The inaugural RightsTech Summit was held in New York last week at the Japan Society, across the street from the United Nations. Sponsored by Concurrent Media and Digital Media Wire, the summit brought together over 100 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, copyright experts, and artists from across multiple media and entertainment sectors for a full day of panels and keynotes on topics ranging from blockchain-based rights registries, cryptocurrencies, enterprise-level rights management platforms, smart contracts and more.
We have complete audio on five of the seven panel discussions, as well as the two keynote Q&As.
On September 27th and 28th, Concurrent Media and DMW will host two mornings of RightsTech workshops in New York as part of the DMW New York Media Festival. We will also be announcing plans for the broader RightsTech initiative kicking off later this year.
Keynote: Q&A With PledgeMusic Chief Strategy Officer and DotBlockchainMusic Founder Benji Rogers
INTERVIEWER: Robert Levine, author of “Free Ride” and former executive editor of Billboard
Restoring Registration to the RightsTech Equation
PANELISTS: Robert Norton, CEO, Verisart; Kevin McCoy, CEO, Monegraph; Greg McMullen, Director, IPDB Foundation; Paul Jessop, Founder & Director, County Analytics Ltd; Moderator: Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt.
PANELISTS: David Hughes, CTO, RIAA; Bill Wilson, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Music Business Association; Karl Floersch, Lead Developer, Ujo Music; Henrik de Gyor, Chief Consultant, Another DAM Consultancy; Luis Bonilla, Director of Distribution Services, SoundExchange; Moderator: Cortney Harding, President, Cortney Harding Consulting.
Keynote: Q&A With Songwriter and Former Label and ASCAP executive Tim DuBois
INTERVIEWER: Jon Potter, principal, RPG Strategies
The RightsTech Technology Stack
PANELISTS: Greg Pizzuti, Global Director of Cognitive Solutions – Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM; Andres Gebhard, Head of Global Programming, Getty Images; Jason Kassin, Founder & CEO, FilmTracks; Scott Moore, Director, Content Systems Architecture, Discovery Communications, LLC; Moderator: Edward Klaris, Managing Partner, Klaris IP, LLC.
Cryptocurrencies, Sidechains and Fiat Portals
PANELISTS: Cedric Cobban, Co-Founder, PeerTracks; Adi Chikara, Solutions Management, 3Pillar Global; Steven Nerayoff, Founder & CEO, Maple Ventures; Moderator: Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group.
RightsTech in the Enterprise
PANELISTS: Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, MusicReports; Kristin Kliemann, Formerly Wiley & Sons; Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida; Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music & Records; Chris Reed, Strategic Advisor, Orangenius; Moderator: Vickie Nauman, Founder, CrossBorderWorks.