OPENING PRESENTATIONS: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MUSIC
Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of the music business followed by Q/A.
PRESENTER: Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner, MusicWatch
Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio?
In a world obsessed with music streaming and podcasts does broadcast radio get enough respect? Radio remains one of the most important modes of music consumption. Radio trumpets how it serves local audiences and advertisers, offers engaging personalities and drives music discovery. Is anyone listening? We’ll take a quick tour through a few key metrics for radio, see how radio stacks up against music streaming options and explore what radio needs to say to stay competitive with pure play music streaming services.
PRESENTER: Jeff Bronikowski, SVP, Business Development, Head of Innovation & Emerging Tech, Warner Music Group
Still The OG of Innovation and Cultural Relevance
Music has always been at the center of innovation in content consumption. From ringtones, to downloads, to music videos being the first online video category to generate billions of views, to subscription streaming and Hologram concerts, music is the OG of content Innovation. And despite mass fragmentation of most other forms of media, it remains incredibly powerful and culturally relevant.