SF MusicTech Summit XI Expands Offerings

Top Quote Disruptive Digital Music Event Grows to Include Second Venue, Hackathon and Startup Showcase. End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) October 03, 2012 - On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, more than 1,000 influential thought-leaders will gather at the 11th SF MusicTech Summit, the world's leading business-to-business idea marketplace on the confluence of Internet, technology and music.

    Currently, more than 75 high-profile speakers will share their thoughts on the quickly growing convergence of the music and technology industries, including:

    Darryl Ballantyne, CEO and founder, LyricFind
    John Battelle, executive chairman and founder, Federated Media Publishing
    Nic Adler, The Roxy, Adler Integrated
    Jonathan Bender, COO, SoundExchange
    Adam Boyden, president, Conduit
    Lyrics Born
    John Boyle, chief growth officer and interim chief financial officer, Insomniac
    Colin Brumelle, senior software engineer, Twitter
    Josh Builder, CTO, The Orchard
    David Butler, CEO and co-founder, ArtistWorks
    Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin
    Bryan Calhoun, digital strategy and business development, The Blueprint Group
    Debbie Cavalier, CEO, Berkleemusic.com at Berklee College of Music
    Michael Cerda, senior vice president of product development, VEVO
    Michael Cohen, GM, complete control management and founder, AM Only
    Alex Curelea, SongFreaks
    Hisham Dahud, senior analyst, Hypebot.com, and business development, Fame House, LLC
    Michael Drexler, executive director of business development, BMI New Media & Strategic Development
    David Dufresne, CEO, Bandzoogle
    Max Engel, director of music product, Buzzmedia
    Christina Farr, staff writer, VentureBeat
    Michael Franti, Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Lewis Gersh, managing partner, Metamorphic Ventures
    Alexis Giles, co-founder, DJZ
    Alexandra Greenberg, vice president, MSO PR
    Jim Griffin, managing director, OneHouse, LLC
    Greg Gordon, Pyramind
    Thomas Hutchings, vice president of engineering, TuneIn
    Aziz Isham, CEO, reKiosk
    Marc Jacobson
    Genevieve Jewell, head of Nashville office, The Collective
    Anneke Jong, vice president of business development, Bread
    Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, Internet Archive
    Ethan Kaplan, vice president of product, Live Nations Lab
    Robert Kaye, mayhem and chaos coordinator, MusicBrainz
    Zoe Keating, composer and performer
    Christine Cargill Kinney, partner, LeClairRyan, LLP
    Sahil Lavingia, CEO and founder, Gumroad
    Damon Lavrinc, transportation editor, Wired
    Duke Leto, free and open-source citizen, CASH Music
    Jeff Liebenson, principal, Liebenson Law
    Evan Lowenstein, CEO and founder, Stageit
    Larry Marcus, managing director, Walden Venture Capital
    Matt Mason, executive director of marketing, BitTorrent
    Chris Martin, vice president of engineering, Pandora
    Steven Massey, co-founder, Epigram Software, LLC
    Erin McKeown, musician, writer and producer
    Mark Montgomery, founder, FLO {thinker}
    Chris Moulios, founder, mixin.to
    Hany Nada, co-founder and partner, GGV Capital
    Sean O'Connell, CEO, Creative Allies
    Dave Park, CEO, Recombinant
    Stephen Phillips, CEO and founder, We Are Hunted
    Jeff Price, founder, TuneCore
    Neeta Ragoowansi, vice president of business development and legal affairs, TuneSat
    Rob Reid, author
    Shaun Reid, sales manager of Western region co-location, Digital Realty
    Tayna Reis, CEO, Global Digital Impact
    Steve Rennie, personal manager, INCUBUS, Ren Management
    Scott Richardson, CEO and founder, TicketMob
    Ty Roberts, senior vice president and CTO, Gracenote
    Julie Samuels, staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Theda Sandiford, vice president of digital marketing, Universal Republic Records
    Matt Sandler, CEO and co-founder, Chromatik
    J. Sider, CEO and founder, BandPage
    Chris Tholen, CTO and vice president of engineering, BandPage
    Jason Titus, CTO, Shazam Entertainment
    Matthew Tomaszewicz, co-founder, Thrillcall
    Heidy Vaquerano, Esq., attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.
    Brett Welch, CEO and co-founder, Switchcam
    Tim Westergren, CSO and founder, Pandora
    Matt Urmy, CEO, Artist Growth
    Alex White, CEO, Next Big Sound
    Stephen White, president, Gracenote
    Ayumi Yu, co-founder, Sonic
    Brian Zisk, executive producer, SF MusicTech Summit

    The SF MusicTech Summit is the premier B2B marketplace for the Internet, music and technology spaces. It will feature live cutting-edge demonstrations, panel discussions, engaging speaking sessions, networking opportunities and multiple cocktail parties.

    In addition, the 11th event sees the premieres of the SF MusicTech Summit Startup Showcase where entrants can win a chance to appear onstage at the next summit and other fabulous prizes, and the SF MusicTech Hackday, hosted by Singly, with the goal of creating cool apps while enjoying food, drinks, and of course, cool prizes at the end.

    The SF MusicTech Summit is also famous for its parties, with an opening night gathering at Yoshi's Jazz Club on Monday, Oct. 8, 5 to 7 p.m.; the Summit Cocktail Party on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and the official after-party with Gracenote back at Yoshi's, starting at 7 p.m. with a special performance by Pomplamoose.

    "With the 11th SF MusicTech Summit, we've continued to grow and improve our offerings to maintain our place as the world's leading marketplace for doing business at the convergence of music and technology," said Brian Zisk, the event's creator. "Leading visionaries, thought leaders and artists from not only the San Francisco Bay Area but from around the country and the world make time in their busy schedules for this can't-miss get-together."

    Special thanks to event sponsors, including: Gracenote; LyricFind; Digital Realty; Conduit; Google, Sonic.net; YouTube, MailChimp; Live Nation, ThrillCall; BitTorrent; ClubCreate, INgrooves/Fontana; Jam Bandit; BandPage; SoundExchange; PayPal; Music Kickup; SoundCloud; Spinlet; BAMM.tv; WSGR/SOMA; The Orchard; TuneIn; ArtistGrowth; Radionomy, Berklee Music; DigitalMusic.org; TicketMob; Walden Venture Capital; Pandora; BandZoogle; BMI; The Recording Academy, San Francisco chapter; SF MusicTech Fund; SoundHound; Eventbrite; Pyramind; MusicBrainz; Future of Music Coalition; Electronic Frontier Foundation; ABB Records; Digital Music News; Fusicology, Hypebot.com; VentureBeat; GigaOM, Do 415; Silicon Valley Rocks! and Social Radius.

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