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Company SubPac
Position Head of Strategic Development




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Bandzoogle is the most effective platform for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Independent and DIY musicians can create a pro and fully functional website without having to code anything or hire expensive designers. They can add features like mailing list management and e-mail blasts, centralized social netowrk updates, blogging and detailed fan analytics. With Bandzoogle, artists can also quickly build an online store to sell their digital and physical goods, at no commission. Bandzoogle is free to try, and offers affordable monthly subscrip… Read more


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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at www.bmi.com




ArtistWorks is the largest provider of online music education. Using Video Exchange™ students around the world are able to learn from top teachers.


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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. We guard free speech online, fight illegal surveillance, support emerging technologies, defend digital innovators, and work to ensure that our rights and freedoms are enhanced, rather than eroded, as our use of technology grows.




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A pioneer in digital media, Gracenote provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products. The company\'s partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. A wholly owned, independent subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America (SCA), Gracenote has offices around the globe.


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IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is one of the industry-leading digital distribution companies for the global independent music and video community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, artists, and filmmakers, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; royalty payment administration and reporting; and marketing and promotional support. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of more than two million music tracks and thousands of independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its c… Read more


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I love the arts, cosplaying, dancing, singing, drawing, and japanese street fashions (gothic lolita!). I am an avid K-drama watcher, gamer (RPGs and platforming), and am a lot older than I actually look. :)


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LyricFind aggregates the rights and licensing for the use of song lyrics online. With licenses from over 2,000 publishers and lyrics to over 1.4 million tracks, LyricFind powers services such as Microsoft\'s Bing Entertainment, Lyrics.com, Shazam, Slacker, Rhapsody, Virgin Media, and more, including \'s own direct-to-consumer mobile applications, available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android platforms.


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Mashery is the world leader in enterprise API technology and services. We help more than 150 top brands in retail, media, travel, and information services manage API-powered digital platforms for speeding mobile deployment, scaling partnership/affiliate programs, and spurring innovation. Mashery\'s holistic approach includes API strategy consulting, global API management and distribution infrastructure, and next-generation tools for better engaging API partners. Mashery was founded in 2006.




Mike Crain is a musician, composer and educator.


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MonstrO will take you on a trip. Their self-titled debut album for Vagrant Records twists and turns through a psychedelic hard rock haze that's as hypnotic as it is heavy. That heady combination is embodied on "Stallone" which glides from a guttural stomp into a resounding refrain, while "Concertina" rises and falls with a dark elegance, and album closer "April" blasts off on the fumes of a final ethereal hum. Four individual sonic personalities converge to make this music. There's bassist Kyle Sanders [ex-Bloodsimple], drummer Bevan Davies [ex-Bloodsimple, Danzig], guitarist Juan Montoya [ex-… Read more


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Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Official.fm offers music professionals advanced uploading & hosting capabilities, data management, analytics, embeddable / branded audio widgets and other tools for digital audio. Official.fm users are able to dynamically & virally market music online for wider and deeper engagement with both fan base and marketplace. Hypebot.com recently named the company one of the \"10 Smartest Start Ups\" at SFMusicTech 2011. Digital Music News cited the platform as \"a rising underdog; in a good position to grab the best of the (competition).\"


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PayPal is the trusted, secure solution for digital goods publishers who need to monetize online games, news, video, books, blogs, software and all forms of digital content. Processing payments with PayPal, allows you to tap into a global buyer base of over 100 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies. We enable publishers to set sensible prices for their customers by offering special low rates for micropayments. PayPal is the ideal choice - offering access to a global market with a secure, trusted payment experience, competitive micropayment pricing, and a two-click in-context … Read more




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There's a better way to do music online - whether you're a fan who wants to listen to your favorite band's music, or a musician that wants to get their music out there. That's exactly what RootMusic does: make everything easier for you. Musicians and fans, we got your back.


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Rovi is a premier source of entertainment metadata including reviews, artist bios, music clips and more. Leading companies rely on us to help them deliver highly relevant information which may increase consumption, ensure customer loyalty and boost ad revenue. Rovi\'s content about music, movies, TV, books and games is curated by a 300-plus editorial team. Our customers include: Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, MTV and Netflix.


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Mowgli is a gaming company based around a simple concept - connecting people through social creation. Our first game, Songster, enables players to create something real, something they can take outside the game - damn good music.


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Sonic.net is a full-service Internet provider, dedicated to delivering fast, reliable and inexpensive connectivity while providing award-winning technical support. Based out of Santa Rosa, California, we were one of the first ISPs to bring DSL access to the wine country, and continue to lead the way in making new access and hosting solutions available to the public.


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Soundcloud is Vision Sound Music's exclusive audio partner


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SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels, and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings and distributes these digital performance royalties to recording artists and sound recording copyright owners. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $800 million in royalties; register to get your share at www.soundexchange.com!


