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Tuesday, May 7 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Stems: Unlocking The Hidden Value in a Song

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Record labels and artists have an unmonetized asset potentially worth billions of dollars per year. They own the rights to over 50 million songs, but currently only monetize these songs in their entirety. Each song has dozens of component parts, or “stems”, such as vocal tracks, drum beats, and guitar riffs that have tremendous standalone value to diverse buyer segments including DJs, TV, films, online video, radio, podcasts, ads, apps, and games. Despite high demonstrated demand for stems, the stem market has not yet been monetized by record labels and artists.

The stem market is a new industry that represents the logical next step in the disaggregation of songs into newly marketable components. Demand among DJs alone represents a significant market opportunity. The world’s five million professional DJs spend an estimated $2.5 billion on music each year, and this segment has demonstrated a high demand for stems that has been previously unmet due to a lack of available content.

This panel will discuss what record labels and artists are doing to prepare for the growing demand for stems. What are the licensing issues surrounding stems? How will derivative works be treated? How will stems be cleared and accounted for? Join us as we ask the experts what they see as the future for stems.

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Joshua Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Stemit
Joshua Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Stemit, a company that uses stems created from digital multitracks and Ai to generate a new revenue stream and to serve as a resource for artists. Stemit has also developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, Maverick, which allows for... Read More →
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Ty Roberts

Ty Roberts brings 25 years of experience and vision to every project. As a technologist, he developed technologies and data that power products including iTunes and Ford Sync, which are used by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Today, he is the Strategic Advisor for TIDAL... Read More →

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Bob Barbiere

Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Licensing, Dubset Media
Bob Barbiere is the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Licensing for Dubset Media, a database and marketplace that manages the claiming, clearance, and administration of recordings for labels and publishers. Barbiere is responsible for all licensing deals and programs, and has now... Read More →
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JJ Rosen

Splice, EVP, Music Strategy & Industry Relations
JJ Rosen is an experienced music industry executive and a successful tech entrepreneur, who currently serves as EVP of Music Strategy & Industry Relations for Splice. In this role, he develops relationships with external music companies and oversees the company’s partnerships with... Read More →
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Tommy Silverman

Founder and CEO, Tommy Boy
Tom Silverman is the founder and CEO of Tommy Boy, a record label established in 1981. The legendary label was the home of Afrika Bambaataa, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, House of Pain, Digital Underground and many more. He was also a vice president of Warner Bros. Records from 1985... Read More →
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Dick Wingate

Principal, DEV Advisors
Dick Wingate is Principle at DEV Advisors, a digital entertainment consulting firm that provides expertise to service providers, app developers, content owners and investors. With more than 40 years of experience in the music and interactive industries, Wingate has seen the intersection... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
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