Brian Zisk’s email: brian [at] sfmusictech [dot goes here] com
Brian Zisk: (415) 564-0904
Mailing Address: 3701 Sacramento Street, #462, San Francisco, CA 94118
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I attend the SF MusicTech Summit?
A: Are you interested in meeting and interacting with many of the leading lights from the music/technology community? Learning about the bleeding edge? Finding business opportunities with folks who will be leading the way into the evolving music/technology ecosystem? Helping to establish and participate in a Northern California music and related technology market? If so, the SF MusicTech Summit is an event for you.
Q: If we take pictures, what tags we should use?
A: Photos from the SF MusicTech Summit should be tagged “sfmusictech”
Q: Will there be Wifi at the event?
Q: Why the Hotel Kabuki?
A: The Hotel Kabuki is a centrally located Rock & Roll Hotel recently renovated by Chip Conley and Joie De Vivre Hotels. It is a favorite hotel for performers at the nearby legendary Fillmore Auditorium, the new classic Yoshi’s San Francisco, and more. Joie De Vivre lives by their corporate mission statement, “Creating Opportunities to Celebrate the Joy of Life”. Plus, it was at the first Joie De Vivre Hotel The Phoenix that my wife and I met. Then we stayed at the Kabuki (at the time, the Miyako) for months when transitioning out of a flooded apartment. So when we heard that “Joie De Vivre” took over management and fixed the place up, it seemed a natural for the conference to be held at such a comfortable hotel, a conference which celebrates the joy of music, and those who build technologies to help people better enjoy their music listening experience. For more information about our conference room block, please visit our travel page.
Q: Can you tell me a little about the Japantown area where the conference and the Hotel Kabuki can be found?
A: You can find much information by following this link to Japantown Information. But suffice it to say that it is one of the 3 remaining Japantowns in the United States, located about a mile west of Union Square, and home to many Japanese restaurants, bars, stores, and a vibrant Pacific culture rarely found on this side of the Pacific.
Q. The Summit is on Tuesday, when should out-of-towners arrive in SF?
A. No later than your 3:00 hotel check-in on Monday. Our first official event is a pre-show schmooze on Monday at 5pm, and folks tend to really enjoy meeting and reconnecting. But we strongly suggest you come earlier and stay later to experience SF MusicTech Week.
Q. Where can I get logos and graphics?
A. Spread the word with our logos, graphics and web banners.
Q. Are there any volunteers positions?
A. Yes, we do have a variety of volunteer positions prior to and during the summit. Please fill out a volunteer application, and we will follow up with you shortly. Please note that we receive more requests than we have positions, so if you’d like to be guaranteed participation in the event and for the duration of the event – we recommend that you buy a ticket.
Q. Can I apply for a press pass?
A. Yes, press passes are available for experienced journalists who intend to cover the SF MusicTech Summit. Please fill out a press pass application.
Brian Zisk – Executive Producer / Co-Founder
Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. He is a founder of BuzzMakers, Inc., which produces the SF MusicTech Summit and the Future of Money & Technology Summit. He is a co-founder of the SF MusicTech Fund. Additionally, Brian is a Co-Founder and Technologies Director of the Future of Music Coalition and a Board Member and/or Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI) at the turn of the millennium. He is active in many influential computer-mediated forums, is quoted and published extensively in the media, frequently appears on panels and at industry events domestically and abroad, and is an expert at frenzy whipping, brand awareness, and in creating new business models. He is married to Shoshana Zisk.
Shoshana Zisk – Co-Producer / Co-Founder
Shoshana Zisk is the co-producer of the SF MusicTech Summit. She is also an entertainment lawyer with a wide range of experience in the music industry. Her experiences includes Interim Chief Operating Officer for In Ticketing, Business & Legal Affairs for George Clinton and his musical groups Parliament, Funkadelic and The P-Funk Allstars, and General Manager of Clinton’s independent record label The C Kunspyruzy. Her previous positions include Business & Legal Affairs at BMG U.S. Latin, the Copyright Department at Motown, and A&R Administration for Island Records. Shoshana is currently the CEO of Kiddie Village, which creates award-winning childrens videos and music. She is a member of the California, New York, and Florida Bars. She earned a bachelor degree in Classical Piano Performance and Juris Doctorate (cum Laude) from the University of Miami. Shoshana was recently the Musical Director for “Rent” (the musical) in San Francisco, CA & Hollywood, California.
Katie Barrett – Head of Events
Patti Silverman – Communications Director
Patti Silverman is the Director of Communications for the SF MusicTech Summit. While at Columbia Records in NYC, she developed a reputation as an early proponent of music tech. To run marketing and promotional campaigns for Adele, Band of Horses, MGMT, The Avett Brothers, Passion Pit and other artists, Patti scouted the latest products and services being developed by Bay Area startups. Since her move to the West Coast, she’s also been an integral part of launching the Silicon Valley Internship Programme, a non profit which inspires UK tech entrepreneurship. Patti graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She’s an avid live music fan – you can check out the 150+ shows she’s attended via Songkick.