2016 Schedule

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

Listening in High Definition: Future Music Consumption

Wednesday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10B
531 E 4th St

Having every song in your library doesn’t matter if the sound totally sucks. But, with the launch of high definition streaming platforms, and advanced audio technology becoming more common for home users, what does the future hold for the act of listening to music? Or should we say ‘the art’? Meet the faces behind some of today’s (and tomorrow’s) innovative music technology, discussing the cross-section between high-fidelity music, technology, and streaming services. Leaders in the field will discuss what kind of struggles innovators in audio tech are facing, where artists fit in the bigger picture, and how our demand for high quality sonic experiences is fastly expanding.

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Anna Siegel at SXSW

Anna Siegel

Dir of Mktg & Comms


Ben Webster at SXSW

Ben Webster

Co-Founder Product & Business Dev

Mass Fidelity

With close to two decades of hands-on experience in the audio industry, Ben is a student of technology and is always thinking at least four products ahead of current development. Ben intuitively en...

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David Chesky


HD Tracks

David, besides being a tech head audiophile ( and a collector and lover of electrostatic speakers ) is a three-time Grammy nominee. David's works as a musician span both jazz and classical genres ...

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Sherri Smith at SXSW

Sherri Smith

Sr Staff Writer

Purch/Tom's Guide

Sherri L. Smith is a tech writer/gamer with a passion for reporting on and reviewing the latest and greatest the tech world has to offer with flair and just a little snark.

Over the course of he...

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