 

10:28am
START-UP
"Those Who Say It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt Those Who Are Doing It"

Presenter: Chris Crawford, CEO & Founder, Loudr 



Speakers
avatar for Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford

CEO, Loudr
Chris Crawford is the Co-Founder and CEO of Loudr (www.loudr.fm), an award-winning rights clearance platform that makes it easy for artists, content distributors and music services alike to distribute music online. Chris directs negotiations with major music publishers, digital retailers, rights collection societies and data partners, and leads Loudr's investment and corporate strategy initiatives. Prior to launching Loudr, Chris worked with... Read More →
avatar for Dick Huey

Dick Huey

Consultant, Jaxsta
Toolshed, founded by Dick Huey in 2001 in New York City, provides digital strategy, content licensing, content acquisition, and music usage strategy consulting for major consumer brands, technology and entertainment companies, and digital music services. | | Current and past corporate clients include the Beggars Group, Spotify, Red Mountain Resort, No Roads Entertainment, 8tracks, Jaxsta, Swenyo, The Orchard, and Red Bull... Read More →
avatar for Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

Founder, Sympler
http://sympler.co
avatar for Salo Sterental

Salo Sterental

Co-Founder, SoStereo Music Group LLC
Salo Sterental is the Co-Founder of SoStereo, a music startup working to streamline the brand-to-artist relationship. Creating innovative music discovery, data, and licensing tools, SoStereo makes it easy for brands to find, understand, and work with the right artists for given campaigns - initially focusing on music for video content and sync licenses. Having a strategic focus on Latin music and the US-Hispanic market, SoStereo boasts working... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:10am - 10:40am
INNOVATION STAGE

10:25am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Fireside Chat with Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment
Interviewed by: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas

Moderators
avatar for Seth Schachner

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas
Seth A. Schachner is a digital business executive, with experience in entertainment, digital media and technology. Schachner is currently Managing Director of Strat Americas, a US business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect with partnership opportunities. As Microsoft Advertising’s Business Development & Strategy Lead, Latin America from 2011-2012, Schachner helped lead audience and revenue... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Kooker

Dennis Kooker

President, GDB & US Sales, Sony Music New York
Dennis Kooker is President, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, he leads Sony Music Entertainment’s digital business strategy and activities worldwide, as well as its sales and distribution division in the U.S. He is responsible for working closely with the company’s key business partners as well as internal labels and divisions around the world to develop new revenue streams and grow Sony Music’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:25am - 10:40am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

10:40am

Networking Break
Networking and Music with DJ Aki.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:00am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

PANEL: MONETIZING THE YOUTUBE ECONOMY
This panel will discuss the evolution of the YouTube economy and the growing number of monetization paths and alternatives to monetize content on the platform.

PANELISTS
Jeff Daniel, CEO & Co-Founder, StarMaker Interactive
Jacob Carlson, Manager, Manatt Digital Media
Brandon Martinez, CEO & Co-Founder, INDMusic
Paola Marinone, CEO & Co-Founder, BuzzMyVideos Network
Moderator: Brian Selander, EVP, Whistle Sports


Moderators
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Brian Selander

EVP, Whistle Sports

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Carlson

Jacob Carlson

Manager, Manatt Digital Media
Jacob Carlson is a Manager for Manatt Digital Media, an integrated business consulting, legal services, and venture firm. MDM is a one-stop shop for empowering venture capital, strategic business consulting and partnerships, aggressive and smart negotiating, and unchallenged direct access to A-list artists and global brands. Jacob’s passion lies in all things digital, especially disruptive technology, emerging digital distribution platforms... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Daniel

Jeff Daniel

CEO & Co-Founder, StarMaker
avatar for Paola Marinone

Paola Marinone

Founder & CEO, BuzzMyVideos
Paola is a digital entrepreneur based in London, specialist in the future of online video content. Prior to founding BuzzMyVideos, she was EMEA Business Development Manager at YouTube. Working closely with leading international content partners for Google’s video platform across Europe and America, Paola garnered significant expertise in the field of online video, which fuelled her long-term... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Martinez

Brandon Martinez

VP, Live Nation TV Network, Live Nation
Brandon Martinez is the former Co-Founder and CEO of INDMUSIC, a global rights administration network and YouTube MCN with digital tools and services to increase revenue and audience development on emerging platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud and Dailymotion. Acquired in 2016 by Live Nation, INDMUSIC is now known as Live Nation TV Network and still helps its partners monetize their content on multiple platforms without sacrificing creative... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:00am

PANEL: THE MUSIC LABEL OF THE FUTURE
This session will discuss the future of the record label, major and indie, and the evolving role that they play in the monetization of recorded music and other digital related revenue.

