2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry

Wednesday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 15
Austin Convention Center

With over 20 million songs available instantly to all of us through various streaming and download services, the way we consume music has changed drastically. The average user is confronted with an abundance of music at their disposal with limited means to navigate. We will highlight why we need human editorial guidance in times of algorithms and automated recommendations.


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Tim Stickelbrucks


Saint Elmo's Entertainment

As a digital native with a strong background in the entertainment, music and marketing industry Tim Stickelbrucks has been working in leading positions for international cooperations such as Apple ...

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Scott Cohen


The Orchard

Scott Cohen is the co-founder of digital distribution company The Orchard. He started the company with music veteran Richard Gottehrer in 1997. The Orchard is the largest digital distributor in the...

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Gary Stewart


Gary Stewart's lifelong passion for music led to a 30-year career that took him from a part-time record store clerk to a reissue producer for Rhino Records, musical director at iTunes to his new ve...

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Chris Becherer

SVP Prod



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