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Tuesday, May 15 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Tribes and Niche Music Culture

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On-demand streaming is dominated by the $9.99 full catalog, all you can eat subscription model which has a high cost structure, offers every song from every genre, and requires enormous scale to (possibly) reach profitability. Mainstream music dominates these platforms because they need to reach the masses. However, music has a long history of tribalism and sub-cultures in live shows, festivals, physical sales, and social belonging.  Is there a role in the digital landscape for niche-oriented services?  Can sustainability be reached by user engagement and not just scale?   Join a lively discussion from companies paving the way.

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Bob Barbiere

Cheif Strategy Officer & SVP Global Licensing, Dubset
Bob Barbiere leads licensing and strategy for Dubset, where he is responsible for constructing label and publishing programs around derivative works, including landmark clearance and distribution deals with Sony, The Orchard, NMPA, and Merlin. To date, the number of labels and publishers... Read More →
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Tyler Lenane

CEO & Co-Founder, Gimme Radio
Tyler Lenane is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme Radio (www.gimmeradio.com), the first music platform that focuses on building engaged fan-communities for the underserved genres. Gimme Radio provides true music discovery delivered by tastemaker and influencer DJs, and lets fans interact... Read More →
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Vickie Nauman

Owner & Founder, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman is the Owner and founder of  CrossBorderWorks, a boutique consulting and advisory firm founded in 2004.  Since, 2014, she has been advising and consulting full-time with a mix of forward-thinking companies in consumer electronics and music. Nauman has a background... Read More →
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Thomas Steffens

CEO, Primephonic
Thomas Steffens is CEO of Primephonic and Pentatone, with the former offering high quality classical music downloads in various formats, ranging from WAV, to FLAC, to DSD.  He brings more than 12 years’ and 10 countries’ worth of international e-commerce and logistics experience... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
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