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Wednesday, October 7 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
PANEL: The Latest Music Industry Research

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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?

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

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Gigi Johnson

Executive Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation
Dr. Gigi Johnson founded the UCLA Center for Music Innovation in 2014 to explore how tech-driven innovations are transforming the music business. At the Music Industry Program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, she teaches a popular Internet Marketing and Branding class where students craft full marketing plans, websites, and social media campaigns for startup and existing music brands. Previously, she led UCLA Anderson’s... Read More →

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Jake Katz

VP Audience Insights & Strategy, REVOLT Media
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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 →
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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