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Wednesday, May 18 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
New Investment Models In Songs & Talent

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As artist business models are shifting and income streams are changing, new models of investing in artists and musical works are starting to take shape.  What is the thinking behind each new approach? What data do we have around initial returns?How will these models evolve? What are some of the most promising ideas in this space that are likely to generate wins for all parties involved?  Hear from some of the experts that are focused on new ways of investing in artists and songs.

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Ken Umezaki

Founder, Digital Daruma
Ken Umezaki is an angel investor and business advisor for digital music startups, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist and B2B music and media service companies. He is also an experienced music business executive, focusing on business development, strategy and fundraising for the companies he works with. Digital Daruma has also made select direct investments in music artists and has co-founded Five To One Media... Read More →

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Mike McCready

Founder & CEO, Music Xray
Despite some expensive early lessons, Mike McCready had some success as an entrepreneur. Later on, he had some success as a musician. Today, McCready combines his passions for business and music by leading the company he co-founded, Music Xray. Millions of songs are created and uploaded to the web each year, making it harder than ever for musicians to stand out. Hit songs and acts (and lots of other commercially viable music and bands) are out... Read More →
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Michael Morrison

President & CEO, Wanduta Management
Michael Morrison is President and CEO of Wanduta Management and The Artist Advisors. He has a successful track record of grooming artists from inception and ushering those artists to the precipice of stardom. His management roster past and present includes Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Main Squeeze, Stolar, Animal Years, among others. Having begun his career as an attorney, Morrison achieved success as the President and CEO of a... Read More →
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Molly Neuman

Head of Music, Kickstarter
Molly Neuman is the new and first Head of Music at Kickstarter. Prior to joining Kickstarter, Neuman was Interim President and VP of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the trade association for American independent record labels which represent over 35% of the U.S. market. Before A2IM, she held senior roles in label relations at Rhapsody International and eMusic. She also worked in both artist management and on the label side... Read More →
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Mike Strouss

Co-Founder, Chime
Mike Strouss is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chime, a platform that privately connects angel investors with opportunities in music. Prior to Chime, Strouss ran LivingSocial's 300 person music venue, and led the company's music efforts by providing custom marketing solutions for labels, management, and artists.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
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