PANELISTS 
Peter Bittenbender, CEO, Mass Appeal / Co-Founder, Decon 
Eliah Seton, President of Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide, Warner Music Group
Ryan Leslie, Recording Artist & Founder, Disruptive Multimedia
Moderator: Cortney Harding, President, Cortney Harding Consulting

Moderators
avatar for Cortney Harding

Cortney Harding

Founder, Cortney Harding Consulting
Cortney Harding is a leading writer and thinker in the music and technology space. She is the author of "How We Listen Now: Essays and Conversations About Music and Technology" and writes a weekly column at Cuepoint. She also co-hosts the Hypebot Music Business Podcast and recently launched a weekly newsletter. Harding consults for a variety of music startups, specializing in business development and content strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bittenbender

Peter Bittenbender

CEO/Co-Founder, Mass Appeal/Decon
http://massappeal.com
avatar for Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

Founder, Renegades NYC
Musician and Entrepreneur
avatar for Eliah Seton

Eliah Seton

President, Alternative Distribution Alliance
http://ada-music.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

11:00am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Monetization of Jazz, Classical, World, & Non-popular Music Content in the Digital Age
Monetization of Jazz, Classical, World, & Non-popular Music Content in the Digital Age
This round table discussion seeks to provide an open forum on the challenges and success that face the more non-popular genres of music. While these non-popular genres don't command the numbers that Pop music does, they are no less vital in the musical landscape. In this discussion we will seek to share some of our successes and failures in the hopes of sharing valuable information with which we may all grow our musical formats.

Moderator:  Jerald Miller, Managing Director, The Nu Jazz Agency

Moderators
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Jerald Miller

Managing Director, The Nu Jazz Agency
Jerald Miller has been at the forefront of the Jazz industry for almost 15 years, and for the last (7) years at the helm of the Nu Jazz Agency the leading digital non-popular music content development and marketing agency in the industry. In the last (5) years he has become the de-facto Czar of Jazz digital initiatives through such  industry “firsts” as: launching the very first Jazz iTunes "LP"; providing bonus "video... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

Innovation Summit Breakout Discussion - Music Rights
Open table group discussion hosted by Jim Griffin, Managaing Director, OneHouse. All attendees invited and particpation is encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

Managing Director, Hazen/OneHouse
Jim Griffin is the Managing Director of Hazen, LLC and OneHouse, both dedicated to the digital delivery of art and its monetization. Griffin ran The Pho List for almost two decades and was CTO for Geffen, President of Network Licensing for Warner, ran Cherry Lane Digital for Cherry Lane, and has served as an advisor to WIPO on copyrights and music licensing.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
INNOVATION LOFT

11:00am

11:45am

Future of Music and Live Experiences - Lightning Talks (Series 2)
Bjorn Roche is a specialist in digital audio, web audio, audio editing and related technologies. With experience in mobile, web, desktop, and embedded systems, Roche has been a pioneer in modern audio and video technology. Roche has been involved in building several new technologies, including the first audio editor that could record, mix edit and record effects in a web browser, and a system to detect and identify signals used by emergency responders. He is currently developing a mobile app called Shimmeo that automatically edits music videos.
Our second series of Lightning Talks on the "Future of Music". Each talk is 5 minutes.

