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Monday, February 13


Welcome & Opening Remarks
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Mayor Ed Lee

Edwin M. Lee, 59, was sworn in on January 8, 2012 as the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. Lee is the first Asian-American mayor in San Francisco history. Lee was elected on November 8, 2011 by the people of San Francisco while he was serving as Interm Mayor, appointed unanimously as successor mayor by the Board of Supervisors on January 11, 2011 to fill the remaining year of former Mayor Gavin Newsom's term who was sworn in as... Read More →
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Brian Zisk

SF MusicTech Summit, Executive Producer Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur and technology industry consultant specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. Brian is a co-founder of Whobet, is Co-Founder and Technologies Director of the Future of Music Coalition, and a Board Member and/or Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 9:05am - 9:20am


Web Audio API
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Lucas Gonze

Official.fm, CTO Lucas Gonze is the CTO of Official.fm. Lucas makes music tech, including the Yahoo Web Player used by Pitchfork and many others, connected device products at MOG, open source playlists with XSPF, and the Webjay playlist community acquired by Yahoo. Follow Lucas on Twitter: @lucas_gonze
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Boris Smus

Google, Engineer, Google Chrome Developer Relations Boris is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Google Chrome team. Before joining Google, he lived on a tropical island in the Atlantic. Earlier still, Boris worked on iWeb and iWork.com at Apple. He has a MS in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Boris spends his leisure time making music and enjoying the great outdoors. Follow Boris on Twitter:@borismus

Monday February 13, 2012 9:20am - 10:20am
Garden Room A


Content Deals: Who Pays Whom?
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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... Read More →
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Cindy Charles

Cindy Charles Consulting, President Cindy Charles, President of Cindy Charles Consulting, has been working in the digital media space since 1997. She is currently doing business affairs and business development consulting in the digital media space for clients who have included RIM, Spotify, MOG, Smule, Topspin, Soundhound, EchoNest, Nintendo, iJukebox and others. Until recently, Ms. Charles was Senior Vice President, Law and Business Affairs... Read More →
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Jan D'Alessandro

  Yahoo!, Head of Business Development, Yahoo! Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyles     Jan leads the team at Yahoo responsible for crafting and negotiating strategic partnerships for the Sports, Entertainment, Games and Lifestyles properties. She has extensive digital media experience, having held leadership positions at Topspin Media, The Find and AOL. At Topspin, she managed partnerships with... Read More →
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Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Lincoln Kitman Hornblow Group USA, Inc., President / Lawyer Jamie Lincoln Kitman is a lawyer and the President of the Hornblow Group USA, Inc., managers of OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty and Mike Viola. Clients have included Violent Femmes, Yo La Tengo, The La's, The Beautiful South, Pere Ubu and Meat Puppets. In my copious spare time, I am the New York Bureau Chief for Automobile Magazine... Read More →
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Amaechi Uzoigwe

Official.fm, Head of Content & Business Affairs Amaechi Uzoigwe is a New York-based music & technology executive and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience in the entertainment industry - both independent and major label music spheres (across multiple genres) - as well as film & television. As Head of Content & Business Affairs for Official.fm, Amaechi oversees the company's business development, music... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 9:20am - 10:20am
Sakura Room


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Eric Ferraro

Eric Ferraro, Esq. | LeClairRyan, Shareholder | Iris Distribution, Co-Founder Eric Ferraro is a shareholder at LeClairRyan where he leads the firm's corporate and venture capital practices in San Francisco. Eric focuses his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs, companies and investors in the mobile/wireless, consumer web, digital media and music technology industries. Eric counsels his clients in matters relating to entity... Read More →
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Ian Hogarth

Songkick, CEO & Co-Founder Ian is the CEO and co-founder of Songkick.com. Ian graduated from Cambridge University in 2005 with a first class degree in Engineering, specialising in Machine Learning. He then worked for Bain & Company in Asia and Silicon Valley specialising in technology strategy, before co-founding Songkick. Songkick is a site for live music fans, and isnow the second largest live music destination after... Read More →
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Brenden Mulligan

Onesheet, Founder Brenden Mulligan is a technology entrepreneur, designer, and engineer. Mulligan previously founded artist content syndicator ArtistData, which was acquired in May 2010 by Sonicbids. His latest startup, Onesheet, launched to critical acclaim and has seen explosive growth since July.
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Nick Panama

