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NEW ORLEANS, April 30 - May 3, 2018

"Major labels are slow. They are backwards-thinking."

Eric Wahlforss, Founder & Chief Product Officer, SoundCloud

MusicNotes is the world's leading music and tech conference where global brands, artists, labels, marketers, investors and industry icons meet.

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Our 2017 speakers

A true artist who breaks through and challenges popular convention can be a generational spokesman Michael Azerrad, Journalist & Author

Music videos are not just about monetisation, they represent the artist's vision of a song Kevin McGurn, Chief Sales Officer, Vevo

The music festival is about community. It's about bringing people together Marian Goodell, CEO, Burning Man

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What's happening?

Music tech is changing faster than ever before. Cutting-edge technologies, the new streaming age and licensing are fundamentally changing the music landscape. Top people in the industry like Ne-Yo, Marian Goodell of Burning Man and Bruce Pavitt of Sub Pop Records will discuss the huge opportunities and huge challenges this change is bringing. The MusicNotes program features four curated content tracks.

Your Collision ticket gives you access to all MusicNotes sessions as well as many other conferences taking place during Collision.

Artists

Hear from artists about the opportunities and challenges afforded by technology today. Listen to the beats and sounds of musicians on stage.

How does the advent of the streaming age impact on artists?
In the maze of today’s copyright and publishing rights, how can technology help?
How does tech enhance and inspire creativity?
How is the relationship between artist and manager evolving?

Business

The music business has been completely disrupted over the last two decades. That much is a truism. Where do we now stand, and what does the future hold?

How do we reform streaming and licensing regulations?
Does the music business need transparency reform, similar to that seen in the financial world?
Will we see the extinction of record labels in their current form?
How are artists empowered to manage their own business via technology?

Innovations

Blockchain for music rights. Curate the sounds around you. Experience VR concerts up close. Learn about the latest innovations in music and technology.

How can we use blockchain for music rights?
Can we use technology to curate the sounds around us?
How can VR change our experience of concerts up close?
Data analytics and music: Can machine learning replace A&R?

Listeners

Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube. Listeners are spoiled for choice. Hear the latest tech to change things for the listener: VR at performances, global availability of libraries, access to artists and more.

What’s next for the major streaming companies?
What tech innovations will have the most impact on listeners?
Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram: How are we engaging directly with artists?
AI, VR, AR: Where is the live experience heading?


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