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On September 26, 2017, join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire’s Annual Digital Music Forum! Held at the inspirational Museum of Jewish Heritage situated on the tip of Manhattan, Digital Music Forum is the perfect place to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of music and connected entertainment!

Who Are We

A 1-day event held as part of New York Media Festival’s (NYME) 2-day event series, Digital Music Forum is the leading event for senior representatives working in the music industry including artists, managers, labels, brands, digital services, marketing agencies, festival directors, investors and concert promoters. Unlike some other industry events, Digital Music Forum focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships. 

Features

Digital Music Forum features two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking. It’s not just the deals they make but people they meet and the long lasting relationships forged. If you are serious about the business of music entertainment, we invite you to join us at Digital Music Forum.

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2017 Speakers

Day 1
September 26, 2017
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting
Karen Allen

VIEW FROM THE TOP: STREAMING REVENUE MILESTONES AND GOALPOSTS

In 2016, music streaming services officially accounted for over half of all major label revenue, and overall global music revenue growth was 7%, the highest since Napster launched. Have we...
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Richard Conlon
Jem Aswad
Julie Greifer Swidler
Michael Abitbol
Lars Murray

OPENING PRESENTATION: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the music business followed by Q/A. PANELISTS: Bill Colitre, Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports
Bill Colitre

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH EYELLUSION & ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST

FIRESIDE CHAT: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO, Eyellusion Ahmet Zappa, Co-Trustee, Zappa Family Trust INTERVIEWER: Bruce Wheeler, General Manager, Babylon Productions
Bruce Wheeler
Ahmet Zappa
Jeff Pezzuti
11:00 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

FEATURED PRESENTATION

TiVo Presents: Rights Management: Turning Machine Learning into Artist Revenue Machine learning is more than just the industry catchphrase of the moment. Find out how this new technology can revolutionize the music...
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Kyle Smetanka
Russ Crupnick

TECHNOLOGY, HUMANS, PLAYLISTS AND THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISCOVERY

In the ongoing drive to create the perfect music discovery solution, services are trying to strike a balance between data-based algorithms and human recommendation. The impact of getting a song...
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Wesley A’Harrah
Justin Barker
Damon Williams
Lucie Watson
Kavi Halemane

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT VR AND MUSIC

Virtual Reality (VR) has been both heralded as the new, hot platform and passed off as hype, but the truth is that 6.3 million headsets are in the market, and...
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RJ Bentler
Jeremy Gruber
Juan Santillan
Nicole St. Jean
Cortney Harding
Kevin Chernett
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK

BANDS & BRANDS: THE QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED

Red Light Management’s / GreenLight Media and Marketing’s Bruce Flohr moderates this interactive session focused on brand/music campaigns. The panel will take questions from audience members and incorporate them into...
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Chris Sampson
Alissa Pollack
Lori Feldman
Bruce Flohr
Amy Sorokas

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JOEL AND BENJI MADDEN

Joel and Benji Madden, Artists, Good Charlotte INTERVIEWER: Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO, NUE
Joel and Benji Madden
Jesse Kirshbaum

STARTUP PITCHES

Quickfire 5-minute pitches from digital music startups. MODERATED BY: Jon Vanhala, Founder, Crossfade Partners Soundcharts | Presenter: David Weiszfeld, CEO & Co-Founder, Soundcharts Following the performance of any artist is...
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Jon Vanhala
David Weiszfeld
Greg Leekley

THE NEXT GENERATION OF FAN ENGAGEMENT

Simply reaching a fan is only half the battle. One you have their attention, how do you measure their level of interest and deliver the right experience or content? What...
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Nate Auerbach
Aaron Ford
Megan Berry
Zeeshan Zaidi
Seth Schachner

FANS TAKE CENTER STAGE

Social media platforms became massively successful by putting their users in the spotlight. While music has always been an element of the content created, now platforms have emerged that provide...
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Josh Ong
Chad Marcum
Justina Valentine
Kevin Carson
Karen Allen

STATE OF MUSIC STARTUPS

Music is one of the hardest categories of startups to get funded, even when music licensing is not a factor. Which companies are finding investment, what has made them attractive...
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Russell Rieger
Betsy McHugh
Dan Rowe
Dick Wingate
David Porter
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

MUSIC AS AN ORIGINAL VIDEO CONTENT STRATEGY

Original content has long been a differentiation strategy for HBO, Netflix, and Hulu, and now video shows about music are doing the same for Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming...
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Ted Cohen
Richard Johnson
Alexander Kisch
Andy Cohn
Simon Kellman

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH HOWIE SINGER OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Howie Singer, Special Technology Advisor, Universal Music Group Interviewer: Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt
Larry Miller
Howie Singer

Tickets

VIP All-Access Passes
1,999.00 USD

All Conferences – Music/Games/TV/Video/RightsTech (Sept. 26-27)

Coffee Breaks & Receptions (Sept. 26-27)

Tech Crawl (Sept. 26-27)

VIP Lunches (Sept. 26-27) / VIP Dinners (Sept. 26-27)

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Registration Pass
999.00 USD

Opening Party (Sept. 25)

Entry To All Conferences – Music/Games/TV/Video/RightsTech (Sept. 26-27)

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Digital Music Forum
Single Day Pass
699.00 USD

Entry to Digital Music Forum Conference (Sept. 26-27)

Tech Crawl (Sept. 26-27)

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Location

The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl New York, NY 10280
+1-646-437-4202

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