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Digital Service Workshops [clear filter]
Monday, May 14
 

10:00am CDT

Product Innovation at Pandora: Listeners, Advertisers & the Industry
Hear some of Pandora’s core Product Leaders and Music Industry Executives discuss the latest offerings for the advertising, listener and music industry segments.  Get up to speed on the latest functions and products that set Pandora apart including Premium Access, Video Plus and Curator Tools.


This workshop is not open to press.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Eccles

Jonathan Eccles

Director Product Management, Pandora
Jonathan Eccles is the Director of Product Management for Pandora’s Listener Ad Experience, where he leads a team of product managers who are work at the intersection of user experience and monetization. His group drives the strategy and execution of an ambitious roadmap that spans... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Moody

Elizabeth Moody

VP of Global Content Licensing, Pandora
Elizabeth Moody is the VP of Global Content Licensing at Pandora. In this role, she drives all strategy and negotiation of content partnerships, including the development of broader product rights and international rights to increase revenue, engagement, retention and positive customer... Read More →
avatar for Shamal Ranasinghe

Shamal Ranasinghe

VP of Product Management, Creator & Artists, Pandora
avatar for Adam Zabarsky

Adam Zabarsky

Group Product Lead, Creator Services, Pandora
Adam Zabarsky is the Group Product Lead for Creator Services at Pandora, focusing on Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform (AMP). AMP is a suite of powerful, direct-to-fan artist promotional tools, providing artists and their teams with the ability to connect with their fans and promote... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Zuchowski

Jeff Zuchowski

VP, Artist Marketing, Pandora
Jeff Zuchowski currently serves as the VP of Artist Marketing and Industry Relations at Pandora. In this role, he is responsible for all strategy behind Pandora’s interactions with artists, managers and labels.  Zuchowski leads a team that creates a drumbeat of activity across... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Legends ABC

11:30am CDT

Apple Music Workshop [SIGN-UP HAS ENDED]
Those who did not sign-up by the May 4 deadline may not gain entrance to the session. Come by Legends EFG before the event to see if space is still available.


Learn about the latest developments in Apple Music’s business and analytics, along with an introduction to Apple Music for Artists, Apple's newly launched artist-focused dashboard.  Apple Music for Artists is designed to provide the artist community with a wide array of data points, allowing for deep analytical insights into their fans' listening and buying habits.


This workshop is not open to press. 

Speakers
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Ryan Christo

Technical Product Manager, Apple
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Jill Harwell

Sr. Manager, Apple Media Products, Apple Inc
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Janet Rubin

Manager of Artist Relations, Apple
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Colin Young

Sr. Manager of Global Business, Apple


Monday May 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Legends EFG

1:00pm CDT

Creating a Home for Music on YouTube [SIGN-UP HAS ENDED]
Those who did not sign-up by the May 4 deadline may not gain entrance to the session. Come by Legends ABC before the event to see if space is still available. While this workshop is open to all, preferential seating will be given to artists, songwriters and managers.


A look at how YouTube is growing the overall music business and investing in helping artists and songwriters showcase their work and connect and engage with fans.


This workshop is not open to press.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Hart

Margaret Hart

Manager, Artist & Label Relations, Google/YouTube
Margaret Hart is the Manager of Artist and Label Relations at the YouTube Music team in Nashville. In this role, Hart specializes in the best practices and optimization for labels on YouTube. She previously worked in digital media and distribution at William Morris Endeavor.
avatar for Lindsay Rothschild

Lindsay Rothschild

Songwriter & Publisher Relations Lead, YouTube
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Mahlet Seyoum

Global Music Strategist, YouTube
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Nathan Sheppard

Manager of Music Label Partnerships, YouTube


Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Legends ABC

2:30pm CDT

Getting the Most Out of Spotify [SIGN-UP HAS ENDED]
Those who did not sign-up by the May 4 deadline may not gain entrance to the session. Come by Legends EFG before the event to see if space is still available. This workshop is open to everyone, but preferential seating will be offered to artists, managers, songwriters, and labels.


