Indie Week 2017

June 5, 2017

A2IM Announces Indie Week, June 5-8th 2017

The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, New York NY

The Independent music community will come together from June 5th-8th 2017 in New York City for A2IM’s Indie Week presented by SoundExchange in partnership with BuzzAngle, CI, Merlin, Mitchell, Silberberg, & Knupp LLP, OneRPM, Reeperbahn. Indie Week is an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. 2017’s Indie Week will be the largest to date, and will include interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches by Independent music luminaries, and one-on-one discussions. 

A2IM Indie Week 2017 will held at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on New York City’s Lower East Side.

 

*Please note: when registering for Indie Week, a Libera Awards ticket is NOT included* 

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A2IM Indie Week Member Pricing:
December 1 – January 31: $19
February 1 – April 21: $49
April 22 – June 8: $99

*Online registration for Indie Week closes on June 2 @ 11:30PM. After that, you can purchase your tickets on site.*

Please note: If you are not an A2IM member and you decide to become a part of the organization after Indie Week, entry cost paid will go towards your annual member dues and your dues period would be for: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018.

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MondayJune 5, 2017LocationDetails
1:00 - 3:30Registration and Badge Pick-upLES GalleryView Information
1:00 - 3:30Apple Music and iTunes Connect WorkshopN/ABy Invite-only to
A2IM Member Labels
2:00 - 3:05Distribution Agreements in a Digital World (CLE)FlamboyanView Description
3:15 - 4:20The Modern Artist Deal: Major v. Independent (CLE)FlamboyanView Description
6:00 - 9:00Opening Night Reception (Badge Pick-up Available Here)Slate NYCView Details
TuesdayJune 6, 2017LocationDetails
9:00 - 5:00Registration and Badge Pick-upThe ClementeView Information
11:00 - 5:00All Day One-on-One MeetingsTEATRO LATEA (2nd Floor)
10:00 - 10:15Day 1 Opening Remarks and Special Announcements by Richard James Burgess
FlamboyanJulie Menin, from the Commissioner of MOME (Mayor's Office of Music & Entertainment) will proclaim June 6th 2017, "AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT (A2IM) MUSIC DAY” IN NYC.
10:15 - 10:45Keynote: Tim Westergren (Co-founder and CEO – Pandora)FlamboyanView Description
10:45 - 11:00Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00Strengthen Your Core: Accelerate your business growthFlamboyanView Description
BuzzAngle Workshop: BuzzAngle Music 101TEATRO SEAView Description
12:00 - 12:30Networking Break
12:30 - 1:30Data: Make Informed DecisionsFlamboyanView Description
Hyperwallet Workshop: Rethinking Royalties: How the Entertainment Industry Can Modernize PaymentsTEATRO SEAView Description
1:30 - 2:00Networking Break
2:00 - 3:00Publishers and Labels Working in ConcertFlamboyanView Description
Connected Devices: Opportunities in Your Home and CarTEATRO SEAView Description
3:00 - 3:15Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15The Economics of SyncFlamboyanView Description
SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How Independents Can Get Their ShareTEATRO SEAView Description
4:15 - 4:30Networking Break
4:30 - 6:00Merlin Annual Meeting. (Merlin members only)FlamboyanView Description
6:00 - 8:00Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer | A2IM Indie Week Edition
Presented by M for Montreal, Sneak Attack Media, Bandsintown, Dutch Music Export & Dutch Culture USA
Pianos
158 Ludlow St, New York, NY
RSVP
*Free to Indie Week Badge holders - Admission based on capacity
8:00 - 12:00Dutch Music Export & M for Montreal Official Indie Week Partner ShowcasePianos
158 Ludlow St, New York, NY
WednesdayJune 7, 2017LocationDetails
9:00 - 5:00Registration and Badge Pick-upThe ClementeView Information
11:00 - 5:00All Day One-on-One MeetingsTEATRO LATEA (2nd Floor)
10:50 - 11:00Day 2 Opening Remarks by Richard James BurgessFlamboyan
11:00 - 12:00Anatomy of an Independent #1: Case StudiesFlamboyanView Description
ONErpm Workshop: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Sustainable AudiencesTEATRO SEAView Description
12:00 - 12:30Networking Break
12:30 - 1:30Radio: Redefining SuccessFlamboyanView Description
PledgeMusic Workshop: Passionate Fans…Super Serving the Underserved and Presenting your ArtTEATRO SEAView Description
1:30 - 1:45Networking Break
1:45 - 2:45Keynote: Susan Butler (Executive Editor & Publisher – Music Confidential)FlamboyanView Description
2:45 - 3:00Networking Break
3:00 - 4:00Next Generation of Indie LeadersFlamboyanView Description
Investment Options for Your Independent FutureTEATRO SEAView Description
4:00 - 4:15Networking Break
4:15 - 5:15Brands & Music: How Brands Make DecisionsFlamboyanView Description
Spotify Workshop

