Agenda

2016 Digital Music Forum Agenda

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change
Day 1
27 Sep 2016

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Ned Sherman

OPENING PRESENTATIONS

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC, VR/AR AND MARKETING Visionary presentations on the future of Music, VR/AR and Marketing. We’re Not PLAYing Around: The Impact of Playlisting on Music Streaming Playlisting has become the new radio promotion, the expert we lost when Tower Records closed, the curator we had on college radio. It’s the  #1  topic of conversation. The talk will cover how are consumers are actually reacting to playlists.  Where do playlists fit in their streaming experience?  How are they actually using playlists and what do they listen to? More importantly...
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Russ Crupnick

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Digital Music Leaders Roundtable

This panel of digital and tech 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 Winston Binch, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America Owen Grover, EVP & General Manager, Content Development & Distribution, iHeartMedia Kathy Baker, SVP,Digital Marketing, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Alexander Kisch, EVP, Business Development & Business Affairs, Vevo Moderator: Jason Lipshutz, Deputy Editor, Fuse TV
Alexander Kisch
Winston Binch
Jason Lipshutz
Kathy Baker
Owen Grover

FIRESIDE CHAT with SOUNDCLOUD

Fireside Chat with Stephen Bryan, Chief Content Officer, SoundCloud
11:15 – 11:45

MORNING BREAK

BANDS, BRANDS AND OWNERSHIP

This panel will look at the growing importance of owned media and properties to brands in the music space, as traditional endorsement deals and sponsorships continue to become a thing of the past. As brand-owned assets’ reach and influence start to become just as significant as linear media outlets, how are they collaborating with artists and labels, and what are the challenges? PANELISTS Afdhel Aziz, Director, Absolut Labs Joy Howard, CMO, Sonos H.L. Ray, Head of Partnerships & Programming, Samsung Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents
H.L. Ray
Afdhel Aziz
Andrew Hampp

THE LATEST IN MUSIC RESEARCH

Leading analysts and researchers 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 & Co-Founder, Next Big Sound, Pandora Russ Crupnick Managing Partner, MusicWatch Moderator: Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt
Russ Crupnick
Larry Miller
Alex White

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Content Consumption in a Mobile-First World Naomi Makofsky, Strategic Product Partnerships. Google How to Use Data & Predictive Modeling to Personalize the Music Licensing Experience Francois Arbour, VP Product, Music & Video, Shutterstock Promoting Music to Niche Audiences through Podcasting & Independent Radio Mary Nichols, President & Founder, FuseBox Radio Broadcast The New Radio Promotion The power of radio hasn’t changed, but the way people listen to it has. Even though artists’ music lives in streaming services, they’re forced to advertise outside...
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Daniel Sanders
Mary Nichols
Francois Arbour
Naomi Makofsky

ARTIST & FAN EXPERIENCES IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL

This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences. PANELISTS Dan Berkowitz, CEO & Founder, CID Entertainment Tom Giles, Senior Director, Fullscreen Direct / Founder, StageBloc Molly Neuman, Head of Music, Kickstarter Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP/General Manager of OnTour, Ticketmaster Daniel Stedman, Co-founder, Northside Moderator: Lawrence Peryer, Independent Producer & Consultant
Daniel Stedman
Lawrence Peryer
Dan Berkowitz
Zeeshan Zaidi
Tom Giles
Molly Neuman

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 Brandon Martinez, Vice President, LNTV Network, Live Nation Betty Tran, EVP, Marketing, Izo Darrell Andrews, Director of Music Partnerships & Strategy, OmniaMedia Moderator: David Tockman, Vice President, Business Development, Shindig, Inc.
Betty Tran
David Tockman
Brandon Martinez
Darrel Andrews
12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

FIRESIDE CHAT with RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT

Jonathan Azu, General Manager & Executive Vice President, Red Light Management with Special Guest
Jonathan Azu

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

This panel of digital influencers, social media, marketing 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 Vine, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. PANELISTS Ryan Barkan, Music Supervisor, Droga5 Maurice Bernstein, CEO, Giant Step
Maurice Bernstein
Ryan Barkan

INNOVATION: Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) PRESENTERS Innovation in the Global Cannabis Industry Larry Linietsky, Chief Operating Officer, HIGH TIMES
Larry Linietsky

VR/AR FOR MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

This session of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for music and entertainment. The panel will focus on what opportunities are available for the music business in the market today. What are the available apps, content, devices, and head gear?  What is the current state of consumer adoption? PANELISTS Brad Spahr, VP, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment Nick Lippman, Partner, Lippman Entertainment Facundo Diaz, CEO, VRTIFY Moderator: Courtney Harding, Founder & President, Courtney Harding Consulting
Brad Spahr
Facundo Diaz
Nick Lippman
Cortney Harding

INNOVATION PANEL: Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery

Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery In the ongoing drive to create the perfect music discovery solution, the balance between data-based algorithms vs human recommendations is in full swing. This panel will feature leaders in both spaces discussing the best practices for fans, artists, and the business alike. PANELISTS Nico Perez, Co-founder, Mixcloud

THE RIGHTSTECH REVOLUTION

This panel of cross-industry leaders focused on furthering technology innovation around rights management and licensing across multiple media verticals. Topics include: Restoring Registration to the IP Equation; the RightsTech Stack; Metadata and Content Recognition; and Smart Contracts. PANELISTS Christopher Harrison, Vice President, Music Business Affairs, SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Christopher Harrison

DIGITAL MUSIC IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

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 Michael Abbattista, Global Head of Telecom/ISP Business, Spotify Pryia Rajagonpalan,VP, Product Management, Rovi Julien Simon, VP, Music Rights & Label Relations, Deezer Paramdeep Singh, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn Moderator: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas
Paramdeep Singh
Seth Schachner
Julien Simon
Priya Rajagopalan
Michael Abbattista
16:00 – 16:45

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: 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 Howie Singer, Senior VP & Chief Strategic Technologist, Warner Music Group Andrew Klein, SVP, Global Partnerships, AEG Josh Rabinowitz, SVP, Director of Music, Grey Worldwide Dr. Kate Stone, CEO & Founder, Novalia Ltd Moderator: Fred Goldring, Chairman & Co-Founder, Music Aficionado, Inc.; CEO & Co-Founder, GraphAudio, Inc.
Dr. Kate Stone
Josh Rabinowitz
Fred Goldring
Andrew Klein
Howie Singer

LEADERS IN MEDIA DINNER

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NYME OPEN HOUSES

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