Known as the longest running conference serving the urban music community (1989-2009 and returning in 2014), Urban Network Digital & Music Industry Quarterly Magazine (MIQ)’s Business of Music Conference boasted over 1000 attendees in 2016, with over 70 independent recording acts performing over the 3 day conference.
This year, The Business of Music Conference will feature nearly a dozen panels and seminars with top executives from major & indie labels, publishing companies, radio broadcasters, music streaming services, and music supervisors, sharing their expertise and knowledge.
Dae Bogan has been added to speak on the panel “Digital Rebellion Pt. 2: Navigating the World of Music Streaming” on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 2:30pm – 3:45pm.
Complete details and tickets can be found at http://urbannetworkdigitalconference.com
Dae Bogan And Warner Brothers Records’ VP, A&R Eesean Bolden Join Panel At XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit 2017
Dae Bogan, the Co-founder & CEO of music rights and metadata management tech startup TuneRegistry and a Lecturer of Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, will be joining music industry consultant, Geoff Mayfield, and Warner Brothers Records’ Vice President of A&R, Eesean Bolden, on a panel at the XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit 2017, which takes place April 4th – 5th, 2017 at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.
For 14 years XLIVE has been providing resources and information to the festival and live event industry. The XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit will convene festival and live event producers, leading data and analytics executives, in addition to brands hosting their own corporate events and festivals. With over $1.1 billion invested in event technology in 2016, the digital transformation in the live event sector is growing at unprecedented levels. As live events and festivals experience increased competition from one another and strive to provide unique experiences for fans and attendees alike, technology will serve as a cornerstone in this effort for years to come. With this digitization of the live event experience – event organizers can now harness the power of their data to more effectively engage attendees, understand customer behavior, increase revenue, analyze competition, identify talent trends, monetize assets, enhance sponsorship activation and more!
Bogan, Mayfield, and Bolden will offer insight and commentary on the panel “MUSICOLOGY – HOW EMERGING ARTISTS IN MUSIC USE DATA AND ANALYTICS TO GROW AND MONETIZE THEIR FANBASE” which will take place on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 2:50pm – 3:30pm.
The panel description is as follows: The music industry has undergone a transformation over the past decade thanks to the emergence of digital streaming as the primary means for Millennial audiences discovering new artists. Our afternoon fireside chat will convene music industry experts to discuss the use of analytics in digital music streaming to help emerging artists build their fanbase through planning their tour schedules and festival calendars. We’ll also explore the issue of data ownership in the music industry to uncover how emerging artists can more effectively monetize their fans through digital streaming before and after they go on tour.
Tickets are available online. Get 10% OFF with code XLDAEB15
Monday, 3/13 – I am exhibiting with the TuneRegistry at the SXSW Trade Show (Booth 1939)
Tuesday, 3/14 – I am exhibiting TuneRegistry at the Music Startup Spotlight
Wednesday, 3/15 – I am moderating the panel “Rights & Metadata in Evolving Digital Music Space”
Friday, 3/17 – I am participating as a mentor. I have limited slots available for 1-on-1 mentorship.
See more of the things I’ll be involved in at www.tuneregistry.com/SXSW2017
Online music industry publication, Hypebot, has featured my startup TuneRegistry in its “The Pitch” series today. Hypebot gave us the opportunity to introduce our platform and tell its readers what makes TuneRegistry special; in 100 words or less. Check it out here.
Pandora recently launched its sleeker new look. The centerpiece of the new user interface is the song artwork, which is now bigger and more prominent than ever. The artwork is also used as a color-washed background.
In an email sent to YouTube Music partners this week, YouTube announced that it will change the way it handles publishing.
Currently, YouTube allows rights holders to submit metadata and ownership information to a single global composition record. If there are multiple rights holders, their information is aggregated and rolled up into the “global” composition asset. Then various owners of sound recordings can create relationships (matches) between the “global” composition and their sound recordings. For example, 3 cover song recordings matched to a single “global” composition. However, YouTube is changing this process.