Attendance curated by Spotify. Space limited to existing Spotify content owner partners ONLY. MUST RSVP HERE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 Confirmation emails will be sent by Spotify no later than June 5, 2017.
TEATRO SEAView Description
5:45 - 6:45ANCHOR 2017 - Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award Press ConferenceFlamboyanView Description
7:00Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition Pianos - 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY *Free to Indie Week Badge holders - Admission based on capacity
ThursdayJune 8, 2017LocationDetails
9:00 - 3:00Registration and Badge Pick-upThe Clemente
10:00 - 4:00All Day One-on-One MeetingsTEATRO LATEA (2nd Floor)
9:50 - 10:00Final Day Opening Remarks by Richard James BurgessFlamboyan
10:00 - 11:00International Go BagFlamboyanView Description
BuzzAngle Workshop: BuzzAngle Music 101TEATRO SEAView Description
11:00 - 11:15Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15The Mixed Reality of VR, and ARFlamboyanView Description
CI Workshop: The Future of Quality in The Music EcosystemTEATRO SEAView Description
12:15 - 12:30Networking Break
12:30 - 1:00Keynote: Michael J. Huppe (President and CEO – SoundExchange)FlamboyanView Description
1:00 - 1:15Networking Break
1:15 - 2:15Playlisting PlusFlamboyanView Description
CI Workshop: Exclusive CI Client & Partner MeetingTEATRO SEAView Description
2:15 - 2:30Networking Break
2:30 - 4:00A2IM General MeetingFlamboyanView Description
Closing: Chairman's Remarks by
Darius Van Arman
6:00 - 12:00Libera Awards.
Doors/Red Carpet at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.
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Indie Week ConferenceOpening Night PartyLibera Awards
The Clemente
SlatePlaystation Theater
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
54 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Between Rivington & DelanceyBetween 5th & 6th AvenueBroadway at 44th Street
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Badge Pick-up
Monday, June 5th – 1pm-330pm @ The Clemente. Please note there is CLE programming on Monday which you are welcome to attend.
Monday, June 5th – 6-9pm during the Opening Night Reception @ Slate
Tuesday – Thursday, June 6-8th 9am-4pm @ The Clemente

Entrance to all panels, workshops and events are subject to capacity, please arrive early to guarantee entry.
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Distribution Agreements in a Digital World (CLE)
The array of distribution alternatives has blossomed as the industry moves from physical sales and the dependency on major labels. Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand the differences between traditional independent distribution, hybrid label distribution models, aggregators, and direct to DSP services.
We’ll break down the pros and cons of the foregoing deal structures and explore the alternatives available to independent labels, and independent artists who seek to avoid giving up master ownership, and long-term, multiple rights deals.

