Future sounds: What’s next for the music industry?

The music industry has seen incredible shift over the past decade and technology has been at the helm of this transformation. Amidst streaming companies, innovations in the live event experience and emerging artist business models, the landscape looks entirely different today, than ever. Join us to meet today’s key players, learn how they're transforming how we engage with music – and how they envision this space evolving in decades to come. 

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Director of Strategic Partnerships, Spotify

Lisa is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Spotify focusing on native partner integrations primarily in the software space to accelerate Spotify's growth. Live deals include several hard- and software deals with Google, Shazam, SoundHound, Tango, DJAY, Serato, Nike, Runkeeper, LastFM. Prior to this role, Lisa launched the Spotify service in Germany as a Managing Director. She also worked as a Media Executive for RTL Group / Bertelsmann and as an Investment Manager for Axel Springer AG in Berlin.

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Lauren Spalding

Artist Manager, Fruin Management Company

Lauren A. Spalding started her career as an intern at Capitol Records the day after graduating from high school in 2003 and never looked back. After over a decade in the music industry, she's settled into artist management, working with the likes of Jeff Lynne, Boz Scaggs, Lenny Kravitz, Cherub and LEX. In 2017, she will be launching her own management firm, The Spalding Company.

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Sam Hunt

Booking Agent, The Windish Agency

Sam Hunt is an agent at the Windish Agency, handling clients such as Major Lazer/Diplo, Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Chromeo, Run the Jewels, Jamie xx, and more. He is based in Oakland, California and has been with the Windish Agency since 2004.

Drew Denbo

Head of Business Development- Digital Music, Amazon

Drew is currently the Head of Business Development for Amazon Music, identifying and managing distribution opportunities and technology licensing deals for Amazon’s digital music platform. Prior to Amazon, Drew served as the SVP of Business Development at MOG/Beats Music for 2.5 years and was the GM of Business Development at Rhapsody for 10 years. He developed his love for live and recorded music as an undergraduate student at Washington and Lee University in Virginia where he booked artists for the school such as George Clinton and The P Funk All Stars, Drivin N Cryin and The Hoodoo Gurus.  Drew completed his MBA at the Haas School of Business in 2007. 

Moderator: Patti Silverman

Advisor, SF MusicTech Summit/ Maui MusicTech Experiment

Patti Silverman operates in the space where music and technology converge. While at Columbia Records in NYC, she developed a reputation as an early proponent of music tech. To run marketing campaigns for artists including Adele, Band of Horses and Passion Pit, Patti scouted innovative products and breakthrough technologies. This interest in the “future of music” brought Patti to SF, where she joined the SF MusicTech Summit as Communications Director. In her role, Patti became a master connector, supporting innovation in the music industry by bridging relationships between tech, artists and labels. She continues to work with the community as an Advisor. Taking her dedication to innovation a step further, Patti now works directly in tech as a Launch and Growth Strategist for clients in the music tech space and is on the Advisory Board for SXSW. She was named one of the “30 Top SF Twitter Users to Follow” and can be found onstage speaking at tech events and judging startup competitions. Follow on Twitter: @silvermansays