We are VERY excited to announce that you can now buy tickets for The SF MusicTech Summit on May 20, 2014 using Bitcoin! Register with Bitcoin here, and enjoy a special discount.
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the SF MusicTech Summit XIV Startup Innovators Challenge!
Panel recordings from 10/1/13 are being posted now! Listen to panels & presentations from our large library now.
Check out some fabulous press from the last Summit, featuring our fabulous speakers, sponsors and attendees!
Video: Shot and edited by Stephanie Horvilleur | www.stephaniemariecreative.com
The word is out, we were honored with SF Weekly’s 2013 Best of San Francisco Award:
“Best Music Biz Dog-and-Pony Show: Part tech-geek confab, part self-promotion contest, and all good excuse to drink beer and eat brownies while talking to people you’ve never met before, the twice-annual SF MusicTech Summit provides a fascinating window into the tech side of today’s music industry. The highlight of each edition is usually the inevitable shouting match between tech whiz-kids who believe The Internet Rules All and rock codgers who wanna know where their fat royalty checks went. There are always a few fun (and alarming) predictions aired at the daylong event’s panel discussions, too. But for many, the important part of the conference happens in the Hotel Kabuki’s packed hallways, where musicians, code geeks, and grizzled industry types make deals, trade business cards, and otherwise forward this fascinating and sometimes ugly business of music. Whether you’re a music nerd navigating the web wild west, or a tech type looking to get into a new space, the lessons gained from one day at the SF MusicTech Summit are usually worth the price of entry.”
The music industry may have faced stiffer winds in recent years than any other, gales that have scattered the walls built by even the wealthiest and most determined gatekeepers of the traditional recording industry.
And in the Internet era, no new landscape is host to more raucous, eclectic and competing hordes of pioneers, speculators and reactionaries. And no landscape may offer more lessons about how to go past the usual lip service about embracing change in order to actually shape change and profit from it.
Brian Zisk, founder of the semi-annual SF MusicTech Summit, has made it his mission to help bring cosmos from out of the chaos of the music world. The MusicTech summit, which convenes on May 28 for the 13th time, reflects his view that the art of music is now inextricably a part of a larger ecosystem that includes technology and business. Read More
Here is your chance to showcase your work at our upcoming Summit on May 28!
Enter the Startup Innovators Challenge. This contest is to find the best and brightest among startups and developers in music and tech.
Winning startups will be invited to do a one-minute live demo on the main stage, in front of our community members, including investors, marketers, biz dev and more.
Brian Zisk, Executive Producer of the SF MusicTech Summit talks to NBC Bay Area about the phenomenal growth of the SF MusicTech community, and why everyone benefits.