Agenda

2017 Agenda

*Speakers and times are subject to change
Digital Music Forum
Sept. 26, 2017
Future of Television
Sept. 27, 2017
NY Games Conference
Sept. 26, 2017
RIGHTStech Summit
Sept. 27, 2017
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting
Karen Allen

VIEW FROM THE TOP: STREAMING REVENUE MILESTONES AND GOALPOSTS

In 2016, music streaming services officially accounted for over half of all major label revenue, and overall global music revenue growth was 7%, the highest since Napster launched. Have we successfully transitioned digital music to a solid revenue source, or do we still have a long way to go? PANELISTS Michael Abitbol, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Digital, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Richard Conlon, Chief External Affairs Officer, SoundExchange Lars Murray, SVP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment MODERATOR: Jem Aswad, Senior Editor, Billboard
Richard Conlon
Jem Aswad
Julie Greifer Swidler
Michael Abitbol
Lars Murray

OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the mobile games business followed by Q/A.  
Bill Colitre
11:15 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTERS Drew Silverstein, Founder & CEO, Amper Music
Drew Silverstein

TECHNOLOGY, HUMANS, PLAYLISTS, AND THE FUTURE OF DISCOVERY

In the ongoing drive to create the perfect music discovery solution, services are trying to strike a balance between data-based algorithms and human recommendation. The impact of getting a song on a playlist is tangible – it increases the artist’s mindshare, market share, and revenue. How much of it is math vs. marketing and how does one best navigate it? PANELISTS Justin Barker, Founder/Director, Slice Music ltd.; Group Director of Streaming Strategy, PIAS Kavi Halemane, GM of Digital Programing, iHeartRadio Lucie Watson, Head of Music, Platoon Damon Williams, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy and Partnerships, Music Choice
Justin Barker
Damon Williams
Lucie Watson
Kavi Halemane

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT VR AND MUSIC

Virtual Reality (VR) has been both heralded as the new, hot platform and passed off as hype, but the truth is that 6.3 million headsets are in the market, and film, TV, and games companies are pouring serious resources into building experiences. Music VR companies are one of the few digital music startups getting solid funding. What’s possible now with VR and what should you be planning? PANELISTS Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation Studios Jeremy Gruber, Head of Digital, Friends at Work Juan Santillan, Founder and CEO, Vantage.tv Nicole St. Jean, VP...
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Jeremy Gruber
Juan Santillan
Nicole St. Jean
Kevin Chernett
Cortney Harding
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

LUNCH BREAK

BANDS & BRANDS: THE QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED

Red Light Management’s / GreenLight Media and Marketing’s Bruce Flohr moderates this interactive session focused on brand/music campaigns. The panel will take questions from audience members and incorporate them into the dialogue, which will look at campaigns from the artist, brand, and label perspectives. PANELISTS: Lori Feldman, EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records Alissa Pollack, EVP, Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia Amy Sorokas, Director Brand Studios, Microsoft MODERATOR: Bruce Flohr, Chief Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President, Red Light Management; Partner, GreenLight Media and Marketing; Partner, ATO Records
Alissa Pollack
Amy Sorokas
Bruce Flohr
Lori Feldman
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

BREAK

THE NEXT GENERATION OF FAN ENGAGEMENT

Simply reaching a fan is only half the battle. One you have their attention, how do you measure their level of interest and deliver the right experience or content? What information can you collect along the way and how can it be repurposed for the lifecycle of the release? PANELISTS Aaron Ford, Digital Advertising, The Orchard Megan Berry, Head of Product, Octane AI Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster
Aaron Ford
Megan Berry
Zeeshan Zaidi
Seth Schachner

STARTUP PITCHES

Quickfire 5-minute pitches from digital music startups. Gigwell | Presenter: Jeremie Habib, CEO & Co-Founder, Gigwell Gigwell streamlines the booking process between entertainers (Musicians, Comedians, Public Speakers) and live entertainment venues. Our platform makes it easy to send contracts, build tour itineraries and collect payments online. Gigwell is the first comprehensive solution to provide entertainers and their agents seamless, end-to-end workflow automation while leveraging data analytics – empowering agencies and talent buyers to save time, gain visibility and work smarter. Gigwell is revolutionizing the online entertainment booking experience one gig at a time. Soundcharts | Presenter: David Weiszfeld, CEO &...
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David Weiszfeld
Jeremie Habib