Cantora, Co-Founder & CEO Nick Panama is Co-Founder and CEO of Cantora, an entertainment and technology company composed of a record label, music publisher, live events agency, and a VC fund focused on entertainment startups. Nick graduated the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University in 2010 with a degree in new media technology and entertainment business. Nick started Cantora Records while working A&R and... Read More →
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Ben Parr

Co-founder, Startup (to be announced) Ben Parr is a respected technology commentator and journalist, web entrepreneur and aspiring world changer. In a previous life, he was the Editor-at-Large of Mashable, the world's largest independent digital news website focused on social media and web technology. Ben is also a startup advisor (NerdsUnite Productions, Tracks.by, Code Academy, Women 2.0 and more) and is currently working... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 9:20am - 10:20am
Osaka Room


Music Collaboration in a Connected World
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Ean Golden

DJ Tech Tools, Founder Ean Golden is the leading innovator in a new age of djing that is sweeping the world. In 2007, He founded the first site focused on digital djs and controllers: DjTechTools.com. This global hub is now the community center for millions of djs that are learning to perform and become artists with dj software. Not just an innovator online, he has designed some of the most popular dj hardware in the last 3 years and... Read More →
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Henrik Lenberg

SoundCloud, VP Platform Henrik Lenberg runs the platform team at SoundCloud, making sure companies and hackers can connect their apps to SoundCloud via the public API. Growing up in Sweden, he met the SoundCloud founders at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. After a year at Propellerhead Software, Henrik joined SoundCloud team in Berlin where he spent his first two years with the company before moving to San Francisco where the... Read More →
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Dan Walton

Retronyms, Co-Founder Dan Walton makes cutting edge musical tools to empower hundreds of thousands of musicians. He Co-Founded Sonoma Wire Works where he developed RiffWorld, a social network and collaboration platform for guitarists. Now he is a Co-Founder at Retronyms in San Francisco where he builds touch based musical instruments for the iPad and iPhone. Retronyms has partnered with Propellerhead, Korg and Akai to... Read More →
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Jeannie Yang

Smule, VP, Product Alchemy Jeannie Yang is the vice president of product alchemy at Smule. Smule creates social music making experiences that inspire people from around the globe to share the joy of music creation. The company's bestselling iPhone and iPad apps include Magic Guitar, MadPad, I Am T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, Magic Piano, Magic Fiddle and Ocarina. Prior to joining Smule, she worked at Yahoo!where she helped start up their first... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 9:20am - 10:20am
Spring Room


Inside Pandora: The Music Genome Project
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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... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 9:20am - 10:20am
Kyoto Room


Coffee & Tea Break
Monday February 13, 2012 10:20am - 10:30am
Imperial Ballroom


Termination of Transfer of Copyrights (CLE Panel)
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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... Read More →
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Ann Chaitovitz

USPTO, Attorney-Advisor Ann is a domestic and international copyright expert at the USPTO. With over 15 years of experience representing songwriters, publishers and recording artists, she has served as Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition, the National Director of Sound Recordings at AFTRA and staff attorney at ASCAP.
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David Kostiner

Counsel LLP, Founding Partner David Kostiner is a founding partner of Counsel LLP, a boutique entertainment law firm based in San Francisco, an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at the University of California Hastings College of Law, and co-Founder of First Global Micro-consultants, a digital media metadata translation company. David began his career as a professional musician drumming in jazz clubs, later joining Dreamworks... Read More →
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Stephanie R. Taylor

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Attorney Stephanie R. Taylor is an entertainment and music industry lawyer providing a broad range of legal services to clients involved in the creation, production, and management of creative works. She specializes in entertainment law and understands the special needs of the entertainment industry, including copyright law, music publishing, record labels, media and general business matters. Stephanie represents... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Spring Room


Elevator Pitch Session

All are welcome to stand up and present an up to 1-minute pitch about their company or project to connect with others who may want to work with you.

