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Saturday, May 4
 

12:00pm

Registration
Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
TBD
 
Sunday, May 5
 

7:00am

Registration
Sunday May 5, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
TBD

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is the tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.

The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.

The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

9:00am

9:30am

9:30am

From Songwriter to Publisher: Legal Aspects of Starting your own Publishing Company
More and more often in today’s industry, hit songwriters are leveraging  their success by forming independent publishing companies.  Music industry executives and songwriter entrepreneurs will shed light on why and the ins and outs of working together to create and run a successful publishing company and discuss the legal aspects and agreements associated with forming such companies.

Moderators
avatar for Austen Adams

Austen Adams

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Austen Adams is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, where he represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, executives, and other music industry professionals regarding their entertainment transactions and general careers. Adams... Read More →
avatar for Noah McPike

Noah McPike

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Noah McPike is Of Counsel for Dickinson Wright law firm. He has spent more than a decade practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s Music Row. McPike’s client list is comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Symphony C

10:00am

“The Future Is Now” Experience
Come “experience” the latest innovations in music technology that are impacting the marketplace.

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Viola

10:30am

Who Even Am I? Entrepreneur, Corporate, Freelancer?
Finding yourself in a career with the wrong job description will cost you time, relationships, and possibly your health. In this panel we'll honestly discuss reasons why certain jobs may or may not be the right fit for everyone, even if technically qualified. Additionally, we'll discuss ways to adjust a career path to fit intricacies in personality without jeopardizing future opportunities. Our speakers will provide the audience with a better understanding of how individual skill sets can be applied to any career path.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dohse

Nathan Dohse

Founder and COO, AGD Entertainment


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Symphony AB

10:35am

The Label Artist Leverage Shift
Once upon a time and barely 20 year ago, there was really only on way to get music heard—through a label. Because a label had proprietary manufacturing and distribution systems, priority relationships to get the record made and promoted, the exclusive use of professional personnel, and the only pockets deep enough to launch an artist over the very high barrier to entry. As a result of that reality, artists had little to no leverage and barely any choice—and the deals reflected the reality that something was better than nothing.  But, that was then. Now, none of this remains true. Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship have created a plentitude of options. Recording can be done in your house with some software. Videos can be created and posted on an iPhone. Manufacturing is hardly a concern for most. The professional personnel are now consultants and available for anyone’s hire. Distribution options are abundant. Money can be attained through crowdfunding and as a result-artists now have the ability to launch themselves over the threshold without any kind of label.  All of this calls into question the role of a label and the justification of their split of the pie. It has artists’ asking themselves why they should sign with a label at all and labels’ thinking about what more they can offer to artists to bridge the ever widening leverage shift between them.

Moderators
avatar for Monika Tashman

Monika Tashman

Partner, Fox Rothschild
Monika Tashman is a Partner & Lawyer at Fox Rothschild. Her clients are in the entertainment and music industries, ranging from talented artists and dynamic entrepreneurs, to independent record labels and new media and technology companies. Tashman focuses on handling transactions... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:35am - 12:00pm
Symphony C

11:30am

Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count
Would you rather have 10 more Instagram followers or 10 more people you can call business friends? It's often said that building a network in the music industry is important, but just how can you do that and why is it so important to focus on creating lasting relationships? In this session, you'll hear how making authentic connections is crucial to the success of an entrepreneur, songwriter, label project manager, and artist manager and you'll leave with ideas and ways you can build community to take your career to the next level.

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Forbes

Katherine Forbes

Founder, Designing the Row
Katherine Forbes is the Founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company Designing the Row, whose client roster includes multiple Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists. She is also the creator of Music Biz Besties, a community of thousands of female musicians and industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

Founder and CEO, Olivia Management
Erin Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, an artist management and consulting company based in Nashville. Since founding Olivia Management in 2012, Anderson has grown the company to three full-time staff, five management clients, and a consulting business that is... Read More →
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Matthew Miller

Project Manager, Rounder Records
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Sarah Spencer

American Singer, Songwriter and Pianist


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Symphony AB

1:00pm

Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Keynote: Mitch Glazier, RIAA
Speakers
avatar for Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier

Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Mitch Glazier is Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade association representing the U.S.-based global entertainment companies responsible for creating, manufacturing, or distributing approximately 85 percent of the world’s recorded music... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Symphony C

1:00pm

Innovative Careers in the Music Industry
The new artist model will continue to create new career opportunities within the music industry. As more artist assume creative control within the music industry, essential career opportunities will continue to evolve as well. Some of the jobs that will become more relevant in the future are in areas such as brand management, merchandising, YouTube and video game sound design, Instagram gossip, content development, data engineer, trauma counselor, machine learning and AI, playlist scientist and many more. Join this interactive experience and discover how you can create your unique career path in the music industry.

Speakers
avatar for Rashida Cruz

Rashida Cruz

Professor of Music Industry, Monmouth University
Rashida Cruz is an adjunct professor of the Music Industry Program at Monmouth University where she teaches the Business of Music and Music Industry Internship. She created the Introduction to Music Business course for Brookdale Community College and taught business courses at Berkeley... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony AB

1:45pm

5% of What? Music Lawyers in the Age of Streaming
The modern music lawyer wears many hats -- dot connector, A&R broker, deal negotiator, strategic advisor, and more. Playing a critical role in launching careers, many invest time and resources into developing artists long before they ever see a payout. In the traditional music business, the reward for this risk was a percentage commission (usually 5%) on eventual record and publishing deal advances. Conventional wisdom held that the bigger the advance, the higher chance of success, and that everyone's incentives were aligned.

But in a streaming economy where artists can build momentum independently and see financial return in real time, there are more paths to succeed, with various partners and many different types of deal structures. Today, the biggest check upfront isn’t always the best strategic move. So how do lawyers help artists navigate this new landscape while still making sure they’re rewarded for the risks they take? This panel features top managers and lawyers diving into the issue of incentives, deal structures, and how to stay savvy in the modern music business.


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

How To Job Search in the Entertainment Industry
Whether you’re searching for your first job, pursuing a new company, or undertaking a complete career transition, the employment search process can be overwhelming. Ease your worries by learning core skills from seasoned entertainment industry recruiting and career development professionals. Panelists will discuss professional documents, search strategies, online applications, networking and interviewing tips. Come prepared with all of your job search questions!

Speakers
avatar for Nina Williams Woodard

Nina Williams Woodard

Senior Career Development Specialist, Belmont University
Nina Williams Woodard is Senior Career Development Specialist at Belmont University, where she cultivates entertainment industry partnerships and provides career development coaching, resources, and programming for students and alumni of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

The Journey of a Music Entrepreneur
The music entrepreneur is not a one size fits all title. As varied as each individual and company may be, the motivations and pitfalls can be quite similar. We explore and examine real-life startup businesses — from record labels and music education to a music venture capital fund — and discuss the hallmarks and pitfalls which every music entrepreneur faces. We will also discuss the best and worst practices of running your own music business, as well as examine our shared experiences. Audience participation through Q&A is encouraged for a larger discussion of collective drivers which keep us music entrepreneurs on our journey.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan

CEO, Merry Bright Music
Elizabeth Chan is the CEO of Merry Bright Music, an entertainment company focused on producing Christmas and seasonal holiday content worldwide. Chan has multiple top 10 Billboard charting singles, has become a mainstay on holiday playlists, and has become one of the most played Christmas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for J. Anthony Allen

J. Anthony Allen

Co-Founder and CEO, Slam Academy
J. Anthony Allen is Co-Founder and CEO of Slam Academy, an institute that offers quality digital arts educational programs focused on music production, DJing, sound design, and more. Slam Academy was born out of Allen’s desire to make Electronic music education accessible and affordable... Read More →
avatar for Brian Penick

Brian Penick

Founder and CEO, The Counter Rhythm Group
Brian Penick is the Founder and CEO of The Counter Rhythm Group, an agency focused on helping artists and companies achieve sustainable growth. After a 12-year career as a professional musician, Penick left the road to focus on helping artists and music professionals. He has worked... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

Artificial Intelligence Meets Tin Pan Alley
Artificial Intelligence is surely changing the world, including the way that music is created and consumed. In fact, AI is invading the sacred realm of songwriting. Today, in the time it takes some people to restring and tune a guitar, AI software has the ability to compose a melody and lyrics that arguably are similar enough to human-written songs to evoke real emotions.  Is it inevitable that a computer will create a chart-topping song in the not-so-distant future? Consider, for example, the AI-created Pop song, “Daddy’s Car.” Released in 2016, it’s said to be the world’s first structured AI Pop song, for which AI software drew “inspiration” from the decades-old and revered Beatles songbook. Could the creative, business, and legal implications of this brave new world fundamentally disrupt the very foundation of the music and broader entertainment industries? 

