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.

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 Owen Grover, SVP & General Manager, iHeartRadio Kathy Baker, SVP,Digital Marketing, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Moderator: Jason Lipshutz, Deputy Editor, Fuse TV
Jason Lipshutz
Kathy Baker
Owen Grover
11:15 – 11:45

MORNING BREAK

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 Moderator: Andrew Hampp, VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents
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 Moderator: Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt
Larry Miller
Alex White

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) Followed by Q/A from Our Esteemed Panels 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
Mary Nichols
Francois Arbour
Naomi Makofsky

ARTIST-FAN & VIP EXPERIENCES

This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences. PANELISTS Tom Giles, Senior Director, Fullscreen Direct / Founder, StageBloc Molly Neuman, Head of Music, Kickstarter Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP/General Manager of OnTour, Ticketmaster
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 Darrell Andrews, Director of Music Partnerships & Strategy, OmniaMedia
Brandon Martinez
Darrel Andrews
12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

FIRESIDE CHAT/KEYNOTE

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
Ryan Barkan

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos

Lightning Talks, Startup Pitches & Demos (5 Min Each) Followed by Q/A from Our Esteemed Panels 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?

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 Moderator: Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas
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
Andrew Klein
Howie Singer

LEADERS IN GAMES DINNER

This is an invite-only event. You must be on the guest list to attend.

NYME OPEN HOUSES

These are invite-only events. You must be on the guest list to attend.