Digital Media Conferences
A space where we provide our own recommendations on the hottest and most dynamic digital media events to attend around the world.
DCM West 2011 June 21 & 22, Los Angeles, CA
Digital Content Monitization West 2011 brings together 60+ senior level speakers to help you sort out the best short and medium term strategies for delivering revenue through digital content. With its focus on west coast industries, you’ll dig deep into how the film, music and games sectors are driving new sources of revenue. Plus the publishing, sports, TV and news sectors will also be discussing how they are monetizing their rich media content.
The latest case studies: Find out how pan-industry content owners are delivering sustainable revenue from online content The right program for you: DCM was crafted from interviews with 150+ content owners about the specific challenges they’re facing Revenue generation focus: News, Film, TV, Sports, KidContent, Publishing, Games and Music… different perspectives but all tackling the same issues
Download the programme There is a special discount for Music Void members – to claim your 10% discount quote promotional code MV when registering. Register online at www.dcm-west.com , call +44 207 370 8696, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rethink MusicApril 25 – 27th Boston
Rethink Music is a solutions-focused conference, bringing together all sides and viewpoints on the subjects of creativity, commerce, and policy to engage in critical dialogue examining the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era, and to formulate ideas for the creation and distribution of new music and other creative works. The event, presented in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School, is the result of a research collaboration studying business models and copyright and how they impact the recorded music industry. Our goal is singular: to foster creativity and a thriving music industry, through offering creators, academics, and industry professionals the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns about the future, and by offering the global population the opportunity for involvement through our policy paper and business model competitions. www.rethink-music.com
DCM Europe – 24-27 January 2011, London
Digital Content Monetisation (DCM) Europe 2011 is a forum for media and entertainment specialists to find out how to deliver sustainable strategies to monetise their digital content. You will meet over 200 of your peers across Music, TV, Film, gaming, publishing and sports.
With over 100 speakers sharing their experience, opinions and strategy over 3 days, DCM Europe 2011 is an unmissable forum for anyone looking to capitalise on the potential offered by digital media. There is a special discount for Music Void members – to claim your 10% discount quote reference MV on the promotional code section of the website. Register online at www.dcm-eu.com , call +44 207 067 1867, or email email@example.com quoting promotional code MV.
Digital Content Monetization 4 – 7th October 2010: New York
Digital Content Monetization 2010 is a multi-stream summit incorporating only the most senior strategists and decision-makers in Film, Sports, TV, Publishing, Games and Music. You will get to learn about the latest projects and strategies from 65+ content-owner speakers including companies like Sony Music, Electronic Arts, Lifetime, Universal Pictures, the NFL, Disney, ESPN, New York Times, Playboy and NASCAR. More than 100 VPs, SVP and CTOs in the Film, TV, Sports, Publishing, Music, Newsprint and Gaming industries contributed to the development of the agenda. TMV will be their covering the event so say high to Joel Flynn for us!
January 23 – 27th, Midem & MIdemNet: Cannes France
Midem is the worlds largest music exhibition and conference covering every aspect of the global music business. To celebrate its long history MIDEM are giving entrepreneurial youth a chance to win free access to 8000 music professionals on the French Riviera, so play now! You need to enter via twitter.
How to enter?
You use Twitter and you are between 18 and 26 years old, student or young worker in the music business and you are not registered to MIDEM as of the date of December 9, 2009.
Simply add the following message at the end of each of your tweet:
“# RT & WIN I am under 26 and I want to win a MIDEM VIP access +http://tiny.cc/Du6kl”
What is the prize?
- 2 MIDEM VIP access
- 2 car transfers
- 2 nights in a 3* hotel including 2 breakfasts
- 2 invitations to the NRJ Music Awards
One winner will be picked in a random draw on December 16, 2009.
To get more information on the Midem and MidemNet conference schedule click here.
December 7th 2009, SF Music Tech Summit: San Francisco USA
The summit brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, 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 discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. To get further info and book tickets click here.
October 9 – 10th 2009, New Noise: Santa Barbra USA
The New Noise Conference will host educational panels on the music industry’s hottest topics, present esteemed experts from all walks of the business, and serve as a place for players big and small to connect and plot the future of sound. New Noise will attract a steady stream of devoted music lovers as well as fans, artists, up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and already successful business people from around the country. Live music showcases are also featured for the duration of the conference. For more details click here.
September 9 – 11th 2009, BIG SOUND: Brisbane Australia
BIG SOUND is one of the most respected and fastest growing music business events in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Q Music (Queensland Music Network Inc), and now in its eighth year BIG SOUND draws top national and international industry talent to Brisbane each year forming a vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and industry experts to create an environment of new music discovery. The three-day BIG SOUND conference program is already gaining a substantial reputation around the world for its cutting edge topics and down to earth approach in tackling issues in what is one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries. TMV will be reporting live from the event! For further information including the live music showcases in the evening click here.