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SoundHound is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, at home, at work, at play and on the go. SoundHound\'s applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company\'s breakthrough Sound2Sound technology. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world\'s fastest music recognition, the world\'s only viable singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and large scale lyrics alignment.


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Spinlet is a lifestyle entertainment company focused on meeting the needs of music lovers allowing them to buy, listen, share, and manage music all within a free user friendly mobile platform. As the premier mobile music digital distribution to emerging markets in Africa, Spinlet assists artists in capturing revenue often lost to piracy markets. We offer a localized service for the music listeners in each market and allow exploration of music from throughout the world.


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Thrillcall is the most accurate, local live event discovery service with real-time new show and ticket on-sale alerts. Using proprietary data cleaning and matching technology, Thrillcall keeps you up-to-date on the local live music scene. Thrillcall also offers an innovative promotion and analytics platform to help venues, artists and artist managers maximize their social media presence and event visibility. With the upcoming launch of the Thrillcall mobile app, users will have the best guide to today\'s local concerts and exclusive access to event offers available only through Thrillcall.


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TuneCore, the world\'s largest music distribution company, allows all artists global distribution into iTunes, Spotify and more while keeping all their rights and getting 100% of the revenues from their music sales. TuneCore Artists have sold over half a billion songs and earning over US$250MM in 3.5 years. TuneCore Artists include Nine Inch Nails, Jay Z, Joan Jett, Beck, The Civil Wars, Girl Talk, and many more.


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TuneWiki is building lyric based products that inspire people to experience, understand, and share the lyrics and songs they love. Its award winning Social Music Player has a unique synchronized lyrics feature that offers unrivaled music playback to its users, including synced lyrics for streaming radio and videos. Users can also share and discuss their favorite lyrics with friends, and discover new music through Song ID with synced lyrics, song maps, top 50 charts, and the new trending feature. Lyric Legend and Lyric Legend 2, TuneWiki's best-selling mobile music games, offers another fun and…

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Boyfriend Academy

Composer, songwriter, producer. Electro pop, trip-hop, hip-hop, electronica. Music for film, dance, games, fashion and art shows.



Christian Acosta

 SocialFlow, Global Head, Strategy and Partnerships


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Melissa Adair

Spinlet, Senior Public Relations Manager

Melissa Adair specializes in Public Relations and Online Marketing in the music industry. Before joining Spinlet in 2010 Melissa founded her own company, Honeybee Publicity, working with clients such as Sony Music Unlimited, Gracenote, ALO and more. Through her work with Elevation Group, Melissa oversaw the publicity and marketing for The Neville Brothers, funky METERS, and The New Mastersounds. Melissa has worked in the music industry for over 10 years, including promotion development at KISS FM and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars and JJ Cale at Rose…

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Nic Adler

The Roxy / Adler Integrated

After years as a band manager, promoter, and restauranteur, Nic took the helm at The Roxy in 1998. An entrepreneur and community builder, Nic was drawn to the cutting edge concepts he found in the burgeoning field of social media. In 2007 he launched a blog that went on to win The VH-1 Rock Honors Award for Best Music Venue Website. Always an early adaptor, Nic began tweeting in 2008 and is now the #1 Music Venue on Twitter and Facebook in the world. As his social media program grew, Nic began to see the importance of being a part of the larger community of the …

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Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance serves developers of every type, any languages and across all platforms. Our members are individual app devs and the companies committed to their success. Developers have unique needs as creators and business people - we aim to be your voice as both. Alliance members have access to discounts from organizations that care about you, educational tools from the companies and platforms you build with and an opportunity to speak up for your interests. The Alliance educational development, discounted access to cloud services and The Alliance Network are ready now, …

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Lisa Alter

Alter & Kendrick, LLP, Attorneys at Law, Partner

Lisa A. Alter is a partner in the firm of Alter & Kendrick, LLP in New York City. Her practice is focused primarily in the area of copyright law, with a particular emphasis on domestic and international music copyright issues. She advises composers, authors, musical estates, and music publishers on a wide variety of transactional and licensing matters, conducts in-depth copyright due diligence in connection with the acquisition, sale and/or administration of copyright catalogues, and consults frequently on issues involving termination of gra…

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Location Long Beach, California


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Kevin Arnold

IODA, Founder & CEO / Noise Pop Industries, Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of IODA, Kevin guides the growth of one of the largest digital distributors of independent music in the world, combining his dedication to independents and his unique understanding of the digital music world to benefit IODA's global client base. Kevin also directs Noise Pop Industries, which produces San Francisco's internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival, which he founded in 1993, as well as the Treasure Island Music Festival and other Bay Area cultural events.

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Stefan Aronsen

Stefan Aronsen

Founder of:
sf-inter.com & iheartsfbands.com

Though no band would ever hire Mr. Aronsen for his musical skills, plenty have already hired him for his design skills. His ability to brand, market, and package bands and musicians has earned him jobs at two successful music labels as well as with numerous independent musicians. He has learned valuable lessons, first-hand, along the way. He has seen that while different bands face different obstacles, one constant in the music industry is the sheer level of difficulty in surviving.