YouTube is doing away with a “global” composition and Composition Asset ID, which all rights holders on the composition would share, and now requiring that rights holders submit a “Composition Share” asset (think of it in relationship to a Split Sheet, the writer/publisher share) and provide their own unique Custom ID to YouTube, which associates back to the composition in the rights holder’s own database (e.g. a catalog number).
Notably, YouTube will no longer create composition to sound recording relationships on behalf of rights holders. It will become more important than ever for right holders to stay on top of their ownership splits and submissions. Furthermore, because YouTube will now rely on rights holders own Custom IDs, it will be important to implement and maintain a clean unique ID database. This could be the catalog number or the same unique ID the publishers use when registering works to PROs via CWR.
Read the full email below…
Dear YouTube Music Publishing Partner,
We are launching a new publishing data model to give you more transparency into and control over how your rights are associated with sound recording assets. In this new model, we will no longer have one “global” composition asset with metadata, ownership, and embedded relationships provided by various owners. Instead, each owner will have their own “Composition Share” assets. These “Composition Share” assets represent only the metadata and ownership information provided by a single owner. Your provided embedded relationships between “Composition Share” assets and sound recording assets will always be applied.
Our current planned launch date for this change is four weeks from now, on Monday, April 3.
This new model will require one major change on your side. Because we will be deprecating our historical Composition Assets and replacing them with a new asset type, today’s Composition Asset IDs will no longer be used. In most cases where you now use Composition Asset ID (including delivery and reporting), you should transition to using the Custom ID field. We recommend that the data you provide in this field always mirror the proprietary work codes that you use in your own database. In order for your Custom IDs to behave in a sensical and deterministic manner, it is critically important that your Custom IDs function as a primary key. That is, every Composition Share must have a Custom ID, and each Custom ID must refer to one and only one Composition Share. We strongly urge you to examine your Custom ID data now and confirm that your Custom IDs refer to only a single work each. If you suspect that this is not the case, please reach out to [omitted] for assistance. We would be happy to send you reports of how you are currently using Custom ID and where any gaps in your data may exist. If your Custom IDs do not function as a primary key in our new model, you may experience errors and ingestion failures.
Because this is a major change, this may require some workflow adjustments on your side. A few important things you should be aware of:
You will have greater control of embedded relationships between Sound Recordings and “Composition Shares.” Any embedded relationships delivered by any publishing partner will always be applied. If partners deliver conflicting data, these conflicts will immediately manifest in the YouTube Content Manager. By the same token, if you do not deliver us a Composition-Share-to-Sound-Recording relationship, we will not create one for you based on other partners’ data. You can continue to create these relationships through CSV ingestions, and we will be adding the ability to delete these relationships in bulk via CSV ingestions. We are also adding functionality to the Content Manager to allow you to edit these relationships directly in the user interface.
Conflicts now exist at the Sound Recording level, rather than at the Composition level. This means that you will see a larger number of conflicts in your conflicts queue. This increase in the number of assets in conflict does not necessarily represent a larger number of views in conflict; conflicts are merely being reported to you on a more granular level. Given that you will now have greater control over embedded relationships, conflicts caused by bad data should be much easier to resolve. When communicating about conflicts with other partners, you should now use Sound Recording Asset IDs instead of Composition Asset IDs.
Asset revenue will be reported at the Sound Recording level, rather than at the Composition level. This means that your asset revenue reports will grow (they will have more lines). To see revenue reported to you at the Composition level, simply pivot the asset revenue report on Custom ID. If you need assistance processing these larger reports, please reach out to your technical account manager or send an email to [omitted].
We recognize that this is a major change that may result in substantial changes to your current workflows. We want to make this change as easy as possible for you and we are here to help and to listen to your feedback. If you have any questions not addressed in this email or on the Help Center, please contact your regular YouTube representatives. To submit feedback directly to our product specialists, please hit the “Help & Feedback” button in CMS. For operational or technical support, please reach out to [omitted]. We will also be hosting office hours and workshops at our New York City office, at our Los Angeles office, and in Nashville in the weeks after the new model is launched. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to your regular YouTube contacts.
YouTube Music Publishing Team