PANEL: FANS TAKE CENTER STAGE

Social media platforms became massively successful by putting their users in the spotlight. While music has always been an element of the content created, now platforms have emerged that provide music as a main, if not sole, category. How can music companies work with creators and platforms authentically, and what can be gained? PANELISTS Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Live.me Kevin Carson, VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule Chad Marcum, Founder and CEO, VideoBomb Justina Valentine, Creator, Live.me MODERATOR: Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting
Justina Valentine
Chad Marcum
Khudor Annous
Kevin Carson
Karen Allen

STATE OF MUSIC STARTUPS

Music is one of the hardest categories of startups to get funded, even when music licensing is not a factor. Which companies are finding investment, what has made them attractive to investors, and what are the best practices for getting a music startup funded? PANELISTS: Greg Leekly, CEO, Vertigo Music David Porter, CEO & Founder, 8tracks Dan Rowe, Managing Director, Sword, Rowe & Company Betsy McHugh, Founder & CEO, Hurdl Inc. Russell Rieger, VP Media, Entertainment Magna; Vice Chairman PledgeMusic MODERATOR: Dick Wingate, Principal, DEV Advisors
Russell Rieger
Betsy McHugh
Dan Rowe
Dick Wingate
David Porter
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

MUSIC AS AN ORIGINAL VIDEO CONTENT STRATEGY

Original content has long been a differentiation strategy for HBO, Netflix, and Hulu, and now video shows about music are doing the same for Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services. Where is this content category headed and what are the implications for licensing revenue and artist marketing?
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital, Founder, Digital Media Wire
Tinzar Sherman
Ned Sherman

VIEW FROM THE TOP: FUTURE OF TELEVISION

In 2016, music streaming services officially accounted for over half of all major label revenue, and overall global music revenue growth was 7%, the highest since Napster launched. Have we successfully transitioned digital music to a solid revenue source, or do we still have a long way to go? PANELISTS: Floris Bauer, President and Co-Founder, Gunpowder & Sky Rebecca Glashow, Head of Worldwide Distribution, Awesomeness TV Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, PBS Digital MODERATOR: Todd Spangler, NY Digital Editor, Variety
Floris Bauer
Todd Spangler
Rebecca Glashow
Ira Rubenstein

FIRESIDE CHAT

Ted Leonsis, Founder, Chairman, Majority Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment INTERVIEWER: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Ted Leonsis
Mike Vorhaus
11:15 am - 11:45 am

MORNING BREAK

THE FUTURE OF TV LOOKS BRIGHT, BUT IT’S NOT ALL ROSY

Today’s media search and discovery experience is terrible, it forces consumers to not only recall which network has the show they want to watch, but also hop between apps and disparate platforms to then search and ultimately watch. How do you know what’s there or what you might be missing out on? As the future of TV continues to evolve, this problem cannot remain unsolved – but where does the responsibility fall? Listen in as hardware manufacturers, software developers, and content providers from some of the hottest brands discuss how to fix one of the most broken parts of today’s...
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FEATURED PRESENTATION

Two 15 presentations

DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF VR FOR TELEVISION

While still in its infancy, VR experiences built around television shows are showing promise. Some offer extra content complementary to the show’s narrative, and some completely transform the telling of the narrative. What apps and devices are used to create and distribute content and what is the state of consumer adoption? PANELISTS: Matthew Collado, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Littlstar Aaron Luber, Head of Content Partnerships, Google VR Team Rob Ruffler, Senior Director, Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT Tom Vance, Head of Content, Jaunt Studios MODERATOR: Michael Gold, Co-founder and CEO, Holojam Inc
Matthew Collado
Tom Vance
Michael Gold
Rob Ruffler
Aaron Luber

THE CURRENT STATE OF DIGITAL MEDIA INVESTING

This panel of investors, who are actively investing in digital media companies, discusses the latest investment trends and what it takes to get funded in the current environment, including accelerators, crowdfunding, angel, and VC deals. PANELISTS David Beck, Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, TBS & TNT Andrew Cleland, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures Jon Goldman, Managing Parnter, Skybound Todd Klein, Partner, Revolution Anton Zietsman, Director, 3311 Ventures
Andrew Cleland
Todd Klein
David Beck
Anton Zietsman
Jon Goldman
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

VIP LUNCH (INVITE ONLY)

