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Tuesday, May 15 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Battle of the Blockchain

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The Sixth Annual Metadata Summit is for experts, by experts — the program will amplify the importance of data, provide a high level forum for discussion, and attract key participants.

We've all heard the hype around ICOs and cryptocurrency, but do we really understand how (or if) the blockchain can help some of the long-standing rights issues in the music business? The panel will dive into the most pressing and sometimes uncomfortable questions that remain about this transformative technology.

Metadata Summit Supporting Sponsors include DataArt, primephonic, SOCAN, SoundExchange, and VEVA Sound.

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Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman is the founder and owner of CrossBorderWorks, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in music tech. Her focus is the intersection between technology and music, particularly regarding licensing and music data/rights, product/device integration, and international... Read More →

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Daniel Dewar

CEO & Founder, Paperchain
Daniel Dewar is the CEO & Founder of Paperchain, a marketplace that allows media companies to sell daily sales & transaction data to a global investment network, turning future revenue into working capital.  Previously, he worked at one of Australia's leading data and analytics agencies... Read More →
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Jeff King

Jeff King is the COO of SOCAN, where he is responsible for the companies strategy, licensing, distribution, international, information technology and corporate planning. He is also accountable for SOCAN’s revenue and expense management for key operations. King was previously the... Read More →
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Vaughn McKenzie

Vaughn McKenzie is the CEO of JAAK, a company focusing on creating a comprehensive platform to enable music industry partners to access, manage and utilize metadata for musical compositions and recordings. JAAK provides a simple framework for connecting and identifying information... Read More →
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Benji Rogers

Founder / Co-Founder, PledgeMusic / Dot Blockchain Music Project
Benji is a British-born, New York-based entrepreneur, technologist, musician, and the founder of PledgeMusic. An early pioneer of the direct artist-to-fan model of distributing music, Rogers founded PledgeMusic based on the belief that artists should share the process of their artistic... Read More →
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Howie Singer

Strategic Technology Consultant, Universal Music Group
Howie Singer is a leading expert on the implications of technology for the music industry. He has been working as a Special Technology Consultant to the Universal Music Group since July 2017. Previously, Singer served as SVP and Chief Strategic Technologist for Warner Music Group... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Music Row 5