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digitalmusic.org's Music Startup Academy – San Francisco

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PST)

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Advance Ended $79.00 $2.57

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After a productive day at SF Music Tech, some cocktails with friends, and a few hours sleep, head over to Rdio headquarters for digitalmusic.org's Music Startup Academy. Designed to reduce barriers to entry into the music business for entrepreneurs, coursework will provide a clear roadmap to success by offering actionable insights into the core structure, legal framework, content deals, business models, and the “nuts n’ bolts” of getting things done to build a legal, streamlined, and competitive music property.

“The future of the music business is dependent upon technology innovation, but there are very few opportunities that provide the fundamentals of the industry for these entrepreneurs,” said Bill Wilson, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, NARM/digitalmusic.org. “Here is San Francisco, it is our goal to build a bridge between these groups so more great new music-focused start-ups get to market quickly and achieve success.”

During this half-day event, these three sessions that will be presented:

  • Label and Publishing Basics for Entrepreneurs
    A deeper dive into the economics of the music industry, including performance rights, including understanding the various rights for master recordings and songwriting. We will also go over the various legal issues surrounding music product development.
    Bryn Boughton, CMO, IRIS Distribution/BlickerActive/NoiseClerk
    - Whitney Broussard, The Law Offices OF Whitney Broussard 
  • Music Industry Content Acquisition and Business Development
    Want Lady Gaga for your music service? A cool product isn’t enough. What are the “dos and don’ts” in licensing vast libraries of major content. Learn the third rails and how to manage navigating around the barriers to entry.
    YiPing Ho, Sr. Dir., Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group
    - Shane Tobin, Dir., Strategic Partnerships, The Echo Nest 
  • Getting Under The Hood: Music Operations For CTOs and Developers
    Once a deal is done on the legal side, technical teams need to work out content delivery and royalty reporting mechanisms. This course will discuss industry XML standards for content delivery, and royalty reporting, metadata, best practices, and troubleshooting.
    Josh Builder, CTO, The Orchard
    - Gregor Dodson, Dir., Product Management, Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) 
Following the Music Startup Academy, Music2K invites all attendees to join them for a cocktail reception at the Eve Lounge in SOMA from 6-9 PM. For more details, visit http://musi2kstartupacademy.eventbrite.com/
 

 

 

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Rdio Headquarters
Hamm's Building Penthouse Suite
1550 Bryant Street
San Francisco, 94103

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PST)


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