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

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

SPEAKERS:
Peter Schwinge, Founder and Executive, Director Moving Target Group
Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire

Tinzar Sherman
Peter Schwinge

OPENING PRESENTATION

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

 

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

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.

PANELISTS:
Jim Mahoney, General Manager, US MERLIN

Jim Mahoney
11:00 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

ADVOCACY: SAFEGUARDING OUR FINANCIAL AND CREATIVE INTERESTS

The Music Modernization Act, Fair Play Fair Pay, Net Neutrality, The CASE Act, 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 these people up to, and what can you do?

VOICE ACTIVATED SYSTEMS, AI, DIGITAL RADIO: THE FUTURE OF INTEGRATION

The evolution of terrestrial radio to digital radio and the inclusion of 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?

PANELISTS:
John Rosso, President, Market Development, Triton Digital
Moderator: Howie Singer, Special Technology Consultant, Universal Music Group

John Rosso
Howie Singer

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 mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and startups. What are the services helping the artist and label royalty payouts? Where is the industry headed, what do you have to give up, and what type of ROI can be seen?

PANELISTS:
Hale Boggs, Chairman, Investment Committee, Manatt Venture Fund
Jason Sklar, Managing Director, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Hale Boggs
Jason Sklar
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

LUNCH BREAK

MARKETING WITH VIDEO AND LIVE STREAMING, 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, venue, festival, service, or influencer, this is the new era of content creation and audience engagement. What type of investment is required, how can you generate revenue, and what can you do to stand out?

 

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat

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?

PANELISTS:
Jeff Ratner, Chief Media Officer, iCrossing
Jon Bahr, VP, Creator Services, CD Baby

Jeff Ratner
Jon Bahr

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?

PANELISTS:
Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA

Mike Jbara

On-demand Streaming

Streaming services have been expanding their core operations to include more types of content. We see music streaming services offering original video content and video services adding music streaming. How are companies and labels leveraging these new formats to create more opportunities to add value for artists and fans alike?

 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

BRANDING IN A DIGITAL WORLD: CONTENT & STORYTELLING

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, labels, and brands working together to create a genuine engagement strategy. What works, and where is it going?

PANELISTS:
Raymond Roker, Head of AEG Studios, AEG Global Partnerships
Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO, NUE

Raymond Roker
Jesse Kirshbaum

Blockchain and Music: It’s Here, What You Need to Know

Tokens, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum are words that are becoming more mainstream in today’s lexicon. Learn how these platforms are simplifying distribution and revenue generation and how companies and artists can best utilize these platforms.

PANELISTS:
Christoffer Wallin, CEO, Pindify
Benji Rogers, Chief Strategy Officer, Dot Blockchain Media
Jesse Grushack, Co- Founder, Ujo Music

Christoffer Wallin
Benji Rogers
Jesse Grushack
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

RECEPTION

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Digital Music Forum Tech Crawl Open Houses