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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
 

9:00am CDT

Metadata Summit Keynote: Barak Moffitt of Universal Music Group
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

With more than 25 years in technology and music, including stints at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and the EMI Music Group and now Universal Music Group, Barak Moffitt will share his expertise on the importance of standardized, high-quality metadata and explain how it can be used to power new experiences in digital music.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.

Speakers
avatar for Barak Moffitt

Barak Moffitt

Exec. VP of Content Strategy and Operations, Universal Music Group
During a career spanning 25 years in technology and music, Barak Moffitt has played a leadership role in innovating, modernizing and expanding the role of content production in the music industry across recording studios, audio-visual production and global distribution channels. At... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
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9:35am CDT

Acronym Salad Updates
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

Join leaders of various global metadata and information infrastructure initiatives for an update on their strategies and a discussion of upcoming plans.

OMI Update
Panos Panay

ISRC Update
David Hughes

ISNI and DOI Update
Paul Jessop

DDEX, ERN, RIN Update
Mark Isherwood

SoundExchange Update
Jonathan Bender

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.   

Moderators
avatar for Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Digital Programming & Industry Relations, Music Business Association
Bill got his start in the business when he founded NYC indie label Blackout! Records in 1989. Over the years he’s worked for Relativity, Caroline, Earache, and Atlantic, and has spent most of the last several years helping to reinvent the Music Business Association as VP of Digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender

Chief Operating Officer, SoundExchange
Jonathan Bender is the COO of SoundExchange, a non-profit collective rights management organization that has distributed more than $5 billion in digital royalties for sound recordings to recording artists and rights owners since its inception in 2003. Bender has 25 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for David Hughed

David Hughed

CTO, RIAA
David Hughes has 25 years’ experience in digital technology, focusing for the last 20 years on the online distribution of music. He joined the RIAA in Washington, DC in 2006, where he is currently the Chief Technology Officer. Hughes represents the recording industry’s technology... Read More →
avatar for Mark Isherwood

Mark Isherwood

Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Mark Isherwood is Secretariat at the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), an organization developing standard messages and other supporting standards for the exchange of information relating to the management of digital media content and rights with the current focus on the music industry... Read More →
avatar for Paul Jessop

Paul Jessop

Founder and Director, County Analytics
Paul Jessop is Founder and Director of County Analytics, Ltd., an independent consulting firm named for his 400-year-old home and office in rural England – County Cottage. County Analytics has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, where... Read More →
avatar for Panos Panay

Panos Panay

VP of Innovation & Strategy, Berklee College of Music
Panos Panay is VP of Innovation & Strategy at Berklee College of Music, as well as the founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship. He has also spearheaded the founding of the Open Music Initiative, which brings together over 250 industry leaders... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am CDT
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10:30am CDT

Hello vs. Hello: Collecting Global Songwriting Royalties
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

As the industry continues to scale on the digital front, there are many cultural, procedural, technological barriers blocking fully transparent and accurate payments to artists and songwriters. This panel will discuss current friction points and the potential solutions that are being developed to resolve them.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.   

Moderators
avatar for Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Digital Programming & Industry Relations, Music Business Association
Bill got his start in the business when he founded NYC indie label Blackout! Records in 1989. Over the years he’s worked for Relativity, Caroline, Earache, and Atlantic, and has spent most of the last several years helping to reinvent the Music Business Association as VP of Digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Chief Strategy Officer, Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Songtrust , and the VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust, an online service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties, is Downtown’s rights management platform. Conyers... Read More →
avatar for Annie Lin

Annie Lin

General Counsel, Loudr
Annie Lin oversees business and legal affairs for Loudr, a company that builds products and services that make it easy for content creators, aggregators, and digital music services to identify publishing rights holders, secure licenses, and administer royalties. As Loudr's attorney... Read More →
avatar for Adam Parness

Adam Parness

Head of Publisher Licensing & Relations, Pandora
Adam Parness is Head of Publisher Licensing and Relations at Pandora. In this role, Parness is responsible for leading Pandora’s global relationships with songwriters and music publishers, including the development of broader product rights and internationalization in order to increase... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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11:40am CDT