Moderator: Tim Mandelbaum (Fox Rothschild)
Panelists: Howie Gabriel (Cooking Vinyl), Mark Robinson (300), Ron Cerrito (Kobalt Music Recordings)
Credits: California CLE – 1 General – Participatory, Connecticut CLE (Reciprocal) – 1 General, Georgia CLE – 1 Regular (Pending), New Jersey CLE – 1 General, New York CLE – 1 PP – Transitional, Pennsylvania CLE – 1 Substantive, Tennessee CLE – 1 General (Pending)
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The Modern Artist Deal: Major v. Independent (CLE)
Explore what the terms of a recording contract looks like today, while we compare and contrast major and independent label deal structures.
We’ll discuss the topics of ownership of masters, compensation in the form of royalties v. receipts, the scope of rights granted for economic participation, duration of the agreement and rights in the content, and limits on exclusivity.

Moderator: Michael Reinert (Fox Rothschild)
Panelists: Jeffrey Koenig (Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy & Worob, LLP), Paul Gutman (Groffman, Guido & Carol)
Credits: California CLE – 1 General – Participatory, Connecticut CLE (Reciprocal) – 1 General, Georgia CLE – 1 Regular (Pending), New Jersey CLE – 1 General, New York CLE – 1 PP – Transitional, Pennsylvania CLE – 1 Substantive, Tennessee CLE – 1 General (Pending)
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Keynote:
Tim Westergren (Co-founder and CEO – Pandora)

Tim Westergren, co-founder and CEO of Pandora will speak with Mark Mulligan, Managing Director of MIDiA Research about the current and future state of music streaming. They will delve into opportunities for independent artists to connect with fans, through platforms like Pandora, using tools available to accelerate their careers. The discussion will be wide-ranging and will touch on new frontiers for the growth of streaming music through connected cars, devices, brand partnerships and live events.

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Strengthen Your Core: Accelerate your business growth
This is the theme-setter for Indie Week and all discussions to follow. Why? – because your core is inextricably linked to all areas of your business. If the essence of your endeavor is undefined, other aspects of your company may never be fully realized. Do you know the true value of your catalog? Can you describe your future needs in detail? Can you stay ahead of the trend curve for long-term growth, effectively maintain the happiness of your artists, and increase your bottom line? Join us to gain the competitive advantage.

Moderator: Rob Weitzner (CI)
Panelists: Andrew B Kautz (Big Machine Label Group), Michael Goldstone (Mom & Pop), Dave Hansen (Epitaph / Anti Records), Alison Brown (Compass Records Group)
#business #management #assets #cashflow #growth
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BuzzAngle Workshop: BuzzAngle Music 101
Description: Come to this workshop and see what the industry is buzzing about. You will receive a detailed overview of the unique features and capabilities of the only global music measurement and analytics platform. BuzzAngle Music is the only industry service to capture daily data at a market level across physical and digital sales, audio & video on-demand streaming activity as well as terrestrial airplay. The system is updated every day of the week across all forms of consumption for the U.S., Canada and beyond.
Presenters: Jim Lidestri (BuzzAngle), Chris Muratore (BuzzAngle)
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Data: Make informed decisions
Collecting data is one thing. Knowing how to efficiently utilize information is another. Truly understand what key performance indicators (KPIs) say about your company, and your artists’ chances of achieving success, is critical to optimizing strategies and meeting targets. Our panelists break down the meanings behind the numbers and show how accurate interpretation of data leads to better marketing decisions, leading to revenue growth and increased market share. This panel will give you and your team a clearer understanding of how to collect and leverage data without substantial resource costs.

