2016 Schedule

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

Fair Music: Transparency in the Music Industry

Friday, March 18
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17A
531 E 4th St

With the current exponential growth of music streaming services, significant publicity has been directed at the fairness and transparency of payments to creators. Technology advances should be able to solve many of the problems, but the industry has failed to evolve and implement radically new solutions. This panel analyzes the current state of industry payment flows and discusses controversial recommendations for resolving some of the issues, such as cryptocurrencies, "Fair Music" labeling, and crowdsourced databases.

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Allen Bargfrede at SXSW

Allen Bargfrede

Exec Dir

Rethink Music

Brian Message at SXSW

Brian Message


ATC Management

Sophie Goossens at SXSW

Sophie Goossens

Sr Attorney

August & Debouzy

I am a Senior lawyer at August & Debouzy, a French Law firm where I focus on content and creative industries, media and new technologies. I work between London, Paris and Brussels.

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Vickie Nauman at SXSW

Vickie Nauman

Principal & Owner


Vickie Nauman specializes in digital media and content strategy, the intersection of technology and music, and international business development. Nauman has a background that spans traditional a...

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