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A2IM’s Let’s Get Digital is an online summit spanning 2 days. Aimed at creating opportunities between independent record labels, digital service providers, tech solutions and more, join fellow music industry professionals as they discuss the latest trends in music-tech.
Participants gather to attend DSP workshops, executive one-on-one networking sessions, and topic discussions. We’ll cover trending music-tech topics, new technologies, and licensing solutions.
Last year’s inaugural one day event drew over 300 participants with presentations by Amazon Music, Bandcamp, Qobuz, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube Music.
Join us to learn about our latest product innovations and tools that can help you reach more fans.
Hear firsthand from sync reps with different business and pitching models. Understand which can best position your label and catalogue for long term stability and success in the sync space.
Learn about a new crop of FinTech companies that have created tools to financially empower independent artists and labels. From products that make an independent artist/music business’ various income sources more transparent and accessible, to services that work with independent artists to explore funding options, learn how these companies aim to help musicians and their teams better manage and control their businesses operations and stay independent.
Join Qobuz, the Hi-Res streaming and download service for answers to questions submitted by the A2IM community. Topics covered will include audio quality and formats, top albums streamed, artist profiles, marketing opportunities, tech developments, and more.
Rachel Silton (Qobuz USA)
The Women In Music (WIM) internship program aims to generate greater gender balance in the music industry by leveraging WIM’s industry network to give career and educational opportunities to a diverse group of femme identifying individuals.
A2IM’s Alyssa Mark speaks with WIM’s Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Chissy Nkemere, and WIM’s Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion, Brooke Roscoff, about the importance of instilling change from the bottom up, and ways that your company can get involved in the initiative.
An informative session on the growth of YouTube Shorts, how to use Shorts, and FAQ’s.
Session (1): MDCP/ITA/Commercial Service overview and rollout of the Export Music Guides 2021.
This presentation will provide an overview of the International Trade Administration (ITA) and how the Federal Government cooperates with A2IM through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) including: promoting exports of U.S. music content and copyrights, providing education on policy issues/developments relevant to the music industry, addressing trade barriers, and protecting Intellectual Property overseas. This session will include the launch of the 2021 Music Export Guide.
Session (2 and 3): The International Trade Administration’s Office of Digital Services Industries is pleased to provide a brief policy overview and update on digital services taxes (DSTs) and digital regulatory proposals, like the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA). These top-of-mind issues have sparked global debates on how companies, particularly U.S.-based, should be taxed and regulated in today’s increasingly digitalized global economy.
Like speed dating, but for independent music business. Meet fellow Let’s Get Digital participants and speakers!
The Merlin co-hosts: Merlin’s Member Relations and Commercial Partnerships Managers, Janely Fernandez and Shannon Bradley The A2IM/Merlin Member Guest Speakers: Katie Alberts (COO, Reach Records) and Tomas Talarico (CEO & Founder, MOJO Latam) In this session, these leading independents will be led into a conversation about the benefits and responsibilities of working directly with digital partners, highlighting some of the often under-recognized value that independent distributors provide to artists and labels while giving a first hand perspective of how Merlin supports their success of their decision to ‘own their digital future’.
What does success look like for an independent in the NFT space? Hear from those in our community who have successfully launched and sold NFTS for their artist, label, or music company.
Jesse Kirshbaum (Nue Agency) (moderator)
Aluna (Electronic Music Artist, Mad Decent)
Chloe Jeniky (Mau5trap)
Claude VonStroke (Dirtybird)
What are the top design assets you need six months out? What are the most crucial elements of a creative campaign to plan in advance? How to prepare for release day: understanding design plans, assets, and creative tips revealed.
DDEX (Digital Data Exchange), the consortium focused on creating standards for use by businesses in the digital music value chain, currently has fields that are assigned for gender that are not mandatory. The Gender Identification Initiatve proposes to make these fields mandatory. Let’s discuss.
New features, case studies, and real-life examples! Join us for a guide to showcasing your art, building a dedicated fanbase, and making real actual money on Bandcamp.
Amelia Ideh (Bandcamp)
Amit Nerurkar (Bandcamp)
A2IM’s Lightning Talk is a format designed to give attendees the maximum amount of information in the minimum amount of time. Experts in our community present concise, information-driven, dynamic minutes on a specific topic. This series highlights a behind the scenes look at some of the most successful digital marketing campaigns launched this year.
[1:00 – 1:25PM ET] See what Reach Records did to create and sustain a viral hit with Coming in Hot by Andy Mineo and Lecrae.
[1:30 – 1:55PM ET] Learn how Ninja Tune scored big with the rollout of Bicep’s second album “Isles”
[2:00 – 2:20PM ET] Hear Light in the Attic’s self-titled presentation “A Bad Presentation about Doing Marketing for a Reissue Label Called “Light In The Attic”.
