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LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics with 100+ clients worldwide including Google, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Shazam, SoundHound, The Recording Academy, Billboard and many others. LyricFind licenses from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.
Gracenote lives and breathes music. Our industry standard music recognition technology and metadata on more than 200 million tracks help music fans around the world identify, discover and connect with the songs and artists they love.
GearLaunch provides merchants with software that allows them to build and run online storefronts, and also manages production, logistics and customer service for all products sold. GearLaunch is the only e-commerce software provider to cover the entire value chain, enabling marketers to focus on marketing.
SOCAN is a member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than four-million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 135,000 Canadian members, and the Canadian music ecosystem overall. SOCAN licenses more than 130,000 businesses in Canada, and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies. www.socan.ca
Core Rights is building music licensing for the next century. The company’s Music Licensing Exchange (MLX) is an integrated, direct licensing digital marketplace that serves licensors, rights holders, and music suppliers alike. Intelligence comes from emerging technologies and patent-pending solutions, offering a simple, easy to use platform for moving music rights management firmly into the digital age.
Soundstr uses music recognition technology to identify the music performed in real world businesses and offers new advertising opportunities to concert venues.
Soundstr was founded by musicians with the mission of putting more money into the pockets of songwriters, artists and the businesses alike.
Hi. We’re TiVo.
We’re always innovating to create the ultimate entertainment experience. We touch the lives of binge-watching, music-loving, entertainment fanatics every day by delivering beautiful user experiences and enabling the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to nurture more meaningful relationships with their audiences.
Our technology inventions run deep – from the creation of the interactive program guide to the DVR – and we continue to revolutionize how people find content in a chaotic, fragmented media landscape. It’s this “content chaos” and insatiable demand for media and entertainment that keep us inspired – to create products and licensable technology that ultimately enable people to find and enjoy the TV, movies and music they love.
Through innovation, design, audience insights and customer dedication, we’re not only creating the next generation of entertainment. We’re creating the next generation of TiVo.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. For more than 50 years, the firm has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. WSGR is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance and finance, M&A, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law, and has 13 offices in technology, business, and regulatory hubs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.
Smule‘s mission is to connect the world through music. We create social music-making experiences for everyone. We love music and believe that everyone is inherently creative. Our dream is to bring people from all over the world together to share in the joy of creating music, with a little help from the magic of technology. The result is a network of musicians using our apps that is 25+ million people strong. We’re the #1 developer of music-based mobile applications including Sing!, Magic Piano, Guitar and more.
SoundExchange is the nonprofit organization at the center of digital music, developing solutions to benefit the entire music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts. To date, SoundExchange has paid out approximately $3.5 billion in royalties.
SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries SESAC Performing Rights, Rumblefish and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration.
DistroKid is the easiest way for musicians to get music into iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more.
Upload as much as you want, keep 100% of your royalties.
Plex organizes your entire media collection—your movies, TV Shows, home videos, photos, and music—so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time. Platforms include Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, Smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Nvidia Shield, and more.
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans the choice to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events on desktop, tablet or mobile, as well as the ability to discover local live music through its iOS app StubHub Music.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations, while its consumer tools make it easy for fans to find and purchase tickets to great events across North America. Since 2008, more than 1,200 leading venues and promoters have partnered with Ticketfly, including Merriweather Post Pavilion, Bowery Ballroom, the Brooklyn Bowl, Central Park SummerStage, Pitchfork Music Festival, and The Troubadour. In 2015, Ticketfly was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Music.”
GigSalad is the largest and most diverse marketplace for booking bands, performers, speakers and services for events, parties, and productions of all types and sizes. With millions of users across the U.S. and Canada, we connect event hosts and party planners with over 80,000 talented professionals for hire, making it simple to search and book the perfect talent that your event just can’t go without. Book something awesome with GigSalad.
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 900 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
Covington & Burling has deep expertise in content and technology transactions as well as venture capital and general corporate advisory work — for emerging companies and established companies alike, including in all aspects of the modern music space: new media licensing and distribution, data commercialization, technology development and services, corporate formation, venture capital financings, joint ventures, and commercial partnerships and branding. Adrian is a commercial tech/IP transactions attorney with a long track record in the music industry, as a musician, A&R person and attorney. Joe is a corporate attorney with significant experience working with both start-ups in the music space and with major artists in their corporate ventures.
Greenberg Glusker is a premier full-service law firm based in Los Angeles providing strategic legal and business counsel to clients worldwide. Companies of all sizes and industries utilize the firm’s experienced professionals focusing on bankruptcy, corporate, employment, entertainment, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, technology, taxation and trusts and estates.
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans. www.pandora.com
Loudr builds products and services that help content creators, aggregators, and music services identify rights holders, secure mechanical licenses, and pay royalties to music publishers. Powered by technology that parses publishing metadata and matches sounds recordings to compositions, Loudr makes it easy for builders and creators to secure music rights clearance and report royalties at scale. www.loudr.fm
Specializing in processing, enrichment and harmonization of music metadata, BLITZR provides music services & digital media with smart data & B2B solutions.
Our mission: Unifying music via (meta)data interoperability
Our weapon : The building of the world’s largest music database:
1300 music genres
600K multilingual biographies
As a trusted advisor, LeClairRyan provides business counsel and client representation in corporate law and litigation. In this role, the firm applies its knowledge, insight and skill to help clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. With offices in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., the firm has approximately 380 attorneys representing a wide variety of clients throughout the nation.