September 4 – 6th 2009, Unconvention: Swansea
Un-convention is a new music industry event that is about being independent. It looks at the music industry from a grassroots level and attempts to gain a independent aspect of the current state of things. It’s about facing up to the current changing music scene and looking for innovative and creative solutions. It’s about discussion, debate and most of all – meeting new people with different perspectives and sharing knowledge, experience and contacts.
For information clickhere.
August 26th 2009: Nokia Music Connects India (Mumbai)
“Music Connects” is a venture between Music Matters, Hong Kong and leading Indian media company Indiantelevision.com’s radioandmusic.com to create an annual gathering of the Indian Music business professionals. The day long conference will comprise a series of high powered panels formed of key industry executives, who will dwell on and discuss several pertinent issues facing the music industry in India. Speakers at the various panels include regulatory heads, music label honchos, advertising gurus, corporate heads as well as top notch creative professionals from the music industry, both from India and abroad. To get further information please click here.
July 7th, 2009: Millennials & The Social Media Explosion – 17.00 – 21.00hrs
This MusicTank seminar will explain the uses of social media to music rights holders, focussing how they can use the ever developing technology to best promote their artists and develop careers. It will then update progress of Millennials artist James Yuill and end with a 90-minute debate looking at social media’s future, with entrepreneurs, far-sighted digital culture specialists and commentators.
Visit: www.musictank.co.uk/events/millennials-the-social-media-explosion or click here.
Dot Bleep Melbourne Australia November 24th 2008
Dot Bleep is the inaugural digital conference from AIR. dotbleep is focused purely on online and mobile and the . The conference will be held on the Monday the 24th of November and is set to coincide with the annual Jagermeister AIR Awards (Australian Independent Music Awards). Since TMV sorted out some of the speakers we are opening the conference, moderating the international digital panel and also winding up/closing the event. This will be a first for TMV and we are very happy with the seminars being hosted at this event. Expect to read posts regarding the discussions which will be had by all in attendance.
EconMusic London UK September 23rd (1 – 6pm)
Flett Events Theatre (Located at The Natural History Museum in Kensington)
EconMusic is put on by the must read ContentNext.org family of blogs (recently purchased by Guardian Media Unlimited). The seminar will examine the evolving business models, audience behaviours, threats and opportunities. The programme targets leading digital media, music and investment figures and is designed to promote knowledge sharing and encourage networking. Our topics and panelists, taken together with an active and engaged audience, will surface the trends and patterns that matter most to charting the waters of the opportunities and economics of digital music. Key questions being examined at the seminar include:
Where is digital music headed? What does music business 2.0 look like? What are recent industry trends and how can I learn from actors’ mistakes and successes? What opportunities can I seize to grow my business? What’s the next marketplace disruptor? Who should I work with? How different will the emerging digital music business look from the historical models? What are the benefits and drawbacks of some of the various emerging models for music distribution? How do I reach consumers with my music in the digital age?
Or, how can I leverage music to grow my digital business? How should success be measured?
I have been to a number of contentnext events in the UK and they provide unique insight with dynamic networking opportunities.
To view further information and the stellar lineup on industry executives click here.
X|Media|Lab “DIY TV”
Melbourne August 1st – 3rd 2008
An event designed to assist everyone involved in traditional TV, and those creating its mutant forms, which are now emerging across the three screens, to achieve business success. XML Melbourne 2008 is your opportunity to assess your own conceptual ideas, business plans, and underlying technologies; and your chance to introduce yourself directly to some of the best people in the world driving the DIY TV transformations.
X|Media|Lab is the internationally acclaimed digital media event: a unique meeting place designed to help people get their own ideas to market through creative development, business matching, and access to world-class networks of digital media professionals.
If you have never attended an X|Media|Lab I suggest you do as they have by far the most dynamic and results driven events I have ever had the pleasure to attend (and provide a keynote at). The speaker/mentor lineup and experience for all is always a class above any other conference
If you are developing ideas for any form of video content across platforms, attend the Keynote Conference Day to hear how the experts are thinking and planning; and you can also apply to attend the Lab itself, where you can work with all the International Mentors on your own DIY TV project idea.
The Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference 2008
August 14 & 15 in San Francisco.
The Bandwidth Conference is for music and technology professionals and focuses on the evolving musical experience. Bandwidth features conversations with movers and shakers, as well as a chance to interact with others in an intimate environment – the right people in the right space in numbers that make it easy to connect. Topics focus on marketing, fan behavior, trends and future forecasts, and an examination of the ways people discover, purchase, interact with, and are exposed to music.
The speaker lineup looks great…wish I was attending!
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