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Wednesday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cultivating Independence in Digital Operations & Intelligence

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Whether a steadfast indie, major or startup rights-holder organization, there is nothing minor about the decisions surrounding your digital approach. Rights-holder longevity and success is increasingly tied to digital initiatives and in many ways that means finding the right set of tools for maintaining or increasing independence and control. With the influx of affordable tools, the playing field has somewhat been leveled. But where does it make sense to cut corners vs when does one absolutely need to invest in enterprise solutions? What workflows or value propositions do rights-holders need to take ownership of and what does this all mean for the unique anatomy and relevance of a label and publisher?

This panel will look at the decisions a rights-holder needs to make when constructing their digital setup. From the economics of distribution to the technical requirements of delivery, DSP relationships, publishing, analytics, royalty reporting, marketing and everything in between, this group of experts will discuss their experiences with an independent setup that sees success on digital platforms.

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Pieter van Rijn

Pieter van Rijn is the CEO of FUGA, a leading technology and services partner for the recordings business. Developing flexible and adaptable technology with leading labels, FUGA’s sole role is to provide clients with the tools they require to run their changing businesses more efficiently... Read More →

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Joey Elwood

Co-Founder & President, Gotee Records/Emack Music Publishing
Starting out of a basement in 1994, Gotee Records and Emack Music partners' Toby McKeehan, Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood began the label and publishing operations under one very simple premise: reach kids with the Gospel through music. As President of both entities, Elwood led the... Read More →
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Mike Fabio

VP of Digital Strategy, New West Records
Mike Fabio is VP of Digital Strategy at New West Records, where he oversees social, web, ecommerce, advertising, and streaming promotions. Fabio is also the COO & Co-founder of Bandposters/Rads, offering a suite of tools for artists to promote their music and shows in 90 seconds or... Read More →
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Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder & SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX
Neeta Ragoowansi is SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder of NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange). She has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 20 years. Neeta was formerly in senior management and head of Artist-Label Relations... Read More →

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