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Monday, May 6 • 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Making Modern Music Metadata Standards Work

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As the entertainment industry modernizes the links between ISWC, ISRC, EIDR, ISAN, and many other identifiers, along with the platforms that power them, what can be done to unify metadata systems, identify cross-format usage, and create scalable best practices? Where do data standards like DDEX fit? This final panel will draw on the topics of the day to discuss and propose new metadata standards, connections, and identifiers, with a focus on simplifying...not complexifying.

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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Abby North

Principal, North Music Group LLC
Abby North is Principle of North Music Group LLC, worldwide publishing administrator for more than twenty catalogs with approximately 80,000 commercial and film and TV works. She is also Founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC, which she started after she began working with her... Read More →

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Tim Devenport

Executive Director, ISNI
Tim Devenport is Executive Director of ISNI International Agency and is also with the international standards organization, EDltEUR. Devenport has used his background in senior management, business consultancy and project management in the serials publishing sector to help EDItEUR... Read More →
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Mark Isherwood

Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Mark Isherwood is Secretariat at the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), an organization developing standard messages and other supporting standards for the exchange of information relating to the management of digital media content and rights with the current focus on the music industry... Read More →
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Will Kreth

Executive Director, EIDR
Will Kreth is Executive Director at EIDR, or Entertainment Identifier Registry Association. Kreth has been involved in the broadband and digital media revolution for more than two decades and is a strategic advocate for supply chain automation, improved metadata workflows, and digital... Read More →
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Sylvain Piat

Director of Business, CISAC
Sylvain Piat is Director of Business for CISAC, a non-profit organization that aims to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide. In his role, Piat works with governance and professional rules implementation, as well as monitoring aspects for the whole CISAC... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm CDT
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