Music Content Value in a Post-Ownership Age
Thursday, March 17
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Technology-driven disruption – from piracy and digital downloads to YouTube and streaming – has created an endless supply of easily accessible digital music content. The good news, music has never been more popular. More people are consuming it in more ways than ever before. The not so good news, fans no longer see a need to own, so it’s becoming less and less viable to make a living from content alone. This value shift requires a fundamental rethink of music industry business models and how music media, in all its forms, is produced and used. This expert panel will debate and discuss this changing landscape, what these new models look like and what role content will play in this ‘new normal
EVP, Business Affairs & Business Dev
As Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs, Alex Kisch is responsible for defining and developing Vevo's global business strategy, overseeing content acquisition, licensin...Show the rest
As Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs, Alex Kisch is responsible for defining and developing Vevo's global business strategy, overseeing content acquisition, licensing, syndication and distribution efforts. Alex also manages Vevo’s day-to-day legal affairs.
Prior to Vevo, Kisch was Vice President of Music Strategy at MTV Networks, where he worked to develop and expand MTVN’s global music initiatives across linear and VOD-TV and online and mobile platforms on a cross-brand basis. He also held posts within Business & Legal Affairs at Sony BMG and BMG Music. Prior to that, Kisch represented recording artists and independent record labels, as well as working as a recording artist/songwriter himself.
Kisch was named to Billboard magazine’s inaugural International Power Players list in January 2014. He holds a BA from Vassar College and a JD from Boston University School of Law.Hide the rest
Glassnote Entertainment Group
Daniel Glass is Founder/President of Glassnote Entertainment Group, a full service independent music company which began in 2007. Glassnote is the proud home to Grammy Award winning Phoenix, Grammy...Show the rest
Daniel Glass is Founder/President of Glassnote Entertainment Group, a full service independent music company which began in 2007. Glassnote is the proud home to Grammy Award winning Phoenix, Grammy nominated and double platinum selling Mumford & Sons, The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, GIVERS, Childish Gambino, Oberhofer, Daughter, Little Green Cars, Robert DeLong, Half Moon Run, CHVRCHES, Foy Vance, Flo Morrissey, HOLYCHILD and Tor Miller. In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine named Glassnote “Best Indie Label”. Billboard followed in 2012 and 2013, naming Glassnote “#1 Independent Label” both years.
Daniel began his musical career as a DJ at the famed Regine's Discotheque in New York City. He went on to SAM Records and continued at Chrysalis, then SBK Records. Daniel’s path in music led him to become President/CEO of EMI Records Group N.A., a founding President of Universal and President of Artemis Records before eventually starting Glassnote. Daniel Glass's career in the music industry has been marked by such success stories as artists Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinead O'Connor, Blur, Jesus Jones, Erykah Badu, The Pretenders, Pat Benatar — just to name a few!
Pres LoveLive US & Founder of Show Cobra
Show Cobra/LoveLive TV US
Jason Ross has shaped an eclectic career in the entertainment industry over the past 18 years. Beginning as a recording artist and record producer, Jason later transitioned to video, film, and digi...Show the rest
Jason Ross has shaped an eclectic career in the entertainment industry over the past 18 years. Beginning as a recording artist and record producer, Jason later transitioned to video, film, and digital media production. He founded Show Cobra in 2006 as a collaborative creative production company focused on a range of turnkey production services, including live events, live streaming, original television & web series, and documentary films.
In 2013, Show Cobra was acquired by UK-based LoveLive, a music & technology specialist. As President-US of LoveLive, Jason oversees North & South American operations for LoveLive and continues to operate Show Cobra as LoveLive's in-house creative & production agency.
Prior to founding Show Cobra, Jason worked at MTV Networks, serving first as music supervisor, and later rising through the ranks of television production as a producer on the Emmy Award winning series “Made.”Hide the rest
Founder & CEO
Ambrosia For Heads
S. Reginald Williams is the founder and CEO of Ambrosia For Heads (AFH), a Hip-Hop lifestyle digital media company that curates and creates content reaching more than 3 million people per month via...Show the rest
S. Reginald Williams is the founder and CEO of Ambrosia For Heads (AFH), a Hip-Hop lifestyle digital media company that curates and creates content reaching more than 3 million people per month via its web site and social media platforms. Prior to AFH, Reggie was SVP of Programming, Music & Specials at BET Networks, where he set the overall programming and business strategy for the department and managed its day-to-day operations. Reggie came to BET at a crucial time when the network was transitioning from music video programming to long form originals and built the development team that created BET’s first original scripted series, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, starring Kevin Hart. Additionally, Reggie re-positioned the channel’s mega award shows to modernize them into multiplatform events that leveraged digital and social media to make the shows real-time, interactive experiences. Reggie also launched and oversaw BET’s Music Matters emerging artist initiative, which propelled the careers of artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Miguel and Macklemore. Prior to BET, Reggie spent 7 years at MTV Networks in a number of positions that concluded with his role as the SVP of Music Strategy. Reggie came to MTV as it was growing from a linear cable channel into a multiplatform media company, and he architected the company’s global music acquisition strategy. While there, he conceived and fashioned MTV’s first ever music video digital streaming deals, its first ever global blanket music publishing agreements, and its first ever music video digital streaming deals, its first ever global blanket music publishing agreements, and its first ever subscription music service. Reggie also produced the 2006 HBO/Cinemax documentary, “Cutting Edge,” which depicted a day in the life of a Harlem barbershop. Prior to MTV, Reggie founded and was the CEO of nuRules.com, an urban lifestyle web site. Reggie began his career as a corporate attorney at Paul Hastings.Hide the rest