Moderator: Randy Chin (VP Records)
Panelists: Alex White (Next Big Sound, Pandora), Amy Dietz (INgrooves), Perry Schwartz (Eleven Seven Music Group / 10th Street Ent.), Richard Westover (Shazam)
#data #labels #publishers #distribution #dsps #trends
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Hyperwallet Workshop: Rethinking Royalties: How the Entertainment Industry Can Modernize Payments
This panel will discuss the industry-specific challenges of sending royalty payments to an increasingly global roster of artists and contributors. Featuring insights from Tyron Bennion, SVP of Global Sales at Hyperwallet, and others … this session will look at how payout disruption in other industries­—specifically the marketplace and gig economy—is influencing change in the entertainment space.
Presenters: Tyron Bennion (Hyperwallet), Steve Grady (Royalty Share), and more TBA
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Publishers and Labels Working in Concert
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.” A timeless adage. There is no better time than NOW for independent labels and publishers to combine forces to become more competitive in the marketplace. Where to begin – in what areas do we first concentrate, what specific changes should we expect to accomplish, and is there a better way to share data? A structured collaboration between publishers and labels could speed up the licensing process, improve operational efficiencies, and create a more effective lobby that represents the collective concerns of both groups.

Moderator: Alisa Coleman (ABKCO)
Panelists: Vic Zaraya (Razor & Tie), Stephanie Alexa (ATO), Phil Cialdella (Atlas Music Publishing), Taylor Childress (Curb Records)
#labels #publishers #assets #growth #data
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Connected Devices: Opportunities in Your Home and Car
To stay ahead of the curve, we must not only be nimble, but also adept at continuously tailoring our business strategies. To achieve this we must be aware of what’s coming over the horizon technologically. For the music industry, nothing is evolving faster than the advances in connected devices. These will transform our listening experience at home and behind the wheel with expansive dashboards and autonomous cars. Here, experts discuss what to expect next… from automobile manufacturers, product integrators, and DSPs.

Moderator: Howie Singer (HMS Marlboro, LLC)
Panelists: Ananda Sen (Google), Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Media), Tim Stevens (CNET),Geoff Snyder (Pandora)
#radio #business #tech #assets #playlists #programming #future #automobile
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The Economics of Sync
DSPs like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have shaken up the traditional broadcast, production, distribution, and advertising worlds for more than a decade and they will never be the same. As a result the demand for sync music is on the rise, opening more opportunities for labels and publishers. Join our panel to learn more about the shifting sync landscape, including online licensing platforms, how market factors are affecting revenues, and what some of the new licensing deals encompass in 2017.

Moderator: Brooke Primont (Razor & Tie)
Panelists: Dawn Sutter Madell (Agoraphone), Kristen Bushnell (Atlas Music Publishing), Jim Leavitt (The Orchard), Jessica Dierauer (Multiverse)
#sync #economics #assets #promotion #revenue
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SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How Independents Can Get Their Share
Make sure you are being paid properly. This must-attend workshop will cover the basics of SoundExchange, royalty administration, rights management, and how to add your voice to the important advocacy work we do on behalf of the entire music industry. To date, SoundExchange has distributed more than $4.5 billion in digital performance royalties – with an estimated $2 billion paid to independent artists and labels. SoundExchange ensures that artists and labels get their royalties quickly and efficiently when their recordings are played on more than 3,000 digital radio services. We serve more than 130,000 artists and rights owners. The company also administers royalties and makes distributions to facilitate direct deals and settlements for the music industry. We are a leading voice for the creative community in Washington D.C. and beyond, constantly advocating for the right of all creators of music to be fairly paid wherever and whenever their music is used. Our state of the art platform makes registering, administering repertoire, and becoming a SoundExchange member easy. Join us at this informative session to find out more about how to manage your digital royalties through SoundExchange.

Presenters: Scott Berenson, Director, Rights Management & Sean Glover, Associate Director, Artist and Label Relations
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Merlin Annual Meeting. (Merlin members only)
Attention Merlin members. Charles Caldas will host Merlin’s Annual Member Meeting. Be there as Charles shares highlights and developments in the digital market from Merlin’s perspective. The annual Merlin Member Survey results will be examined, revealing how members see the marketplace in relation to their businesses and specialties.