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Brian Zisk

SF MusicTech Summit, Executive Producer Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur and technology industry consultant specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. Brian is a co-founder of Whobet, is Co-Founder and Technologies Director of the Future of Music Coalition, and a Board Member and/or Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Osaka Room


Relocating Your Business to San Francisco
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Ellyn Parker

Mayor's Office of Economic Workforce and Development, City of San Francisco Ellyn works in the Office of Economic Workforce and Development (OEWD) on both the Neighborhood and Business Development teams. She wears many hats at OEWD but her work includes Divisadero Street, Central Market and Fashion SF project. She is a long time advocate of the arts and music communities as a former gallery owner, art teacher, amateur musician and... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Garden Room A


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Isaac Bess

Music Business Development | YouTube | 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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Jack Conte

Pomplamoose, Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, filmaker Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn form the recording duo "Pomplamoose." The majority of their new music is released as singles posted to YouTube. These mostly take the form of "VideoSongs", a medium they define with two rules: (1) What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) (2) If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden... Read More →
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Nataly Dawn

Pomplamoose, Composer & Lead Vocalist Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn form the recording duo "Pomplamoose." The majority of their new music is released as singles posted to YouTube. These mostly take the form of "VideoSongs", a medium they define with two rules: (1) What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) (2) If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds) Pomplamoose's... Read More →
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Janko Roettgers

GigaOM, Staff Writer Janko is a Staff Writer for GigaOM. Janko has been covering all things tech for more than ten years. His career as a technology journalist began in Germany, where he published a number of books about subjects like the online music revolution and Internet subcultures. In the last few years, Janko has been reporting for radio networks, magazines and newspapers in Germany and beyond. He started to contribute to NewTeeVee... Read More →
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Mike Rosenthal

Paracadute & OK Go, Label Manager / Digital Strategist Mike Rosenthal began his career with OK Go in the fall of 2009 as the band's Digital and Online Strategy Manager. He worked closely with the band on the rollout of the album Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, and the numerous videos and interactive projects that accompanied its release. In January of 2010 he helped the band transition from their major label (EMI/Capitol) to their... Read More →
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Jason Ross

The Bowery Presents, Head of Media & Strategic Partnerships | SHOW COBRA Entertainment, Founder, Executive Producer Jason Ross is the Head of Media + Strategic Partnerships at The Bowery Presents, an independent music promotion and production company based in New York City. Since joining The Bowery Presents in June 2007, Jason has helped develop the company's mission to bring the best bands to the best venues across the country and to... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Sakura Room


Social and Live
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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... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Kyoto Room


Lunch Break
Monday February 13, 2012 11:30am - 1:00am


Consumers & Music Discovery: Opportunities for Innovation
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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... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Kyoto Room


Digital Strategy
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Ted Cohen

Tag Strategic, Managing Partner Integrating his widespread digital authority in music, mobile, IPTV and product & service development, Ted Cohen is the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic. In an industry that's been slow to embrace change, Cohen is the exception to the stereotypical music-exec rule. Of course, when you start a career on the road with Alice Cooper and Van Halen, you're more primed for the unexpected. Known throughout... Read More →
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Ethan Kaplan

VP, Product - LiveNation | Co-Founder - LiveNation Labs | Ethan Kaplan  is the VP of Product for LiveNation. He is a co-founder of LiveNation Labs, a division of the company responsible for "disruption from within" and creating new mobile and web experiences for users and customers. Prior to LiveNation, Kaplan was the SVP of Technology for Warner Music Group and Warner Bros. Records.  Ethan holds a Masters of Fine Art from UC... Read More →
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Rachel Masters

Red Magnet Media, Partner and Co-founder Rachel Masters is a partner and co-founder of Red Magnet Media, which helps creative brands such as Hearst, Linkin Park, Incubus and Duran Duran develop unique and effective digital marketing strategies and monetization streams. Rachel is also an Advisor to RootMusic, Facebook's top music application. Previously, she held the role of Vice President of Strategic Relationships at Ning... Read More →
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Glenn Miller

Creative Artists Agency, Digital Strategy Executive | | Glenn Miller oversees digital strategy and marketing for talent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles with offices in New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing. Miller conceives and implements strategic and creative digital marketing campaigns for CAA's clients. | Miller joined CAA in 2009 from AEG Live, where he served as the... Read More →
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J Sider

RootMusic, CEO & Founder J is the CEO & Founder of RootMusic.com which makes the #1 Music app on Facebook called "BandPage". He was recently named to both Forbes and Billboard's 30 Under 30 in 2011. He is a musician and music lover at heart. Most of his knowledge about the music industry was gained after getting into the business of music managing bands and venues around the country. This experience opened his eyes to the practical needs... Read More →
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Ken Waagner

