2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Breaking Great Art Requires Breakthrough Thinking

Artists have to change the way they think about how to make money, so lawyers and business people should change the way they think too. The 360 deal is a giant sledgehammer applied where a conceptual artist with precision tools is what is needed. Break out of the old mindset, break through with the public, and break into making some real money doing what you love.



Steven Masur


CDAS Venture Law Group

Steven Masur brings over 20 years of direct strategic business experience to his client matters in digital media, mobile, entertainment, and a wide variety of other industries. He has helped clients create new products and make breakthrough returns in digital music, film, video games, mobile and wireless services, licensing, advertising, retail, manufacturing, publishing, media delivery, software and hardware. Steve is great at divining great strategic opportunities, because he can break down complicated legal and business problems into their component parts and apply metaphors that make difficult decisions seem easy.


Rick Goetz




Melinda Lee


Getty Images Music

Steve Savoca

Head of Music


Steve Savoca oversees Spotify’s label relations team, managing all music content as well as leading artist marketing and promotional activities.

Steve has worked in the music industry for over 15 years, most recently as Global Head of Digital for Domino Recording Co. Prior to this he held senior digital posts at Sire Records and Jive Records.

Steve also spent several years on the Board of Directors of Merlin Network and is a frequent speaker at international music industry conferences.

One of Steve’s many claims to fame is playing in a band that opened for Radiohead and Suede during the 90s, once when Morrissey was in the crowd.

Damon K Wayans

Damon Wayans is a celebrated stand-up comedian, writer and actor with countless performance, production, and writing credits. Most recently he can be seen in My Wife and Kids, which hecreated, produces and stars in. Damon participated in Steven Masur's Digital Creators and Distributos Roundtable at Digital Hollywood in April.

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