2016 Schedule

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

High Definition Audio: FLAC or Fluke?

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
531 E 4th St

This panel will examine whether or not the latest trend to hit the streaming music industry, high resolution audio, is the beginning of a fundamental shift in listening behavior. CDs were a big improvement in audio quality over cassettes, but the shift to MP3s created a dip in quality that most listeners have accepted. With the advent of high fidelity streaming offerings, along with new hardware products, it’s never been easier for listeners to access high fidelity sound.

We'll examine challenges that HD audio as a category has to face including the limitations of speakers, headsets and the human ear. It will present data on customer satisfaction and genres that most appreciate it.

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Allen Weiner at SXSW

Allen Weiner

Sr Research Analyst

Parks Associates

Allen Weiner currently is a senior research analyst with Parks Associates currently studying a number of areas including residential security, the smart home, and Internet of Things.

Allen has m...

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Julien Simon at SXSW

Julien Simon

VP Label Rel & Music Rights USA


After working in various roles in the music industry for years, Julien went on to develop digital strategy and sales development at BMG Music in 2004 and then at Sony Music for 4 years, with partne...

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Kristen Bender

Sr Prod Mgr Music


Oana Cornis-Pop

VP Digital Strategy & Business Dev

Warner Music Group

Vince Bannon at SXSW

Vince Bannon

VP-Ent Partnerships & Dev

Getty Images

Vince Bannon
Vice President, Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images (DM)
Vince Bannon, Getty Images, Vice President, Entertainment Partnerships and Development, is responsible ...

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