Presenter: Charles Caldas (Merlin)
#digitalmarketing #economy #digital #members
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Anatomy of an Independent #1: Case Studies
Listen to case studies from fellow members who have experienced the odyssey of getting to #1 – including the joy, frustration, fatigue, and even bewilderment. Each release is unique, but all journeys to the peak are affected by myriad factors that directly relate to the result. We will hear about what worked, what didn’t, the miscalculations, and the politics involved. We’ll learn how to prepare for the long haul – once a track reaches its flash point. So, grab your ropes, climbing shoes, and carabiners… see you at the top.

Moderator: Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy Entertainment)
Panelists: Jon Salter (ATO Records), Paul Roper (Dualtone)
#hits #business #assets #promotion #programming
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ONErpm Workshop: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Sustainable Audiences
ONErpm CEO Emmanuel Zunz delves into how artists and labels can leverage their assets across music DSPs, social media, and YouTube in a coordinated and holistic way. As streaming will continue to grow exponentially in the years to come, online audience growth, retention, and engagement will play an even more important role in maintaining a successful career.
ONErpm is a new breed music company offering distribution, marketing, and rights management solutions. With offices in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nashville, and New York, the company has developed a unique approach to distributing and marketing music, with a focus on audience development and network cross promotion, producing growth that outpaced the industry average three-fold in 2016.

Presented by: Emmanuel Zunz (ONErpm)
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Radio: Redefining Success
Your definition of success will be at different levels for your artists at various points in their career. This panel will focus on the realities and challenges of that traditional holy-grail… airplay. In some genres, radio still rules. So, we’ll discuss various factors to consider while establishing long-term strategy for your next radio push: market-by-market build out, timing, levels of airplay, how to retain existing fans and cultivate new ones. Additionally, we’ll discuss what to expect as a return on investment, and tips on how best to approach and interact with radio programmers.

Moderator: Tyson Haller (ADA)
Panelists: Risa Lawrenson (Beggars Group), Tom Poleman (iHeartMedia), Jim Ryan (CBS Radio), Bill Dunn (WRRV, Townsquare Media)
#radio #business #tech #assets #promotion #programming
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PledgeMusic: Passionate Fans…Super Serving the Underserved and Presenting Your Art
This workshop will focus on how to find, nurture and establish a long-term, lucrative relationship with the most underserved segment of the music consumer… the passionate fan. The superfan wants to immerse themselves in the full creative vision of the artist rather than simply pressing “play” on a mobile device. This workshop will discuss how to find them, nurture them, and forge a longstanding bond that rewards both the fan and the artist.

Presented by: Dominic Pandiscia (PledgeMusic)
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Keynote:
Susan Butler (Executive Editor & Publisher – Music Confidential)

Unmasking Transparency: The call for greater transparency in the music industry typically targets record companies and collecting societies, but is there really a lack of transparency in their operations or in the way in which they distribute revenues today? What is it that those who cry out the loudest really want or need? What is available—and happening—in the marketplace already that should be meeting those needs and desires? Susan Butler will discuss these issues and some of the initiatives with the attending audience.
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Next Generation of Indie Leaders
We’re all familiar with the importance of shrewd (and early) investing, when it comes to financial planning. Well, those same smart, practices should be used to seek out high-potential, dynamic new team members. How do we find these future leaders? What do they look like and where do they come from? On this panel, we look at the next generation of movers and shakers, representing an impressive and diverse field of talent. Yes, they’re out there – positioned, able, and ready to transform your company and support strategic growth!

Moderator: Ruth Barlow (Beggars Group)
Panelists: Elizabeth Chan (Merry Bright Music), James Celentano (EnterGain), Allison Duggan (6/8 Records), Jason McGuire (Stones Throw Records)
#nextgeneration #business #tech #assets #growth #diversity
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Investment Options for Your Independent Future
This valuable Q&A session focuses on the fundamentals of investing – the basics, the intricacies, the best partnerships, and the pitfalls. When should you look for investors? What should you be aware of when an investor approaches you? Do you understand the difference between debt, and equity financing? We’ll discuss the importance of realistically valuing your catalog, how that impacts the investment itself, and what these deal structures look like. This panel will help your company prepare for growth, as you (prudently) consider partnerships, and allies to find the right fit at the right time.