REDEFINING DISTRIBUTION: THE MELTING POT OF OTT, CABLE, & LINEAR TELEVISION

The lines between linear television and OTT services are blurred more than ever with both Hulu and YouTube Red offering network/cable streams with DVR capabilities. Alternately, traditional linear services, like DirecTV, have their own apps and are buying into OTT services and content. What does this say about the viewing habits of today’s consumers, are broadcasters and distribution companies responding effectively, and where do advertisers fit in? PANELISTS: M. Scott Havens, Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media Adam Ostrow, Chief Strategy Officer, Mashable Christy Tanner, SVP & General Manager, CBS News Digital Moderator: Sahil Patel, Senior Reporter, DigiDay
M. Scott Havens
Adam Ostrow
Christy Tanner
Sahil Patel

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH BOB GRUTERS

Bob Gruters, Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions – US, Facebook
Bob Gruters
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

BREAK

THE EVOLUTION OF BRANDS, CONTENT, AND MARKETING

As brands continue to transition away from traditional advertising towards digital marketing strategies, effective content has become essential to building and maintaining a loyal consumer base. Today more than ever, brands need to produce engaging, shareable content to connect with consumers and stay at the top of their industry. This panel will provide examples of how brands are creating engaging content and building social community and the impact it has on customer relationships and brand loyalty. PANELISTS: Mia Goldwyn, Chief Content Officer, StyleHaul Christine Murphy, SVP Branded Entertainment, Astronauts Wanted Shannon Pruitt, President, The Story Lab, US MODERATOR: Philip Alberstat,...
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Christine Murphy
Mia Goldwyn
Philip Alberstat

THE RISE OF LIVE STREAMING

Live streaming is proving to be a way to make content come alive on social networks and to bring shows to the top of viewers’ attention. Part immediacy, part community, and part exclusivity, having live streamed companion content – or even live streaming the content itself, as with sports – is becoming the norm. What are some best practices when live streaming, is there revenue, and what about them is attracting viewers? PANELISTS: Jill Sherman, SVP, Social Strategy, DigitasLBi’s
Jill Sherman

ALEXA, TELL ME ABOUT VOICE-ACTIVATED AI FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

Voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) is going beyond telling you the weather and turning on your lights – it’s now helping you navigate media and entertainment experiences. What is possible when media and entertainment companies begin to tap the power of voice-activated devices? How are consumers reacting to the new technologies, including Amazon Echo, Google Home and voice-based smartphones? What does the future hold for this exciting area of innovation? PANELISTS: Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform Drew Silverstein, CEO & Founder, Amper Music MODERATOR: Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, Interactive TV Today
Adrian Sexton
Rick Howe
Drew Silverstein

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE INFLUENCER MARKETING

Digital influencers can be instrumental to getting content, services, and products in front of the right audiences. Still, brands walk a fine line between managing the message and allowing room for influencer authenticity. What are the most effective strategies today for working with influencers and what are the metrics that determine success? What are the FTC requirements for disclosure and how can brands protect themselves when running campaigns? PANELISTS Paul Kontonis, Chief Marketing Officer, WHOSAY Marc Hustvedt, CEO, Above Average Maureen Polo, SVP, Influencer Marketing, Fullscreen Phil Ranta, COO, Studio71
Marc Hustvedt
Maureen Polo
Paul Kontonis
Phil Ranta
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

THE EXPLOSION OF ORIGINAL VIDEO CONTENT

We are in an original content renaissance. Hulu is doubling their number of originals, Netflix is moving all production to Los Angeles, major online news publishers announced content plays at the NewFronts, and even music companies like AEG, Apple Music, and Spotify have original series. Why is this the right time to create content? Is it effective as a differentiator to attract subscribers? PANELISTS Jill Braff, former GM, Ellen Digital Ventures JC Cangilla, Chief Operating Officer, New Form Sharmi Gandhi, EVP, Strategy and Development, Mic Matthew Henick, Head of Development, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Susanne Mei, General Manager, People/Entertainment Weekly Network...
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Sharmi Gandhi
Jill Braff
Matthew Henick
Susanne Mei
JC Cangilla
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Tinzar Sherman, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital, Founder, Digital Media Wire
Tinzar Sherman
Ned Sherman

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF THE DIGITAL GAMES MARKET

Industry leaders discuss the future of the games industry as the business continues its transition towards a multi-platform future. What does it take to make a successful game these days across platforms? What emerging platforms will be the most important in the years to come? How do you acquire and retain users and make money in this increasingly complicated gaming universe? PANELISTS: Pete Arden, Chief Marketing Officer, Disruptor Beam MODERATOR: Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Pete Arden
Eric Goldberg

OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE MOBILE GAMES BUSINESS

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the mobile games business followed by Q/A. PANELISTS Joost Van Dreunen, Co-founder & CEO, SuperData Research
Joost van Dreunen

FIRESIDE CHAT

Ben Feder, President, International Partnerships (North America) at Tencent Games INTERVIEWER: Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Ben Feder
Michael Vorhaus
11:15 am - 11:30 am

MORNING BREAK

FEATURED PRESENTATION: TURNING VIEWERS INTO PLAYERS

In response to the growing popularity of streaming services – like Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube Gaming, Microsoft Mixer – games developers are increasingly adopting new design philosophies to create games, not merely with players in mind, but with the influencers who are so essential in gaining traction today. Game Insight CEO, Anatoly Ropotov, will explain how his company changed the way it created its new game – Survival Arena – to provide influencers ways to involve their audience directly in the gameplay experience. Ropotov will explain how they turn traditionally passive viewing experiences into interactive play sessions powered by group...
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Anatoly Ropotov

CREATIVITY RULES: MAKING SUCCESSFUL GAMES FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

This panel will discuss how to make a successful game for iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms. How important is creativity? What are the metrics that matter when judging product success? PANELISTS: Travis Boatman, Founder and CEO, Carbonated Nick Fortugno, Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno
Travis Boatman
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

LUNCH BREAK

VR/AR FOR GAMES & ENTERTAINMENT

This panel of leading game and entertainment executives and investors will discuss the future of VR and AR for the game and entertainment industries. What investments are being made by VCs? What are the major Hollywood studios and media companies doing in VR/AR? What’s happening with mixed reality location based experiences? What does the future hold? PANELISTS Chris Donahue, Senior Director, Alliances, AMD John Linden, President, Seismic Games David Liu, Creative Director of Virtual Reality, Viacom NEXT Nanea Reeves, CEO & Co-Founder, TRIPP
John Linden
David Liu
Chris Donahue
Nanea Reeves

KEYNOTE/FIRESIDE CHAT

Mike Sepso, SVP, Activision Blizzard
Mike Sepso
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

BREAK

GAMES CRITICS ROUNDTABLE

MODERATOR Harold Goldberg, Founder, NY Videogame Critics Circle
Harold Goldberg

IAB PRESENTS: WHY ENGAGING DIGITAL AD EXPERIENCES ARE THE NEW GOLD STANDARD FOR MARKETERS

This group of industry leaders from the IAB Game Committee will discuss how games are uniquely suited for brand engagement for all demographics, on all platforms, 24/7, and will highlight innovative game ad formats that allow brands to insert themselves into game content in a less intrusive, native way. What are best practices for creative strategy for impactful game advertising? What are the game content and ad formats that appeal to different target audiences, from social games to eSports and more? PANELISTS: Anne Frisbie, SVP, Global Brand & Programmatic, InMobi Gabrielle Heyman, Head of Global Brand Partners, Zynga Kym Nelson, SVP...
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Gabrielle Heyman
Anne Frisbie
Julie Shumaker
Kym Nelson
Susan Borst
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

THE RISE OF ESPORTS

Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, but 2017 was the first instance of a competition being aired on network television during primetime (H1Z1 on CW). What do the next few years look like for the growth of eSports leagues in television broadcast, live event, and online settings? Are eSports going mainstream? PANELISTS: Marty Strenczewilk, CEO and Co-founder, Splyce Damon Lau, Co-founder and CEO, Everyday Influencers/Press X
Damon Lau
Marty Strenczewilk

THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES & MARKETERS

Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming counts over 200 million spectators annually and presents a unique, new avenue in the entertainment market. This panel will discuss best of brand activations of eSports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers. What is the opportunity for brands, agencies and marketers? PANELISTS: Paul Brewer, VP, Global Sponsorships, ESL Daniel Kelley, Director, HyperX Corporate Marketing Mike Lee, Head of Partnerships, Everyday Influencers/Press X David Madden, SVP Global Brand Solutions, EA
David Madden
Mike Lee
Daniel Kelley
Paul Brewer

RECEPTION

Reception sponsored by Game Insight
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

LEADERS IN MEDIA VIP DINNER (INVITE ONLY)

8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media; Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech
Paul Sweeting

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF MACHINE-TO-MACHINE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