Among the legal issues to be discussed, perhaps the most important one is who owns the copyright in an AI-written song? Who its “author” under the Copyright Act? Is it the person who created the underlying software; the person who gathered and inputted the data; the person who owns the hardware; the person who commissioned and paid for the creation of the AI-written song; or someone else? Or could it possibly be the AI itself? The myriad legal questions presented have not been answered yet, but they are likely to be addressed sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, the interplay between human intelligence and Artificial Intelligence in the creative process is happening now, in real time.

Moderators
JB

John Beiter

Entertainment Attorney, Beiter Law Firm PLLC


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

4:00pm

Selling Your Copyrights: Legal Issues and Other Considerations
You've worked hard to write, record, and market a musical body of work that's generating some consistent revenue for you, and now you want to sell. This panel will feature a discussion of the legal and other considerations involved in the sale of copyrights in musical works and/or the royalty streams associated with those musical work.  We will guide you through the transaction, from preparing your financial statements and soliciting offers, through the letter of intent, legal and financial due diligence, and (if all goes well...) closing.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Novick

Daniel Novick

Trademark & Entertainment Lawyer, Novick Law PLLC
Daniel Novick is a trademark & entertainment lawyer who represents entertainment and entrepreneurial clients worldwide in matters related to business development, trademark registration & protection, and contract negotiations – with a particular focus on music, digital media, and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony C

5:00pm

Featured Presentation: Zane Lowe, Apple Music
Speakers
avatar for Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe

Global Head of Artist Relations and Host, Apple Music
GRAMMY-nominated producer and DJ Zane Lowe is the Global Head of Artist Relations for Apple Music. In addition to leading Apple Music’s artist relations team for the world, Lowe oversees Beats 1, Apple Music’s global livestream, where he serves as one of the anchor hosts, broadcasting... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

6:00pm

7:00pm

 
Monday, May 6
 

7:00am

Registration
Monday May 6, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
TBD

8:00am

CMA Opening Breakfast & Music Biz Presentations
Longtime event sponsor CMA will present a special Country music-focused program following breakfast, and the session will wrap-up with the annual address by Music Biz President James Donio.


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Griffin Ballroom

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is the tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.

The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.

The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

10:30am

“The Future Is Now” Experience
Come “experience” the latest innovations in music technology that are impacting the marketplace.

Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
Viola

10:30am

11:00am

How To Use Data To Break Hit Records
A hit from an indie label looks different than from a major label. And, the same holds true for different genres and areas of the country or world. But, one thing remains the same — they all want to maximize the revenue potential. This discussion will show how data is used to break a hit, taking into consideration the specific artist and the goals desired. We will examine the analytic capabilities of BuzzAngle Music that are used to power the published theories and marketing practices used by Westcott Multimedia.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Grant

Kristin Grant

President, Westcott Multimedia
Kristen Grant is the President of Westcott Multimedia, a software firm built for record labels in support of their marketing strategy for both current and deep catalogue music. Grant is also a contributor for Forbes who writes about the intersection of music and technology. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jim Lidestri

Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Symphony EF

11:00am

The Ins and Outs of Killer Physical Packaging
The importance of killer packaging for physical product is so important. In this session, you will learn what works, what doesn't and how to design, produce and deliver packaging that will get your physical product noticed. Physical music packaging is a large part of the expense to release a project, learn how to not be overcharged and how to spend money wisely.

Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Harpeth

11:00am

Holding Space for Diverse Voices: Why It Matters to You & Your Bottom Line
Have you been listening to and amplifying the voices of people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in the music industry? In today’s environment, you can’t afford not to!

Music has always crossed boundaries of race, gender, and sexual identity. Musicians are notoriously open in these areas, often far before their societal counterparts get there - because the music comes first! And today? In this streaming world, kids have access to entire catalogs across all genres. The new market isn’t thinking in terms limited by old stereotypes. 

Attitudes are changing. Markets are shifting. Our industry needs to represent the artists and audience it serves. And we need to be poised to respond to the emerging needs around us. How do we do that? We start by “holding space” -- making room for diverse voices in our boardrooms and rosters and staffs and peer groups. And then we listen to what those voices are really saying. We amplify those voices so that others who will not normally listen to them can hear them. 

This dynamic panel of minorities in today’s music industry will share their challenges, struggles, and triumphs in their journey to the top. You’ll hear why it’s so important to make sure there’s room at the table for everyone. And it’s not just a matter of good ethics -- it’s good business! We need to have these voices to know what our broadest market is thinking, and for that, representation matters.

But this won’t just be lip service to the topic: we’ll share real, concrete approaches that we can all use to pave the way to a brighter, more unified, future in today’s exciting and beautiful diverse world.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Yazge

Matt Yazge

VP, Head of Brand Sponsorship, Nielsen Music
Matt Yazge leads the Brand Sponsorship team at Nielsen Music. Throughout his career at Nielsen, Yazge has helped leaders in global entertainment and partnership marketing with their music, film, fashion, and lifestyle marketing strategies. In his current role, he helps brands activate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Holguin

Rochelle Holguin

VP of Creative Music Strategy, Viacom
Rochelle Holguin is VP of Creative Music Strategy for Viacom, a film and television media company whose brands include MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, CMT, and Whosay. Holguin oversees music supervision for content creators across programming, marketing, and digital, as well as supervising the... Read More →
avatar for Sumiko Sprinkle

Sumiko Sprinkle

Founder, song911.com
Sumiko Sprinkle is the Founder of song911.com, a music industry oriented consulting firm that bridges the gap between the creative and the analytical. Sprinkle also curates music for the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, an LA-based networking organization. Under... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Symphony C

11:00am

11:30am

#NEXTGEN_NOW 2.0
It's back! The across-the-board acclaimed, uber-inspiring #NEXTGEN_NOW series is set to make a return to Music Biz! Join us as we feature a panel of forward-thinking music industry influencers as they detail their unique journeys to the top of the music biz and prove that age does not always equal authority. Their next generation is now ... and yours can be too. #NEXTGEN_NOW will leave you inspired, ready to rethink, and perhaps on your way to re-write your narrative... and the future of the music industry. Stay tuned as we announce the full panel and detail how their innovative, next-gen stories have impacted the industry-at-large ... and beyond!

Moderators
avatar for Cherie Hu

Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer/Editor, Freelance
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist focusing on the intersection of music and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In 2017, at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosa Asciolla

Rosa Asciolla

Head of Artist & Label Marketing, North America, Spotify
Rosa Asciolla is the Head of Artist & Label Marketing in North America for Spotify. Asciolla leads the team that works directly with artists and managers supporting, empowering, and educating the creative community about Spotify, how to navigate the digital landscape, and its impact... Read More →
avatar for Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

Singer/Songwriter
Cassadee Pope is a singer and songwriter who won NBC’s The Voice in 2012. A year after her win, Pope release her debut album, Frame by Frame, which bowed at number one on Billboard’s Country chart and hit the top 10 on Billboard’s main chart. The album packed the platinum-selling... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Aroh

Derrick Aroh

VP of A&R, RCA Records
Derrick Aroh is the VP of A&R at RCA Records, and has quickly become one of A&R’s rising stars. Aroh joined RCA in the A&R department as an intern at the age of 18 and became A&R Rep in 2015. He has signed and developed several acclaimed Hip-Hop artists to the label such as Childish... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Griffin Ballroom

12:00pm

Reel Power - How Video Can Launch A Hip-Hop Career
Speakers
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Roy LaManna

Co-Founder and CEO, Vydia


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Belle Meade

12:00pm

The Wild West of Podcasting
Podcasting is a more viable medium for storytelling, promotion, and revenue than ever before, yet remains a format with very few rules or standards.  Join us for an interactive and informative discussion among market leaders and experts as they bring clarity to some of the mystery around partnerships, content strategy, promotion and more.  Find out what’s working in the space and how to thrive in this emergent market.

Moderators
avatar for Charlene Bryant

Charlene Bryant

Digital Account Manager, Sony Music/RCA Inspiration
Charlene Bryant is a Digital Account Manager for Sony/RCA Inspiration. In this role, Bryant partners with Apple Music, Spotify, and a host of other digital streaming platforms to gain visibility for artists. She is passionate about helping artists and bringing a consciousness of the... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony D

1:00pm

Songtrust Introduction
Our Songtrust team members will welcome and give a brief introduction to who Songtrust is and what we do for creators, representatives, and businesses as the world’s leading option for global publishing administration.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Neuman

Molly Neuman

Global Head of Business Development, Songtrust
Molly Neuman is the Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust, the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator. At Songtrust she leads the business development, sales, and marketing teams of in their service to over 100,000 songwriters and... Read More →
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Co-Founder and General Manager, Songtrust
Joe B. Conyers III is Co-founder and General Manager of Songtrust, a company that helps music makers and rights holders collect their music publishing royalties. Songtrust works with over 40 societies and 120 territories to make it easy to get paid publishing royalties from YouTube... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:00pm

On the Record: Physical Formats, National Markets and Possible Futures
Over the past decade we were supposed to see the demise of physical formats. Whilst the US saw the market fall by nearly 50% in 2017, CDs and records remain key components of music consumption in other territories. Is the US experience the beginning of an end to physical product globally or is the landscape more complex?  

