NEW YORK–The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NY is Music, and NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program present a free one-day conference, Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Technology, on June 4th at NYU, an event sponsored by royalty solutions provider SoundExchange and media partner Billboard. The day will feature a full program of speed talks, keynotes, and interviews with leading voices in New York City’s vibrant, cutting edge music tech scene. See the full schedule below.
New York City’s music ecosystem supports 60,000 jobs, $5 billion in wages, and $21 billion in economic output. More music related digital services companies have gotten their start in New York City than in any other city in the world. This annual conference is a key component of New York Music Month (NYMM)—the official New York City celebration of the most diverse music scene in the world.
Free full-day conference featuring innovators and companies at the intersection of music and technology
* Emily Lazar, President and Chief Mastering Engineer, The Lodge
* Matt Pincus, CEO & Founder, SONGS Music Publishing
* Alan Light, Author, Journalist & Radio Host, Sirius XM
* Jennifer Justice, Co-Founder at The Justice Dept
* Megan West, Commercial Label Partnerships, Facebook
* Jessica Brillhart, Immersive Director, Founder of Vrai Pictures
… and many more. See the full schedule below,
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Janet Allon, [email protected] or (212) 974.4002
Ray Padgett, [email protected] or (718) 522-7171
‘INNOVATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC + TECH’ CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM – Welcome Remarks
Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Music Business, NYU Steinhardt; Justin Kalifowitz, Founder and CEO, Downtown Music Holdings / NY is Music; Anne del Castillo, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM – NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Presentation
Shira Gans, Senior Executive Director, Policy + Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM – Fireside Chat
Danica Daniel, Senior Editor, Billboard & Jennifer Justice, Owner, The Justice Dept
11:25 AM – 11:30 AM – Billboard Presentation
Ian Drew, Consumer Editorial Director, Billboard
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM – Speed Talk Series 1
Jessica Brillhart, Immersive Director, Founder of Vrai Pictures, Vrai Pictures; Ronnie Madra, Founder & CEO, EAROS; Keisha Wright, Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Genius; Alby Bocanegra, Interim Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
11:55 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch will be provided.
12:45 PM – 01:15 PM – Speed Talk Series 2
Waleed Diab, Director of Record Label Business Development, Google Inc.; Ah-Keisha McCants, Project Director, CUNY Creative Arts Team; Richard Westover, Music Data Consultant, SoundCloud; Jessica Sobhraj, CEO, Cosynd; Simmi Singh, Vice President, Strategy & Operations, JioSaavn
1:15 PM – 01:40 PM – Fireside Chat
Alan Light, Author/Journalist/Radio Host, SiriusXM & Guest
1:40 PM – 02:05 PM – Speed Talk Series 3
Linda Bloss-Baum, Senior Director, Artist and Industry Relations, SoundExchange; Ken Umezaki, Chief Executive Officer, Dot Blockchain Media, Inc.; Elomida Visviki, CEO, Weav Music; Jonathan Dworkin, SVP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Universal Music Group
2:05 PM – 02:25 PM – Coffee Break
2:25 PM – 02:30 PM – Welcome Back Remarks
Judy Tint, Esq., Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business, NYU
2:30 PM – 02:45 PM – Keynote
Emily Lazar, President and Chief Mastering Engineer, The Lodge
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM – Speed Talk Series 4
Noam Mantel, Head of Product, Songtrust; Angela Lopes, Vice President, Digital Strategy & Investments, Sony Music Entertainment; Sean McKenzie, Head of Business Development & Co-Founder, Steereo; Megan West, Commercial Label Partnerships, Facebook Inc.
3:10 PM – 03:35 PM – Fireside Chat
Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Music Business, NYU Steinhardt & Matt Pincus, CEO & Founder, SONGS Music Publishing
3:35 PM – 03:55 PM – Speed Talk Series 5
Amy Chen, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, NYC Media Lab; Alex White, VP, Content & Programming, Pandora; Eric Goldberg, Content Strategy, Splice
3:55 PM – 04:00 PM – Closing Remarks
Pamela Morris, Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
4:00 PM – 05:00 PM – Reception
The “New York Music Month: Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Tech” conference is presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NY is Music, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program.