Thanks to all that attended Digital Media Wire and Concurrent Media’s inaugural RightsTech Summit in New York City! Whether you were in attendance or not, we are happy to provide you with audio of some of our panels and keynotes from the event. Special thanks to 3 Pillar Global for the recordings!RESTORING REGISTRATION TO THE COPYRIGHT EQUATION
PANELISTS: Robert Norton, CEO, Verisart; Kevin McCoy, CEO, Monegraph; Greg McMullen, Director, IPDB Foundation; Paul Jessop, Founder & Director, County Analytics Ltd; Moderator: Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Music Business Program, NYU SteinhardtMACHINE-READABLE RIGHTS
PANELISTS: Jesse Walden, Co-Founder, Mediachain Labs; David Hughes, CTO, RIAA; Bill Wilson, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Music Business Association; Karl Floersch, Lead Developer, Ujo Music; Henrik de Gyor, Chief Consultant, Another DAM Consultancy; Luis Bonilla, Director of Distribution Services, SoundExchange; Moderator: Cortney Harding, President, Cortney Harding ConsultingKEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote Conversation with Benji Rogers, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PledgeMusic; Interviewed by: Robert Levine, Contributor, Billboard / Author, Free RideTHE RIGHTSTECH TECHNOLOGY STACK
PANELISTS: Greg Pizzuti, Global Director of Cognitive Solutions – Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM; Andres Gebhard, Head of Global Programming, Getty Images; Jason Kassin, Founder & CEO, FilmTracks; Scott Moore, Director, Content Systems Architecture, Discovery Communications, LLC; Moderator: Edward Klaris, Managing Partner, Klaris IP, LLCCRYPTO-CURRENCIES, SIDE-CHAINS AND FIAT PORTALS
PANELISTS: Cedric Cobban, Co-Founder, PeerTracks; Adi Chikara, Solutions Management, 3Pillar Global; Steven Nerayoff, Founder & CEO, Maple Ventures; Moderator: Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform GroupLUNCHEON: UNLOCKING VALUE THROUGH MEDIA AUDITING
Presenter: Bruce Lazarus, CEO, MAI GlobalKEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Keynote conversation with Tim Dubois, Award-Winning Songwriter, former VP, ASCAP and President, Arista Records; Interviewed by: Jon Potter, Principal, RPG StrategiesRIGHTSTECH IN THE ENTERPRISE
PANELISTS: Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, MusicReports; Kristin Kliemann, Formerly Wiley & Sons; Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida; Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music & Records; Chris Reed, Strategic Advisor, Orangenius; Moderator: Vickie Nauman, Founder, CrossBorderWorks
As part of a new interview series on Digital Media Wire’s industry news site, RightsTech Summit keynote speaker Benji Rogers talks about PledgeMusic, the music industry, the blockchain and more. Check out the excerpt below and read the full post here.
Digital Media Wire reports “PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform that enhances the fan-artist dynamic from the creation of music to its experience in digital and live formats. The platform allows fans to play a part in the actual music making side of an artist’s work while the creators get a better, more intimate understanding of the people that support their careers. In short, PledgeMusic has created a digital environment that breaks from all traditional production-to-distribution channels in today’s hyperconnected world.
A key feature of PledgeMusic allows artists to sell a project straight to their fans before it comes to fruition. In a campaign artists can take preorders for albums, for instance, or offer other products or experiences to their super fans as incentives for funding an idea. Another way PledgeMusic is revolutionizing the creation and distribution of music is through direct purchases and the implementation of blockchain.
Benji Rogers is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of PledgeMusic and the lead musician behind the band Marwood. A public speaker, investor, and musician from London and New York, Rogers was the recipient of the A&R Worldwide “Digital Executive of the Year” award, and in 2013 he was named to Billboard‘s 40 Under 40 Power Players list. Digital Media Wire had the chance to ask Benji some questions about PledgeMusic, the music industry, and the role of blockchain in this new model.” Read More