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Annual Summit


  • Galvanize NYC 303 Spring Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

Join us at Open Music’s first Annual Summit, featuring updates and discussion on the Music Modernization Act and announcements on Open Music’s next steps.

All members and friends of Open Music are encouraged to join us, and contribute to the discussion. The Summit is free for Open Music members, artists and students. Other industry stakeholders are asked to pay a cost-neutral registration fee of $50.

Register here.

Agenda (Subject to Change): 

DAY 1

9:30 - Registration & Coffee

10:00 - Welcomes and Agenda Overview

  • Panos Panay, Berklee/Open Music

  • Dan Harple, Context Labs/Berklee

  • Stephen Buckley, MIT

  • Grainne McNamara, PwC

  • David Post, IBM

11:00 - Keynote Interview

  • Desmond Child, Grammy Winning Songwriter-Producer

  • Panos Panay

11:30 - Music Modernization Act Panel and Discussion: Impact & Industry Considerations

  • Moderator: Vickie Nauman, Open Music

  • Hank Shocklee, Music Producer / President, Shocklee Entertainment

  • Chris Harrison DiMA

  • Erich Carey, NMPA

  • David Hughes, RIAA

12:30 - Lunch

1:00 - Open Standards and Innovation: Presentation by Stephen Buckley, MIT Connection Science

1:30 - Industry Expansion via Interoperability: Sabre Case Study and Discussion

  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger, MIT Connection Science

  • George Howard, Berklee / Open Music

2:00 - Current Use Case: URights Presentation and Q&A

  • Caroline Champarnaud, SACEM

  • Martin Guillaume, IBM

2:45 - Break

3:00 Future Use Cases: Token Based Music Economics, Visualizing Musical Preferences - Demos and Q&A

  • Ari Adler, IDEO

  • Will Wang, Gusto

  • Erik Mendelson, Cre8tor/TokenTunes

  • Tom Impallomeni, TribeXR

4:30 - Reflect & Networking Hour

5:30 - Adjourn


DAY 2

9:30 - Reconvene & Coffee

10:00 - Welcome

10:15 - Keynote:

  • Imogen Heap (via Skype), Artist and Founder, Mycelia

  • Brian Dubb, Mycelia

10:45 - Blockchain and the Future of Music Rights Identification, Presentation and Q&A with Peter Guglielmino, IBM

11:15 - Break

11:30 - Current Use Cases: Blockchain Implementations, Demos and Q&A

  • MIT Data Visualization: Michiel Bakker

  • Phil Barry, Blokur

  • Arjun Mendhi, MTonomy

12:15 - Next Phase, Membership & Governance Structure, Presentation and Discussion

  • Kris Kersey, PwC

  • Thomas Hardjono, MIT Connection Science

12:45 - Reflection and Discussion

1:00 - Lunch / Working Group Breakouts

  • Board / Governance

  • Technology / Protocol

  • Commercialization / Adoption

  • Education / Advocacy

2:00 - Paths Forward and Next Steps

2:30 - Close

** Need a place to stay? Use code BERKLEE for 15% of at Ace Hotel.