Streaming has officially outpaced all other recorded music revenue combined. Labels and publishers are making direct deals outside of statutory licenses. Are we finally headed towards a sustainable revenue source for music? PANELISTS Lar Murray, VP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora
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, and is having a deep impact on breaking artists. This panel will feature leaders in both spaces discussing the best practices for fans, artists, and the business alike. PANELISTS Lucie Watson, Head of Music, Platoon Kavi Halemane, GM of Digital Programing, iHeartRadio
This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for games and entertainment. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are the available apps, content, devices, and head gear? What is the current state of consumer adoption? PANELISTS Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation Studios Nicole St. Jean, VP of Content, 8i Cortney Harding, Founder, Friends with Holograms
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 Lori Feldman, EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records Bruce Flohr, Chief Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President, Red Light Management Amy Sorokas, Director Strategic Partnerships, Brand Strategy, Microsoft
This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for creating engaging artist-fan experiences. PANELISTS Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Live.me Kevin Carson, VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule
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 David Porter, CEO & Founder, 8tracks
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?