NPREX: A New Paradigm in Music Licensing
The National Performing Rights Exchange (NPREX) is the first-ever online platform for direct licensing of public performance rights (music compositions and sound recordings) between copyright owners and music users. The patent-pending NPREX facilitates the transactions through its proprietary price mechanism. NPREX CEO/President, Lee Greer, will introduce this new paradigm in music licensing and discuss the role music metadata plays in enabling systematic direct licensing that will finally put this area of the music industry on sound economic and legal footing.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Greer

Lee Greer

President & Founder, The National Performing Rights Exchange (NPREX)
Lee Greer is President and CEO of the National Performing Rights Exchange (NPREX). An economist and an attorney, Greer designed and built NPREX and its price mechanism.  Prior to NPREX, he spent seven years as head economist of performance rights organization, BMI, and prior to that... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:40am - 11:45am CDT
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11:45am CDT

Some Day We’ll Find It: The Metadata, Playlist and Voice Search Connection
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

Research shows that music fans are now listening to more playlists than albums. Voice control and search is being rapidly deployed by the consumer electronics industry. This panel will discuss the role and types of metadata in scaling playlists, as well as providing the underlying information for accurate voice search.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, OpenPlay, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.   

Moderators
avatar for Emmanuel Legrand

Emmanuel Legrand

Journalist
Emmanuel Legrand is a journalist and consultant specialized in the creative industries and copyright issues. A former Billboard and Music & Media editor, he is currently the Washington, DC-based U.S. editor of U.K. trade magazine, Music Week.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Ballantyne

Darryl Ballantyne

Founder & CEO, LyricFind
Darryl Ballantyne is the CEO & Founder of LyricFind, a company which pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005. Since then, he has grown LyricFind to be the largest legal, licensed... Read More →
avatar for Chris Frankenberg

Chris Frankenberg

VP of Business Operations, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
As the VP of Business Operations at Sony Music Entertainment, Chris Frankenberg drives strategic and operational initiatives worldwide to foster innovation and grow the company’s digital business.  He leads global teams in media production, reporting integration, and project management... Read More →
avatar for Mike Pegan

Mike Pegan

Licensing Director, Quantone Music
Mike Pegan is the Sales & Licensing Director for Quantone Music, a London-based data aggregator and deliverer of cutting-edge music guidance solutions. He is a 25-year sales and licensing veteran of the book and music industries, having worked for Random House, Rovi and now Quantone... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Redington

Ryan Redington

Director, Music, Amazon
Ryan Redington is the head of Amazon Music in the U.S., reporting to Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. Throughout his time at Amazon, Redington has overseen the launch of two Amazon Music streaming services — Prime Music in June 2014 and Amazon Music Unlimited in October 2016. He... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
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12:45pm CDT

Metadata Summit Lunch sponsored by OpenPlay
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

All Metadata Summit attendees are invited to join us for lunch sponsored OpenPlay. OpenPlay solutions power workflow and process management for some of the world’s largest entertainment companies. Our industry leading asset relationship management system, OpenPlay Music, manages media assets from point of creation through to delivery. Our suite of complimentary products, like OpenPlay Workflow, OpenPlay Rights, and InTune, provides value up and down the digital supply chain, all seamlessly integrated and built to the same exacting standards. 


Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
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2:00pm CDT

Digimarc Barcode: State-of-the-Art Audio Watermarking
Digimarc is the world leader in watermarking, and our technology is used by prestigious organizations and partners worldwide – licensed by Nielsen and Arbitron, along with Kantar Media, Nexguard by Kudelski, and 4C Insights. We currently enhance millions of production music tracks for broadcast monitoring and rights administration through one of our partners, SourceAudio. We have received a technical Emmy for our work in audio watermarking and our audio watermarking technology is the most robust, reliable, speedy and versatile offering in the marketplace. 

