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

Growth Hack: Strategic Music Partnerships For Startups

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

Austin Convention Center
Room 18D
Austin Convention Center

Artists, managers, labels, agencies, and brands are all looking for the "new, the next, the never before". They all want new ways to light up their business via creative and innovative partnerships with emerging companies. Why? it drives revenue, awareness, and data and everyone can win. However, there is often an understanding & access gap between the technologists and the music talent. Our panelists are forward-thinking and represent some of the biggest musicians and platforms in the world. They will inform how to best approach talent, rights holders, and brands activating in music. Learn what they are looking for and, maybe more importantly, how NOT to blow your approach.


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Bryan Calhoun

VP, New Media & External Affairs

Blueprint Group

Jonathan Azu


Red Light Management

Jon Vanhala


Crossfade/ Thesis Ventures

Eric Garland


Disney Accelerator

Naveen Jain


Sparkart Group Inc

Bill Campbell

Barefoot Media Llc


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