Why is US music consumption choice so different to that of the UK, Germany, Japan and other markets? Why does market share for physical formats vary so much across territories? What are the factors that drive these differences? What lessons can be learnt from successful markets to improve share of revenue for physical product? Is choice of format led by the market or driven by the consumer? What changes would benefit the physical music business at a local and national level? Can streaming improve record and CD sales?

The panel will look at the physical market across borders and formats. Panelists will debate the issues facing the business; focusing on production facilities, distribution networks, the pressure on retail space and support, or lack of it, from the media, music industry and business communities.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony EF

1:00pm

Radio SuperSession
You partnered up and worked hard in the creative process. An amazing piece of music has been birthed.  The hard conversation about who did what has been had and the split sheets are signed. Now what?   From idea to administration, this panel will explore the legal and practical implications of collaborations and provide sound advice on how to protect your interest in co-authored songs and records.  Topics will include statutory rights of co-authors, copyright assignments, (co)publishing and (co)administration agreements, fractional licensing, and the impact of recent changes brought about by the Music Modernization Act.  Additionally, we will cover best practices when it comes to registering your contributions with the various collection societies and ensuring your co-collaborators hold up their end of the bargain.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Crupnick

Russ Crupnick

Managing Partner, MusicWatch


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony C

1:00pm

The Third Wave: Surfing the Emerging Streaming Landscape
Established streaming markets enjoy an efficient supply chain, covering file and metadata delivery, marketing and revenue distribution. In emerging markets, businesses are still piecing their chains together. And these are different in each case: players in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and China all face unique challenges, requiring unique solutions. 

What network, financial and market dynamics do entrants need to understand to make their models work? Could emerging markets offer innovations that can be applied in established markets, or even lead the next global trends in streaming and consumption?

From foreign investment on the African continent to pirates becoming platforms in the Middle East and Russia, building a market for mobile in India to the ‘pan-music entertainment’ ecology of China, we will explore the opportunities, and barriers the new markets offer. Drawing on their experience of various global markets, the panelists will discuss these territories and what we can learn from this unparalleled period of expansion.

Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harpeth

1:10pm

Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum Keynote: Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard
Speakers
avatar for Richard Gottehrer

Richard Gottehrer

Co-Founder, The Orchard
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard, the largest distributor in the world for independent music and film. The Orchard currently works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith. A true... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:55pm

How Streaming Is Evolving the Path to Mainstream Success
The rise of digital streaming platforms are evolving the way a creator kickstarts their career - giving them immediate access to a community and tools. Likewise, these digital streaming platforms have also evolved the broader music industry’s approach to discovering new talent and developing their careers, offering more data and insights than ever before. This discussion will cover how streaming has changed the way creators forge their own path in transitioning from "bedroom musician" to "mainstream success," it’s impact on the broader music industry, and what terms like “discovery” and “success” mean in this new age.


Monday May 6, 2019 1:55pm - 2:35pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:00pm

Parents In Music: A Roundtable Discussion
Working in the music business can be tough. Being a parent in the music business is a whole other chapter.  This program seeks to be a touchpoint and supportive discussion. The goal and objective of this program is to invite mothers and fathers in the music business to meet and join in a roundtable discussion to explore the cross section of music business life and family life. 
"Should I homeschool my child on tour?" 

"My child is showing interest in the music business but I'm on the fence about it, knowing what I know... should I encourage?"

Seating is limited so please reserve your seat here.

As you reserve your seat, you will be asked to submit questions to kick-off the discuss. Participants will also be encouraged to ask questions in the room and join in an interactive, lively and cathartic discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan

CEO, Merry Bright Music
Elizabeth Chan is the CEO of Merry Bright Music, an entertainment company focused on producing Christmas and seasonal holiday content worldwide. Chan has multiple top 10 Billboard charting singles, has become a mainstay on holiday playlists, and has become one of the most played Christmas... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:00pm
The Duke

2:00pm

Increasing the Impact of Indie Retail Promotion in the Age of Streaming
The objective of this panel will be to focus on the continued importance of independent record stores in the age of streaming, with an emphasis on bringing independent retail promotion online. From streaming an in-store with a media partner to creating bespoke digital content to be experienced only at record stores to filming bands engaging with a retailer to promote a record, indie retail can be the home for not just the local community to gather and experience music, but also a platform for fans around the world to experience an artist's record for the first time. Panelists working in retail marketing at record labels and independent shops will share examples of promotions they have successfully brought online. Attendees will learn about the importance of the community of discovery a record shop can foster and how that can be translated to a wider audience around the globe.

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony D

2:00pm

Emotional Intelligence: Your Ultimate Leadership Differentiator
“Emotional Intelligence” is what people look for in their leaders but how do you actually embrace and model it?  Start to understand why this leadership quality has a great impact than anything else.  Then get a view of the steps to master this important trait for the benefit of the people you lead and your career.

This is session is a continuation of Music Biz’s Become a Future Leader Of Entertainment Series, a four-part program will give you the insights and tools to become a leader in our space that can drive results for any part of the business by understanding how to motivate the people you work with!

Speakers
avatar for Ilana Zivkovich

Ilana Zivkovich

Founder and CEO, WERQ
Ilana Zivkovich is the founder & CEO of WERQ, a strategic leadership advisory firm headquartered in Austin, TX. An experienced executive leader and Certified Executive Coach, she is passionate about creating developmental experiences for top-level professionals that combine personal... Read More →
avatar for Adam Mirabella

Adam Mirabella

President, Mirabella Leadership Advisors
Adam Mirabella is a 17-year music industry veteran, having led the digital revolution from inside formidable companies like Warner Music, Sony Music, Omnicom, and Nokia. An experienced leader and a Certified Executive Coach and trainer, he specializes in helping executive leaders... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Belle Meade

2:35pm

Songtrust Presentation
A Songtrust team member will be giving a brief overview demo of our rights management platform and how creators can best utilize our service for their royalty collection.

Speakers
avatar for CJ Olivieri

CJ Olivieri

Client Acquisition Manager, Songtrust
CJ Olivieri is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Songtrust, a company that helps music makers and rights holders collect their music publishing royalties. Olivieri’s teams work throughout New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, and focus on identifying rights owners in need of global... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:45pm

The Collaborator’s Dilemma: Getting What’s Yours Even When You've Given Up Control
You partnered up and worked hard during the creative process. Despite some push-and-pull along the way, in the end, an amazing piece of music has been birthed.  The delicate conversation about who did what has been had and the split sheets are signed. So the hard part is over… or is it?   

From idea to administration, this panel will explore the legal and practical implications of collaborations and provide sound advice on protecting your interests in co-authored songs and records. Topics will include statutory rights of co-authors, copyright assignments, (co)publishing and (co)administration agreements, fractional licensing, and the impact of recent changes brought about by the Music Modernization Act. Additionally, we will cover best practices when it comes to registering your contributions with the various collection societies and ensuring your co-collaborators hold up their end of the bargain.

Speakers
avatar for Ash Kernen

Ash Kernen

Founder and Principal Attorney, Kernen Law
Ash Kernen is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, focusing predominantly on the music industry. Having spent over a decade as an independent musician prior to becoming a lawyer, Kernen’s... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:25pm
Griffin Ballroom

3:00pm

Interactive Music
Learn how artists and creators are empowering fans by personalizing their music in new ways.

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony C

3:00pm

Music Business and Addiction: How Music Hurts the Artist and How It Heals
An in-depth look at how the music industry contributes to artists addiction and how music helps in the healing process. Our panel will include Industry Management who over the course of his career helped over 50 artists find and maintain recovery while maintaining a successful career in the music industry. We will also show how to utilize music to ease any triggers while recording or on the road and discuss what it is like during active addiction and the process of working while in recovery. Panel will include artist manager, artists in recovery to share their experiences both in addiction and in recovery. Clinician with experience working with artists and the process.

Moderators
NF

Naomi Fabricant

Executive Director, Face The Music Foundation

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harpeth

3:00pm

Beyond Borders powered by Nielsen Music: A Pan-European Look at Music
3 – 3:30 PM       Nielsen Music Presentation TBD

3:35 – 4:45 PM    The New Frontier of Digital Licensing in the Pan-European Market
While the industry continues to evolve with the growth in streaming due to large digital music platforms, it’s important to think about business in a global marketplace, rather than on a national basis. It’s also a critical time to evaluate the next frontier of digital licensing while maximizing the value of copyright and leveraging the tools that exists to discover every revenue source.