We’re excited to give everyone at Music Biz a look at how we’re evolving Spotify into a two-sided marketplace that connects artists and music lovers — from new formats and playlists to tools you can use to understand and engage your fans. Whether you’re an artist, manager, songwriter or label, come meet our team, hear about how we’ve grown, and what we’ve been up to. We’ll talk about strategies for growing your fanbase. We’ll share tips for using our artist tools including Spotify for Artists. We’ll tell you about the services we’re offering to artists big and small.


This workshop is not open to press.

Speakers
avatar for Rosa Asciolla

Rosa Asciolla

Head of North America, Artist & Label Marketing, Spotify
Rosa Asciolla is the Head of Artist & Label Marketing in North America for Spotify. Asciolla leads the team that works directly with artists and managers supporting, empowering, and educating the creative community about Spotify, how to navigate the digital landscape, and its impact... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Chan

Tracy Chan

Spotify for Artists, Spotify
Product Lead, Spotify for Artists
avatar for Phillip Eubanks

Phillip Eubanks

Creator Services, Spotify


Monday May 14, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Legends EFG

4:00pm CDT

Be First with SoundCloud [SIGN-UP HAS ENDED]
Those who did not sign-up by the May 4 deadline may not gain entrance to the session. Come by Legends ABC before the event to see if space is still available. This workshop is open to everyone, but preferential seating will be offered to artists, managers, songwriters, and labels. 

As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is the first place creators and listeners go to share and discover what’s new, now and next in music culture. Led by Megan West, Vice President, Content and Community; Harrison Green, Manager, Content Relations; and Tricia Tranquillo, Manager, Content Relations, join the SoundCloud team and get the latest on what's happening at SoundCloud, a tour of SoundCloud’s home experience, marketing and content curation opportunities (including the recently launched “First On SoundCloud” campaign) and updates on the tools, stats and features available to creators on the platform.


This workshop is not open to press.

Speakers
avatar for Harrison Green

Harrison Green

Manager, Independent Labels, SoundCloud
Harrison Green is the Manager, Content Relations at SoundCloud, based in their New York office. Handling independent and Merlin member partners, he works with these partners to ensure they understand SoundCloud’s offerings and how best to utilize the platform. Prior to joining SoundCloud... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Tranquilo

Tricia Tranquilo

Manager of Content Relations, SoundCloud
Tricia Tranquillo is the Manager, Content Relations at SoundCloud. In her role, she manages day-to-day relationships with major labels and artists, handling all matters from marketing artist priorities to platform optimization, education and best practices.  Tranquillo also works... Read More →
avatar for Megan West

Megan West

VP of Content & Community, SoundCloud
Megan West is the VP, Content & Community at SoundCloud’s New York office.  In her role, she is responsible for the management of SoundCloud's relationships with major labels and artists, audio partners and emerging creators, as well as its massive community of listeners and curators... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Legends ABC

5:00pm CDT

Amazon Music Workshop: Curate Your Day with Voice
Amazon Music has revolutionized streaming by combining the power and simplicity of voice technology with millions of songs. From the ability to simply ask for music by mood, genre, and era, to lyrics, activities, and so much more, Amazon Music consistently creates exclusive voice features in response to customer demand, creating new ways to discover the music they love. During the session, an Amazon Music product expert will walk you through an entire day with innovative voice commands, from setting music alarms, to asking for music by activity. In this hour-long presentation, you’ll learn how Amazon Music’s team of engineers are making it easier to find the right music for every moment.  


This workshop is not open to press.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Pal

Rick Pal

Sr. Manager of Product Management, Amazon Music
Rick Pal is a Sr. Manager of Product Management for Amazon Music. He joined Amazon Music in 2012 and led the ideation and worldwide launch of Amazon Music Desktop, and later took over management of the service on Android. Three years later, Pal was instrumental in planning the launch... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Legends EFG