Moderator: Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars)
Panelists: Jason Peterson (GoDigital Media Group), Nari Matsuura (Massarsky Consulting)
#investing #business #assets #cashflow #growth
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Brands & Music: How Brands Make Decisions
Partnerships between brands and music have led to new income streams for artists, and connected them with new, and bigger audiences. What areas can lead to even bigger opportunities? Join us for a better understanding of how brands make decisions and what they are seeking, how to use data to win a brand partnership, and, ultimately, how do you make a better pitch?

Moderator: Andrew Hampp (MAC Presents)
Panelists: Matthew Yazge (Nielsen), Emma Quigley (PepsiCo), Lylette Pizarro (RPM GRP), A.J. Silverman (Havas), Alissa Pollack (iHeartMedia)
#business #brands #revenue #data #marketing
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Spotify Workshop
Attendance curated by Spotify. Space limited to existing Spotify content owner partners ONLY. MUST RSVP HERE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 Confirmation emails will be sent by Spotify no later than June 5, 2017
Spotify is charting a new course in engaging with the creator community by partnering and supporting artists and creators, generating more opportunities to help build their careers and further contributing to the overall growth of the music industry. In this workshop, we’ll discuss Spotify’s “open for business” policy, how we’re leveraging the power of the Spotify platform to maximize value creation for creators, and how we see our focus developing over the next year. This workshop will take a presentational format with time for Q&A.

Presented by: Jennifer Masset (Spotify)
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ANCHOR 2017 – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award Press Conference
Given the abundance of new music being released any minute, it becomes increasingly harder to navigate this plethora. Reeperbahn Festival, one of Europe’s largest indoor festivals and industry meeting points held every September in Hamburg, Germany, introduces the ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award. In times when algorithms predict and dictate the taste in music, the ANCHOR re-introduces the concept of expert recommendation and is both a quality label and a way to boost popularity for new bands and artists. Eight selected nominees from Reeperbahn’s program compete over the course of four days for the ANCHOR, playing their club shows in front to the festival’s audience and a jury of music luminaries. Reeperbahn Festival is proud to present the ANCHOR 2017 jury at this press conference. Including a live performance of ANCHOR 2016 winner Albin Lee Meldau.

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand (US Editor Music Week)
Panelists: ANCHOR founder and Reeperbahn Festival director Alexander Schulz, ANCHOR 2016 winner Albin Lee Meldau, ANCHOR 2017 jury members
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International Go Bag
This discussion takes us globetrotting for an in-depth, eye-opening study of the realities of expanding beyond our borders: specifically, Australia, China, and Germany. Before you book your flights, ask yourself: Are you truly prepared? Have you thoroughly examined the challenges specific to the country: barriers to entry, inefficiencies, opportunities (hidden and obvious), royalty collections, and the legalities of partnerships, licensing, and distribution? Lastly, what is the potential return on your investment and… is there an limit to how much your company can benefit in these territories? Join us to discover how best to prepare yourself, and what should be in your ‘go bag’ – bon voyage!

Moderator: Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records)
Panelists: Ed Peto (Outdustry Ltd), Desiree Jaqueline Vach (INgrooves Music Group / Snowhite), Matthew I Rogers (UNIFIED)
#international #business #tech #investment #promotion #distribution
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BuzzAngle Workshop: BuzzAngle Music 101
Description: Come to this workshop and see what the industry is buzzing about. You will receive a detailed overview of the unique features and capabilities of the only global music measurement and analytics platform. BuzzAngle Music is the only industry service to capture daily data at a market level across physical and digital sales, audio & video on-demand streaming activity as well as terrestrial airplay. The system is updated every day of the week across all forms of consumption for the U.S., Canada and beyond.
Presenters: Jim Lidestri (BuzzAngle), Chris Muratore (BuzzAngle)
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The Mixed Reality of VR, and AR.
With several generations now raised on video games, the potential for a more interactive and immersive musical experience holds exciting possibilities. The live music sector has experimented with 360 degree video, but Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality are still in the nascent stage of development and application. How will labels and artists incorporate VR, AR, and MR to offer fans something new, and interactive? Hardware is advancing rapidly, prices are decreasing, and consumer adoption is increasing. Listen, as experts focus on current state of VR, AR, and MR, their future, what level of investment is required, how to strategically weave VR into marketing, and what are the potential returns.