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Location San Francisco, California




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Martin Atkins

Author: Welcome to the Music Industry, You're Fucked!

Drummer: Public Image Ltd.MinistryPigfaceKilling Joke

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His three decades in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. Having experience in nearly every aspect of record production and promotion has given Martin a unique perspective not only on where the music industry is currently, but where it is going in the future.

After playing drums in a variety of English bands, Martin auditioned for and subsequently joined Johnny R…

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Mobile Backstage

Mobile Backstage is an interactive fan club service that helps develop and maintain deep and meaningful relationships between artists and fans. Easily accessible on the web, Facebook and mobile devices, Mobile Backstage lives wherever fans are, and strengthens every artist\'s most important asset – the Core Fan Base.


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Darryl Ballantyne

LyricFind, CEO & Founder

At LyricFind, Darryl is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the company, including licensing and distribution. Darryl pioneered the digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005.

Darryl Ballantyne originally conceived LyricFind in 2000 with Mohamed Moutadayne and Chris Book at Ontario's University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the Internet. Officially launched in 2004, the company pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, succes…

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John Perry Barlow

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Co-founder
Grateful Dead lyricist

John Perry Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. He graduated in 1969 with High Honors in comparative religion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

More recently, he co-founded and still co-chairs the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was the first to apply the term Cyberspace to the "place" it presently describes.

He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired Magazi…

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Django Bayless

Um.. Facebook, yeah... right.
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Jennifer Bergeron

Location San Francisco, California


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Isaac Bess

Music Business Development
Isaac Bess started in the music business in 1994 at New York's Matador Records. After stints in Tokyo as a music journalist, and ten years in San Francisco at independent labels (Quannum Projects) and independent distributors (IODA), Isaac joined YouTube's Business Development team in 2011.


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Eric Bieschke

Pandora, Director of Playlist Engineering

Eric Bieschke runs playlist engineering for Pandora. As one of Pandora's first employees, he built the initial prototypes for the company's playlist algorithms. As the service has grown, the algorithm is now deployed online, on mobile and via CE devices to more than 125 million registered users. To date, these millions of listeners have thumbed more than 11 billion songs while listening to billions of hours of music. Eric works daily on optimally combining content-based recommendations, collective intelligence, and human-machine cooperation in orde…

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Vernon Black

An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, Vernon Black spent most of the past 20 years touring, recording and film tracking with music legends like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Chakka Kahn and Lionel Richie. More recently, he’s performed and recorded with contemporary artists including Ashanti, Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Busta Rhymes and Celine Dion. 

Vernon's work can be heard in films like “The Bodyguard,” “License to Kill,” and “Beverly Hills Cop II;” in advertising jingles for Jaguar, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Mattel and Levi’s; and in songs and sound effec…

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Darren Briggs

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Joe Brilliant

Location San Francisco, California



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Gary Brotman

Qualcomm Atheros, Director, Product Marketing

Gary Brotman is a marketing veteran with more than 15 years of experience designing and marketing media software, hardware and services that push the boundaries of technology. The majority of his career has been dedicated to helping consumers, artists and companies discover, experience, promote and distribute media online. Brotman is currently Director of Product Marketing for Qualcomm Atheros (QCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, which develops wireless technologies for the connected home. Brotman is currently responsible …

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Bob Brown

Avid, Collaboration Architect


Bob Brown is a software architect at Avid, focusing on collaboration technologies. He helps lead the product and technology direction of Pro Tools, Media Composer, and other Avid products. He spends his time researching and prototyping various tools to help media creators work better together. Various technology interests include real time media streaming, asset management, cloud solutions, and user experience design.

Since joining Digidesign (a division of Avid) in 1999, Bob has worked on every Pro Tools release since version 5.0 and various Media Composer r…

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Antony Bruno

DigitalMusic.org, Community Manager

Antony Bruno currently serves as Community Manager for NARM's DigitalMusic.Org division, where he manages the activities of various working groups created to advance the business of digital music.

He is also an independent strategic advisor for tech startups, content companies and communications firms, specializing in community and content management, communications strategies, and business development activities.

Most recently, Bruno was Executive Director of Content & Programming for Digital/Mobile at Billboard magazine, where he oversaw the public…

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Michael Calore

Wired, Wired Product Reviews Editor

Michael Calore edits the reviews of consumer products on Wired.com. For over a decade, he has held various roles at Wired, serving as the editor of Webmonkey, the overseer of the How-To Wiki, and as an editor and reporter of news stories about web browsers, web standards, social networking and web apps. Before writing about technology, he covered snowboarding and skateboarding as a journalist and worked in the music industry. Calore is an avid cyclist and a musician - he plays bass in the indie rock band Domestic Electrics and produces music by himself…

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