Smartley-Dunn Solutions, Founder Ken Waagner, is the founder of Smartley-Dunn Solutions and a 30-year veteran of the independent music scene who got his start as a promoter, artist manager and utility infielder in Detroit during the 1980s. He is best known for his work over the past 10 years with the band Wilco, whom he helped be as innovative online as they continue to be on stage. His work with Wilco on the setup and eventual... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Spring Room


Wireless Audio Devices
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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... Read More →
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Dan Cohen

Sonos, VP Product Management Dan Cohen's experience ranges from founding and serving as CEO of startups to developing and leading technology businesses and product teams in large companies. Cohen is currently the VP of Product Management for Sonos, where he has global responsibility for the Sonos product line. Cohen is also a cofounder of mySpoonful, a service that delivers free new indie music to busy fans. Previously, Cohen was CEO... Read More →
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John Donham

TuneIn, CEO John Donham is the CEO behind the world's fastest-growing music and listening service, TuneIn. John co-founded his previous start-up, social gaming company Metaplace, which was acquired by gaming giant Playdom in 2010. Playdom subsequently sold to Disney and soon after John was promoted to co-COO of Playdom, overseeing product and technology. John has a long-standing track record in consumer internet, entertainment and... Read More →
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Lief Storer

Boombotix, CEO & Founder Lief initially pioneered a line of ultra high power fiberoptic illuminators used for ultra efficient architectural systems. Some of his work in lighting revolved around digital control interfaces to unite lighting and sound. In his nights, Lief would transform from engineer to artist working on a variety of mediums from sneakers, headphones, skate decks and toys. In 2009, Lief launched a mobile audio technology... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Osaka Room


TechCrunch TV Interviews
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Andrew Keen

The antichrist of Silicon Valley | Keen Productions

Monday February 13, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Room A


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Bram Cohen

BitTorrent, Founder & Chief Scientist Bram Cohen is Chief Scientist and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc., and the inventor of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. Cohen is also the co-founder of CodeCon. Prior to the creation of BitTorrent, Bram worked at MojoNation. MojoNation allowed people to break up confidential files into encrypted chunks and distribute those pieces to other computers running... Read More →
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Josh Constine

TechCrunch, Writer   Josh Constine is a writer for TechCrunch who specializes in analysis of social products and music technology. Previously, he was the lead writer for Inside Facebook and earned a master's degree in Cybersociology from Stanford. Josh is a life long music fan who's been to 8 straight Coachellas, played in several bands, and maintains a curated concert calendar for his friends in San Francisco. Follow... Read More →
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David Hazan

Mobile Backstage, Chief Marketing Officer Mobile Backstage Chief Marketing Officer David Hazan was previously CMO at UGC Ltd, creators of theBizmo and HitorNot. Throughout his extensive marketing career, David Hazan has consistently conceived and executed breakthrough entertainment marketing campaigns for his internet, brand, agency, and entertainment clients. David's extensive music marketing experience includes senior positions held... Read More →
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Scott Humphrey

Jammit, CEO Scott Humphrey is a multi-platinum record producer, mix engineer, songwriter, musician and digital recording pioneer. His 30 years in the music business has spanned both creative and technical roles on albums for Metallica, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Rob Zombie, The Cult, The Crystal Method, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. Humphrey has earned several Grammy nominations and won a Dove Award for the best... Read More →
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Paul Lamere

Dir of Developer Platform | The Echo Nest | Paul is the Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company located in Boston MA. Paul is interested in using data about music to help listeners explore for and discover new music. Paul spends his spare time organizing and attending Music Hack Days where he creates hacks such as the ‘Infinite Jukebox’, and 'Six Degrees of Black Sabbath'. Paul recently won MTV O Music... Read More →
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Mark Ruxin

TastemakerX, CEO, Founder Marc is the founder and CEO of TastemakerX, a social, mobile game that allows users to express tastes and preferences by building virtual portfolios. TastemakerX will launch its initial vertical in the music space in late 2011. Prior to founding TastemakerX, Marc was the Chief Innovation Officer atUniversal McCann and McCann Erickson. In this capacity worked with media companies on cutting edge brand... Read More →
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Chris Swain

cred.fm, CEO Chris Swain is the CEO of cred.fm. He is also a professor at University of Southern California (USC). Early in his career Swain was a founding member of the strategic design firm R/GA Interactive in New York. During Swain's six-year tenure, R/GA skyrocketed from start-up to a team of nearly 100 designers, programmers, and producers. At R/GA led the creation of over 150 interactive products for clients that include Microsoft... Read More →
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Brett Welch

