Agenda

2017 Digital Music Forum Agenda

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change
Day 1
26 Sep 2017

VIEW FROM THE TOP: ARE WE THERE YET? STREAMING AND REVENUE

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?

OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

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

TECHNOLOGY, HUMANS, PLAYLISTS AND THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISCOVERY

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.

THE CURRENT STATE OF VR AND MUSIC

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?

THE FUTURE OF BANDS, BRANDS AND OWNERSHIP

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?

ARTIST & FAN EXPERIENCES IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL

This session will discuss the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for creating engaging artist-fan experiences.

STATE OF MUSIC STARTUPS

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?

VIEW FROM THE TOP

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?

VIEW FROM THE TOP

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?