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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.  
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Tuesday, May 16 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Rethink The Remix: Open-Sourcing and Crowd-Sourcing Derivative Works

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We live in a culture of remix where consumers have been transformed into creators while traditional recorded music has not kept up with technology. For an industry that was built upon and thrived on formats - there has not been a new format for more than 20 years. Streaming is said to be the saviour, but in an interactive world it remains a passive music experience.

What if music was treated like software? What if it was open-sourced? Made interactive and crowd-sourced? Allowing fans and music lovers to create new derivative works and publish them to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube or Tidal all the while earning additional royalties for rights holders? Engaging fans through co-creation, turning them into a digital street team and making money? It's not just wishful thinking - it's all possible now. In this panel we'll look at how making music interactive can make music money.

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Robby Towns

Founder, NestaMusic
Robby Towns is a 14-year managerial and professional services veteran. He got his start in the Advisory Services practice of KPMG, one of the largest professional services companies in the world, where he managed multi-million dollar engagements for a diverse portfolio of private and publicly held clients. Towns founded NestaMusic in 2010, a consultancy focusing on strategy, research, and new media initiatives in the music industry. In this role, he has helped Columbia Records overhaul their digital resources, served as lead project manager for an upgrade of all content management for Giant Step, authored the... Read More →

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Allen Bargfrede

Co-Founder, dotBlockchain Music
Allen Bargfrede focuses his work on the intersection of art and technology. He is the Founder and Head of Rethink Music at Berklee College of Music, and Co-Founder of the dotBlockchain Music initiative. A former lawyer, Bargfrede also leads Blue Tile Media, an investment firm for music, and is the author of... Read More →
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Stephen White

CEO, Dubset Media
Stephen White is the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board for Dubset Media Holdings. White joined Dubset as CEO in February 2015. In this role, he leads the strategy, execution and delivery for the company. Prior to joining Dubset, White served as Chief Executive and President at Gracenote from 2012 to 2014. He held numerous roles for the company across 14 years and played a critical role in growing the company from a small start-up, focusing on music technologies and information, into a digital entertainment leader that now touches millions of music and movie fans around the globe. In his role as President, White oversaw all company strategy and operations, and was responsible for growing... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
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