Switchcam, CEO Brett Welch is CEO/Co-founder of Switchcam, a new video site for discovering and watching concert videos. In a previous life he co-founded ecommerce platform GoodBarry, acquired by Adobe in 2009. He is a software engineer, marketer, and loves to listening to everything from The Beatles to Skrillex. Follow Brett on Twitter: @brettw

Monday February 13, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sakura Room


Are Musicians Benefiting from Music Tech? Digging Into The Data

New technologies -- from CD Baby to Bandcamp to Spotify -- have drastically
improved consumers' access to music, and musicians' ability to reach
audiences. But how have they affected musicians' ability to *earn revenue*
based on their sound recordings, compositions, performances or brand?
Kristin Thomson, co-director of Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue
Streams project, will present some new findings from this multi-method,
cross-genre research project about how musicians' and composers' revenue
streams are changing in this new music landscape.

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Kristin Thomson

Future of Music Coalition, Education Director Kristin Thomson is a consultant for the national nonprofit Future of Music Coalition, which advocates for musicians. She currently co-directs FMC's Artist Revenue Streams research project, which is examining changes in musicians' sources of income. She is co-owner of Simple Machines, an independent record label, which released over seventy records and CDs from 1991-1998. She also played guitar... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Kyoto Room


Being Social
Monday February 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Garden Room A


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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... Read More →
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Erik Martin

reddit, General Manger Erik Martin is the General Manager for social news community reddit.com and has been with reddit since 2008. Prior to joining reddit, he was the Head of Digital Media for independent film & music label Palm Pictures. He was also a senior agent and videographer for the public pranksters and internet darlingsImprov Everywhere. Follow Erik on Twitter: @hueypriest  
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Josh Mendelsohn

Hattery, Partner / Engine Advocacy, Co-founder Josh Mendelsohn is a partner with Hattery, a San Francisco-based Venture Capital firm, and a co-founder of Engine Advocacy. A veteran of a number of Silicon Valley companies, Josh's career has been largely focused on startups and nonprofits and helping them scale to support growing customer and user bases. Previously, Josh spent six years as a Program Manager at Google after starting his... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kyoto Room


Let's Talk Gear
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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... Read More →
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Bill Gibson

Drummer, Huey Lewis & The News
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Alan Rosen

Bananas at Large® Professional Audio/Musical, President Alan Rosen is the President and CEO of the professional audio and musical instrument company, Bananas at Large. Bananas at Large serves the communities of San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and the greater area of Northern California. Over the past 30 years, Alan Rosen has worked as a music producer and engineer for many commercial releases, and as a professional touring and recording... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Osaka Room


Location Services & Bands
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Ryan Chisholm

Bill Silva Entertainment, Manager Ryan Chisholm joined Bill Silva Entertainment in 2006, assisting on all sides of the company (management, concert promotion, touring) while finishing up his undergraduate degree at UCLA. As the newest tech-savvy addition to the team, Ryan oversaw the New Media division for all management clients and Bill Silva Presents shows. Ryan grew up with a passion for artist management, shadowing his father... Read More →
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Jason Lekberg

Eleven Seven Music, VP Digital Strategy and Marketing Gleaning from his many years of management in the skilled trades, Jason Lekberg began his career in music as Executive Account Director of the bleeding edge music centric digital marketing agency Youcast. While there he helped define artist social media marketing partnering with over 170 companies including Eventful, Sodahead and Twitter and launched multiple Ning communities including... Read More →
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Damien Patton

Ban.jo, Founder & CEO Damien Patton is the Founder and CEO of Ban.jo, one of the fastest growing mobile services that sits atop major social networks to create a location based "social-verse" of global activity. As a four time serial entrepreneur, Damien created Banjo to help users discover and connect with the people around them regardless of where they are, who they know or what social networks (if any) they belong to. Banjo... Read More →
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Aaron Ray

The Collective, Partner, Head of New Media AARON RAY leads the New Media efforts as a partner at The Collective. Aaron builds and oversees some of the largest and most powerful digital assets worldwide including those of clients Linkin Park, Counting Crows, Enrique Iglesias, Avenged Sevenfold, Eddie Izzard, Slash, Big Boi, Plain White T's and Staind.