This panel will discuss the cultural and technological barriers as well as potential solutions. The panel will also drive a conversation about simplifying the online licensing process—while identifying platforms that will maximize efficiency and the need for multiple license types in multiple territories.

Does the large amount of data/music consumption in the digital landscape drive transparency and enhanced efficiency in the licensing process? Will artists and songwriters collect accurate royalty payments? Are publishers losing money in Europe? These are just a few of the questions that can kick off a productive conversation.

Moderator:
Sam Kling, SESAC

Moderators
SK

Sam Kling

Senior VP of Creative Operations, SESAC


Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Symphony EF

3:30pm

Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will Lead the Blockchain Revolution
Blockchain will disrupt everything and artists will be on the frontline. Learn about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how to utilize them in the new music industry. There are many problems that can be solved by using the blockchain in the music industry and this presentation will get to the bottom of it and provide real life examples. There is a lot of talk about the blockchain but little is said about how it applies to people who do not code.

Interviewer:
Britnee Foreman — Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust

Interviewee:
Shelita Burke — Blockchain Music Artist

Moderators
avatar for Britnee Foreman

Britnee Foreman

Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust
Britnee Foreman is the Head of Data Strategy at Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing, where she uses data to leverage insights and advocate for songwriters. After more than a decade in the music industry, she knows what drives an artist’s career forward and works to help artists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shelita Burke

Shelita Burke

Blockchain Music Artist
Shelita Burke is a groundbreaking Pop music artist and futurist who has achieved impressive Billboard and other chart positions without the help of major labels. Burke is the archetype of what is possible for artists as she holistically integrates her talents in data science and blockchain... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

4:00pm

BPMs: Music & Online Fitness
Music is the driving force of a great workout, from hi-octane spin classes to meditative yoga.  Music-savvy online fitness services like Peloton, Aaptiv, Fly Anywhere and many more are reinventing the workout experience by streaming directly into homes or wherever there’s Wi-Fi, combining great playlists with world-class instructors to keep the motivation and calories burned high; and they’re bringing the music industry along for the bike ride. This panel will discuss how the music and fitness industries are working in concert to bring innovative fitness products to market and how they are driving new music revenues.

Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Belle Meade

4:00pm

Finding Your Fanbase: Starting, Managing & Growing a Fan Club in the Digital Age
Join Jennifer "T Bird” Gabriel, Zac Brown Band's fan club director, with special guest Jackie Augustus, SB Projects’ head of digital marketing, for a discussion on the ins and outs of starting, managing, and growing a fan club for one of music’s biggest acts. “T Bird” shares the organic way in which she was able to spot one super fan and turn them into a massive family made up of 20k+ (and growing) ZBB loyalists by taking the mega-star band directly to the fans. Over the past decade plus, as Zac Brown Band’s fan club director, “T Bird” has seen it all – from the band’s early days engaging with regulars at the house bar, to touring full-time with ZBB and managing its million-dollar VIP ticketing program – and had to quickly adapt to quick changes in the music industry, necessary for success.

“T Bird” will share her inside knowledge on how to navigate through an ever-changing media landscape while maintaining/growing a successful bands' fanbase. She'll discuss how to reach fan club members in the digital age by utilizing social media, email marketing, and paid advertising - with special insight from Jackie Augustus of SB Projects. In addition to discussing ZBB Zamily’s digital outreach methods, T-Bird will touch on the importance of incorporating artist-to-fan interaction into ZBB's marketing strategy to drive loyalty. In this session, you'll learn what it means to take to the masses to find your fanbase among the crowd, connect with them and grow them - as your band or artist grows simultaneously.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer

Jennifer "T Bird" Gabriel

Director, Zac Brown Band Fan Club
Jennifer “T Bird” Gabriel is Fan Club Director for Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artists Zac Brown Band. Gabriel identified a growing community of fans that were looking for a shared music experience and began working closely with the band even before their rise to fame... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Augustus

Jackie Augustus

Head of Digital Marketing, SB Projects
Jackie Augustus is Head of Digital Marketing at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Augustus manages numerous exclusive activations under the SB Projects digital umbrella, including social... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

The Power of Voice
Voice technology is no longer the future, but the present. Smart speakers continue to penetrate the home while the voice technology powering them finds its way into other areas of our lives.  Join us as we hear from market leaders and experts as they discuss how voice is shaping consumer behavior and specifically music consumption.  Find out how the voice technology will impact the future, and how you can tap into the power of voice.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Brown

Ben Brown

VP of Digital Revenue, Sony Music Entertainment/Provident
Ben Brown is the VP of Digital Revenue for Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. After nearly 15 years with Provident, Brown has served in a variety of digital roles involving sales, streaming, and business development. He has led many different voice initiatives... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony D

5:00pm

Featured Presentation: A Keynote Conversation with Paul Rosenberg, CEO, Def Jam Recordings
Speakers
avatar for Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg

CEO, Def Jam Recordings
Detroit native Paul Rosenberg began 2018 on the cover of Billboard’s annual Power 100 issue, alongside his longtime friend, partner and client Eminem. Rosenberg - one of the music industry’s most prominent artist managers and label executives thanks to a combination of sharp business... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

6:00pm

7:00pm

The Other Nashville Society (TONS) Mixer
Monday May 6, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD

9:00pm

Late Nite with Universal Nashville
Doors open at 8:30 PM

Monday May 6, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
TBD
 
Tuesday, May 7
 

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
TBD

8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Griffin Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is the tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.

The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.

The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

9:15am

Music in Advertising, powered by CLIO Music
Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Symphony D

9:15am

Music Business Educators’ Meetup
9:15 – 9:20 AM       James Donio Welcome

9:20 – 10:20 AM    Students, Mental Health, and Working in the Music Industry
Rejection. Depression. Self-Doubt. Fear of Failure. Pressure to Succeed. Every year, a new group of young people embark on their pursuit of becoming a songwriter, a recording artist, or working in the music industry. While most university Music Business programs offer solid curriculum and an academic foundation about the business of the industry, is there more that should be done to help prepare students for the emotional and mental challenges of being in the industry? This panel of professionals will discuss real mental health issues in the music industry, and offer insights for educators who must balance both teaching and encouraging students’ aspirations with providing a realistic view to the student about what it takes to succeed in the music business.

Moderator:
Gloria Green, Middle Tennessee State University
   
10:20 – 10:30 AM    Clio Music Presentation

10:30 – 11:15 AM    Aligning With The Industry: Music Industry Programs for Today's Music Business
Join us as our panel of industry executives from across the commerce, content and creative communities discuss what they are looking for from recent college graduates. What are the areas of the business that university music industry programs should focus on? Where are the opportunities in the business? How can graduates be best prepared for the broad base of opportunities in today's music industry?  The panel will comment on examples of current industry program curricula, and share their opinions on areas that should be covered in a current music business program. 

Moderator:
Joe Rapolla, Monmouth University

Moderators
avatar for Gloria Green

Gloria Green

Assistant Professor, Music Business, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Assistant Professor in the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches Artist Management, Concert Promotions & Touring, Music Publicity, Professionalism 101, and Talent Agency Fundamentals. Prior to teaching, Green was a Music Agent... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rapolla

Joe Rapolla

Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department, Monmouth University
Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University, where he oversees all student Performing Arts Programs, directs the Music Industry Program, and founded the university record label, Blue Hawk Records. A recognized music industry innovator, he... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Belle Meade

10:00am

“The Future Is Now” Experience
Come “experience” the latest innovations in music technology that are impacting the marketplace.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Viola

10:15am

Stems: Unlocking The Hidden Value in a Song
Record labels and artists have an unmonetized asset potentially worth billions of dollars per year. They own the rights to over 50 million songs, but currently only monetize these songs in their entirety. Each song has dozens of component parts, or “stems”, such as vocal tracks, drum beats, and guitar riffs that have tremendous standalone value to diverse buyer segments including DJs, TV, films, online video, radio, podcasts, ads, apps, and games. Despite high demonstrated demand for stems, the stem market has not yet been monetized by record labels and artists. 

The stem market is a new industry that represents the logical next step in the disaggregation of songs into newly marketable components. Demand among DJs alone represents a significant market opportunity. The worlds 5M professional DJs spend an estimated $2.5B on music each year, and this segment has demonstrated a high demand for stems that has been previously unmet due to a lack of available content. 

This panel will discuss what record labels and artists are doing to prepare for the growing demand for stems. What are the licensing issues surrounding stems? How will derivative works be treated? How will stems be cleared and accounted for? Join us as we ask the experts what they see as the future for stems.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Stemit
Joshua Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Stemit, a company that uses stems created from digital multitracks to generate a new revenue stream and to serve as a resource for artists. Stemit has also developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, Maverick, which allows for the... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Symphony EF

10:15am

Tour Marketing in a World of Global Consumption
Digital streaming allows an unprecedented opportunity for artists to release music on a synchronized, global level. We'll explore how artists, managers and agents use this newfound global access to inform touring strategy, maximize fan engagement, and devise tour marketing plans that resonate globally and ultimately sell tickets locally.

