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Monday, May 6 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Future Is Now: Emergent Music Data Technology You Can Use Today

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The music-industry potential of emergent technology concepts like AI and the blockchain is staggering. From creating a transparent and interoperable ledger of music rights data on the blockchain to drastically cutting down on unidentified and unclaimed royalties via AI, the use cases for these technologies is nearly limitless. But what is often lost in the discussion of these possibilities is the fact that many viable applications of these technologies already exist today. In this panel, a series of companies currently offering products built on emergent tech concepts will show attendees how they can take advantage of their potential today.

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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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 →

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Rory Bernard

CEO, Synchtank
Rory Bernard, CEO of Synchtank, is an experienced technology and software company entrepreneur who has worked at operational and board levels on startups co-founded with like-minded CEO's. Synchtank is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform that broadcast, film, music... Read More →
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Jean-Luc Biaulet

CEO, Music Story
Jean-Luc Biaulet is the founder and CEO of Music Story, which provides music metadata licenses and related services for music and streaming platforms worldwide. 10 years ago, Biaulet used his background in data engineering to build a team dedicated to music and to remedying the countless... Read More →
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Lindsay Conlin

Business Development, Exactuals
Lindsay Conlin works in Music and Data Business Development at Exactuals, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company modernizing the way the entertainment industry makes payments, including residuals, royalties, marketplace payments, and similarly complex transactions. In her role at... Read More →
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Greg Delaney

Owner, Entertainment Intelligence
Greg Delaney is the Owner of Entertainment Intelligence (Ei), a platform that seamlessly blends data from a variety of sources, analyzing over 45 billion streams by playlist, demographic and location. Ei also generates reports and benchmarks that help distributors, labels and artists... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
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