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
Berklee Online is the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online’s award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, degree programs are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry.
Walden Venture Capital targets Sprout Stage™ investments. We seek products or services with mass-market potential and powerful underlying technologies taking active supporting roles typically as first institutional investors. Our target sectors are digital media and cloud services for consumers and enterprise. We care deeply about Founders and Management and work diligently to help manifest their vision. Our portfolio includes leaders in music, mobile, internet media and breakthrough cloud services.
SoundHound is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, at home, at work, at play and on the go. SoundHound’s applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company’s breakthrough Sound2Sound technology. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world’s fastest music recognition, the world’s only viable singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and large scale lyrics alignment.
Thrillcall, through its website, 2016 Appy Award Winning mobile app and now its Apple TV app, keeps its users in the know with up to the minute concert information and ticket options. Thrillcall users can connect their social media and music streaming services so they can receive show alerts for the bands they listen to and like. As special offers to its users, Thrillcall works directly with artists, promoters and venues to create ticket giveaways, unique ticket purchase packages (such as show entry w/ a meet & greet) and RSVP opportunities (for example, skip the line). Thrillcall has been sited by those in the industry of having the best balance of breadth of information and accuracy.
Musimap is a B2B cognitive technologies company that revolutionizes music/media/products personalized recommendation thanks to its humanized algorithm. Musimap is built upon a proprietary neural music network encompassing 5B+ data points, 3B+ relations, 50M+ tracks, 4.3M artists – the largest emotion-sensitive music database worldwide.
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
RightRound was created out of the successful Internet services delivered at SXSW including attendee WiFi, video streaming, and event production since 2005. Internet technology has an increasing role in events of all kinds. RightRound is the effort to provide the successful solutions that have been used at SXSW, SF MusicTech Summit, and others.
Hydric Media is the apps studio for the music industry, based in Brisbane, Australia and New York City. Hydric works with top players in the music space, including Spotify, MTV, CMT, Sony Music and eMusic, and is the name behind the popular music discovery platform Wonder.fm and hip hop app White Label.
YouNoodle is a growing global network for startups and an end-to-end digital platform used by some of the biggest brands, universities, governments and more, to create, manage, and judge startup competitions. YouNoodle has created a global talent network of over 100,000 startups across more than 600 competitions and has become a premier resource for expanding access to the best ideas and brightest talent across the globe.
Quarterlab is a video strategy consultancy and specialized video network. We help brands and creators build channels, create content programming strategies, and use best practices to help their content get discovered by as many people as possible. We also work with larger media companies and intellectual property holders to make sure they are monetizing their content as effectively as possible on video platforms. Clients include Lil Wayne, Kill Rock Stars, Run The Jewels, Nicki Minaj, Rap Grid, & many more.
Founded in 1997, ABB Records is an Oakland-based record company that provides music distribution, marketing, management and consulting services for artists and labels. ABB’s roster has included Dilated Peoples (Capitol), Little Brother (Atlantic), Defari (Tommy Boy), Planet Asia (Interscope) and The Sound Providers (Quarternote) and many others.
There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve both—we call it our brAND philosophy. That’s why you’ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen. So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or a little bit of both), here’s something to celebrate: we’ll always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy.
Hypebot.com is a leading music industry and technology news blog, published by Bruce Houghton. Founded in 2005, daily readership has since grown to a worldwide audience of thousands music industry professionals every day.
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content with sustained presence in all major and many secondary markets in the US and Canada as well as our planned future expansion in other relevant cities overseas.
FestForums℠ NYC & Santa Barbara are interactive conferences and networking events for music, film, food + beverage festival organizers. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, FestForums℠ bring together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.
Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other.
Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is the leading independent music festival in the Bay Area. Over the last 21 years Noise Pop has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of who have gone on to widespread acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes and Yoko Ono. In 2006, Noise Pop began expanding the scope and presence of its established brand into year-round events (including the Treasure Island Music Festival) in the Bay Area and beyond that celebrate all forms of independent culture, music, film, art and merchandise to an ever expanding community.
Produced by Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop, Treasure Island Music Festival has grown to become one of the west coast’s most-loved festivals. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, and the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay serving as the festival’s backdrop, Treasure Island Music Festival is like no other festival experience in the country. When the festival began in 2007, it quickly became one of the premiere music events of the fall concert season thanks to its consistently fresh and exciting lineups, selling out year after year.
DotheBay is the number one events discovery site in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re a part of the DoStuff Media network, which helps people find the best music, drinks and good times in over 20 cities across North America. We’re natives of every city we’re in – the entrepreneurs, promoters, musicians, and venue owners who live and breathe the scene. Download the DoStuff app and start doing awesome stuff.
XLIVE is transforming the way live events and festivals share expertise, learn and revolutionize experience. XLIVE, formerly the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), convenes industry leaders at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. XLIVE reflects the passion of this vibrant community bringing together industry leaders to share, learn and explore the latest trends and a vision for the industry’s future at the 13th Annual XLIVE Conference taking place December 5-7, 2016.
The San Francisco Office of Economic Workforce Development supports the City’s ongoing economic vitality by strengthening its neighborhoods, businesses, commercial corridors and workforce.
The City and County of San Francisco proudly supports the SF MusicTech Summit.