Moderators
MM

Melissa Mennillo

Director of Tour Marketing, mtheory

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Symphony C

10:15am

World’s Third Biggest Music Market: Germany, powered by Reeperbahn Festival
The Reeperbahn Festival comes again to the US in order to strengthen the music business connection between Germany, Europe and North America. Reeperbahn Festival is searching for the future of cultural exchange and new opportunities for international talent to enter the US market and for U.S. acts to improve their careers and strategies for the European market and specifically Germany — the third biggest music market worldwide. This session will offer an introduction into the German music industry, focussing on the publishing, recording and live entertainment sector and providing exclusive insights presented by selected German experts from each market. We’ll delve into the differences and chances between the European and US territory.

Moderators
AS

Alexander Schulz

Founder and General Manager, Reeperbahn Festival GbR

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Harpeth

11:00am

Automating Music Metadata Collection in a Mobile World
Learn from a panel of industry experts how to shorten your music metadata collection cycle to increase streams and sales for your music. Discover how metadata affects what's trending on YouTube and Spotify.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Symphony AB

11:00am

Roll Out! How to Release Music, Develop Content, and Earn New Fans
Moderators
avatar for Patch Culbertson

Patch Culbertson

VP of A&R, Big Loud Records
Patch Culbertson is the VP of A&R at Big Loud Records in Nashville. He oversees both the creative development and the consumption strategies for a roster that boasts household name hitmakers Jake Owen, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, along with rising stars HARDY, Mason Ramsey, and MacKenzie... Read More →

Speakers
JD

Jamil Davis

CEO, The Revels Group
avatar for Seth England

Seth England

Partner and Artist Manager, Big Loud Records


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Symphony D

11:00am

Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit: The Powerful Duo of Brands and Bands, powered by FlyteVu
Join us at Music Biz’s Brand Summit where top music and brand executives will come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the industry and how brands are successfully reaching their consumers through the power of music and entertainment. During this session you will hear from a variety of marketing professionals and music industry insiders on the development of strategic and creative brand partnerships that in turn create mutually rewarding collaborations with artists. While tackling the big picture of partnerships you will also learn the nuances of ideation and execution and what these deals look like in 2019 and beyond. 

Powered by FlyteVu
FlyteVu is an entertainment marketing agency, based in Nashville and Austin, that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the authentic power of music. FlyteVu’s clients include Bumble, Tennessee Tourism, Red Cross, Cracker Barrel, Pilgrimage Festival, Dell, Journeys, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Enterprise, Barry’s Bootcamp, ClassPass and more.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

12:00pm

12:00pm

How the MMA Will Affect Your Publishing Income
The passage of the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) finally updated federal music copyright law for the first time since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was enacted two decades ago. A rare collaboration between the music and tech industries, the new law includes a variety of reforms that will make it easier to negotiate for and collect fair royalty rates, establish that digital services must pay for the use of pre-1972 recordings, and create a new mechanical licensing collective (MLC) to oversee the collection and distribution of digital royalties. But what does this mean in terms of concrete dollars and cents? In this session, major and independent publishers will discuss the MMA in-depth and explain just how its provisions will impact the pocketbooks of songwriters and other rights-holders.

Moderators
TN

Teri Nelson Carpenter

President and CEO, Reel Muzik Werks LLC

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony EF

12:00pm

Music and the Ride-Sharing Economy
The ride-sharing economy is taking the world by storm. UberPOOLs and Lyft Lines are the new norm.  With the arrival of autonomous vehicles on the horizon, multi-passenger ride-sharing is only expected to increase.  With multi-passenger audiences, streaming services and automakers have an opportunity to deliver entirely new music experiences that appeal to every passenger in the car.  This panel will explore the automotive trends that will shape the music experiences of the future and how AI and machine learning is being applied to create a unified experience across all musical tastes.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Belle Meade

12:00pm

The Bionic DJ: Brokering a Peace Between Humans, Metadata & Algorithms in the Playlist Curation Space
For years, the pendulum seemed to swing from one extreme to the other in the fight between humans and robots for playlisting supremacy: Taste vs. tech, intuition vs. data sets, art vs. science. Now it's become increasingly clear that this isn't a battle, but a balance. We'll discuss the role human expertise can play in informing and refining the metadata and algorithms that power automated playlists, and the role that data can play in making human curation more broadly appealing and impactful—all with the goal of building listener trust and increasing consumption.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony AB

12:15pm

Finding Your Financial Footing
Cash flow is a constant concern for artists. It’s why some sign bad label/publishing deals just to get a much-needed advance. It’s why others grind it out on the road instead of staying home or making new music. But a solid financial footing can change all of that. Financial security allows artists to wait for the deal they deserve rather than taking the first deal they can get. It allows artists to make the music they want to make rather than the music they have to make. 

On this panel, leading business managers, accountants, financial planners, and financing services will discuss the strategies, tools, and other options available to help artists create the financial foundation needed to control their music career and legacy.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Symphony C

1:00pm

Owning Your Business‚ When to Make Boss Moves
As an independent artist, you are the CEO of your business. As CEO, you are responsible for building your team, brand and image. But when should you invest in growing your business? Our expert panelists will dive into what areas should be of great focus, signs it is time to take your career to the next level, and where to save your money.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Symphony C

1:00pm

Living The Dream: How To Leverage Streaming To Build Careers
Everyone wants to get on playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon. This is a interactive, real talk session on how some artists have achieved success on streaming services. Some of the topics covered include how artists or songs caught the ear of playlist curators, what artists did to ensure that their music remained on popular playlists; and how to keep editors and fans engaged while and after the music was on streaming platforms. 

This panel discusses some effective game plans and strategies with artists popular on digital platforms, streaming marketing & strategy experts and artist managers. Some of these discussions are expected to revolve around film/tv sync, tour marketing, collaborations with other artists, as well as, collaboration & partnerships with different partners.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony D

1:00pm

Personalization of Music, Radio, and Podcast Discovery in the Connected Era
Increasingly, consumers are expecting convenient personalized entertainment experiences, whether it is in their living room or their automobile. This presents unique challenges and new opportunities for the music industry. The connected car allows content providers to not only deliver the personalized experiences but also new revenue opportunities to promote and discover in the car and in the home. Whether you are a Label, DSP, podcaster, or downstream promoter, these new technologies provide opportunities to leverage these new platforms.

This session will cover:
  • Personalized Connected Car/Automotive experiences for Radio and Music
  • Podcast Discovery and Personalization
  • Supercharging the multi-modal music discovery from the car-to-the-train-to-the-home
Attend and learn about the new connected car platforms and ways to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Speakers
MJ

Michael Jeffrey

VP of Business Development & Partnerships, TiVo
avatar for Kyle Smetanka

Kyle Smetanka

Senior Product Manager, Metadata, TiVo
Kyle Smetanka is a Senior Product Manager, leading Music and Automotive product development across TiVo’s Metadata business. In this role, he is focused on designing and delivering compelling data solutions for the Media & Broadcasting, Electronics and Entertainment industries... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harpeth

1:00pm

When Consistency Meets Evolution: How to Maintain Your Brand and Achieve Longevity
Now more than ever, it is crucial to have a consistent strategy across an artist’s brand. From an album cover to a simple social post, intention is the key to maintaining connection. When your digital footprint is permanent, it takes a unique perspective on brand longevity to create an everlasting impact. The objective of this panel is to clarify how creative intersects with messaging to form cohesiveness across socials, websites, streaming, and partnerships. Marketing experts from both the management and label sides will discuss how they work together to execute a long-term vision.

Moderators
avatar for Lucia Kaminsky

Lucia Kaminsky

Head of Digital, Sandbox Entertainment
Lucia Kaminsky is the Head of Digital for Sandbox Entertainment, a creative management and marketing publicity firm. Her role is to optimize digital strategy, fan engagement, and content for artists including Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Faith Hill... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony AB

1:45pm

Everything You Need to Know About Alternative Financing
Typically, traditional banks tend to be the first option to come to mind when talking about financing. As an artist or business, you have many options - From private financing firms to investors, there are several avenues to obtain the money you need aside from a traditional bank. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of alternative financing, as well as, share important tips to ensure you get the best deal possible.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

Copyright Terminations: Writer & Publisher Perspectives
This panel will discuss exactly how the termination process works, along with numerous legal issues related to copyright terminations for pre-1978 copyrights and post-1978 grants from the songwriter's perspective as well as the publishing company losing the copyright. We'll cover which royalties get paid to which party, and when; comparing what the copyright law states to what the industry practices. What are options to sell songs back to the original publisher, and how are those copyrights valued? Is it better to sell for immediate up front money, or keep for the long term for heirs?

