Dae Bogan Joins SXSW Music Mentor Program at SXSW Music Conference


Do you have questions that only someone in the music business can answer? Do you need to discuss problems that you may be having with your career but you don’t have access to the right people? Then the SXSW Music Mentor Program is for you! The program is designed to give direct access to industry professionals who have agreed to share their time and experience with others. Experts from all aspects of the music business will be on hand to provide you with valuable advice that you can use.

Receive personalized input by scheduling one-on-one meetings with the mentor of your choice. The SXSW Music Mentor Program runs for four days (Wednesday, March 18 – Saturday, March 21) of the 2015 SXSW Music Conference. Mentor announcements and online sign-up will begin in late February.

Dae’s Session: Thursday, March 19 from 3:30-4:30 (Full Schedule)

Register to attend today! There will be nearly a dozen mentor sessions this year with a variety of mentors just waiting to share their vast knowledge of the biz with you!

Music Tech Startups Must Deal With United State’s Broken Music Licensing System


On behalf of my client, I spent the week conducting conference calls and long email exchanges with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, The Harry Fox Agency, National Music Publishers Association, Association of Independent Music Publishers, Crunch Digital, We Are The Hits, Tresona Music, and Audible Magic securing public performance licenses, obtaining synchronization licensing information, obtaining copyright identification service & royalty administration information for their UGC video hosting platform.

  I Saw Great Startups @SFMusicTech, But They Have A Lot To Learn About The Music Business

What I learned (or confirmed, rather) is that there is a HUGE need to streamline and make efficient the process of securing synch licenses, a HUGE need to standardized/equalize deal structures between labels and digital service providers vs. publishers and digital service providers, and a HUGE opportunity for a collective-bargaining startup to secure pass-through licenses on behalf of many music tech startups, and we should consider making some forms of synch licensing compulsory.

Nevertheless, as long as the music industry is slow to innovate in how it deals with digital startups, there will continue to be confusion and frustration among all stakeholders and work for me to do as a consultant.

Dae Bogan To Host “Millennials, Lifestyle Content, and Brand Integration with Ryan Tomlinson” Fireside Chat At The Digital Entertainment World Conference

DEW Fireside Chat with Ryan Tomlinson

Next week, one of the biggest conferences in the digital entertainment space will commence in Los Angeles, CA.

The Digital Entertainment World expo will span 3 days and boast over 300 speakers and 100 sessions. There will be thousands of networking opportunities and the start of many great working relationships and business deals.

I am excited to have been brought on to host the fireside chat “Millennials, Lifestyle Content, and Brand Integration with Ryan Tomlinson” during the Music, Video, and Rights track.

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Dae Bogan To Moderate “Online Video & Music-Related Content: Promotion and Monetization Strategies” Panel At The Digital Entertainment World Conference

DEW Online Video Panel

I am excited to announce that I will be joining the likes of Eddy Moretti (Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media Group), Steve Mosko (President of Sony Pictures Television), Ynoz Kreiz (President of Maker Studios), and Thomas Gewecke (Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Warner Bros. Entertainment) as the official moderator of the panel “Online Video & Music-Related Content: Promotion and Monetization Strategies” at the Digital Entertainment World conference next month.

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Wego Is The Musical Lovechild Of Tinder And Bandsintown

couple at concertWhile at the SF MusicTech Summit covering for Hypebot, I noticed a cool iPhone shaped flyer dropped on a promotional table in the corridor between the restroom and the main gathering room. On one side was a screenshot of an unknown app that displayed Daft Punk concert information and on the other side was the logo, features list, and website. Two weeks later, I finally decided to dig the flyer out of my grab bag and visit their website, www.wego.io (which takes you to iTunes App Store). A quick browse of their app page revealed something magical: this might be THE app for any single person who loves music [insert most young adults].

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[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.


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