[3:15 – 4:00PM ET] Hear firsthand, EMPIRE’s incredible feat of bringing Aaliyah’s music to streaming services for the first time.
Like speed dating, but for independent music business. Meet fellow Let’s Get Digital participants and speakers!
Dolby Atmos has created new and exciting ways for immersive music to be experienced at home, on the go, and at events. The Domino Recording Company recently offered fans a way to get closer to the artist’s creative vision by placing listeners in an immersive Dolby Atmos playback studio environment to experience the new Jon Hopkins album, Music For Psychedelic Therapy, in full. Dolby Atmos engineer on the album,
Emre Ramazanoglu, joins Domino label manager Peter Berard and Mix Engineer Mert Ozcan (Dolby Atmos mixer for St. Vincent, Snail Mail, Alt-J, Major Lazer, CHVRCHES) to talk about the creative possibilities for mixing and playback experiences, as more indie labels embrace Dolby Atmos Music technology. .
Exploring new opportunities for licensing and artist discovery in the fitness tech space. What tools are available for independent labels and artists to break in and create new revenue streams from this rapidly expanding new vertical?
Take a closer look at what NFTs are, how to get started in the digital space, and why you should consider pursuing them. What are the barriers to entry in breaking into the NFT world? Can you find success with no prior experience in the space? Our speakers discuss all of this and more as they provide a well-rounded view of the relatively new technology.
We’re excited to welcome over 50 industry veterans to share their perspectives at LGD 2021! Read more about some of our speakers below …
AlunaGeorge are an English electronic music duo from London, consisting of singer/songwriter/producer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid. AlunaGeorge have generated over one billion streams, sold out shows around the world, received award nominations (BRIT Awards, NME Awards, Billboard Music Awards) and widespread critical acclaim. Aluna’s collaborations under AlunaGeorge include songs with DJ Snake, Disclosure, Avicii, Diplo, Skrillex, KAYTRANADA, ZHU, Peking Duk, Baauer, Gryffin, Gorgon City, SG Lewis, Popcaan, Shakka, Bryson Tiller and more. Aluna established an undeniable signature sound on her 2020 debut solo album ‘Renaissance’ which received critical acclaim and featured guest artists and producers: KAYTRANADA, SG Lewis, Princess Nokia, Rema, Jada Kingdom, Scott Storch and more.
Tasha Stoute is a 20+year communications specialist within the music, entertainment, and lifestyle industries. Known for her tenacity, Ms. Stoute has created campaigns for award-winning artists, pop culture influencers, and world-changers. Ms. Stoute is the Sr. Director of Urban Publicity at MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music). She leads communications and public relations strategy for legendary, Grammy-winning, and nominated artists and emerging acts.
Ms. Stoute is credited with merging the gap between mainstream music and Christian Hip Hop due to her work with multi-Grammy winner and Rapper Lecrae, ultimately changing the genre. Superstars and icons Brandy, Dionne Warwick, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan, India. Arie, Mario, Tank, Rico Love, Louis York; NBA player Jamal Crawford; television personalities/actors Lala Anthony, Elijah Kelley, and Fonzworth Bentley are among her client roster. Ms. Stoute’s portfolio includes spearheading the publicity efforts for A-list events, including ESSENCE’s highly anticipated “Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon” and ESSENCE Festival. She’s also led public relations strategy for ASCAP, the NHL, and MoCADA.
Amit has been working in the music industry for over 19 years, across all facets of the business; distribution, artist management & record labels. He has released albums by Run The Jewels, DJ Shadow, Dessa & Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, and managed Wiki & Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire, amongst others. He has served on the Advisory committee to the Board Of Directors of A2IM, and his team/artists have won 6 and have been nominated for 8 Liberas over the years. He joined Bandcamp earlier this year as their Hip Hop Ambassador in their Artist & Labels team.
Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business for over a decade. He started his career finding and developing talent. In fact, he worked with some of the biggest and most relevant artists of modern times. Jesse has extensive experience securing talent for concerts, tours and endorsement deals for his various clients and brand partners internationally.Jesse writes and curates Beats and Bytes, one of the best weekly newsletters in entertainment. Kirshbaum was recently hired as the CMO of Dreamstage, a revolutionary music livestreaming company and lives in Miami, Florida.
Lauren Pufpaf is President and COO of Feed Media Group, the leading B2B music platform for brands. With experience across a wide range of industries, the connecting thread is the desire to build businesses and drive growth. She’s also a house music fanatic with a massive vinyl collection and over 20 years of DJ experience.
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