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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

12:00pm – 5:00pm
REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS
1st floor, Terra Gallery

1:00pm - 1:15pm
OPENING REMARKS
Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard
John Frankenheimer, Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Loeb & Loeb LLP

1:15pm – 2:00pm
KEYNOTE Q&A WITH FRED WILSON
Fred Wilson, Principal, Union Square Ventures
A New York-based venture capitalist and prolific blogger, Fred Wilson will bring his unique insights, forecasts and analysis to San Francisco in this highly anticipated keynote. He is considered an expert in the digital media and social media markets and a leading voice of the VC community, all of which he chronicles in his influential AVC blog. And he’s a big fan of music as well. This is a must-see keynote for anyone following the intersection of music, digital and social trends and investments.
Interviewed by:
Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard

2:00pm – 3:00pm
PRESENTATIONS
A series of 15-minute presentations from digital music thought leaders of various perspectives outlining their visions for both existing and future opportunities in the music industry.
Gamifying Music
Marc Ruxin, Founder/CEO, Tastemaker X
Managers, Labels and the Future of Artist Services
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin
Music Merchandising in the Digital Age
Tim Quirk, Head of Global Programming, Google
Strategies for Creating Win-Win Artist/Developer Relationships
Prerna Gupta, CEO, Khush (A Smule Company)

3:00pm – 3:30pm
NETWORKING BREAK

3:30pm – 5:00pm
INNOVATORS SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS & JUDGING
Five emerging music-related startups will pitch their service/product to a panel of on-stage judges, with only one emerging as the winner. Companies to be announced in mid-October.
Judges:
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
YiPing Ho, Senior Dir. Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group
David Kusek, Founder, Digital Cowboys
Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden VC
Brian Zisk, Founder, SFMusicTech

Participating Startups:
GetMixxd
Playground.fm
Swarm.fm
Tixie
Tunzey

5:00pm-5:30pm
KEYNOTE Q&A WITH DON WAS
As president of Blue Note Records—not to mention a successful music artist and producer in his own right—Was is on the forefront of several of the labels digital initiatives, including its recent Spotify and iPad apps. In this keynote interview, Was will share his thoughts on those specific initiatives, how apps can function as a music format, and other issues related to the intersection of music, tech and fans as it relates to music distribution and artists development.
Interviewed by:
Steve Jang, Co-Founder & CEO, SoundTracking

5:30pm – 6:00pm
PRESENTATIONS
A series of 15-minute presentations from digital music thought leaders of various perspectives outlining their visions for both existing and future opportunities in the music industry.
The Evolution of Digital Radio
Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media
How Mobile is Changing the Future of Live Music Promotion
Jonathan Leone, Co-founder, Head of Strategy & Finance, ThrillCall

6:00pm-7:00pm
OPENING HAPPY HOUR
Hosted by: Loeb & Loeb, LLP

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

8:00am – 5:00pm
REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS

8:30am - 9:30pm
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Lower Level

9:00am -9:15am
OPENING REMARKS
Tommy Page, Publisher, Billboard

9:15am – 10:00am
KEYNOTE Q&A WITH MARC GEIGER
Few industry executives have the breadth of experience and institutional knowledge about both the traditional and new digital music business as William Morris Endeavor’s Marc Geiger. As founder of artistDirect, he was one of the first to connect artists and fans via the Web. He’s co-creator of the venerable Lollapalooza tour, and has years under his belt as an artist manager and concert promoter. In this interview, he’ll bring his vast knowledge of the intersection of these two industries to set the stage for the day’s discussions of how to better merge them further.
Interviewed by:
Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard

10:00am – 10:30am
PRESENTATIONS
A series of 15-minute presentations from digital music thought leaders of various perspectives outlining their visions for both existing and future opportunities in the music industry.
Bridging Digital Music’s Automotive Divide
Jim Buczkowski, Director of R&D, Ford Motor Company
Ty Roberts, Co-founder, SVP & CTO, Gracenote

11:00am – 12:00pm
PANEL: INNOVATION & LICENSING
Moderated by:
John T Frankenheimer, Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Speakers:
Bertrand Bodson, EVP, Global Digital, EMI
Richard Conlon, SVP Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media, BMI
Matt DeFillippis, VP New Media & Technology, ASCAP
Brad Prendergast, Senior Counsel, SoundExchange
Jon Vanhala, SVP Digital & New Business, Island Def Jam & Universal Republic at Universal Music Group

12:00pm – 1:30pm
LUNCH
Sponsored by MailChimp

1:30pm – 2:30pm
PRESENTATIONS
A series of 15-minute presentations from digital music thought leaders of various perspectives outlining their visions for both existing and future opportunities in the music industry.
Data/Metrics and Music
Jason Feinberg, VP of Digital, Epitaph
The Music Funding Boom
Hany Nada, Founding Partner, GVC Capital
Pervasive Content IDs
Vince Bannon, VP of Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images
Merging Offline & Online Strategies for Social Success
Nic Adler, Owner, The Roxy/Adler Integrated

2:30pm – 3:00pm
NETWORKING BREAK

3:00pm – 3:15pm
PRESENTATION
Artists & the Social Web
J Sider, Founder/CEO, BandPage

3:15pm – 4:00pm
ARTIST REVENUES AND DIGITAL MUSIC ECONOMICS
Moderator:
Antony Bruno, Consultant/Advisor
Speakers:
Ethan Diamond, CEO/Co-Founder, Bandcamp
Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody International
Zoe Keating, Artist
David Marcus, SVP of Worldwide Artist Services, WMG
Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment

4:00pm – 5:00pm
KEYNOTE Q&A WITH deadmau5
Not only is he one of the most recognized dance music artists in the world, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) is also an outspoken commentator on the state of music and the music business. His comments on the means of music production and its impact on dance music are well established. He refused to place his latest album on streaming services like Spotify. At FutureSound, he’ll discuss these issues and more in a no-nonsense keynote interview that will be sure to have people talking for weeks to come.
Interviewed by:
Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard

5:00pm - 5:30pm
PRESENTATIONS
A series of 15-minute presentations from digital music thought leaders of various perspectives outlining their visions for both existing and future opportunities in the music industry.
Context, Convenience & Serving a Community
Matthew Adell, CEO, Beatport
Going Direct To Fans with Social Commerce
Rory Felton, VP Business Development—Music, Chirpify

5:30pm-6:00pm
CLOSING REMARKS
After a day-and-a-half of ideas and discussion, Billboard staffers will present an outline of best practices and big ideas arrived at during the keynotes, panels, and deeper dive focus groups involving selected delegates.

*subject to change

Check out the 2011 schedule HERE.