Monday February 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spring Room


Demos (Continued)

Christian Acosta

 SocialFlow, Global Head, Strategy and Partnerships
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David Hazan

Mobile Backstage, Chief Marketing Officer Mobile Backstage Chief Marketing Officer David Hazan was previously CMO at UGC Ltd, creators of theBizmo and HitorNot. Throughout his extensive marketing career, David Hazan has consistently conceived and executed breakthrough entertainment marketing campaigns for his internet, brand, agency, and entertainment clients. David's extensive music marketing experience includes senior positions held... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sakura Room


Afternoon Snack Break
Monday February 13, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Imperial Ballroom


Meet the New Boss, Worse than the Old Boss
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David Lowery

Singer/Songwriter for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven David Lowery is the founder of two commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. Originally trained as a mathematician, Lowery has long been interested in the intersection of technology, finance and music. In 2008, while serving on the board of advisors for a website called www.thepoint.com, he created a tipping... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sakura Room


Have / Want

Hiring? Seeking? Focalizing? Joining? All are welcome to stand up and present an up to 1 minute pitch to connect with others. 

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Todd Tate

SF MusicTech Summit, Community Architect As the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit, Todd has cultivated sponsors, attendees and panelists since the inaugural Summit. Todd is a Web and social media strategy consultant who gets his hands dirty producing websites and viral apps for bands and brands. Todd also stays busy providing business development assistance to various Web music technology companies. Todd was also COO... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Osaka Room


Social Branding
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Jay Frank

CEO of DigSin Jay Frank is the Owner and CEO of DigSin, a new singles-focused music company that allows subscribing fans to obtain music for free. DigSin signs new artists to deals that leverage new platforms, social networks and analytics that expose music to a wider audience, building popularity outside of traditional platforms. Frank is also the author of two books. His first book, Futurehit.DNA, is a #1 Songwriting book on... Read More →
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Jaunique Sealey

Social Media Marketing, Brand Development, Digital Media Distribution, Attorney, Engineer Jaunique Sealey has rapidly emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in the space of social media marketing, brand development and digital media distribution. As an attorney and engineer, she has worked with numerous blue-chip entertainment companies including Infospace Mobile, specializing in mobile content distribution and... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Garden Room A


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Andrew Mager

Spotify, Hacker Advocate Moved from San Francisco to New York City to help build a developer community around the Spotify Platform. Follow Andrew on Twitter: @mager
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Neil Mansilla

Mashery, Director, Developer Products Neil Mansilla is the Director of Developer Products and API evangelist forMashery. Neil is a passionate software engineer and tech entrepreneur. In his current role at Mashery, Neil is responsible for helping developers explore and engage the hundreds of APIs in the Mashery API Network. Follow Neil on Twitter: @mansilladev
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Ty Roberts

Gracenote, Co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Recognized as one of the inventors of enhanced CD technology and credited with producing the industry's first enhanced CDs, Roberts can be considered one of the fathers of modern digital entertainment. He joined Gracenote in November of 1998 and helped found the company after it acquired ION, a multimedia and music technology venture he founded in 1993. Roberts... Read More →
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Rahim Sonawalla

Rovi Corporation, Product Manager, Rovi Cloud Services Rahim Sonawalla is product manager at Rovi Corporation, where he is responsible for helping guide the strategic direction and development of the Rovi Cloud Services API, a suite of web-based solutions designed to help businesses build innovative new digital entertainment products, services and applications for the connected consumer. Rahim joined Rovi in 2011. Prior to this, Rahim... Read More →
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Chad Taylor

Thrillcall, Co-Founder & Head of Product As co-founder and head of product, Chad Taylor plays the leading role in defining Thrillcall's vision. He specializes in product management and strategy and is responsible for the planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. Chad has strong experience in analyzing competing products, market needs, user expectations; writing functional specifications; developing analytics and... Read More →
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Neil Tinegate

EMI Music, VP Digital Projects Neil Tinegate has been with EMI Music for almost 10 years in a variety of tech and digital roles. Since 2009 he has been VP Digital Projects where he is responsible for developing and implementing digital initiatives as part of EMI's commitment to delivering successful outcomes for its roster of artists. He recently devised and launched OpenEMI to foster closer and more innovative contacts... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Spring Room


The Licensing Landscape
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Michael Drexler

