Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
Wednesday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Metadata is Money: Understanding How Revenue Flows

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Metadata is all that information that identifies and describes your music. In some cases, metadata is text like composer and musician names, recording dates, genre. In other cases, it’s numeric data like UPC barcodes and ISRC codes. As the music landscape becomes increasingly digital and global — and where success is measured in streams and plays in addition to sales — proper metadata management is becoming an important part of every release workflow. Proper metadata ensures that you are compensated for your work. If your metadata isn’t correct, you aren’t getting paid! You already may be losing money!

Whether you are an artist, manager, songwriter or producer, come join us for a review of ISRC, ISWC, ISNI and UPC codes; a discussion of how you can take primary control of your metadata; and a demonstration of resources from Jammber, Music Reports and ProMusicDB that can help you properly document your assets. The balance of the session will review the revenue flow for digital downloads, on-demand streaming and non-interactive streaming.

An infographic co-produced by the Steering Committee for this session – Future of Music Coalition, Jammber, Music Reports and ProMusicDB – will be distributed during the session, providing revenue flow charts for those discussed today as well as public performances, synch and YouTube

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Kristin Thomson

Consultant, Future Of Music Coalition
Kristin Thomson is a consultant for the US-based non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which advocates for musicians. From 2011-2016, she co-directed FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, which examined changes in musicians’ sources of income. From 2015-2016, Thomson... Read More →

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Marcus Cobb

Co-Founder and CEO, Jammber
Marcus Cobb is the CEO and Co-founder of Jammber, a workflow and payment platform for the entertainment industry. Through Jammber, Cobb has brought his passion for creatives to solve complicated legacy issues. He has designed finance technology for Fortune 50 companies and has also... Read More →
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Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports
Bill Colitre is the VP & General Counsel of Music Reports, Inc. In this role, he serves as Counsel to Music Reports, Strategic Consultant to its clients, and Head of the company’s Licensing and Royalty Services divisions, as well as its business development lead. Colitire began... Read More →
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Christy Crowl

Founder, ProMusicDB
Christy Crowl is the Founder of ProMusicDB.org, the first membership organization to build a data repository for music creators’ use that implements known metadata standards from both the music business and music archiving sectors, allowing musicians, producers, et al. to control... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
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