Moderator: Jeff Clyburn (Mass Appeal)
Panelists: Facundo Diaz (VRTFY), Steven Hill (Warp Records), Sarah Stevenson (RevrieVR), Christina Heller (VR Playhouse)
#business #tech #vr #future
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CI Workshop: The Future of Quality in The Music Ecosystem
Join CI’s General Manager Kieron Faller and his colleagues for an expert guided tour through the present and cutting-edge future of digital product quality. A number of recent quality-driven initiatives are reverberating throughout the business. The adoption of MQA, for example, is just one of a number of ways the game is being changed within the digital music industry. Aimed at artists, managers, labels and distributors, this session will work through audio, artwork and metadata considerations, and teach you how to ensure your releases will have the best chance to stand out from the tens of millions of other products in the modern streaming landscape.

Presenters: Kieron Faller (CI), Rob Weitzner (CI)
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Keynote:
Michael J. Huppe (CEO – SoundExchange)

Mike Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange will join Emmanuel Legrand in a keynote Q&A style discussion. The session will focus on key trends and developments in the digital music and entertainment industries. We will talk about the evolution of digital entertainment services; the changing economics of the global music industry and threats and opportunities it presents for artists and labels. Mike will share insights on how the marketplace has evolved and how he has guided the growth and development of SoundExchange to meet the changing needs of a changing industry.
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Playlisting Plus
This panel addresses the challenges of getting onto the right playlists, which we all know can have a massive impact on an artist’s career. This discussion will delve deep into the details: entry points, how we can gain leverage with DSPs, and the best practices that attract the attention of editorial teams. We will talk about how best to focus our marketing budgets (small or large), re-energizing our catalogs, identifying data attributes that can push release exposure, and of course… what’s next?

Moderator: Allen Kovac (Eleven Seven Music Group)
Panelists: Simon Wheeler (Beggars Group), Doug Ford (Spotify), Eliah Ziff Seton (Alternative Distribution Alliance), Rob Abelow (Roll Call Records)
#playlisting #streaming #exposure #tech #data #dsps
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CI Workshop: Exclusive CI Client & Partner Meeting
Open to CI clients and music service partners only. CI will share its perspective on the future of the digital independent sector from its vantage point at the heart of the supply chain. The CI team will be showcasing a number of recent platform developments and setting out their direction for the future. If you are a CI client or partner, come and join others in the CI community to catch up, and to look ahead.

Presenters: Kieron Faller (CI), Rob Weitzner (CI)
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A2IM Annual General Meeting
Presenting an overview of the state of the independent music community and discussing current initiatives and objectives will be Richard James Burgess (CEO, A2IM), Charles Caldas (CEO, Merlin), Helen Smith (Executive Chair, IMPALA), Alison Wenham (CEO, WIN), and Chris Israel (Executive Director, musicFIRST)


Chairman’s Remarks by Darius Van Arman (Secretly Group)
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A huge thank you to our amazing Indie Week sponsors!

Read more about 2016’s Indie Week on Billboard: http://bit.ly/2av0bAJ

Read reviews, check out photos from the 2016 Indie Week & the Libera Awards here! 

2017’s Indie Week will culminate with A2IM’s 6th Annual Libera Awards, which recognize the year’s achievements by Independent artists and labels. Last year’s winners include chart toppers Alabama Shakes and Run The Jewels, breakout artists Courtney Barnett and Kamasi Washington, and innovative labels ATO, Sub Pop, and Daptone Records.

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