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Monday, May 6 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Designing New Data Solutions for Voice-Based Music Discovery

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Smarter speakers and voice-enabled virtual assistants are taking over the home. These next-generation smart home devices are changing the way people find and experience music.  Unlike text searches, voice searches must be accurate and leave very little room for errors. Voice searches must understand context and unpack multiple queries in a single question.  

As a result, descriptive information and metadata become critical for voice-powered searches. This panel will explore how voice is changing consumer behavior, the challenges for music-related voice queries and data, and how the industry is applying AI and machine learning to drive next-gen music search and discovery in the smart home.

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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Amy Wang

Journalist, Rolling Stone
Amy Wang is Rolling Stone's music business reporter. Wang covers streaming, labels, startups, and big-picture narratives in the future of media and entertainment. Previously, she was a reporter for Quartz, Slate and The Economist.

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Kintan Brahmbhatt

Director of Product Management, Amazon Music
Kintan Brahmbhatt is the Director of Product Management and Engineering Program Management for Amazon Music. After joining Amazon in 2009, Brahmbhatt guided the product vision and execution for IMDb Everywhere, the IMDb Movies & TV App for mobile devices, before joining the Amazon... Read More →
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Tim Cutting

VP of Consumer Electronics, Digital & MVPD, Gracenote
As VP of Consumer Electronics, Digital & MVPD for Gracenote, Tim Cutting leads the company's strategic sales initiatives designed to help CE, digital media and TV provider customers develop and launch entirely new entertainment experiences. Cutting is responsible for collaborating... 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 →

Monday May 6, 2019 3:35pm - 4:15pm CDT
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