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Monday, May 6 • 11:25am - 12:10pm
The Changing Tides of Music Metadata

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The metadata revolution is now in full swing, as this complex standard becomes more and more important to business development, QA, content and publishing operations in the music industry. Our panel of music metadata movers and shakers will reflect on the progress already made in metadata implementation in an attempt to address the most pressing data questions facing the industry at large:

How has music metadata changed in the last two years? 
The session will begin by looking back at the progress made over the past few years and identifying which companies and organizations are driving the change, including DDEX, ISNI, and OMI.

What has improved, and how do we make it better?
The conversation will then shift to how the industry can ensure that data is being entered correctly in the first place. What would the perfect world of DAW data entry look like? And can we have audio workstations with integrated data workflows that work out the credits for a session in a smart manner?

What needs more work? 
Identifiers are key to mapping complicated data sets, allow us to “tell a story” by giving depth to raw data. Going forward, how do we ensure that independent intermediary identifiers can be created at any stage of the process, and then mapped to identifiers such as ISWC later? Or, would it be more effective if we drew the process up from scratch?

This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.

Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.

We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.

Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.

Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.

Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

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Joshua Jackson

Business Development and Industry Relations, UK/Europe, Jaxsta
Joshua Jackson heads up Business Development and Industry Relations in Europe for Jaxsta, a music credits and information resource. He works across data partnerships, new business and product development. Prior to his current position, Jackson co-founded Clippet News, an audible news... Read More →

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Terry Boissonneault

Head of Deployment and Implementation, Dataclef
Terry Boissonneault is the Head of Deployment & Implementation at Dataclef, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOCAN. With more than 28 years of I.T. experience in his prior career at SOCAN and now with Dataclef, Boissonneault has insight into data management in the music industry. In his... Read More →
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Deborah Fairchild

President, VEVA Sound
Deborah Fairchild is the President of VEVA Sound, the world's leading company in the preservation and archival of master recordings. In the past 15 years, Fairchild has risen to lead the company in all facets of the business. She has grown VEVA into a global entity servicing major... Read More →
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Doug Mitchell

Director of Customer Success, Exactuals
Doug Mitchell is Director of Customer Success at Exactuals, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company aiming to modernize the way the entertainment industry makes payments. In his current role, Mitchell shepherds the music customer experience for multiple Fintech Saas product lines (PaymentHub... Read More →
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Todd Tate

Co-Founder, Viva Data
Todd is a co-founder of Viva Data, a company he co-founded with another music tech veteran, Lucas Gonze. Viva Data helps music companies manage music metadata at scale in virtually any language. Todd focuses on building excellent music tech products, and enjoys mentoring, advising... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm CDT
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