11:45am - 11:50am
START-UP
"Why we should bring back Artwork in Music"
Presenter: Robbert Schep, CEO, RS New Media Concepts 

11:51am - 11:56am
START-UP

"Let Your Body be the DJ"
Presenter: Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Chief Rocker, Rock My World 

11:57am - 12:02pm
START-UP
"Bands and Brands"

Presenter: Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO, Nue Agency 

12:03pm - 12:08pm
START-UP
"Personalizing Music Experiences"

Presenter: Sairam Chilappagari, CEO & Founder, Jukebox.io 

12:09pm - 12:14pm
START-UP
"The Future of Audio and Video Creation: Automation, Intelligence and UGC"
Presenter: Bjorn Roche, Founder, Shimmeo


Speakers
avatar for Sairam Chilappagari

Sairam Chilappagari

CEO & Founder, Jukebox.io
As the founder & CEO, Sairam Chilap runs day to day operations at Jukebox.io, which believes in giving people control over the music they listen to in any social setting with a simple touch. Jukebox.io delivers personalized music experience for venues. It's a smartphone based social jukebox. He loves to create and evolve services from ideas into something truly valuable to the end user. Before Jukebox.io, he built/lead teams at Jetsetter and... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Kirshbaum

Jesse Kirshbaum

CEO, Neu Agency
For over a decade, Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business, specializing in securing talent for concerts, tours and endorsement deals for his various clients and brand partners internationally. He founded NUE Agency to sit at the center of music, brands and technology. He is the co-founder and visionary behind SoundCTRL as well. Jesse is the executive producer for both the hit digital series #CRWN and The Annual FlashFWD... Read More →
avatar for Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Chief Rocker, Rock My World
http://rockmyrun.com
avatar for Bjorn Roche

Bjorn Roche

-, Shimmeo
Bjorn Roche is a specialist in digital audio, web audio, audio editing and related technologies. With experience in mobile, web, desktop, and embedded systems, Roche has been a pioneer in modern audio and video technology. Roche has been involved in building several new technologies, including the first audio editor that could record, mix edit and record effects in a web browser, and a system to detect and identify... Read More →
avatar for Robbert Schep

Robbert Schep

CEO, RS New Media Concepts
Me? I like the hybride. The in-between the digital and physical. It's a sweet spot where creativity meets opportunity and opportunity meets necessity. I think we do a lot of things we don't need and only make our lives less valuable. We are in need of new type of software design. One that helps us process valuable information we gain in the real world where things matter, instead of distracting us from it. A design thats not emphasising the... Read More →



Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
INNOVATION STAGE

11:45am

PANEL: Artist-Fan and VIP Experiences
This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences.

PANELISTS
Jeremy Levine, SVP of Digital Sales, Live Nation
Hayley Rosenblum, Music Outreach Lead, Kickstarter
Daniel Stedman, Founder, Northside Media Group
Bill Ashton, SVP, Rights Acquisition, WEA and GM, Artist Arena
Andrew Gertler, Artist Manager & Founder, AG Artists (Shawn Mendes, Rockie Fresh)
Moderator: Lawrence Peryer, EVP, Consumer Sales & Marketing, Warner Music Group

Moderators
avatar for Lawrence Peryer

Lawrence Peryer

EVP, WEA Global Consumer Sales & Marketing, Warner Music Group
Lawrence has spent over 20 years as an executive, entrepreneur, producer, writer and commentator at the crossroads of technology, creative, commerce and community. His mission has long been to develop businesses, products and solutions that bring fans closer to the artists they love. | As head of Warner Music Group’s Consumer Sales & Marketing Group, Lawrence runs a global service entity that provides WMG’s labels and territories... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ashton

Bill Ashton

SVP, Rights Acquisition / GM, WEA / Artist Arena
avatar for Andrew Gertler

Andrew Gertler

Founder, Andrew Gertler Artists
Andrew Gertler is the founder of AG Artists, and manager to Shawn Mendes & Rockie Fresh. Gertler discovered Mendes last year, and is responsible for his signing to Island Records & the marketing of his debut #1 album "Handwritten" as well as platinum pop-radio hit "Stitches". Gertler formerly worked in Warner Music Group's D2C division implementing VIP fan experiences for label and non-label artists.  | | http://agartists.com 
avatar for Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

SVP, Digital Sales, Live Nation
http://www.livenation.com
avatar for Hayley Rosenblum