Moderators
avatar for John Barker

John Barker

President and CEO, ClearBox Rights

Speakers
avatar for Linda Edell Howard

Linda Edell Howard

Partner, Adams & Reese
Linda Edell Howard is a Partner with Adams and Reese LLP and Team Leader of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. In this role, she leads the firm’s practice with emerging technology businesses, entertainment-related professionals, intellectual property rights... Read More →
avatar for Duff Berschback

Duff Berschback

Senior VP of Legal Affairs & Business Development, Sony/ATV Nashville
Duff Berschback is Senior VP of Legal Affairs and Business Development at Sony/ATV Nashville. In this role, he is responsible for legal and financial due diligence and negotiating and closing all agreements, including songwriter contracts and acquisitions. Berschback also oversees... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Belle Meade

2:00pm

Maximizing Your Video Revenue: A Playbook For Musicians And Labels
A discussion on the various revenue streams that can be generated from video content, including advertising revenue, subscription revenue, fan funding, content ID, sponsorships, merchandise sales, video-on-demand and pay-per-view sales. Learn best practices for the constantly evolving video landscape, and hear about the newest strategies for engaging your fan base and increasing your earnings from your video content.

Moderators
avatar for Gray Gannaway

Gray Gannaway

Founder, Quarterlab
Gray Gannaway is the Founder of Quarterlab, a media distribution company that specializes in video strategy and rights management. The company, which helps brands and artists reach wider audiences and increase revenue through video content, oversees video strategies for artists such... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony EF

2:00pm

Maximizing Your Video Revenue: A Playbook For Musicians And Labels
The world of online video is changing rapidly. Each year ushers in a new array of services, tools, and strategies that musicians can use to connect with their audience and grow their fan base through video content. At the same time, video platforms are constantly providing more ways to generate revenue from their services, and innovative artists are devising new methods for growing their bottom line through the creative use of video. Our panel will cover the basics of video monetization while also taking a comprehensive look at the newest techniques you can use to turn video into a significant source of revenue for your art.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony EF

2:00pm

Beyond Borders powered by Nielsen Music: Continued Expansion of the Latin Music Market
 2 – 2:35 PM    TBD
   
2:40 – 3:15 PM     How Shakira Fans Traded Movement For Gold
Landmrk will present their global marketing campaign for Colombian pop goddess Shakira, discussing the need for localized experiences at a global level.

After introducing the campaign, a conversation will be opened between Shakira's label Sony Music US Latin and a representative from her management team. The panel will discuss the importance of adding a physical, localized element to global digital campaigns and how this played its part in Shakira's album, El Dorado, hitting No. 1 in the iTunes charts in over 30 countries.

To celebrate the panel, The Hunt for El Dorado map will spring back to life and a series of hotspots will open up across Nashville, allowing guests to the event to track down and win.

3:20 – 4 PM     Driving Fan Engagement and Consumption of the Expanding Latin Music Genre
Latin music has grown into a global phenomenon. Serving a generation that first connected with mobile devices, streaming has become the predominant way these fans consume music. We will examine how some of the most popular artists have used the new consumption model to build a global audience.

This panel will cover topics including growing a streaming-centric audience, using content to fuel word-of-mouth conversations, targeting your most engaged and influential followers, and using data to guide iterative decision making in direct-to-fan marketing.

Moderator
Murray Stall, FanMail Marketing

Panelists
Ricardo Chamberlain, Sony Music US Latin
Yara Nahas, MelodyVR

Moderators
avatar for Murray Stall

Murray Stall

Managing Director, FanMail Marketing
Murray Stall is Managing Director of FanMail Marketing, a marketing and advertising agency that focuses on fan relationship management through software tools and services. He heads a team of direct-to-fan marketing professionals in delivering industry-leading fan experiences for the... Read More →

Speakers
RC

Ricardo Chamberlain

Digital Marketing Director, Sony Music US Latin
YN

Yara Nahas

VP of Content, MelodyVR



Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Symphony D

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Managing Content Ownership in the Era of Collaboration
In the creative industry, collaboration is key - a single song can be created by multiple songwriters, performers, a producer, and an engineer. With so many cooks in the kitchen, how does the average creator decide who actually owns their content and who can license it? The sheer scale and nature of collaboration today can leave creators feeling overwhelmed with the task of legally protecting the things they've worked so hard to create. Without establishing this from the onset, liability increases, income goes unclaimed, disputes arise, lawsuits ensue, and creators and service providers alike suffer the losses. During this panel, the panelists will share their expert opinions on traditional methods of establishing and managing copyright ownership as well as the modern technologies available for all creators at various stages of their careers.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Sobhraj

Jessica Sobhraj

CEO, Cosynd
Jessica Sobhraj is a 10+ year veteran of the music industry that currently serves as CEO of Cosynd — a cost effective, easy, and legal way for creators to create simple agreements to protect their content. She is also President of Women in Music — a 32 year-old non-profit that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Newman Sharpe

Jennifer Newman Sharpe

General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs, ONErpm
Jennifer Newman Sharpe is an entertainment, intellectual property, and transactional business attorney, a serial entrepreneur, and an award winning advocate for gender equality. She currently works as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for ONErpm, a leading digital distribution... Read More →
avatar for Monika Tashman

Monika Tashman

Partner, Fox Rothschild
Monika Tashman is a Partner & Lawyer at Fox Rothschild. Her clients are in the entertainment and music industries, ranging from talented artists and dynamic entrepreneurs, to independent record labels and new media and technology companies. Tashman focuses on handling transactions... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Belle Meade

3:00pm

Sync It
3 - 3:10 PM         Welcome

3:10 - 4:10 PM   Trailers & Promos: How to Write Music for Film & TV Marketing

4:15 – 5 PM         The "Real Deal" On Getting Your Song Synced 
One of the most important avenues today to expose a song and artist is through sync licensing. It is also a revenue stream that can help fund growing artists and touring artists alike. Getting key placements in ads, trailers and prime TV shows is now a key strategy from independent artists to management companies, major labels and publishers. The completion to get attention and secure an important placement - the ones that make a difference, is formidable. In this panel, we'll drill down on the reality of what it takes from the song, artist buzz, presentation to the buyers, the business involved and the relationships needed to both get in play, and then close the deal.

Moderator:
Rich Goldman, Riptide Music Group, LLC

Panelists:
Chris Lakey, Kobalt Music Group

5:05 - 5:30 PM   Fireside Chat

Moderators
avatar for Rich Goldman

Rich Goldman

President, Riptide Music Group LLC
Rich Goldman is President of Riptide Music Group, a leading global publishing and administration company with a keen focus on synchronization and creative services. Goldman is a lifelong musician who has amassed a broad range of industry credits as a producer, composer, recording... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lakey

Chris Lakey

VP of Creative Synch, Kobalt Music Publishing
Chris Lakey is VP of Creative Synch for Kobalt Music Publishing's North America offices. With over 18 years experience in music publishing, Lakey works closely with film studios, trailer houses, video game companies, music supervisors, directors and editors to further exploit Kobalt... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Symphony AB

4:00pm

Frontier Economics Research on the Music Business
Data, data, data. We know it’s good to have it and reams of it are available, but how can you extract real meaning from data? The Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) brings you three academic scholars who use rigorous methods to find surprising, actionable and interesting results on three critical topics: 1) With the domination of streaming, the new tastemakers for music have shifted from DJs to the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Apple. How much of an impact does a Spotify playlist have and does this decision reflect gender biases? 2) Advertisements are a revenue maker, but consumers are not always game to experience them. How many ads will a user consume before they flee? This question is answered by a remarkable controlled experiment that varied the number of ads that millions of Pandora users were exposed to. 3) What does it cost for that once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, and why have prices been rising faster than health care inflation?  Check out this analysis of the latest PollStar and Setlist data to find out what the real trends are and what determines touring revenue.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Krueger

Alan Krueger

Professor, Princeton University
Alan Krueger is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He served as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. Krueger has held a joint appointment in the Economics... Read More →
avatar for David Reiley

David Reiley

Principal Scientist, Pandora
David Reiley is Principal Scientist in advertising science at Pandora. He has begun to focus his research and experiments on measuring the effects of advertising on consumer behavior. Before working at Pandora, Reiley worked at both Google and Yahoo! Research. He previously served... Read More →
avatar for Jeannie Wilkinson

Jeannie Wilkinson

Executive Director, Music Industry Research Association (MIRA)
Jeannie Wilkinson is the Executive Director of the Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), a nonprofit that brings together a cross-section of researchers, academics, and industry professionals to study critical issues in the music industry. MIRA consists of economists, sociologists... Read More →
avatar for Joel Waldfogel

Joel Waldfogel

Professor, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management
Joel Waldfogel is the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, an affiliated faculty member at both Minnesota’s Department of Economics and Law School, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Harpeth

4:00pm

Songwriter Deals in the Changing Landscape of the Music Business
In this session, we will examine creative ways to customize music publishing agreements tailored to a songwriter's specific needs based on the changing landscape of the music business.  Due in part to the growing number of publishing partners available for songwriters to consider partnering with now, there is greater competition, and the publishers who are open to unique deals are winning out.  We will discuss key variations in rights and obligations in the different types of music publishing contracts, including real world examples of how they are being put into play.  Further, the panelists will highlight which elements songwriters should take into consideration when choosing a music publisher in light of long term career goals rather than short term, short sighted visions.

