SF MusicTech Summit

SF MusicTech Summit XI Expands Offerings

Disruptive Digital Music Event Grows to Include Second Venue, Hackathon and Startup Showcase

SAN FRANCISCO - On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, more than 1,000 influential thought-leaders will gather at the 11th SF MusicTech Summit, the world's leading business-to-business idea marketplace on the confluence of Internet, technology and music.

Currently, more than 75 high-profile speakers will share their thoughts on the quickly growing convergence of the music and technology industries, including:

Darryl Ballantyne, CEO and founder, LyricFind
John Battelle, executive chairman and founder, Federated Media Publishing
Nic Adler, The Roxy, Adler Integrated
Jonathan Bender, COO, SoundExchange
Adam Boyden, president, Conduit
Lyrics Born
John Boyle, chief growth officer and interim chief financial officer, Insomniac
Colin Brumelle, senior software engineer, Twitter
Josh Builder, CTO, The Orchard
David Butler, CEO and co-founder, ArtistWorks
Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin
Bryan Calhoun, digital strategy and business development, The Blueprint Group
Debbie Cavalier, CEO, Berkleemusic.com at Berklee College of Music
Michael Cerda, senior vice president of product development, VEVO
Michael Cohen, GM, complete control management and founder, AM Only
Alex Curelea, SongFreaks
Hisham Dahud, senior analyst, Hypebot.com, and business development, Fame House, LLC
Michael Drexler, executive director of business development, BMI New Media & Strategic Development
David Dufresne, CEO, Bandzoogle
Max Engel, director of music product, Buzzmedia
Christina Farr, staff writer, VentureBeat
Michael Franti, Michael Franti & Spearhead
Lewis Gersh, managing partner, Metamorphic Ventures
Alexis Giles, co-founder, DJZ
Alexandra Greenberg, vice president, MSO PR
Jim Griffin, managing director, OneHouse, LLC
Greg Gordon, Pyramind
Thomas Hutchings, vice president of engineering, TuneIn
Aziz Isham, CEO, reKiosk
Marc Jacobson
Genevieve Jewell, head of Nashville office, The Collective
Anneke Jong, vice president of business development, Bread
Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, Internet Archive
Ethan Kaplan, vice president of product, Live Nations Lab
Robert Kaye, mayhem and chaos coordinator, MusicBrainz
Zoe Keating, composer and performer
Christine Cargill Kinney, partner, LeClairRyan, LLP
Sahil Lavingia, CEO and founder, Gumroad
Damon Lavrinc, transportation editor, Wired
Duke Leto, free and open-source citizen, CASH Music
Jeff Liebenson, principal, Liebenson Law
Evan Lowenstein, CEO and founder, Stageit
Larry Marcus, managing director, Walden Venture Capital
Matt Mason, executive director of marketing, BitTorrent
Chris Martin, vice president of engineering, Pandora
Steven Massey, co-founder, Epigram Software, LLC
Erin McKeown, musician, writer and producer
Mark Montgomery, founder, FLO {thinker}
Chris Moulios, founder, mixin.to
Hany Nada, co-founder and partner, GGV Capital
Sean O'Connell, CEO, Creative Allies
Dave Park, CEO, Recombinant
Stephen Phillips, CEO and founder, We Are Hunted
Jeff Price, founder, TuneCore
Neeta Ragoowansi, vice president of business development and legal affairs, TuneSat
Rob Reid, author
Shaun Reid, sales manager of Western region co-location, Digital Realty
Tayna Reis, CEO, Global Digital Impact
Steve Rennie, personal manager, INCUBUS, Ren Management
Scott Richardson, CEO and founder, TicketMob
Ty Roberts, senior vice president and CTO, Gracenote
Julie Samuels, staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Theda Sandiford, vice president of digital marketing, Universal Republic Records
Matt Sandler, CEO and co-founder, Chromatik
J. Sider, CEO and founder, BandPage
Chris Tholen, CTO and vice president of engineering, BandPage
Jason Titus, CTO, Shazam Entertainment
Matthew Tomaszewicz, co-founder, Thrillcall
Heidy Vaquerano, Esq., attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.
Brett Welch, CEO and co-founder, Switchcam
Tim Westergren, CSO and founder, Pandora
Matt Urmy, CEO, Artist Growth
Alex White, CEO, Next Big Sound
Stephen White, president, Gracenote
Ayumi Yu, co-founder, Sonic
Brian Zisk, executive producer, SF MusicTech Summit

The SF MusicTech Summit is the premier B2B marketplace for the Internet, music and technology spaces. It will feature live cutting-edge demonstrations, panel discussions, engaging speaking sessions, networking opportunities and multiple cocktail parties.

In addition, the 11th event sees the premieres of the SF MusicTech Summit Startup Showcase where entrants can win a chance to appear onstage at the next summit and other fabulous prizes, and the SF MusicTech Hackday, hosted by Singly, with the goal of creating cool apps while enjoying food, drinks, and of course, cool prizes at the end.

The SF MusicTech Summit is also famous for its parties, with an opening night gathering at Yoshi's Jazz Club on Monday, Oct. 8, 5 to 7 p.m.; the Summit Cocktail Party on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and the official after-party with Gracenote back at Yoshi's, starting at 7 p.m. with a special performance by Pomplamoose.

"With the 11th SF MusicTech Summit, we've continued to grow and improve our offerings to maintain our place as the world's leading marketplace for doing business at the convergence of music and technology," said Brian Zisk, the event's creator. "Leading visionaries, thought leaders and artists from not only the San Francisco Bay Area but from around the country and the world make time in their busy schedules for this can't-miss get-together."

Special thanks to event sponsors, including: Gracenote; LyricFind; Digital Realty; Conduit; Google, Sonic.net; YouTube, MailChimp; Live Nation, ThrillCall; BitTorrent; ClubCreate, INgrooves/Fontana; Jam Bandit; BandPage; SoundExchange; PayPal; Music Kickup; SoundCloud; Spinlet; BAMM.tv; WSGR/SOMA; The Orchard; TuneIn; ArtistGrowth; Radionomy, Berklee Music; DigitalMusic.org; TicketMob; Walden Venture Capital; Pandora; BandZoogle; BMI; The Recording Academy, San Francisco chapter; SF MusicTech Fund; SoundHound; Eventbrite; Pyramind; MusicBrainz; Future of Music Coalition; Electronic Frontier Foundation; ABB Records; Digital Music News; Fusicology, Hypebot.com; VentureBeat; GigaOM, Do 415; Silicon Valley Rocks! and Social Radius.

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Tags: Business, investment, music, technology, venture capital

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