Via Hypebot: I Saw Great Startups @SFMusicTech, But They Have A Lot To Learn About The Music Business
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s SF Music Tech Summit and met several smart, creative, and big-thinking founders of a wide variety of music tech startups. Everyone I met with seemed excited and energetic about what their teams are working on and fully committed to making some noise at the summit and beyond.
I set down with about a dozen founders to gain insight into what they’re gearing up to present to the world (or at least the music industry) and what, if any, trends I could uncover. What I learned about their products/services was interesting, cool, and amazing even; but there was a more important theme that manifested at the summit that every music tech startup founder should know. Read about it on Hypebot.
Funk Volume, the home of talented independent artist Dizzy Wright (who was discovered through a talent search tour that I created and produced for Reebok), has announced the creation of a virtual hip hop conference.
I’ve frequently been asked by attendees of my speaking engagements if I could send them the slides from my presentations and I’ve also been asked from my online followers to post videos of my talks, workshops, lectures, and panels. So, I’ve decided to create an account on SlideShare to host my PowerPoint presentations and YouTube to host my videos. I’ve posted the slide from my recent lecture, “Music Publishing & Copyright Administration In The Internet Age” on SlideShare. I haven’t posted anything on YouTube yet, but please go ahead and subscribe to my channel as I am preparing to upload videos from previous speaking engagements as well as create topical videos based on challenges facing the DIY independent music community.
Dae Bogan’s “Music Publishing & Copyright Administration in the Internet Age” Workshop at the Indpendent Music Conference in Los Angeles on October 25th
I am excited to return to the Independent Music Conference to teach a workshop on music publishing and copyright administration. The “Music Publishing & Copyright Administration in the Internet Age” workshop will cover basic music publishing and copyright administration from the perspective of a DIY independent artist. Attendees will learn about self-publishing in the Internet age and takeaway resources for music placement, music licensing, and royalty collection around the world. Attendees should leave with an understanding of synchronization rights, mechanical rights, and performance rights in the United States.
- When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
- Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
- Where: SAE Institute - 6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA
- Cost: Conference attendees and SAE students. To become a conference attendee, visit http://www.indiemusicon.com.
The Independent Music Conference will take place October 22 – 25, 2014 in Los Angeles. The conference will be head at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles and SAE Institute. The conference includes professional development mentorship sessions, workshops, seminars, panels, and live performances and networking events at night. See the complete schedule at http://www.indiemusicon.com.
Last night was the first class meeting of my last year of graduate school. As some of my readers know, I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Music Industry Administration offered by the Department of Music in CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication in collaboration with the university’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and the Tseng College. The class, marketing management, is taught by award-winning marketing educator, author, and marketing professional; Dr. Kristen Walker. For our first assignment, we were asked to prepare a two minute presentation addressing what song or score best describes us, personally and professionally. Read More…
Dae Bogan Confirmed To Teach ‘Music Publishing & Copyright Administration’ Workshop At The Independent Music Conference In October – Scholarships Available For Attendance
I am excited to return to this year’s Independent Music Conference to teach a basics workshop on Music Publishing & Copyright Administration on Saturday, October 25th. Time TBD. This workshop will explore basic music publishing and copyright administration from the perspective of a DIY independent artist. Attendees will gain a better understanding about self-publishing in the Internet age with key takeaways including resources for music placement, music licensing, and royalty collection around the world. Scholarships are now available to attend the Independent Music Conference taking place October 22th – 26th in Los Angeles. For details, visit http://IndependentMusicConference.com.
Recently I had the opportunity to appear on Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle podcast. Bobby is a music industry veteran who has authored over 20 books about music production, recording, marketing, and business. Bobby and I have had the opportunity to work together on a number of music industry events, speaking on panels about a variety of topics affecting the independent music community. Check out the podcast here.
Diversity within the technology sector of the music industry falls far short of the diversity make-up of the music industry as a whole. However, considering the diversity reports we’ve seen from Facebook, Twitter, and Google, I’m not surprised.
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Both Pandora and Indiegogo released diversity reports today that highlight an absence of African-American employees. The companies join a bandwagon of tech brands that have been releasing similar reports throughout the summer.
At Pandora, approximately 3 percent of its 1,300 or so employees are African-American/black and 4 percent are hispanic. That’s notable given that the company is located in Oakland, where about 28 percent of the total population is African-American and 25 percent is hispanic. The percentage of African-Americans is even lower in leadership and tech roles, where they represent only 1.1 and 2.8 percent of employees. In contrast 6.3 percent of Pandora’s leadership is hispanic.
At Indiegogo, a company of slightly more than 100 employees, only 2 percent of total employees are African-American, and the group is not represented in leadership or tech positions.
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