Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration, Coffee & Networking
9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
Chairman's opening remarks
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Keynote: The Music Industry & Tech Disruption
  • Who are the biggest and boldest disruptors shaking up the music industry, and what has the impact been so far?
  • Trends vs. fads - what should the industry pay attention to and what can be ignored?
  • Adding value beyond appearances: how to harness the potential of new technologies for your business 
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM
The Power of Voice In Music Streaming

As the music streaming industry continues to innovate and expand globally, local artists have more opportunities and ways to reach new audiences around the world faster, and more effectively than ever before.

Join Alex Luke, Global head of Programming for Amazon Music has he speaks to rising artist Joseph J Jones about various experiences in building a music career in the streaming era; the evolving music business; the introduction of voice in music streaming and its effectiveness in reaching new audiences; the importance of playlists for developing artists; and how his initial support from Amazon Music in the UK has quickly evolved into an opportunity for global visibility.

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee and networking
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Extending the fan experience from purchase to post show
  • How sponsorship activation is evolving by creating customer journeys related to passion points
  • How data can be used to hyper-target customers with relevant, timely comms, around the experiences that they love
  • Enhancing the fans experience through engaging content delivered direct to the handset
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel discussion: Exploring the impact of technology on digital marketing in the music industry
  • How can technology help us better collaborate with partners and influencers across platforms?
  • How will the landscape shift in the next 18 months? 
  • What does a good digital campaign look like?
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Panel discussion: Strategies for 2020 – Investment, Organisation and Talent Prospecting
  • What can companies do now to prepare themselves for the upcoming shifts in technology? 
  • Where are the incentives for incumbents to drive change?
  • Identifying and nourishing the need for innovation in business 
  • Investment opportunities - is the music industry doing enough to nurture startups? Is working with the music industry a truly attractive opportunity, commercially and creatively?
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch & Networking
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote Interview
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Data & music – turn analytics into insight for fans and artists
  • Enhancing the fan experience through data and analytics
  • Understanding the commercial potential of data - forming connections for upsell opportunities
  • Data science & creativity 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Coffee and networking
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Start-ups will disrupt the industry. Again. Are you ready for it?
  • The music industry & start ups: what works and what to avoid
  • What does the music industry need to understand about working with startups, and vice versa?
  • Who will lead the disruption in the next five years? Identifying the start-ups to watch
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Case Study: Is Virtual Reality about to transform the way we experience music?
  • What will VR do to the live music experience?
  • Is it the next new revenue stream for the music industry?
  • Can VR really provide artists with a new creative platform?
  • What are the barriers to entry for VR and how are they overcome?
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Just how will blockchain change the music biz?
  • Blockchain beyond artists and writers; what are the opportunities in music from a business perspective?
  • Audio cryptocurrency - can it fuel a next gen streaming model and what might that mean for the industry?
  • Could blockchain facilitate a new, successful GRD, and is it wanted by the major stakeholders?
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Chairman's Closing Remarks
5:50 PM - 8:00 PM
Drinks reception
Click here to view our speaker line up! More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. If you are interested in speaking at the Music Week Tech Summit, please contact Caroline Hicks by clicking here.
*Please note this agenda is subject to change by the organisers.