10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (BST)
The highly-respected winners of Manager Of The Year at the 2020 Music Week Awards will open proceedings at our first-ever virtual Tech Summit by talking about their groundbreaking and acclaimed livestreams with Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Dermot Kennedy, and more besides. Here Ben Mawson, Ed Millett and the Tap Music team will join Music Week in conversation to discuss how they married artistic vision and new technology to deliver a new blueprint for modern album campaigns.
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM (BST)
An expert panel explores the new partnership opportunities between music and gaming – and how to leverage them to boost music consumption.
Sara Schoch - United Talent Agency
Jon Vlassopulos - Roblox
Alex Kamins - Warner Music
Brian D’Oliveira - La Hacienda Creative
Shay Thompson - Presenter & Journalist
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (BST)
Steven Hancock, Co Founder and Chief Relationship Officer Napster Group joins the Tech Summit to discuss the power of combining audio and visual streaming laying the groundwork for a one-of-a-kind, future platform of hybrid entertainment services. Their recent game-changing acquisition of Napster and subsequent launch as the Napster Group will see the development of the first ever music entertainment platform to combine immersive visual content and music streaming. Steven will share their insights around streaming in the pandemic through the MelodyVR platform, building Covid secure studios in London and Los Angeles enabling artists to continue performing and the strategy behind buying the original industry disrupter Napster.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (BST)
A ground-breaking music service whose goal is to give music fans the best possible video experience at live music events. In this keynote, hosted by CEO & Co-founder Andy Dean, TagMix will talk about how it is reimagining user-generated content (UGC), through the creation of a proprietary software solution that replaces poor quality audio recorded at live gigs with real-time pro-audio at the touch of a button. Deepening the relationship between artists and their fans, TagMix will demonstrate how sharing your most memorable moments has never been easier.
Andy Dean - TagMix
Jules Herd - Five In A Boat
Becky Brook - Music Rights Consultant
Cassius Taylor - TagMix
Danny Shisler - TagMix
Andy Zmolek - TagMix
Andy Woodford - TagMix
Simon Jones - TagMix
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM (BST)
With live music on hiatus under coronavirus, livestreams have become a vital source of creative inspiration – and revenue – for artists, managers, promoters, venues and festivals. But what happens when venues reopen? An expert panel looks at the learnings from the last 12 months and how the virtual gig explosion could continue under normal conditions…
Mike Malak - Paradigm
Adam Foster - 5B Artists and Media
Kaye Dunnings - Shangri-la & Lost Horizon
Dan Chalmers - YouTube
Andy Dowell - MQA
Sammy Andrews - Deviate Digital
Sarah Slater - Ticketmaster UK
Claire Mas - Driift
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (BST)
The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we work, with less time spent in the office. But the music industry thrives on human connection and interaction. Industry experts show how technology can help the industry bridge the gap and help the biz continue to play to its strengths.
Cleo Amedume - Girls I Rate
Nadia Khan - Women in CTRL
Kanya King, CBE - MOBO organisation
John Thompson - Distiller Music Group
Vanessa Bakewell - Facebook
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (BST)
Podcasts may have grown exponentially as a content format, but not many deliver as a revenue generator. A panel of leading podcasters and business execs look at the sector’s success stories and how podcasts can be turned into pounds.
Jessie Ware - Table Manners
George Garner - Music Week
James Cator - Spotify
Clara Amfo - This City
Steve Carsey - Bertelsmann
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (BST)
This panel will include Emmy award-winning technologist, Michelle Munson of Eluvio, and iconic concert filming/producer Amos Rozenberg of Paramax Films, who will discuss a new approach to help tackle some of the biggest challenges in online ticketed performances, including artist control, monetization, and streaming quality. The discussion will also explore Eluvio LIVE (https://live.eluv.io), unveiled at SXSW, which provides artists with a novel blockchain-based streaming and ticketing platform for concerts and more, distributed directly from artists to their global audiences. Eluvio LIVE is built upon the award-winning Eluvio Content Fabric, used by Tier 1 media companies including MGM Studios, FOX Networks, and others.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (BST)
Music Week gathers the new faces of music’s technological revolution for a future-gazing session on what might happen next.
Jojo Sonubi - No Signal
Andy Dean - TagMix
Casandra Strauss - BPI
Negla Abdela - Ministry Of Sound
Tersha Willis - terrible*
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (BST)
The way music is being created by artists is undergoing a transformation and it’s also changing the way that fans consume and enjoy music. In this panel discussion you will hear from an artist, music mixer, a record label as well as Dolby how immersive audio is a gamechanger for the industry.
Jane Gillard - Dolby
Caroline Hilton - Universal Music Group
Stan Kybert - Dean St. Studios
Steven Wilson - Producer, Artist and Immersive Audio Mixer
Andre Paine - Music Week
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (BST)
Influencer marketing is now a key part of any music campaign. Music Week brings together key players from the sector to discuss best practices and how to get real results.
Ben Homewood - Music Week
Holly H - UK's biggest TikToker
Timothy Collins - Creed Media
Anya Du Sauzay - Parlophone Records
Kat Ober - Be-Hookd Digital
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (BST)
Rights-holders are engaged in a new data arms race, with all major publishers, services companies, CMOs and PROs offering real time sales and streams information. Music Week assembles major players to showcase their systems and discuss the requirements of the modern age.
Mark Douglas - PPL
Lara Baker - Songtrust
Anke Becker - BMG
Shauni Caballero - Go2 Agency
Cliff Fluet - Lewis Silkin LLP / Eleven
Claire McAuley - Warner Chappell Music
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (BST)
In just two years, TikTok has revolutionised pop culture and music, ushering in a new era of creativity, discovery and self-expression; becoming an indispensable partner for the industry, from breaking new hits, artists and revitalising back catalogues. Closing this year's Music Week Tech summit, Paul Hourican, TikTok's UK Head of Music Operations, will challenge pre-conceived ideas of what TikTok is, what it does and outline the opportunities for all artists. From cultural trends, artist and music discovery to a space where creativity can flourish and inspire others; TikTok is the place where music starts and lives for its engaged and growing community.