2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

You Can’t Pay Bills with Facebook Likes

Wednesday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
531 E 4th St

All anyone wants in this business is to make music, share it with fans, and make enough money to keep going. But many of the traditional methods of accomplishing that aren’t working any more. We’ll be talking about new developments in two fundamental pillars of sustaining and growing a career: funding new work and translating fan enthusiasm into income. Hear from experts who are actively working with artists, managers, labels, and new technologies to find ways of sustaining artist success. Panelists will provide a brief overview of their approaches, share case studies, and provide their perspective on developments in funding and fan monetization.

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Dick Wingate at SXSW

Dick Wingate

Pres/Artist & Ent Svcs

Crowdmix Inc

With more than 3 decades of pushing boundaries in the music & digital entertainment industries, Dick Wingate is currently President, Artist & Entertainment Services, Crowdmix USA. Launching in Q2 2...

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Hayley Rosenblum at SXSW

Hayley Rosenblum

Music Outreach Lead


Hayley Rosenblum is Kickstarter's Music Outreach Lead. She specializes in fan engagement and community building via digital media, working with musicians, managers, and record labels to bring innov...

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Ken Umezaki at SXSW

Ken Umezaki

Angel Investor

Digital Daruma

Ken is an angel investor and business advisor for digital music business startups, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist and b2b music and media service companies. He ...

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Michael Rosenthal at SXSW

Michael Rosenthal

Head of Strategic Mktg

Mick Management

Mike Rosenthal is the head of strategic marketing for Mick Management, overseeing brand partnerships for a roster that includes Leon Bridges, Walk the Moon, Animal Collective, Childish Gambino, and...

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Tim Quirk at SXSW

Tim Quirk



Tim Quirk, Founder and CEO of Freeform, has spent the past 15 years helping build groundbreaking digital music services. He was part of the initial team at listen.com that launched Rhapsody, the fi...

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