Music Subscription & Artist Revenue
Heated discussions in the music business surround the topic of subscription music, and the effect on the bottom line of the rights holder, artist and songwriter. One side of the aisle claim that on-demand streaming services cut demand for higher margin physical or digital goods, while the other counter that the combined growth trajectory of access models will surpass revenue of the traditional marketplace. Engage with leading subscription companies, artist managers and rights holders. Thoughtful, spirited dialog and presentation of metrics and other business cases offer clarity.
Antony Bruno is an independent consultant specializing in content and communications strategies. Past and present clients include Beatport, Beats Electronics, Next Big Sound, Xbox, and several others. He also serves as Community Manager and Advisor for NARM’s digitalmusic.org division, where he manages the activities of various working groups created to advance the business of digital music.
Most recently, Bruno was Executive Director of Content & Programming for Digital/Mobile at Billboard magazine, where he oversaw the publication’s digital entertainment coverage for both print and online platforms. He also produced several digital media conferences, managing the programming, marketing and sponsorship activities.
Prior to Billboard, Bruno served as Assistant Vice President of Wireless Internet Development for CTIA—The Wireless Association, where he helped establish the organization’s Wireless Internet Caucus. At CTIA, Bruno facilitated regular executive strategy meetings of carriers, content developers, technology enablers and others in the wireless data value chain. He also developed all CTIA educational programming for conferences and seminars, and engaged in various business and industry development and membership services initiatives.
Past roles include stints at RCR Wireless News and launch editor of FierceMobileContent. He is a sought-after speaker and moderator, having appeared at multiple industry events, and serves as an expert source on the mobile and digital entertainment industries for such publications as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Today, CNBC and NPR.
Bruno holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism. An active skier, outdoors enthusiast, gardener and cook, he resides with his wife and daughter in Denver, CO.
15 year industry veteran in digital strategy and marketing. Has worked on global tour and album campaigns from superstars including Elton John, Rihanna, Kanye West, JAY Z, Fall Out Boy, Train and many, many others.
Currently at Xbox Music as the Director of Industry Relations, I've been with Microsoft for over 10 years in music related business development and strategic partnership roles. Our music initiatives have spanned Xbox, Zune, MSN, and Windows divisions. Prior to my move to Microsoft, I worked through the 90's in Los Angeles at Geffen Records, in international sales and marketing. I'm on the board of NARM and DigitalMusic.org and am looking forward to SXSW and rich discussions about music!
I am based in the Seattle, Washington area. Hope to see you in Austin!
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