Speakers
avatar for Cory Davis

Cory Davis

Product & Segment Marketing Manager, Digimarc
Cory Davis is Product & Segment Marketing Manager for Digimarc where he is responsible for the development of positioning, messaging, competitive differentiation, and bringing Digimarc solutions to market. Prior to joining Digimarc, Davis oversaw product marketing at Ensequence, an... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:05pm CDT
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2:05pm CDT

Standards vs. Practices
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

The music industry has a great way of creating standards, but not necessarily implementing them exactly in the same way. How big is the disconnect? What causes problems? What is being done or can be done to resolve the disconnect? Mark Isherwood from DDEX will lead a thoughtful and provocative discussion with featured speakers and the audience.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, OpenPlay, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo.   

Moderators
avatar for Mark Isherwood

Mark Isherwood

Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Mark Isherwood is Secretariat at the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), an organization developing standard messages and other supporting standards for the exchange of information relating to the management of digital media content and rights with the current focus on the music industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christy Crowl

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 →
avatar for Deborah DeLoach

Deborah DeLoach

VP, VeVa Sound
Deborah DeLoach is currently the VP of VeVa Sound, which has worked for the past 15 years to define, create and implement the standards for how sound recordings are preserved and monetized for the major labels in the U.S. and Europe. DeLoach advises many label executives, producers... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jeffrey

Michael Jeffrey

VP, Business Development: Automotive and Music, TiVo
Michael Jeffrey is TiVo’s Vice President of Business Development. As a key leader of the global business development team, Jeffrey is bringing new music and automotive entertainment experiences to market for the originator of music metadata. His past experience spans founding wireless... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Leary

Brian O'Leary

Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group
Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S.-based trade association that disseminates information, creates and implements standards and conducts research to benefit the book publishing supply chain.Before being named to this role in 2016, O'Leary... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:05pm - 3:00pm CDT
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3:00pm CDT

Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Errors: Programmatic Techniques for Predictive Metadata
The Fifth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants. For more information about the Metadata Summit, please click here.

Led by Edward Ginnis of OpenPlay, this panel will discuss the use of analytics in metadata systems to make the content delivery process easier and less error prone, including the various processes currently used for optimization, and future considerations for industry solutions.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, OpenPlay, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and TiVo. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Edward Ginis

Edward Ginis

Co-Founder, OpenPlay
Edward Ginis is a seasoned industry executive and Co-Founder of OpenPlay. He has spent the past 10 years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and has helped position OpenPlay as an industry leader in the media asset management, workflow, and global supply chain verticals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Brady

Stephen Brady

Software Developer, Big Machine Label Group
Stephen Brady is a Software Developer at Big Machine Label Group. Big Machine Label Group is an independent record label specializing in country music artists based on Music Row in Nashville, TN.
avatar for Greg Delaney

Greg Delaney

Owner, Entertainment Intelligence
Greg Delaney is the Owner of Entertainment Intelligence (Ei), a platform that seamlessly blends data from a variety of sources, analyzing over 45 billion streams by playlist, demographic and location. Ei also generates reports and benchmarks that help distributors, labels and artists... Read More →
avatar for John Getter

John Getter

Director of Product Strategy & Data Integrations, Songspace
John Getter came to Songspace from the Rumblefish/SESAC/Harry Fox Agency team where served as the Sr. VP of Product and Data Services. He spent the last 20 years leading teams in technology. Getter is a pioneer in the digital music industry starting at Rhapsody, and as one of the... Read More →
avatar for Jake Handy

Jake Handy

Head of Metadata, Dart Data
Jake Handy is a composer and arranger with a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology who serves as Head of Metadata for Dart Data. He was a key contributor to the Music Business Association’s Music Metadata Style Guide V2.1 and the Music Business Association’s first Classical Metadata... Read More →
avatar for Benji Rogers

Benji Rogers

Co-Founder/CEO & Co-Founder, PledgeMusic/dotBlockchain Music
Benji Rogers is a British-born, New York-based entrepreneur, technologist, musician, and the CEO and co-founder of the dotBlockchain Music Project. A pioneer of the direct artist-to-fan model of music distribution, Rogers founded PledgeMusic in 2009, which is now one of leading artist-to-fan... Read More →
avatar for Rob Weitzner

Rob Weitzner

Head of North America, CI
Rob Weitzner brings a rich strategic and operational perspective gained over 20 years of experience at the nexus of music and technology. He has served in senior roles at several forward-thinking companies including VP of Global Business Development at IODA; founding Head of Membership... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
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