If licensing and royalty payments are ever to be managed with the same machine-to-machine efficiency as media distribution and consumption, rights information must be put into machine-readable formats. A panel of senior executives from across media sectors to discuss the status of various initiatives to get rights information into machine-readable form, the challenges they’re facing, and how close or far we are from reliable machine-to-machine rights clearances. PANELISTS Benji Rogers, CEO, dotblockchain Music Michael Shanley, Vice President of IT Business Development, Music Reports Michael Simon, President & CEO, Rumblefish
Michael Simon
Benji Rogers
Michael Shanley

OPENING PRESENTATION: OMI WORKSHOP

Hosted by Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Berklee College of Music, Panos Panay
Panos Panay
11:15 am - 11:45 am

MORNING BREAK

THE ENUMERATED MANUSCRIPT

Leaders from across media sectors discuss efforts to assign and affix unique identifiers and critical metadata to individual works and the importance of unique IDs in enabling machine-to-machine transactions. PANELISTS: Mark Isherwood, DDEX Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange, LLC Vaughn McKenzie, Co-Founder and CEO, JAAK Bill Wilson, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association
Bill Wilson
Vaughn McKenzie
Mark Isherwood

LICENSING HUBS AND MARKETPLACES

PANELISTS Virginie Berger, CEO, Armonia Online Thomas Minkus, Managing Director, IPR License
Thomas Minkus
Virginie Berger

PROVENANCE AND REGISTRATION

Claiming authorship and establishing a reliable chain of ownership of copyrighted works is critical to enabling commerce. This panel will examine efforts to create rights registries and establish records of provenance if different sectors of the copyright industries. PANELISTS Nathan Lands, Co-Founder & CEO, Binded Joe Naylor, Founder, President & CEO, ImageRights International, Inc. Robert Norton, CEO & Founder, Verisart
Joe Naylor
Robert Norton
Nathan Lands

BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEXT INTERNET, OR THE NEXT LINUX?

Blockchain technology today is often likened to the internet, circa 1996. But is it really a protocol consumers will embrace directly, or is it more like Linux, a useful tool running in the background of more conventional consumer-facing applications? How should rights owners and rights-tech developers think about blockchain? PANELISTS Jesse Grushack, Co-Founder, Ujo Music Bryce Weiner, Founder, Tao Network
Jesse Grushack
Bryce Weiner
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: COPYRIGHT REFORM AND THE ROLE OF RIGHTS-TECH

Senior executives and policymakers discuss the status of copyright reform efforts underway in the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia, and other territories and what proposed changes could mean for content identification, rights management, and automated licensing technologies. PANELISTS Lui Simpson, Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Publishers
Lui Simpson

KEYNOTE-FIRESIDE CHAT

Robert Kasunic, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice, United States Copyright Office INTERVIEWER: Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse
Robert Kasunic
Jim Griffin
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

BREAK

CROWDFUNDING, CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND STRUCTURED FINANCE: HOW DIY ARTISTS ARE LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO FIND NEW WAYS TO FUND THEIR CREATIVE PROJECTS

From initial coin offerings to token sales to royalty-backed loans artists are finding new ways to finance their projects while retaining ownership of their works. But can artists really cut out the middleman altogether? PANELISTS: Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace, LLC Hale Boggs, Partner, Corporate and Finance Capital Markets, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Chair, Manatt Digital Tatiana Moroz, Founder & CEO, Crypto Media Hub
Robert Binning
Tatiana Moroz
Hale Boggs

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS: OVERCOMING THE DATA-SHARING INCENTIVES PROBLEM

Everyone agrees that rights-based industries could benefit overall from greater transparency and access to data on ownership, usage and royalty calculations. But not everyone would benefit equally. How can industries create the incentives to make proprietary data less proprietary? PANELISTS Bill Colitre, Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports Vickie Nauman, Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media
Vickie Nauman
Stephen White
Bill Colitre

REMIX THIS: MASH-UPS, DERIVATIVE WORKS AND UGC

Remixes and user-generated content present unique rights-management challenges. How are technology developers and entrepreneurs meeting them? PANELISTS Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Alisa Coleman
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: INVESTING IN RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES

A discussion of the investment and M&A environment for rights and metadata management technologies, royalties as an asset class, and new technology-enabled financing strategies for artists. PANELISTS Matthew Smith, CEO, Royalty Exchange Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Internet, Headwaters
Sun Jen Yung
Matthew Smith