Hayley Rosenblum

Music Campaign Strategist, Kickstarter
Hayley Rosenblum is Kickstarter's Music Campaign Strategist. She specializes in fan engagement and community building via digital media, working with musicians, managers, and record labels to bring innovative ideas to life. To date, Hayley has overseen more than $60 million in pledges to successful Kickstarter projects. Prior to Kickstarter, Hayley worked with musician and performance artist Amanda Palmer, helping her build fan community and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Stedman

Daniel Stedman

Founder, Northside Media Group
Daniel Stedman is partnered with Chefs Mario Batali and Paul Kahan running Taste Talks in Brooklyn and Chicago. Daniel will talk about the evolution of Food Festivals in the US. Then, now and where they are going next!


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

11:45am

PANEL: The Latest Music Industry Research
Leaders in music and digital provide an overview of the latest research about the current state of digital music, including consumer behavior & attitudes; adoption & penetration rates of digital products, key technology channels & platforms; and business & economic performance numbers. What is the outlook for the industry in the years to come?

PANELISTS 
Alex White, Head of Next Big Sound, Pandora 
Jim Lidestri, Founder & CEO, Border City Media/BuzzAngle Music
Jake Katz, VP Audience Insights & Strategy, REVOLT Media
Moderator: Gigi Johnson, Inaugural Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation

Moderators
avatar for Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson

Inaugural Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation
Digital disruption, social change around technology in industries and organizations. What the heck is happening in music in the US and globally. What the heck is happening in higher education.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Katz

Jake Katz

VP Audience Insights & Strategy, REVOLT Media
avatar for Jim Lidestri

Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed an innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, that has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides a state-of-the-art music consumption service that analyzes the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists to benefit labels... Read More →
avatar for Alex White

Alex White

Head & Co-Founder, Next Big Sound
Alex White co-founded Next Big Sound in 2008, while in his last semester at Northwestern University. The analytics service measures daily music consumption and purchase decisions around the globe. From Facebook fans to sales, Next Big Sound combines artist activity with context to help the modern music industry make decisions. | White and his co-founders have been featured in Billboard (10 best music companies) New York Times, CNN, Forbes (30... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION LOFT

12:15pm

Lunch Break & Meetings
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:40pm

Innovation Summit - Music and Live Experiences: Afternoon Remarks
Afternoon remarks from Michael Gold, CEO, Empiricly and NY Media Festival Co-Chair.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gold

Michael Gold

CEO, Empiricly
Founder, startup mentor, experiential producer.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:40pm - 1:45pm
INNOVATION STAGE

1:45pm

PANEL: Digital Video and Music-Related Content
This panel will discuss the growth of original music-related content on online video platforms and the types of the content and strategies for building viewership and engaged communities.

PANELISTS
Jason Ross, President, LoveLive US
Chris Dabbs, CEO & President, Streaming Tank
Smokey Fontaine, Co-Founder, Interactive One
Reid Genauer
, CMO, Magisto
ModeratorHanon Rosenthal, Head of Production, Billboard Video

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Hanon Rosenthal

Hanon Rosenthal

Head of Production, Billboard Video
Hanon Rosenthal oversees video operations for Billboard, one of the leading online destinations for music fans and industry influencers.  Working with a talented team of producers, videographers and editors, Hanon creates high-traffic digital products across multiple content networks and social media spaces.  Before joining Billboard in 2008, Hanon produced and edited award-winning marketing, documentary and style videos in New York... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dabbs

Chris Dabbs

President (US) - CEO (Worldwide), Streaming Tank
Chris Dabbs is the president and CEO of the global full service live streaming agency, Streaming Tank. Streaming Tank is the agency some of the most complex but successful live streams ever undertaken. Streaming Tank has head offices in London and New York with a global network of offices and agents and is the agency behind the World Records, World Firsts, and almost every award in its market sector, and is a Prime live streaming partner for... Read More →
avatar for Smokey Fontaine

Smokey Fontaine

Interactive One, Co-Founder
Named after the Motown legend, Smokey D. Fontaine is a trailblazer of urban entertainment, having created some of the most iconic celebrity moments in pop culture. The Founder of the a+ creative studio and the Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer of Interactive One, Fontaine oversees the programming and development of the largest online network in the world dedicated to serving African-American, Hispanic &... Read More →
avatar for Reid Genauer

