New Ways for Artists to Make Money
Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Come debate the newest music monetization platforms, including the big platforms such as BandPage, Spotify and SoundCloud, to emerging models such as freemium, downstream and fan segmentation. Hany Nada, a top investor in music startups, will discuss ways artists can combine monetization methods to generate optimum revenues. Find out how to take a “whales, dolphins, and minnows” approach to monetization, using free recorded music to reel in minnows (a large fan base), and then offering special content to convert some fans to dolphins (regular paying customers) and others to whales (super fans willing to pay for premium experiences).
Hany Nada is a founding partner of GGV Capital and has worked as a long-term partner to help build over 150 high-growth companies over the past decade. He is a trusted resource to public and privat...Show the rest
Hany Nada is a founding partner of GGV Capital and has worked as a long-term partner to help build over 150 high-growth companies over the past decade. He is a trusted resource to public and private company CEOs on global market development, customer introductions and M&A/IPO guidance across US and Asian markets. Hany made his first investment in China in 2001, and has led the firm’s successful investments in athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Kintana (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Turbine (acquired by Time Warner) and Xfire (acquired by Viacom). He serves on the Board of Directors for PlayHaven, Vocera Communications (NYSE: VCRA), BandPage, Glu Mobile, and Wild Tangent, and also led the firm's investment in Houzz. Before entering the VC business, Hany spent 10 years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst at Piper Jaffray. Hany earned a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science from University of Minnesota.Hide the rest