2016 Schedule

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

The A to Z of Transparency

Thursday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18D
531 E 4th St

Transparency. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in the music industry. But what does it actually mean? The historic music business was opaque, inefficient and didn’t always serve the needs of actual creators. But now, with better tools available to the industry at large, there’s a real opportunity for a more open and equitable path. We’ll examine the importance of transparency to investment in music and how data and best practices can increase trust and coherence amongst industry participants while contributing to the growth of the digital marketplace. We will also discuss how transparency can serve consumers who want to know that their participation is returning value to creators.

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Casey Rae at SXSW

Casey Rae


Future of Music Coalition

Casey Rae is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Music Coalition. He is also a musician, recording engineer, educator and author. Casey regularly speaks on issues such as emerging business...

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Darius Van Arman


Secretly Group

Darius Van Arman founded the independent record label Jagjaguwar in 1996. He is currently co-owner and co-founder of Secretly Group (the labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group and Secretly Ca...

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Jim Mahoney at SXSW

Jim Mahoney



Jim Mahoney is the US General Manager of Merlin (www.merlinnetwork.org) the not for profit, global digital licensing agency representing the world’s leading independent music labels including but n...

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