Reid Genauer

CMO, Magisto
Reid Genauer champions a holistic approach to creating consumer-facing digital products at the intersection of technology and creativity. His personal mandate is to foster long-term vision for companies that are changing the face of commerce and culture and transforming the world we live in. Genauer is the CMO of Magisto, an app driven cloud based service for creating and sharing professional quality movies. His previous roles include... Read More →
avatar for Jason Ross

Jason Ross

President, LoveLive US
http://lovelive.tv


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
INNOVATION STAGE

1:45pm

Music Marketing Leadership Roundtable
This panel of leading music marketing executives will discuss the mix and techniques being used to market music today and how they see this changing in the years to come.

PANELISTS
Michael Abbattista, Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships & Business Development, Spotify
Kathy Baker, SVP, Digital Marketing, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment
Brian Harris Frank, President, Interlude Music
Moderator: Chauncy Jackson, President, Siri Music Group 

Moderators
avatar for Chauncy Jackson

Chauncy Jackson

President, Siri Music Group
Over the course of ten years Jackson has had an award winning music television program, music magazine and worked on some of the biggest music projects via BMG's Strategic Marketing Team including releases from Whitney Houston, Ciara, Aretha Franklin, TLC, Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, Outkast, Pink, and Usher.  | | Jackson is also one half of songwriting duo Jackson/Croft (with Kim Croft... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Abbattista

Michael Abbattista

Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships & Business Development, Spotify
avatar for Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

SVP, Digital Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment
Kathy Baker is a seasoned marketing executive with over 13 years experience in digital media, entertainment, and emerging technologies. In her current position as Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Columbia Records she is responsible for the direction of digital products, from concept to execution, in support of Columbia’s business goals and strategic marketing. She leads a team of digital marketers in the conception and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Harris Frank

Brian Harris Frank

President, Interlude Music
Brian has spent the past 20 years innovating in the music industry, both at startups and major labels.  As President of Interlude Music, he is helping to move the music industry forward by forging strategic relationships with like-minded top players in the space, from labels and artists to media organizations and festivals. Before joining Interlude, Brian was employee #1 at Beats Music and co-created the streaming service alongside Trent... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:15pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with Yancey Strickler, CEO, Kickstarter
Keynote Conversation with Yancey Strickler, CEO, Kickstarter
Interviewed by: Marc Ruxin, Former COO & CMO, Rdio, Founder, TastemakerX 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Ruxin

Marc Ruxin

Former COO & CMO, Rdio, Founder, TastemakerX

Speakers
avatar for Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

CEO & Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Yancey Strickler ​is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey served as Kickstarter's Head of Community and Head of Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in T​he Village Voice,​N​ew York​magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

2:15pm

PANEL: Monetizing Social: Turning Fans Into Customers
This panel of social media and brand experts will discuss the strategies and techniques used by bands and brands through the help of community managers, content creators and social media marketers to gain and retain fans and followers and provide a boost to marketing strategies on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms

PANELISTS
Brian Popowitz, VP, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Black Box
Harvey Schwartz, Founding Partner/ SVP Talent, WhoSay
Fabrice Sergent, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
Meg Harkins, SVP of Marketing, Roc Nation
ModeratorDick Wingate, Principal, DEV Advisors
 

Moderators
avatar for Dick Wingate

Dick Wingate

President, Artist & Entertainment Services, Crowdmix
Dick Wingate is President, Artist & Entertainment Services for Crowdmix, a soon-to-launch new home for social music, built for fans and creators, enabling people to discover and build relationships via music. Crowdmix removes the friction in listening to and sharing music across the many music streaming platforms and its business model allows artists, entertainers and influencers to earn real revenue from their Crowdmix following. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
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Meg Harkins

SVP of Marketing, Roc Nation
http://rocnation.com
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Brian Popowitz

VP, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Black Box
http://blackbox.la
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Harvey Schwartz