Moderators
avatar for Joyce Dollinger

Joyce Dollinger

Of Counsel, Alter, Kendrick & Baron LLP
Joyce Dollinger is currently working with the law firms of Alter, Kendrick & Baron LLP and Marc Jacobson, P.C. providing counsel in various areas such as copyright terminations, music publishing, recorded music, touring, film production and minor contract court approvals. She advises... Read More →

Speakers
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Tiffany R. Almy

Attorney, Rothenberg Mohr & Binder LLP
avatar for Bea Koramblyum

Bea Koramblyum

VP of Business Affairs, Downtown Music Publishing
Bea Koramblyum is VP of Business Affairs at Downtown Music Publishing and leads Downtown’s business affairs department, both with respect to external negotiations and internal affairs. In this role, she oversees the drafting and negotiations of Downtown's wide range of publishing... Read More →
avatar for Nina Ossoff

Nina Ossoff

Songwriter


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

Social Media Summit: How to Get More Fans, Sales, and Profit
4 – 4:50 PM    Roadblocks, Refinements, & Missed Opportunities
This session will reveal leading-edge strategies and actionable tactics to grow brand awareness, attract engagement, increase lead capture, and boost sales revenue. President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (www.BauerEM.com), veteran strategist Brian Bauer has helped grow 100+ music-industry clients including the Music Business Association, Country Thunder, Kanye West, Morris Light & Sound, Universal Music Group, Red Bull, and Arcade Fire. Submit your information via this form by April 15th for the chance to get a real-time analysis of your social media marketing. Brian will select a handful of attendees to join him on stage and receive customized recommendations.

Presenter:
Brian Bauer, Bauer Entertainment Marketing

4:50 – 5:10 PM    Fireside Chat TBD

5:10 – 6 PM    Social Media for the Music Business: Where It’s Going and How to Get There First!
A panel of music-industry experts will share insights on effective content and creative ways to leverage each platform. They'll explore which channels are most beneficial and fastest growing. Additional topics include testing before you invest, avoiding pitfalls, selling through social media, optimizing for search, and more.

Moderator:
Brian Bauer, Bauer Entertainment Marketing

Panelists:
Stefan Baumschlager, Sendmate
Mike Fabio, New West Records
Erica Sinkovic, CD Baby
Peter Keiser, Sweet



Moderators
avatar for Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

President, Bauer Entertainment Marketing

Speakers
avatar for Mike Fabio

Mike Fabio

VP of Digital Strategy, New West Records
Mike Fabio is VP of Digital Strategy at New West Records, where he oversees social, web, ecommerce, advertising, and streaming promotions. Fabio is also the COO & Co-founder of Bandposters/Rads, offering a suite of tools for artists to promote their music and shows in 90 seconds or... Read More →
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Peter Kieser

Senior VP of Marketing, Sweet
avatar for Erica Sinkovic

Erica Sinkovic

Director of Product Development, CD Baby
avatar for Stefan Baumschlager

Stefan Baumschlager

Head of Business Development, Sendmate
Stefan Baumschlager is Head of Business Development at Sendmate, a messaging marketing tool that works with about 500 artists and labels including The Prodigy, Alt-J, RAM Records, BMG UK, Riemann Kollektion, Florian Meindl, Parov Stelar, and Imogen. He has previously worked for Google... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Symphony EF

5:00pm

Automate your D2C: Selling Music & Merch on a Budget
In this session artists, labels, and managers will learn new ways to reach fans through direct-to-consumer channels like Shopify. We’ll discuss how technologies like print-on-demand and direct music distribution give artists freedom to easily test ideas on tight budgets or with limited quantities. By selling direct-to-fan artists are able to gain valuable insights into their audiences, create lasting relationships, and - most importantly - keep a larger portion of their revenues.

Moderators
TS

Tommy Stalknecht

Founder and CEO, Single Music

Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Harpeth

5:00pm

Digitizing the Fan Experience
A panel of music industry experts from artist management group Q Prime, Maverick & Live Nation will deep dive into digital ticketing and the transformative impact it's had for artists and venues by improving the overall fan experience and artist-fan connection. Through identity, delivery and data, artists are able to target their new music and live event marketing efforts more effectively and engage with their fans in more personalized ways. Join Justin Atkins from Ticketmaster as he leads the panel to explore how artists and venues can super serve their fans through the power of digital ticketing.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Symphony D

5:00pm

Music 2020: The Next Era of Innovation in the Music Industry
In this workshop, we explore the art and process of ideation; discuss the differences between invention, disruption, and innovation; and profile a number of developing innovations within the music industry including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain and crypotcurrency. The presentation ends with a design thinking exercise where attendees form into groups to work through the fundamental design thinking process of developing a minimum viable product to solve a vetted problem in the music industry.

Moderators
avatar for Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan

Founder and CEO, TuneRegistry
Dae Bogan is Founder and CEO of TuneRegistry, which develops music rights administration software and solutions for small and medium-sized music rights holders. Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur, and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the music... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Belle Meade

6:30pm

7:00pm

Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber and TiVo
Receiving honors at the event will be Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown (Breakthrough Artist Awards); Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman (Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement); industry innovator, songwriter, and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer (Outstanding Achievement Award); and Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman (Independent Spirit Award). Additional award recipients and this year’s Music Biz Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in the coming weeks.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Griffin Ballroom
 
Wednesday, May 8
 

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday May 8, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
TBD

8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Griffin Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is the tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.

The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.

The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

A Playlist Is NOT a Marketing Plan
Getting your music added to playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. is important. But, there is so much more to creating a KILLER marketing plan for a successful release.

We’ll discuss best practices for collaborating with Digital Service Providers, plus crucial things you need to do to be successful in this new music business, including best practices for preparing, planning and bringing a release to market (new online marketing tactics, planning strategy and success with physical sales).

Moderators
avatar for Jay Gilbert

Jay Gilbert

Co-Founder and Digital Strategist, Label Logic
Jay Gilbert is the Co-Founder and Digital Strategist at Label Logic, a label and artist services company. Gilbert also publishes an industry trade email each week called “Your Morning Coffee,” which focuses on the dynamic new music business. Gilbert has been on the cutting edge... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony C

9:00am

GLAAD Presentation
Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony AB

9:00am

Managing the Artist in 2020
Presented by Music Managers Forum (MMF-US)

New landscapes in the music industry are changing the flow and sources of revenue streams, brand strategies, social media and streaming marketing approaches … and pretty much everything else. How do managers approach building growth strategy for their artists and their own businesses and careers? How do they find the most innovative metadata, publishing and payment tools? How do they uncover new ground, new revenue streams, new promotional and marketing outlets? What right now is showing the most beneficial for their artists? What do they think will in the near future? … Now that there are more distribution options casting a wider net, is the pie getting bigger and if so, what’s being done to rightfully claim an artist’s fair share? What are managers doing as a community to acquire and share resources, and to get better deals, better opportunities and better terms for their artists? What are the crucial points to stay on top of for the modern manager going forward? How does a manager approach working with new artists vs maintaining success and growing the current stable of artists on their roster?

This panel will engage in a discussion with a diverse group of managers and tap into their current approaches, analyzing strategies in these various areas balanced against the their artists’ creative paths. They’ll also explore the concepts of building coalitions to strengthen the artists negotiating power, advocacy considerations, and best practices to build further success.


Moderators
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and Senior VP of Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony D

9:00am

Record Store Day Town Hall
Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Belle Meade

9:00am

9:00am

Career Day Interviews
Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Symphony EF

10:30am

11:30am

MMA Leaders Speak
We know the big MMA decisions come later in the year, but that won’t stop us from bringing MMA leaders to the stage to share their views on where we are, how we got here and where and when we’re moving ahead with the implementation of the biggest change in processing mechanicals since the end of piano rolls!

Wednesday May 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Symphony D

12:00pm

Remixing the Concept of Music Creator
Companies such as Splice, Tracklib, and Mixcloud are redefining what it means to be part of music creation and monetization; Splice now supporting the creators of beats in a similar way as labels and publishers sign performing artists and songwriters; Mixcloud elevating the DJ/playlist curator with Select [launching Dec 2018]; and Tracklib's pre-cleared samples giving new life to catalog stems. Berklee is even allowing students to now declare their instrument as an iPad. These are whole new streams of revenue for new kinds of music creators, as well as established rightsholders, songwriters, and producers. This session will dig into the these new opportunities and how all music creators can benefit.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony C

12:00pm

Beyond Borders powered by Nielsen Music: Exploring China & India
12 – 12:20 PM    TBD

12:20 – 1 PM    Exploring China TBD


1:05 – 1:45 PM    Exploring India TBD


Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Symphony AB

1:00pm

Language & The Machine: How Algorithms are Changing the Way We Connect and Communicate
While it’s true that the onward march of innovation has disrupted and in some cases dismantled entire industries, we are also seeing an even more profound change, which we believe will result in the greatest or worst shift in human communication in our history. How tech is changing the way we do music, listen to music, connect and communicate.