BMI New Media & Strategic Development, Executive Director, Business Development Michael Drexler oversees BMIs New Media business development and is managing BMI's efforts to open up new revenue streams for writers and publishers in the digital world, ranging from broadband to mobile. He also serves on the contract negotiating team in the New Media group on all license agreements. In his previous roles as Senior Director of Business... Read More →
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Ronald Gertz

Music Reports, Chairman and Founder Ronald Gertz is an internationally recognized authority in copyright law and music licensing, specializing in private and governmental regulation and royalty administration. Under his leadership, Music Reports has grown to become the entertainment industry's leading music rights administration service at the forefront of solutions to issues presented by the development of digital transmission... Read More →
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Gary Greenstein

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Of-Counsel Gary Greenstein is an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in intellectual property, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, with specialized expertise in the digital exploitation of intellectual property. He represents a wide range of technology companies in licensing transactions with copyright owners in the music, film, and... Read More →
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Brad Prendergast

SoundExchange, Inc., Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement Brad Prendergast is senior counsel for licensing and enforcement matters atSoundExchange, Inc., the non-profit collective designated by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board to administer the statutory license in Sections 112 and 114 of the U.S. Copyright Act for the digital audio transmissions of sound recordings. In that capacity, he works with webcasters and other services to... Read More →
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Jeff Price

TuneCore, Founder/CEO | spinART Records , President / GM / Co-Founder On January 26th, 2006, Jeff Price launched TuneCore, the largest distributor of music, artists and labels in the world. Jeff is also co-founder and was GM / President of the New York based independent record label spinART records for nineteen years - his label was in strategic relationships with Sony, Warner Bros., Sire, Polygram Music Publishing and others. spinART... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sakura Room


Jaron Lanier Plays His Musical Instruments
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Jaron Lanier

Computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author Jaron Lanier is a scientist, musican, visual artist, writer, and inventor. His book "You Are Not a Gadget" was released in 2010 and was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Michiko Kakutani in the NY Times. In 2010, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His current interests include biomimetic information architectures, user... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kyoto Room


Schmooze Break
Monday February 13, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Imperial Ballroom


Engagement / Addiction
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Matt Conn

RootMusic, Doctor of Pages Matt Conn is the Doctor of Pages at RootMusic, creator of BandPage, the #1 music application on Facebook. BandPage represents over a quarter of a million bands and 25 million+ fans every month. Matt is a member of the founding team and helps guide platform direction and best practices of the system. As Doctor of Pages, Matt works with some of the largest artists on Facebook like Rihanna, Bon Jovi, and... Read More →
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Aaron Master

SoundHound Inc., Director of User Experience Aaron leads the team of engineers, designers, and support staff that produceSoundHound's products and services, and is responsible for end-to-end user experiences. Under Aaron's leadership, the SoundHound apps have become the most decorated music apps in the history of mobile software, earning top ten honors from the New York Times, CNet, Gizmodo and the Times of London, and the Billboard Best Music... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Garden Room A


Building a Technical Team
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Steve Churchill

SonicLiving, Director of Technology & Co-Founder Steve Churchill is the Director of Technology & Co-Founder of SonicLiving. Calling San Francisco home, Steve Churchill has got 10+ years in working with startups, architecting platforms, integrating systems, writing code, and acting as a team lead. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego. Steve is a music lover and musician -- playing... Read More →
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Jateen Parekh

Jelli, CTO Jateen Parekh is the CTO and co-founder of Jelli. During the past 17 years, Parekh has developed innovative platforms and assembled teams redefining consumer experiences. Prior to Jelli, Parekh was recruited by Amazon as the first employee, Principal, and Head of Advanced Technology for the Kindle project. He was also an early engineer and architect at ReplayTV which launched the first Digital Video Recorder (DVR) consequently... Read More →
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Matt Paul

Schematic Labs (makers of SoundTracking), CTO & Co-Founder A lifelong lover of music & technology, Matt Paul got his start in Silicon Valley with Adobe's Advanced Technology Group, before going on to become a key contributor to startups such as merchandiser to the stars, SeenON!, and veritable TiVo of the web, StumbleUpon. In 2009, MP founded mopimp productions to create iOS apps for the mobile social you. MP developed apps for... Read More →
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Jason Titus

Shazam, CTO

Monday February 13, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spring Room


Social Commerce
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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... Read More →
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David Dufresne

