Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FutureSound Conference Explores Music Industry Innovation Next Week

Bruce Houghton/Hypebot

The future of the music industry is being shaped by it's innovators, and Billboard is bringing many of them together at it's second FutureSound summit on November 15 - 16th in San Francisco.

Details & $50 Discount Code
Innovation, particularly in the music industry, has different meanings depending on your viewpoint. The developer and tech community accuse rightsholders on not “getting” the Internet. Rightsholders accuse developers of not “getting” copyright law. Yet both sides must work together to drive the innovation the other needs to thrive. Billboard’s FutureSound was created to embrace this very debate.

Rather than pointing fingers, the conference is focused on solutions, ideas, and consensus with an eye towards the bold, the new, and the different. Topics include what’s new in technology, music, policy, investment and more, with a specific focus on:
  • The Economics of Digital Music
  • Music and the Social Web
  • Formats, Devices and Systems

The format will be a mix of high-level keynote interviews, 15-minute thought leadership presentations, and a smattering of panels. There will also be an exhibit/demo area, a startup contest, and private side-room discussions where the ideas presented on stage are debated further with the key stakeholders.

Confirmed keynotes include:
  • Deadmau5
  • Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
  • Don Was, President & Chief Creative Officer, Blue Note Records
  • Marc Geiger, Head of Music, WME

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