SVP talent, WhoSay
Harvey Schwartz is SVP of Talent at WhoSay, overseeing talent acquisition strategy, which currently has over 2,000 high level influencers utilizing the publishing platform. Prior to working at WhoSay, Schwartz worked in the entertainment business as VP A&R for Universal Music/Capricorn as well as managing Grammy award winning artist Peter Gabriel in North America. He is based in the New York office.
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Fabrice Sergent

Co-Founder & CEO, BandsInTown Group


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
INNOVATION STAGE

2:30pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote Conversation with Danny Goldberg, Author, Bumping Into Geniuses, President, Gold Village Entertainment, Former Manager of Nirvana, former CEO of Atlantic, Warner Bros and Mercury Records
Interviewed by: Rob Barnett, Founder & CEO, Omnivision Entertainment

Moderators
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Rob Barnett

Founder/CEO, Omnivision Entertainment & My Damn Channel
Rob Barnett develops, programs, produces and distributes original entertainment for television, film, radio and online.  | | He’s launched award-winning content with A-list talent and breakout stars as a senior executive at MTV, VH1, CBS and as an entrepreneur running his own media company since 2007. Rob has worked with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy... Read More →

Speakers
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Danny Goldberg

President, GoldVE Entertainment


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:00pm

Networking Break
Networking and Music with DJ Aki.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
INNOVATION LOFT

3:30pm

Focus On China: Evolution of The Music Industry (Hosted by No Roads & Modern Sky)
PANEL: Focus On China: Evolution of The Music Industry 
Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky

PANELISTS
Jani Joenniemi, Co-Founder, EARS Conferences
Zhang Ran, CEO and Founder, Sound Of The Xity
Stephen Dima, CEO and Founder, Dima Productions
Michael Lojudice, Director of International, Modern Sky
Moderator: Ed Bennett, CEO, Bennett Media Studio

Moderators
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Ed Bennett

CEO and Founder, Bennett Media Studio

Speakers
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Stephen Dima

CEO and Founder, Dima Productions
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Jani Joenniemi

Co-Founder, EARS Conferences
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Michael Lojudice

Director of International, Modern Sky; Founder, No Roads
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Zhang Ran

CEO and Founder, Sound Of The Xity


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
INNOVATION STAGE

3:30pm

PANEL: Bands and Brands
This panel will look at the evolving relationship between brands and music and will discuss the deals being done with artists, live shows, TV and commercial licensing, technology tie-ins and digital services as brands increasingly become an essential part of the music business.

PANELISTS
David Caruso, COO, United Entertainment Group
Kevin Chernett, EVP, Growth Development & Strategic Partnerships, Live Nation 
Walter Frye, VP of Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships, American Express
Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Moderators
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Andrew Hampp

VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Speakers
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David Caruso

COO, United Entertainment Group
http://uegworldwide.com
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Kevin Chernett

Executive Vice President, Live Nation
Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution | Live Nation Studios | | Kevin Chernett most recently was appointed Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships & Content Distribution for the Live Nation Studios Division. Prior he served as EVP of Strategic Partnerships and Growth Development and headed up strategic alliances efforts for the Media & Sponsorship group since December 2009. He currently oversees the... Read More →
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Walter Frye

American Express, VP of Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships
Walter Frye joined American Express in 2007 and is currently Vice President of Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment. Since 2010, he has led programs that provide American Express Card Members unparalleled access and experiences in the entertainment industry. In this role, he leads the strategic development and execution of American Express' U.S. marketing programs with large... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

3:30pm

PANEL: Media Dealmakers Discussion - M&A, Financings and Deals
Join Leading Media Investors and Deal-Makers for a panel discussion and Q&A. Find out what it takes to get funded and how companies are positioning for successful exits in the current environment.

