A2IM will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary from June 18-20, 2013 at Tribeca Grand, 2 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, map with our annual member-only A2IM Indie Week conference and related festivities focusing on education and engagement within our community.
In addition to these panels, presentations, and networking sessions, we will also be celebrating independents with the 2nd annual A2IM Libera Awards (aka the LIBBYs) on Thursday, June 20 at 7PM at Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street, NYC, map.
Members of AIM (A2IM’s sister organization in the UK) and AIR (A2IM’s sister organization in Australia) will be sending delegates to participate in Indie Week 2013.
As always, these events are FREE to attend but you MUST be a member of A2IM and RSVP for each event. You will receive a confirmation email once your RSVP is received noting each event in which you are confirmed to participate.
Tuesday, June 18: Licensing & Publishing
1:00PM – 2:00PM Video Monetization – A look into publisher-related issues from a label perspective including premium content vs user-generated content (UGC), backend data management, & content ID. Moderator: Alisa Coleman (ABKCO Music & Records) Panelists: Barry Daffurn (GoDigital), Ian Harrison (Hopeless Records), Rell Lafargue (Reservoir Media), & Scott Sellwood (YouTube)
2:00PM – 2:30PM “International Performance Royalties”- The value of revenues from performance rights has increased steadily in recent years, and shows no sign of declining. In the US, these rights are managed by SoundExchange, while overseas the options are more complex. What if your track is getting airplay in the UK or Europe, Australia, Japan or elsewhere? This session will introduce the main things a US indie label needs to know. Two specialists in this area will give a very brief overview of what the rights are and how they work, and some starting points for how US indies can best manage these rights, both in the US and internationally. Charlie Phillips (Head of Legal and Commercial Affairs, Worldwide Independent Network) and Ryan Lehning (Director of International, Soundexchange) will present the session, with additional input from Mathew Reiffe (VP, Digital and New Business, Razor and Tie).
2:30PM – 3:15PM Music in Sports Panel.
Moderator: Phil Cialdella (Wonderlous Music) Panelists: Aaron Matusow (WWE), Stephanie Scarpulla (MLB), & Kevin Wilson (ESPN)
3:15PM – 4:00PM Brands & Bands Panel.
Moderator: Brooke Primont (Razor & Tie) Panelists: Jack Bradley (Hifi Project), Jonathan Hecht (Tribal Brands), & Lori Hon (Gray V)
4:00PM – 6:00PM Executive One-on-One Meetings with Music Supervisors and Licensing service providers, as well as one-on-one meetings with the Australian trade mission delegates (10 x 10 min meetings)
6:00PM – 9:00PM A2IM’s 8th Anniversary Reception at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St., NYC map.
Wednesday, June 19: Digital Media & Emerging Technologies
1:00PM – 1:30PM “Digital Change: Show Me the Money. The End of National Borders” – Presentation by Charles Caldas (Merlin); review Merlin members survey results HERE in advance of this event.
1:30PM – 2:45PM “Future of Monetizing Digital” – Panel investigating streaming services, social engagement, music discovery, and the surrounding revenue models. Moderator: Jaclyn Ranere (The Orchard) Panelists: Oke Goettlich (finetunes), Jason Lekberg (Eleven Seven), Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment), & Chris Welz (Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian / SC Distribution)
2:45PM – 4:00PM Video Monetization (cont.) – A look into content creation, maximizing revenue streams, developing exciting channels, and fan engagement. Moderator: Amy Dietz (INgrooves Fontana) Panelists: Jamar Chess (Sunflower Entertainment), Dan Ghosh-Roy (Ultra Music), Jane Hu (YouTube’s Next Lab) & Ben Lister (Base79)
4:00PM – 6:00PM Executive One-on-One Meetings with Digital Revenue, Digital Marketing, Data Management, & Video Monetization service providers (10 x 10 min. meetings)
Thursday, June 20
10:00AM – 12:30PM Think Tank - Peer-to-peer roundtable discussion focusing on sharing success, struggles, and strategies for video monetization and performance royalties.
12:30PM – 2:00PM Lunch Break
2:00PM – 5:00PM State of the A2IM Union featuring Rich Bengloff of A2IM, Alison Wenham of AIM/WIN, Nick O’Byrne of AIR, Helen Smith of Impala, and Charles Caldas of Merlin. More TBA.
We hope you will join us at the 2nd annual A2IM Libera Awards at Highline Ballroom @ 7PM. Info HERE.