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Friday, October 24, 2014
Music Biz 2015 Registration, MSA Shark Tank & More
Registration For Music Biz 2015 Is Open
With ticket prices kept at 2014 levels and early bird rates currently in effect, reserve your seat today for Music Biz 2015.
ensure availability and secure special discount room rates – and
experience the recent $28 million complete renovation at the Sheraton
Nashville Downtown — make your RESERVATIONS
Got A Music Tech Startup? Sign Up For The 'Elevator Pitch Shark Tank'
Tues., Nov. 4, Music Biz is hosting the “Music Startup Academy:
Startups, Rights & Artists” in New York at General Assembly. This
time, we are including an “Elevator Pitch SharkTank” – give your three
to five minute pitch to industry leaders including Bill Campbell,
Barefoot Media LLC; Richard Cruz, PepsiCo; Rob Dippold, Primary Wave
Music; Myles Grosovsky, Q Prime; YiPing Ho, Warner Music Group; Jon
Vanhala, Thesis Ventures; and David Wander, Roc Nation.
If you’re interested in pitching, after you register
for the event, you must complete your startup/app profile in our Music Startup Network,
if you have not done so already. Please complete as much detail as
possible. Profiles without robust information will not awarded a pitch
program will also include discussions around music licenses and
operations. It’s a great program for junior level staffers and students
Nashville Entrepreneur Center Launches Music Business Accelerator
Music is the only concentrated music business accelerator in the US,
recently unveiled by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and Country
Music Association (CMA). Startups from around the world will be invited
to apply for the accelerator program. Only six to eight applicants will
be selected, and they will each be awarded a minimum of $20,000
investment to start their businesses in exchange for equity. The program
leverages the EC’s proven accelerator formula with the industry
strength of title partner CMA, for the development of the music
has the highest intensity of music industry jobs than any other US
city, so whether it is our songwriters, publishers, or music companies,
Nashville has it all,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “It is great to see a group
of local companies invest in music technology startups. Nashville’s
front door for innovation is the EC, and this music accelerator will
only enhance our creative economy.”
For more info on Project Music, including how you can apply as a startup or become a sponsor, investor or mentor, click here
Two Views On The Future Of Streaming Music Services Hypebot
like Thom Yorke and David Byrne can rage against the dying of the light
as much as they want, but that won’t prevent streaming from eventually
becoming the dominant way music is distributed and consumed. Is what we
have right now perfect? No. The whole thing is still a money pit for
everyone involved except the consumer. Since big problems still exist,
though, shouldn’t more people be talking about how they can be solved?
David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, and MIDiA
Consulting’s Mark Mulligan weight in on the conversation.
How Optimistic Should Retailers Be About Their Big Season? eMarketer
sales will experience the biggest holiday-season boost in several
years, according to predictions from the National Retail Federation
(NRF). The industry group expects a 4.1% increase in November and
December retail sales, excluding auto, gas and restaurant sales.