Bandzoogle, CEO David Dufresne is CEO at Bandzoogle, the most powerful platform for musicians to build their website, engage their fans, and sell their music and merchandise directly. Bandzoogle works with many thousands of bands and musicians to help them create a strong base for their online strategy. David is a reformed venture capitalist, having spent 8 years placing bets on software, web, and video game startups. He's an obsessive... Read More →
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Mary Ku

PayPal, Director of Product Management, Digital Goods Mary Ku has been at PayPal for over seven years, managing products in a variety of different areas, including PayPal's marketplaces business, international business, partnerships, and most recently digital goods. She holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.
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Tamara Mendelsohn

Eventbrite, VP of Marketing Tamara loves live music events and tech events focused on positive social change. Tamara leads marketing for Eventbrite; focusing on customer acquisition, retention, and branding. She is passionate about spreading the good word for Eventbrite and the magic of bringing people together through events. She is equally obsessed with the power of social media and believes that technology changes everything. Prior... Read More →
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Jaclyn Ranere

The Orchard, Vice President, Product Marketing As Vice President of Product Marketing for The Orchard, Jaclyn oversees industry and client marketing for each product developed by The Orchard, as well as business development and partner relations for The Orchard's Marketplace. Since joining The Orchard in 2004, Jaclyn has launched the Retail Marketing and Interactive Marketing departments. Prior to The Orchard, Jaclyn ran a music marketing... Read More →
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Marcus Whitney

Moontoast, Co-Founder & CTO Marcus Whitney is co-founder and CTO of Moontoast, the Social Activation Engine for Musicians, Retailers, Publishers and Celebrities. Moontoast maximizes online interactions and transactions for brands with devoted and active fan bases by putting the right offer in front of the right fans at the right place and time. Moontoast's products are the Social Activation Engine™ and Moontoast Social... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Osaka Room


What's Next ...
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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... Read More →
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Larry Goldberg

TuneWiki, CEO and President Larry is an executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years' experience in the entertainment and digital media industries. Immediately before joining TuneWiki, Larry acted as a consultant for numerous video game companies and devoted significant time to helping launch several new businesses, including E-Line Media, a publisher of game-based learning products, and The Rundown, a daily subscription... Read More →
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Larry Marcus

Walden Venture Capital, Managing Director Larry's focus is digital media and consumer services. Larry was a founding investor in Pandora (NYSE: P) in early 2004 when Walden led the rebirth round to focus the company on launching a consumer-facing service and was a Director through its IPO. Larry is a Director atSoundHound (sound and voice search), RootMusic (BandPage on Facebook),Aarki (mobile monetization... Read More →
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David Ring

Universal Music Group, Business Development & Business Affairs, Global Digital Business As Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs forUniversal Music Group's Global Digital Business, David has been instrumental in guiding the company into the next generation of emerging digital platforms, from downloads and on-demand streaming and subscription services to cloud based lockers, webcasting, satellite and... Read More →
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Ian Rogers

Topspin Media, CEO Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Topspin, is a music and technology industry veteran with roots in defining the way artists and consumers promote and experience digital media online. Rogers has been building digital media applications since 1992. He created one of the first music-related Web sites and built many of the original promotional sites for the music and movie industries. Prior to joining Topspin, Rogers... Read More →
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Jeff Toig

Muve Music, Senior Vice President Jeff Toig is the Founder and Senior Vice President of Muve Music, a new state of the art digital music service that launched commercially in January 2011. Muve Music was developed and incubated within Cricket Communications/LEAP Wireless where Jeff served as Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Muve Music and Cricket, Jeff was a founder of Virgin Mobile USA. He spent 5 years building the company... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sakura Room


Welcome to the Music Industry, You're Fucked!

Check it the fuck out!!!  Free download of Martin's new book "Welcome to the Music Industry, You're Fucked!" here:  http://www.mediainstitute.edu/freebook/

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Martin Atkins

Author: Welcome to the Music Industry, You're Fucked! Drummer: Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Pigface, Killing 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... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kyoto Room


Cocktail Party! Sponsored by Pandora, LyricFind, Monstro and R&B Cellars

Pandora hosting open bar

LyricFind hosting keg beer

Monstro hosting bourbon bar featuring Woodford Reserve

R&B Cellars hosting delicious local wine

Monday February 13, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Imperial Ballroom


Official After Party! Sponsored by BitTorrent
Monday February 13, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Yoshi's San Francisco 1330 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA