Sponsors & Media Partners

We offer a number of innovative event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and lead generation. Exclusive options can be purchased to customize your package to fit your needs. For more information, please contact: Tinzar Sherman, email: tinzar@digitalmediawire.com, tel:310.855.0033 x702
For partnership inquiries: Ned Sherman, email: ned@digitalmediawire.com, tel: 310.855.0033 X701

Sample List of Past Music Participants

2016 Sponsors & Media Partners

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor company that designs and develops graphics, processors, and media solutions for both commercial and consumer markets. The company focuses on innovations related to gaming technologies, surround computing, Pro graphics technologies, enhanced media, business technologies, server technologies, embedded technologies, security technologies, and mobility technologies.

The Microsoft Technology Center in New York combines experience and expertise to deliver on Microsoft’s vision to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Their world class facility hosts a variety of engaging experiences – you will learn something new and valuable with every visit. The expertise is delivered by their world class architects. They are your trusted advisors who will listen to your aspirations and challenges, and are dedicated to seeing you succeed.

Optimizely is the world’s leading experience optimization platform, providing website and mobile A/B testing and personalization for the world’s leading brands. The platform’s ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of thousands of customers worldwide looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 30 billion optimized visitor experiences.

OWNZONES offers a streamline solution for content creators and owners seeking to distribute their programming in a very complex digital universe. The OWNZONES Media Network facilitates the delivery of content over leading over-the-top (OTT), streaming, VOD and mobile networks supported by customized distribution, hosting, programming and marketing services. Our proprietary technology platform can also be used to create bespoke branded VOD destination sites. In addition, we also use our technology platform to power EZONES, an enterprise solution that enables companies to enhance content sharing with employees, business partners and customers. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles.

SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services. SoundExchange has paid out more than $2 billion in royalties since its inception.

We’re always innovating to create the ultimate entertainment experience. We touch the lives of binge-watching, music-loving, entertainment fanatics every day by delivering beautiful user experiences and enabling the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to nurture more meaningful relationships with their audiences.

Our technology inventions run deep – from the creation of the interactive program guide to the DVR – and we continue to revolutionize how people find content in a chaotic, fragmented media landscape. It’s this “content chaos” and insatiable demand for media and entertainment that keep us inspired – to create products and licensable technology that ultimately enable people to find and enjoy the TV, movies and music they love.

Through innovation, design, audience insights and customer dedication, we’re not only creating the next generation of entertainment. We’re creating the next generation of TiVo.

We uniquely offer one-stop business advisory and legal services to companies of every size and stage — start-up, growth, and mature public — that seek to navigate, and capitalize on, the digital transformation that impacts all industries right here, right now. We accelerate client company growth via direct access to A-list industry players and partners, identification of new opportunities, creative and efficient navigation of complex issues, aggressive and smart negotiating, recognized thought leadership and influence, and empowering venture capital.

IRIS.TV is a cloud-based personalized video programming system that allows publishers and brands to generate more video views and engage users across all devices. The company’s product suite is designed to increase video consumption and simplify operations for web, mobile, and OTT video distribution. The IRIS.TV Video Programming Platform integrates with existing video players using artificial intelligence and adaptive machine learning to automate streaming of personalized content based on audience preferences, user interaction, and behavioral segmentation. IRIS.TV has hundreds of customers across the world that rely on the company’s video programming platform to keep their audiences watching.

Dropbox simplifies the way millions of people work together by enabling secure sharing and collaboration anytime and from anywhere. Offering both consumer and business products, 500 million registered users and almost 200,000 businesses use Dropbox to collaborate and be more productive. Dropbox’s customers include leading companies, such as: Adidas, HPE, Nasdaq, Ecolab, News Corp, UnderArmour, Expedia, Washington post, and National Geographic. For more information, please visit Dropbox.com

Wattpad takes everything you love about storytelling, and turns it into a social, on-the-go experience. The result is a one-of-a-kind adventure in creation and discovery.

To date, more than 45 million people around the world have joined Wattpad. We’re proudly based in Toronto, Canada, but Wattpad stories transcend borders, interests, and language.

Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm with 750 attorneys practicing in 22 offices coast to coast. They’ve been serving clients for more than a century, and we’ve been climbing the ranks of the nation’s largest firms for many years, according to both The Am Law 100 andThe National Law Journal. Fox Rothschild LLP provides a full range of legal services to public and private companies — from family run businesses to multinational corporations. They also represent charitable, medical and educational institutions both in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Plex organizes your entire media collection—your movies, TV Shows, home videos, photos, and music—so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time. Platforms include Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, Smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Nvidia Shield, and more.


VRTIFY: The World’s First Virtual Reality Music Platform. VRTIFY is reinventing the way the world produces, consumes and shares music. The company’s revolutionary technology provides music fans a new way to experience their favorite artists and songs through the immersive power of virtual reality (VR). The technology allows, for music to be paired with custom-created virtual environments and transports the consumer to the front row of his or her favorite concert.
VRTIFY’s end-to-end VR solutions empower artists, tech players, content providers, developers and advertisers with the tools to connect with music fans through innovative, top-quality VR music content. The VRTIFY platform serves as a new distribution model that is set to disrupt everything from record labels, event production and digital music consumption. 

For more than three decades, B/HI has been distinguished as a marketing communications leader at the confluence of entertainment content, products and technology – a point they call the “entertainment experience.” B/HI supports content in all forms, the platforms on which it’s shared, the devices on which it’s consumed and the products it inspires. 

Music Reports invents solutions for the increasingly complicated digital media landscape, setting the standard for innovation in rights management. They build customized tools to solve any market intelligence, rights acquisition, administration, reporting or payment challenges facing the music and data industries, employing intel and software to automate and accelerate accurate, transparent reporting.