  • How could we use AI to enhance craftsmanship and musical talent in music creation?
  • How MyData, human-centric personal data could change the way we discover music?
  • How voice recommendation algorithms and language processing change will the way people listen to music?
  • Would you let an algorithm manage your music taste? You will.
  • How biodata processing and sensors will come new a language for collaborative music experiences?



Moderators
avatar for Virginie Berger

Virginie Berger

Founder and Managing Partner, DBTH Capital Ventures
Virginie Berger is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBHT Capital Ventures, a consulting firm for technology and media businesses, specializing in strategy, marketing, and business development. Berger is a managing partner as well for the venture capital fund that focuses on music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Roebben

Nicolas Roebben

CEO, Himeta Technologies
avatar for Turo Pekari

Turo Pekari

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Discovery, Teosto
JR

Joern Radloff

Head of Rights & Repertoire, ICE


Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

Collected & Unclaimed Live Performance Royalties: Collect Your Fair Share
Performing Rights Organizations like BMI, SOCAN, and SESAC collect a lot of money every year that is earmarked for live performances. Many artists leave their part of these funds on the table. Some do not even know they are owed a royalty when they play their own songs onstage. Our panel of industry experts will discuss this huge pool of money and ways that artists can collect their fair share of it.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Portia Sabin

Dr. Portia Sabin

President, Kill Rock Stars
Dr. Portia Sabin is the President of  independent music label Kill Rock Stars. Prior to her role at Kill Rock Stars, Sabin founded Shotclock Management and played drums, recorded, and toured with NYC band The Hissyfits. She is the host of a radio show and podcast about the music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson

CEO, Muzooka
Shawn Wilson is Founder and CEO of Muzooka, a platform that allows artists to manage their media assets from any festival, venue, ticketing, or radio platform on one central hub. Muzooka also sends verified show reports to collecting societies to ensure that rights holders are properly... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

Creating a Go-To-Market Strategy that Leaves NO Money on the Table
Where does physical fit in especially with embargo dates, moving street dates, ingestion issue and more. How to marry up your digital, physical, DTC and tour strategies in order not to sacrifice potential sales and not cannibalize each effort. They can co-exist and even perpetuate more sales and visibility for your artists and releases. Because let's face it, who can really leave money on the table in this day and age.

Speakers
avatar for Jocelynn Pryor

Jocelynn Pryor

Director of Marketing, Alliance Entertainment
Jocelyn Pryor is Director of Marketing for AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment and the fastest growing digital and physical distributor in the global distribution game. Pryor has brought many breakout acts to the market such as The Civil Wars, Lindsey Stirling... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony D

2:00pm

The Relationship Between Artist Services, Technology & Artist Managers
As artists enjoy increasing choice in respect of how they release their music artist managers are becoming increasingly involved in the day-to-day operations of the artist owned label. The object of this session is to discuss the technology and services that are available to enable managers to successful navigate an artist owned label business. This session explores the potential benefits and pitfalls of an artist entering into an artist services deal. There will be particular focus on the use of technology for data analysis and the provision of marketing and promotional services in an engagement based streaming economy.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Kirby-Welch

Charles Kirby-Welch

Founder and CEO, Kartel Music Group

Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

A Great Friend, A Bad Boss: Balancing Music Data & Gut
Music data has the objective power to reduce uncertainty in a creative industry. But it’s a polarizing conversation: you’re either a "data" or "gut" person.  There is no need to choose.

With data-savvy speakers from across the music industry, we’ll discuss how artists, labels and other industry players are harnessing data in the global marketplace and how it has (and has not) changed the way they operate tactically and strategically. From understanding the playlist ecosystem to measuring fan engagement to practical applications, we'll explore dangerous pitfalls and learn to develop a data-friendly mindset.

Our goal is for you to walk away feeling empowered to use music data to strengthen what you do, not to replace it. Because while data is a great friend: you’re still the boss.

Moderators
avatar for Sung Cho

Sung Cho

Founder and CEO, Chartmetric
Sung Cho is Founder and CEO of Chartmetric, a music data analytics company making sense of the increasingly complex landscape of the music industry. Cho has 15 years of industry experience in mobile game development and data analytics. Before founding Chartmetric, he was Product Manager... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony D

3:00pm

Artists in Control: The Changing Landscape of Artists and Their Partners
The changing music landscape has shifted the artist to being the center of the ecosystem. With artists in the driver's seat, the focus on providing flexible and transparent services has led to focuses on label services, distributors providing more services, management companies adding in-house services and a new paradigm shift.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Hodak

Brittany Hodak

Co-Founder, The SuperFan Company
Brittany Hodak is Co-Founder of The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak), a company that creates loyal customers by harnessing the power of fandom. She has spearheaded assignments for Walmart, Katy Perry, Unilever, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. Hodak has published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Tichenor

Jessi Tichenor

Artist Manager, Red Light Management
Jessi Tichenor is an Artist Manager at Red Light Management, where her current roster includes Zella Day, Rayland Baxter, Joshua Hedley, BONES UK, and Los Lobos. A passionate advocate for her artists, she and her team strive to inform, educate, and guide her clients through their... Read More →
avatar for Jon Bahr

Jon Bahr

VP of Creator Services, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Creator Services at leading independent music distributor and artist services company, CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s Artist Relations, Music Service Relations, Publishing Administration, and Music Licensing of 3 million pre-cleared songs. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

Founder and President, DashGo
Ben Patterson is Founder and President of DashGo, a company that works to distribute, promote, analyze, and monetize an artist’s content. As President of DashGo, Patterson has built revenue to over $10 million annually, and has negotiated direct distribution partnerships with Apple... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

International Music Rights: Getting Played and Getting Paid
Rights management remains a big challenge for the music industry. In an era where music has become a global medium, artists must have a clear understanding about how they are searched for and discovered in international markets and subsequently paid the appropriate royalties. The varying degrees of “rights” held by labels, publishers, societies and service providers and laws by region are enough to make heads spin. How do artists get paid if a song is played in another country? How can artists be discovered globally?  What does music recognition look like in other parts of the world? This panel will help distill global music consumption by market, explore how new music is searched for and discovered by international audiences and discuss how international rights management solutions can help artists get paid.

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

F*%k/Marry/Kill: Label/Team/Go It Alone
In recent years the range of options for releasing music has exploded, as has the number of questions that an artist and manager must address in developing a plan for new music. Do labels still offer a unique function that other teams can’t provide? Can independent providers and label services companies provide those same functions more effectively and efficiently? Can an artist release truly independently and expect to make an impact? And what do all these options mean for artists from standpoints of finances, ownership, and long-term development? 

This panel explores the advantages and drawbacks of different release options: assembling and hiring a team for marketing / publicity, releasing independently on your own, or holding out for a traditional label deal. We’ll speak with a range of industry veterans on their own experiences and their overall view on the current state of scenarios for artists to explore.

Moderators
avatar for John Hammond

John Hammond

Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy, Missing Piece Group
John Hammond is the Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy at Missing Piece Group, a marketing, public relations and management agency. Hammond has managed album campaigns for a range of artists and labels including Ashley Monroe, Halsey, Belly, Ben Watt, Jon Batiste, and many more... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony D

4:00pm

The Activist Artist: Pros and Cons of Artist Involvement in Social Causes
Politics, education, human rights, gun control… when should artists use their platforms for topics other than their art? Will tackling controversial subjects increase brand loyalty or alienate fans? As part of any career strategy, artist managers must be prepared to advise clients about best practices in getting involved in social and political causes. In this panel, we’ll discuss case studies of artists and brands who have taken a stand on current issues, and how to help successfully tie your artist’s beliefs into positive action.

Moderators
avatar for Jackie Otero

Jackie Otero

Program Director, Entertainment Business & Music Business Bachelor of Science Programs, Full Sail University
Jackie Otero is the Program Director of the Entertainment Business & Music Business Bachelor of Science Programs at Full Sail University. Otero previously working in artist management, supporting artists such as Aimee Mann, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Ian Axel of A Great Big World, Clap... Read More →

Speakers
JS

Jensen Sussman

President and Owner, Sweet Talk Publicity
GS

Gaines Sturdivant

Manager, Red Light Management


Wednesday May 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony D

6:00pm

WHO KNEW
Wednesday May 8, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm
TBD