Metadata Summit at Music Biz

Metadata Summit Beind Held at Music Biz in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host the Fifth Annual Metadata Summit, a gathering of the metadata community, on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CT as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. It will be supported by presenting sponsor, OpenPlay, and the following supporting sponsors: Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship/Open Music Initiative, DataArt, Digimarc, NPREX, Quantone, SOCAN, SoundExchange and TiVo.

"Metadata is the foundation of the entire digital music industry, but many people don't know it because the sizzle factor remains low," said Bill Wilson, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Music Biz. "Over the last four years, we've fought to change that with the Metadata Summit, amplifying the importance of data, providing a high level forum for discussion, and attracting key participants. We're looking forward to another lively discussion among actively involved parties at every level of the business at our fifth installment."

The event will be headlined by a keynote from Barak Moffitt, Executive VP of Content Strategy and Operations at the Universal Music Group. With more than 25 years in technology and music, including stints at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and the EMI Music Group, Moffitt will share his expertise on the importance of standardized, high-quality metadata and explain how it can be used to power new experiences in digital music. Chief among these is the rise of voice search via devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Voice, which will be the subject of a panel hosted by Music Week’s Emmanuel Legrand and featuring Sony Music Entertainment’s Chris Frankenburg and Quantone Music’s Mike Pegan.

In addition, representatives from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), County Analytics and the Open Music Initiative (OMI) will provide updates on global information infrastructure initiatives such as ISRC, DDEX, ISNI, and OMI by. The Summit will also tackle major metadata-related issues such as global songwriting royalty collection, proper implementation of standards and programmatic techniques for predictive metadata with representatives from Downtown Music Publishing/Songtrust, Loudr, OpenPlay, Pandora, ProMusicDB and VeVa Sound.

The full agenda for the Fifth Annual Metadata Summit can be found at musicbiz2017.sched.com. If interested in purchasing a Tuesday, May 16, Day Pass to attend the Summit and other programs scheduled for May 16, use code META-DAY to reveal the “Metadata Summit Day Pass - Tuesday, May 16” ticket for just $199. This ticket can be found at musicbiz2017.eventbrite.com.

For more information and to get an admission ticket, visit www.musicbiz2017.com.