Music Biz is excited to announce the Spring 2020 lineup for our Common Ground Webinar Series! Taking place on Thursdays from 2-3 pm ET, our webinar series will feature case studies of products and services that will solve emerging issues in the industry, and offer a virtual forum to discuss the latest tech, legal, and business concerns facing our industry. Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as additional webinars will be added to round out the lineup.
Already confirmed webinars include:
February 20 • 2-3 PM ET
Innovation in the Age of Empowerment and Independence
With the growth of cloud and distributed ledger technology, independent record labels and creators have more choices and autonomy than ever. Yet the number of different services required to effectively manage their business today is still a challenge.
Revelator offers independent record labels and distributors a best-in-class platform for managing the digital supply chain, rights, reporting, royalties, and payments in one end-to-end solution. Revelator’s digital asset platform and the artist wallet address the complex problems of accurate royalty & split payment distribution to copyright owners and creators with speed, transparency, and greater efficiency.
In this webinar led by Revelator founder and former Merlin board member, Bruno Guez will explore real-life use cases for streamlining music business operations and enabling real-time rights management and royalty payments with smart contracts.
February 27 • 2-3 PM ET
Artist Brands & Direct-to-Artist Subscription: Extra $$ for Artists and Labels
In an in-depth conversation between Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and industry expert, musician Dan BG, they will explore artist branding and its power to push artist career to the next level. You’ll learn:
- What is branding in music?
- Why is it important to build a community around the artist’s brand
- How to create a new revenue stream via direct-to-artist subscription
March 5 • 2-3 PM ET
Clean Data Is Better Data – Ownership Rights Data from Creation To Collection
Who owns the rights to this song? A seemingly simple question, but can have multiple answers. The struggle to identify these rights owners causes delays in royalty payments, attribution and missed opportunities for creators. At Verifi Media, we believe we have the solution and strive to organize ownership rights metadata. Information not only needs to be gathered, but also cleaned and corrected to help fix the foundation of the music industry. We aim to achieve this through our work with various clients including Warner Music Group and FUGA among others, and partnerships with RAI and Digimarc. Our goal is to ensure that the information in our database is approved and valid so creators and rights owners can be attributed correctly. In this webinar, Richard Skidmore and Christian Babikian of the business development team will expand on the pervasiveness of this issue in the industry, and present examples of how Verifi is tackling the problem. How would you feel knowing you’re not getting all the money you earned because of bad data?
April 2 • 2-3 PM ET
Overcoming Typical Challenges to Booking Gigs
Putting together a concert without risking out-of-pocket money? Selling advance tickets before setting show date and funding show production with fans funds?
These are not just promo slogans. By crowdfunding shows directly from fans, you can make that happen. Join Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and Canadian Hip-Hop artist DJIBY as they share their experience with this concert financing model, answer your questions and provide you with all the info necessary to make your show successful with concert crowdfunding.
April 9 • 2-3 PM ET
Working in The Labz: Simplifying IP and Rights Management for Creatives
Music creators have lost an estimated $2.4B in unclaimed royalties due to lack of ownership or proof through documentation because they are faced with a currently complex structure for managing intellectual property and digital rights. The Labz platform offers a tangible, all-in-one solution for collaboration, file storage, and document management. The platform includes an ecosystem of tools that tracks the workflow of creatives so that establishing IP, control digital rights, and automate agreements are done easily, leaving them to do what they do best: CREATE!
In this webinar, we will share how empowering creatives and businesses with a direct relationship to both monetize their work and the long term value of managing their IP leads to stronger economic activity across the music business.
April 16 • 2-3 PM ET
What’s Next for Music Tech: UMG’s The Future Is Now Preview, Part 1
For the second year in a row, Universal Music Group will host The Future Is Now experience at Music Biz 2020, where Conference attendees can engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Music Biz is thrilled to partner with The Future Is Now and UMG’s SVP of Business Development for Digital Strategy and Technology, Bill Gagnon, for two webinars that will give you a sneak peek at the exciting tech developments in VR, Hi-Res Audio, Interactive Music, Immersive Audio, and more that will be showcased at this year’s Conference. The list of participating companies will be added as the webinar draws near.
Click here to sign up for the second Future Is Now session, taking place Thursday, April 30th.
April 23 • 2-3 PM ET
Won’t You Be My Neighbor(ing Rights)
Do you know what neighboring rights are? Whether you’ve been in the industry for years or you’re an up and coming artist, comparatively few artists and managers know and/or understand what neighboring rights are, how to claim and collect them, and what they need to do to maximize these earnings. IAFAR, or the Independent Alliance for Artist Rights, is a new organization specifically formed to tackle issues across this income stream and our first port of call is to ensure that those who can earn neighboring rights money, understand how and when that is possible. This webinar — presented by IAFAR Board members Naomi Asher (Wixon Music), Josh Graubart (Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP), Shari Hoffman (Transparence Entertainment Group) and Ann Tausis (Kobalt NR) — will dive head first into what neighboring rights (aka equitable remuneration) are, as well as dispelling myths and addressing income stream wide issues.
April 30 • 2-3 PM ET
What’s Next for Music Tech: UMG’s The Future Is Now Preview, Part 2
For the second year in a row, Universal Music Group will host The Future Is Now experience at Music Biz 2020, where Conference attendees can engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Music Biz is thrilled to partner with The Future of Now and UMG’s SVP of Business Development for Digital Strategy and Technology, Bill Gagnon, for two webinars that will give you a sneak peek at the exciting tech developments that will be showcased at this year’s Conference. The list of participating companies will be added as the webinar draws near.
Click here to sign up for the first session, taking place Thursday, April 16th.