PANELISTS
T. Hale Boggs, Chairman of Manatt Digital Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP 
Harry DeMott, General Partner, Raptor Ventures
Moderator: Ken Umezaki, President, Digital Daruma 
 

Moderators
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Ken Umezaki

President, Digital Daruma
Ken is an angel investor and business advisor for digital music startups, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist and b2b music and media service companies. He is also an experienced music business executive, focusing on business development, strategy and fundraising for the companies he works with. Digital Daruma has also made select direct investments in artists. His past experience includes 25 years in financial... Read More →

Speakers
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T. Hale Boggs

Chairman of Manatt Digital Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Mr. Boggs is a partner in Manatt’s Corporate/Finance, Capital Markets and Venture Capital practice areas. He splits his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and northern California offices. He founded Manatt’s Palo Alto office in 1998, and helped to establish the firm’s San Francisco office in 2007. Mr. Boggs chairs the firm’s nationwide Business Development Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and... Read More →
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Harry DeMott

General Partner, Raptor Ventures
Mr. DeMott attended Trinity School in New York City before majoring in Economics at Princeton University. He received an MBA in international finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Harry became an equity research analyst at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) focused on media in general and broadcasting more specifically. He was ranked by Institutional Investor as one of the top analysts in his sector, as well as being named a top stock picker... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

PANEL: Sync Licenses: Music For Advertising, Games, And Video
This panel will discuss the considerations and deals being done involving sync licenses for advertising, games and video. How can music help brands to achieve their goals through music placement and collaboration?

PANELISTS
Lori Feldman, EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing, Warner Bros. Records
Kevin Wilson, Music Director, ESPN
Gabe McDonough, Executive Producer, MAS: Music and Strategy

Antony Demekhin,

VP, Account Director (American Express Music), DigitasLBi


Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents


 

Moderators
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Andrew Hampp

VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Speakers
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Antony Demekhin

VP, Account Director (American Express Music), DigitasLBi
Antony Demekhin leads the social and digital strategy for American Express music sponsorship program UNSTAGED at the brand’s digital agency of record DigitasLBi. After playing music for most of his waking life and wearing every music-related hat imaginable throughout college in preparation for a career in the music business, the uncertainty of the industry in 2005 drove him to another creative field... Read More →
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Lori Feldman

EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing, Warner Bros.
http://www.wbr.com
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Gabe McDonough

Executive Producer, Music and Strategy
Gabe McDonough comes to MAS following a 10 year run on the agency side, leading music departments at Leo Burnett, Media Arts Lab and DDB Chicago.He’s provided award winning music solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands (Apple, Samsung, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Allstate among many, many more) and negotiated hundreds of deals, worth millions of dollars.Gabe has also played in bands for almost 25 years. Those thousands... Read More →
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Kevin M. Wilson

Music Director, ESPN
http://espn.com


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

4:00pm

Networking Mixer in the Innovation Loft (Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky)
Cocktails and Networking with Music from DJ Aki. 
Hosted by No Roads and Modern Sky

Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
INNOVATION LOFT

4:30pm

PANEL: Digital Music in International Markets: Challenges, Opportunities & Progess
This panel of global digital music leaders will discuss the growth of digital and mobile music services internationally with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities they encounter globally.

PANELISTS
Daniel Ghelman, Global Head of Mobile Digital Solutions, Brightstar
Julien Simon,  SVP, Institutional & Music Industry Relations, Deezer
Oana Cornis-Pop, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group
Jim Heindlmeyer, COO, Yonder Music
Moderator: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas 

Moderators
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Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas
Seth A. Schachner is a digital business executive, with experience in entertainment, digital media and technology. Schachner is currently Managing Director of Strat Americas, a US business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect with partnership opportunities. As Microsoft Advertising’s Business Development & Strategy Lead, Latin America from 2011-2012, Schachner helped lead audience and revenue... Read More →

Speakers
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Oana Cornis-Pop

Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Deve, Warner Music Group
http://wmg.com
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Daniel Ghelman

Global Head of Digital Solutions, Brightstar
Leader in innovation and commercialization for the corporation, launched and leads Brightstar’s newest business unit.  Over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications, Information Technology and Consumer Goods segments serving customers around the world. Prior to joining Brightstar, he held a variety of leadership functions in gMed, Motorola, Nexnet Japan and P&G.  Daniel holds an MBA from the University of... Read More →
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Jim Heindlmeyer

COO, Yonder Music
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Julien Simon

