Super stoked to have been invited to moderate the panel “What’s Trending? The Latest in Festival Technology” at the International Music Festival Conference in San Diego this December. IMFCON will feature speakers from AEG, Goldenvoice, Insomniac, SXSW, SFX, AC Entertainment, Billboard, and many more. Get more deats at www.imfcon.com.
Last month, SoundCloud kicked Next Big Sound out of its API community as a result of Pandora’s acquisition of NBS, which means NBS loses nearly 30 billion streams from which its data analytic tools relies. This is one of the many reasons why music app developers must understand the complexities behind API terms & conditions, the competitive nature of big data and asset ownership, and the caveat to “gaining traction” when they depend on third-party solutions to power (and monetize) their own platform. Part of my work as a consultant is to help music app founders legitimize their platform with appropriately licensed APIs, digital media suppliers, and metadata services. Read the full story on Billboard.
This panel aims to shed some light and bring some clarity to how the digital space and the music industry are currently co-mingling & how to navigate those turbulent waters. We’ll explore panelists’ journey in the music + tech space, what they’ve learned, what warnings they have, what works & what doesn’t work, and where they ultimately see things moving in the future. Learn more here.
Pretty much everyone involved in the music industry is aware of Austin’s annual SXSW, but they may not be as familiar with SXSW V2V, a festival which focuses on the development of startups and entrepreneurial skills. Included here is a breakdown of the three music-related startups of particular note. Read full article here.
Music Tech Startup Founders To Discuss Working With Independent Artists At Upcoming Indie Entertainment Summit
The Indie Entertainment Summit is a 4-day conference taking place August 5th – 8th in Los Angeles where independent artists, music industry professionals, managers, and music fans convene to network, experience music from up-and-coming artists, and attend workshops, panels, and music showcases.
This year music business consultant and music tech startup pundit, Dae Bogan, has developed a panel to address the benefits, issues, and opportunities of music tech founders working directly with independent artists. He has invited guest panelists from early and growth stage music tech startups including Ben Brannen (President & Co-Founder of atVenu), Roslynn Cobarrubias (Co-founder & CMO of mydiveo), and Alejandro Carrasco (Co-Founder of Dream Tuner).
Anyone can attend Indie Entertainment Summit. For more details and to register to attend, visit www.iesfest.com.
I am thrilled to announce that my clients Driss Ouazzani and Roslynn Cobarrubias have officially launched mydiveo in beta. Sort of a video-based Linkedin for the creative community, mydiveo aims to help artists connect and get discovered.
mydiveo is a global talent discovery platform fostering creative collaborations and new connections between artists, music lovers, music industry professionals and brands. mydiveo makes it easy to find and connect with local talent worldwide and enables artists to engage with their community.
Sign-up for a free mydiveo account at www.mydiveo.com.
atVenu Announces Partnership To Allow Bands To Report Venue Music Sales Directly To SoundScan And Billboard Charting
Nielsen, and atVenu, the provider of a mobile and web-based solution used by artists to manage merchandise logistics while on tour, today announced a new collaboration that for the first time will allow artists to digitally report their venue sales to Nielsen’s music reporting tools, including Nielsen SoundScan, the industry-standard for music sales measurement. Beginning Friday July 10, to coincide with the new Friday Global Release Date, atVenu will become Nielsen’s preferred venue sales data provider and automatically submit all venue sales recorded in the atVenu app directly to Nielsen. Read full article on Nielsen.
Music industry conferences offer musicians, music industry professionals, and startup entrepreneurs a platform to showcase, network, and conduct business. As a speaker and presenter at several conferences, I’ve found that selecting the right conference and being prepared to promote yourself and network is key to a successful experience.
Many conferences offer musicians opportunities to perform at artist showcases and competitions. For music tech startup entrepreneurs, conferences is a highly concentrated outlet for promoting your product, creating new business relationships, and learning about how changes in the music industry will affect your business.
Conferences are vital to the convergence of ideas and interactions between various stakeholders in the music industry. Below is a select list of notable upcoming conferences that you should consider attending. Make conferences work for you by going beyond just attending. Musicians may find performance opportunities. Startup entrepreneurs should consider exhibiting. And music industry professionals should consider applying to speak on panels. There’s no networking like the networking that can be done at a good conference.
|Jul 19-22||SXSW V2V||Las Vegas, NV|
|Aug 5-8||Indie Entertainment Summit||North Hollywood, CA|
|Aug 27-29||Cutting Edge||New Orleans, LO|
|Aug 31-Sep 2||All About Music||Nashville, TN|
|Sep 15-20||Americana Music Conference||Nashville, TN|
|Sept 25-27||Midpoint Music Fest||Cincinnati, OH|
|Sep 26-27||West Coast Songwriters||San Francisco, CA|
|Oct 1-3||Durango Songwriters Expo||Boulder, CO|
|Oct 2||DMW Music||New York, NY|
|Oct 2-4||Mid-Atlantic Music Conference||Charlotte, NC|
|Oct 13-17||CMJ Music Marathon||New York, NY|
|Oct 15-18||Revolt Music Conference||Miami, FL|
|Oct 23-25||CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference||Chicago, IL|
|Nov 10||SF MusicTech Summit||San Francisco, CA|
|Dec 13-15||International Music Festival Con||San Diego, CA|
YouTube Content ID and the MCN (multi-channel network) model has become a booming business for many in the music industry. For many years now, independent artists have looked to MCNs to help them increase and capture the revenues generated against their music on YouTube. Not only does independent artists earn revenue from ads served in and around the videos they upload to their own YouTube channel, but also when ads are served against videos uploaded by other users who use the artist’s music (such as background music for a silly video).