MUSIC / GAMES / VIDEO / RIGHTSTECH: SEPT 25-27, 2017

Agenda

2017 Digital Music Forum Agenda

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change
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: 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? PANELISTS Lar Murray, VP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora
Lars Murray

OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the music business followed by Q/A.
11:15 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

FEATURED PRESENTATION: MUSIC VR

PANELISTS Drew Silverstein, Founder & CEO, Amper Music
Drew Silverstein

PANEL: 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. PANELISTS Lucie Watson, Head of Music, Platoon Kavi Halemane, GM of Digital Programing, iHeartRadio
Lucie Watson
Kavi Halemane

PANEL: 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? 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
Nicole St. Jean
Cortney Harding
Kevin Chernett
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK

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? 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
Lori Feldman
Bruce Flohr
Amy Sorokas
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

BREAK

THE NEXT GENERATION OF FAN ENGAGEMENT

PANELISTS Aaron Ford, Director, Digital Advertising, The Orchard Megan Berry, Head of Product, Octane AI Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster
Aaron Ford
Megan Berry
Zeeshan Zaidi

PANEL: FANS TAKE CENTER STAGE

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
Khudor Annous
Kevin Carson

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? PANELISTS David Porter, CEO & Founder, 8tracks
David Porter
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

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?