2018 Agenda

2018 Digital Music Forum Agenda

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change
Day 1
04 Oct 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am


View From the Top

The overture to the Digital Music Forum. Hear from the people who are leading the charge, staying ahead of the curve, and forging new pathways to a greater music economy.


Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the music business followed by Q/A.


Fireside Chat: Managers

Managers discuss technology in the music business and how their roles have changed to adapt to new marketing ideas, distribution, and revenue generation in the ever-changing digital landscape

11:00 am - 11:30 am


Digital Radio

The evolution of terrestrial radio to digital radio evolution through voice-activated systems, connected devices and car dashboards, have transformed the listening experience. What does the future hold for music promotion and consumption on these digital entertainment services?

Investing in Music

Investing in music has always come with a set of challenges, but with the upswing in global revenues, we’ve seen numerous merges and acquisitions, IPOs, and startups. Where is the industry headed, what do you have to give up, and what type of ROI can be seen?

12:30 pm - 1:45 am


Marketing with Video and Livestreaming, how the Socials have Evolved

No longer is it a just posting an image, no longer is it a link to view. These days, video has taken center stage in connecting with your audience. Whether you’re an artist, a venue, a festival, or influencer, this is the new era of content creation and audience engagement. What can help you stand out?

Fireside Chat: Advocacy

The Music Modernization Act, Fair Play Fair Pay, Net Neutrality, and more… Hear from the leading voices representing the creative community that take on Washington D.C. to protect music copyrights, ensure fair compensation, and stand up for the rights of music creators. What are thse people up to, and what can you do?

State of Music Startups

Picking up from the Investing in Music Disucssion, you will learn more about the current market for Music Startups. What are the challenges, how to generate a sustainable user-base when there is so much competition out there, what are investors looking for, and types of exit strategies?

On-demand Streaming

Music has been at the core operations for these services and now we are seeing a venture into adding original video content. How are these companies leveraging new formats to create more opporuntities to add value for artists and fans alike?

Data: What does it mean to you?

Neraly every platform offers some sort of insights to your posts, videos, downloads, streams, et. al. With so much information to acquire, knowing what you’re looking at, and how to interpret it can sometimes be overwhelming. How can you best breakdown the key data points to undertand your audience and how something is performing?

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Branding in a Digital World

Cross-partnerships can help an artist or a brand reach a wider audience, but what is involved in the storytelling era. What unique ways are artists and brands working together to create a genuine engagement strategy? What works, and where is it going?

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Digital Music Forum Tech Crawl Open Houses