Publishing Meet Up
Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
The explosion of the recording industry is getting put back together piece by piece and this time, additional revenue streams are emerging to grow the pie for publishers, publishing administrators, and their clients. Join your colleagues in the field of publishing, to compare notes and learn about additional revenue streams publishers can tap into including lyric licensing, online video, app integrations, stock music, and micro-licenses. LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne will invite key leaders offering new revenue streams to help uncover the latest ways to grow revenue for clients. No sales pitches allowed. Come to the one time slot where you are guaranteed to find new deals.
This session is part of Convergence Programming at SXSW 2016 and open to all SXSW badgeholders.
Founder & CEO
Darryl Ballantyne originally conceived LyricFind in 2000 with Mohamed Moutadayne and Chris Book at Ontario’s University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the In...Show the rest
Darryl Ballantyne originally conceived LyricFind in 2000 with Mohamed Moutadayne and Chris Book at Ontario’s University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the Internet. Officially launched in 2004, the company pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005. Since then, Darryl has grown LyricFind to be the largest legal, licensed lyrics database in the world, with millions of licensed tracks available and hundreds of lyrics sublicensing clients.
LyricFind has established licensing and content relationships with over 2,700 music publishers, The Harry Fox Agency, and Rovi. The company now delivers services to over hundreds of web sites and mobile applications that want to enhance their music products with lyrics, including Microsoft’s Bing, Pandora, CBS, Samsung, Lyrics.com, Slacker, Shazam, SoundHound, LyricsMode, SongMeanings, Universal Music, and Disney. In addition, LyricFind offers two direct to consumer mobile applications, Lyrics Lite and Lyrics Pro for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry Playbook platforms.
As an authority on licensing and digital content, Darryl has spoken at industry events including SF Music Tech, Canadian Music Week, Digital Music Forum, Music & Media Finland, CMJ, MIDEM, SXSW, and more. Before launching LyricFind, Darryl was Manager of Digital Development & Distribution at EMI Music in Los Angeles, where he was involved in deals with companies such as MusicMatch, Napster, and iTunes. Darryl earned a Bachelor of Mathematics with a Business minor from the University of Waterloo.Hide the rest