PluraVida is helping participants in today’s digital ecosystem to contend with a complex, fragmented, and constantly changing environment. Our product suite is supporting networks, content creators, and brands with settlement needs across the all content types, channels, territories and revenue models.

LyricFind is the world’s largest provider of song lyrics to digital music services, web sites, mobile phones, and more. With licensing from over 3,000 publishers, worldwide rights, and millions of lyrics available, LyricFind powers hundreds of music services around the globe.

SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries SESAC Performing Rights, Rumblefish and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. 

Monegraph is a leader in blockchain-based media rights and licensing. Our technology allows a clear link to be established between the author of a work and its title of ownership, its constellation of usage rights, and payment terms for handling those rights. By the end of 2016 Monegraph will release a full suite of publishing tools to allow artists to be in control of the full value proposition of their work as it circulates on social media.

Spun out of MIT Media Lab, Affectiva is leading the effort to emotion-enable technology. From understanding how consumers engage with digital content, to enabling developers to add emotion sensing and analytics technology to their own apps and digital experiences.

Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content – including images, videos and music – as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
The company has expanded its portfolio to include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world’s media; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management platform for businesses, as well as creating Offset, a high-end image collection.

Amper is your personal Artificial Intelligence music composer, who helps you create music for all your video content. You no longer need to bear the time, budgetary, and licensing frustrations of stock music. With Amper, you can create original, royalty-free music tailored to your videos without needing any prior music experience. The music you make with Amper is always unique and broadcast-ready, and comes with a royalty-free, global, and perpetual-use license. Amperhelps you further your creative vision and, ultimately, make better content, faster.

Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. This mission is carried out in the following key areas: advocating for developers on key issues, providing a global community for networking and encouraging professional development for the improvement of our craft.

Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, broadband, and on-demand services.

Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety GroupVariety, Variety.com,Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Follow Variety on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Events for Gamers: For the game industry professional or fan, Events for Gamers is a one-stop event directory calendar and social community featuring up-to-date news on all kinds of industry events. Visit the website to get the the latest updates on hundreds of worldwide conferences, conventions, summits, fanfests, as well as associated discounts and other offers to those events. Events For Gamers is here for your event attendance needs. For more information: www.eventsforgamers.com

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a non-profit member organization, which serves as a primary resource and help for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. The MCC represents the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with over 300 diverse business organizations. The Chamber supports the business community through advocating for positive business legislation, hosting 3-4 monthly networking events and seminars, expanding marketing opportunities and international outreach. MCC’s mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan. Learn more at www.manhattancc.org

Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business.

Branded Enables Connections that Matter”
Branded designs, sells, markets and produces amazing B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, our focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia.
We are experts in the organisation, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events such as the YouTube FanFest.
Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Digiday is a leading modern media publication and events company, a daily must-read among influencers obsessed with the bleeding edge of media and marketing. Digiday’s high-quality journalism mixes deep industry knowledge and experience with an emphasis on honesty over spin and quality over quantity. Their international staff of reporters covers the publishing, advertising and digital platform industries with an expertise, depth and a wry tone unparalleled in their beats and their events bring together the top tier elite in the publishing, branding, agency and retail industries for multi-day summits.

Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 4 nights of performances, with over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 music venues in downtown Toronto. Canadian Music Week takes pride in welcoming international artists and key industry players from around the world with 40 participating countries. Participating venues will host a number of talented artists from around the world, and the conference will present new opportunities for education and networking within the industry. The 35th installment of the festival will take place from April 18-22, 2017. 

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the preeminent membership organization serving the Television industry.

NY NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. 

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.

The IAEL was officially founded in 1977 at MIDEM, the main international trade fair of the music business held each January in Cannes. Over the past thirty years, the IAEL has come to fulfil a unique role for lawyers involved in the industry throughout the world. It has expanded enormously in terms of both the numbers of its members and the scope of its activities. Nonetheless, continuity of membership combined with the energy of its officers, past and present, mean that the Association’s style remains distinctly personal.

New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.

NewFilmmakers is New York’s longest running and most popular screening series. The NewFilmmakers Screening Series selects films and videos often overlooked by traditional film festivals. NewFilmmakers NY screens every week. The NewFilmmakers Series began in 1998 and over the past eighteen years has screened over 800 feature and 2,500 short films. In 2000 they brought the Havana Film Festival to New York and 2002 they started NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Many well-known shorts and features including Blair Witch and Too Much Sleep have had their initial screenings at NewFilmmakers.

Launched in 1997, MusicDish LLC became a leading online publisher and media firm at one of the most crucial periods in the musicindustry’s history. Its flagship portal Mi2N (Music Industry News Network) is the largest and oldest online newswire serving the musicsector, with a readership of over 30,000 industry professional. It simultaneously become a leading PR service for artists and musiccompanies alike. Over the years, MusicDish also spearheaded online promotion and artist development for hundreds musicians and bands. Through its MusicDish*China brand, it is now an important player in the growing Chinese music market.

NUE sits at the center of music, brands and technology, leading the way into the next evolution of the music industry. We go beyond talent discovery and development, we bring artists and brands big opportunities that help them build and maximize their impact. We bring together artists and some of the world’s leading platforms and organizations (brands, tech companies, events) for next level initiatives that truly break through.


Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We offer several event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and lead generation. Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Sponsor Options can be purchased to customize your package to fit your needs.

For more information about sponsorship at DMW Games or any of our other upcoming events, please contact:

Tinzar Sherman
VP, Business Development
Digital Media Wire, Inc.
310.855.0033 x702