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Monday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Case Studies: Music Data in Action

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In this session, we take you through a few brief examples of how music metadata solutions are being implemented today. Get a glimpse inside the complex challenges and solutions encountered when making music data operate at scale.

Case Study 1
Dataclef, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOCAN – one of the leading rights management organizations in the world – leverages over 90 years of experience in rights and data management. Our case study will focus on how the Dataclef Suite ingests and manages the world's repertoire of music data and consumption for our customers by leveraging world-class technology, data practices and workflows to provide scalable services which ultimately pay rights holders quickly and accurately.

Janice Scott, Dataclef

Case Study 2
CD Baby is the largest global digital distributor of independent music and the largest publishing rights administrator in the world, representing over 650,000 recording artists, 100,000 songwriters, half a million albums, and more than 7 million tracks across 800+ genres. With so much data coming in from indie artists and labels, it was imperative that the company find a technology partner to ensure that publishing info and master recordings are linked accurately and consistently, conform to all DSP standards, and are optimized for search. They reached out to Exactuals about RAI, which utilizes machine learning bolstered by human experts to accomplish those goals quickly so that artists can get paid, DSPs can aid discoverability, and customers can get the best possible experience and recommendations. In this session, Exactuals' Chris McMurtry and CD Baby's Kelly Jones will discuss their work together and explain exactly how RAI can be used to link Master Recording and Publishing information and clean up metadata to meet DSP standards.

Kelly Jones, CD Baby
Chris McMurtry, Exactuals

Case Study 3
Rumblefish – HFA’s licensing and administration service - offers a one-stop solution to manage administration, licensing, data or royalty management needs. Our clients including Warner Music, ClassPass, UltimateGuitar, LANDR, Smule and other DSPs. HFA’s John Raso will be joined by a Rumblefish client to discuss the current state of identifying and administrating publishing rights, establishing licenses and accounting royalties.

John Raso, HFA/Rumblefish
Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind

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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Darryl Ballantyne

Founder & CEO, LyricFind
Darryl Ballantyne is the CEO & Founder of LyricFind, a company which pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005. Since then, he has grown LyricFind to be the largest legal, licensed... Read More →
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John Raso

SVP, Client Services, HFA
John Raso is the SVP of Client Services for HFA and Rumblefish, where he oversees the teams who provide support to thousands of publishers and Rumblefish clients. Raso oversees the identification and distribution of music publishing royalties generated by Rumblefish administration... Read More →
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Janice Scott

COO and Head of Sales, Dataclef
Janice Scott directs and oversees the sales and application of Dataclef’s products and services, while focusing on the company’s ongoing and future business development activities in its growing services area. With more than 30 years of experience, Scott began her career as a... Read More →
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Chris McMurtry

Head of Music Product, Exactuals
Chris McMurtry is Head of Music Products for Exactuals. Born and raised in Nashville, McMurtry has been involved with music his entire life. His passion for music is only equaled by the underlying technologies and data that drive its curation, discoverability, insights, and accurate... Read More →
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Kelly Jones

Director of Data & Analytics, CD Baby
Kelly Jones is the Director of Data & Analytics at CD Baby, joining the company a little over two years ago. In this role, Jones leads the team that architects and designs the data platforms that power CD Baby's growing and changing technology platform. She brings data and software... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm CDT
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