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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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Todd Tate

Viva Data
Co-Founder
San Francisco, California
Todd is a co-founder of Viva Data, a company he co-founded with another music tech veteran, Lucas Gonze. Viva Data helps music companies manage music metadata at scale in virtually any language.

Todd focuses on building excellent music tech products, and enjoys mentoring, advising and assessing music startup products and entrepreneurs. Since 2012 Todd has served as an Accelerator Advisory Board Member/Judge and a Music Panel Producer for SXSW. Todd’s panel “The 7 Hottest Topics of Music Tech” has attracted full capacity audiences year-after-year. As the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit from 2008-2013, Todd cultivated many sponsors, attendees, and panelists since the inaugural event.

Studying jazz composition and audio engineering in college, Todd logged many hours as a studio owner + hands-on engineer, earning credit for a Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz recording and helping record TRAIN’s first triple platinum release. His current singing/songwriting project Sayla Dobro has been described as “Beck, meets Skeleton Key, with a sprinkle of Calexico.”

In earlier times, Todd was COO and co-founder of Angry Coffee, maker of the first web-based interface to Napster. Todd’s work did not land any lawsuits, but instead a rare collaboration between EMI/Capitol and the band Radiohead.