VP Music Rights & Label Relations, Deezer
After working in various roles in the music industry for years, Julien went on to develop digital strategy and sales development at BMG Music in 2004 and then at Sony Music for 4 years, with partners including iTunes, Amazon and Orange. | | In 2008 Julien took the opportunity to join Deezer, an innovative and dynamic music start up, as VP Music Rights and Label Relations. After negotiations with rights holders and business partners, Deezer... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
SAFRA AUDITORIUM

4:30pm

PANEL: RIGHTS, LICENSES & ROYALTIES: What Does It All Mean For The Business of Music?
This panel of experts in music rights will discuss the current status and debates over rights licensing and royalties as it relates to creators, rights owners and digital music businesses. What are the latest business, legal and policy developments? What needs to happen so that creators can make a fair living, labels, studios and publishers can see a fair return on their investments, technology companies have an incentive to innovate and receive a fair share of the pie and fans can satisfy their hunger for and exploration for new entertaining content?

PANELISTS
Richard Conlon, Principal, Rights Management Holdings
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse
Wayne Josel, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, ASCAP
William Colitre, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Music Reports
Moderator: David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

 

Moderators
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David Leibowitz

Managing Partner, CH Potomac
http://chpotomac.com

Speakers
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William Colitre

Music Reports, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs
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Richard Conlon

Principal, Rights Management Holdings
http://rightsmanagementholdings.com
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Jim Griffin

Managing Director, Hazen/OneHouse
Jim Griffin is the Managing Director of Hazen, LLC and OneHouse, both dedicated to the digital delivery of art and its monetization. Griffin ran The Pho List for almost two decades and was CTO for Geffen, President of Network Licensing for Warner, ran Cherry Lane Digital for Cherry Lane, and has served as an advisor to WIPO on copyrights and music licensing.
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Wayne Josel

Senior VP, Business & Legal Affairs, American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Wayne Josel is the Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the nation’s leading performing rights organization. ASCAP licenses public performance rights in musical works on behalf of, and distributes royalties to, its nearly 500,000 songwriter and publisher members. In his role, Wayne has primary responsibility for negotiating and structuring license... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
BREAKOUT ROOM 1

5:00pm

The Orchard Open House
Limited Capacity full

Schedule

5:15pm - 6pm: The Orchard.tv Demo

6pm - 7pm: Speed-Date Networking: Find out what Orchardites actually do, from Product Development to Interactive Marketing, Video Services to Sync Licensing, and more.

7pm - 7:30pm: Demo of The Orchard Workstation: Get a tour of our client dashboard, where music and film clients upload their releases, market them, track their progress and review their numbers.

7:30pm - 8pm: Performance by DEMAR [Instant Records]

DEMAR is a singer-songwriter from Miami, FL currently living in NYC. She has worked with music legend Richard Gottehrer and incredible people like Matt Wilbur and Aaron Marsh (Copeland) at their studio, The Vanguard Room. Her cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools" and her first single "Rebels" are out now on Instant Records.

http://www.demarmusic.com/

Invite-only (RSVP required)
*Request Invitation here 


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Orchard 21 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

5:30pm

CityRealty Open House
Limited Capacity seats available

Join NYC-focused real estate website and tech company, CityRealty, for a New York-themed drink tasting and selection, a "Boozy History of New York City". This NYME open house features drinks from NYC breweries and distilleries accompanied by facts and figures on the neighborhoods they hail from, history, and fun facts. CityRealty’s Carter Horsley, former architecture critic for the New York Times, will talk about the history of New York’s breweries (it used to be the brewing capital of the US before Prohibition, and some of these old buildings are now turning into interesting new apartment buildings). It’ll bring together history, drinks, and interesting real estate info through the lens of RE tech and architecture.

Limited to 100 Guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
CityRealty 275 7th Ave, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10001

6:00pm

National Arts Club Open House
Limited Capacity full

Co-Hosted by The Gamer Agency
Take a tour with cocktails at the historic National Arts Club

Limited to 20 guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

iHeart Radio Open House
Limited Capacity full

Schedule

7pm - 8pm: Reception and networking in Café

8pm - 8:30pm: Presentation in Town Hall

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Bar re-opens and networking resumes in Café

Limited to 60 Guests
Invite-only (RSVP required)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
iHeartRadio 125 W. 55th Street, NY, NY 10019