Music Talks at Web Summit 2018 to Cover AI, Blockchain and Streaming

Imogen Heap

Music Talks at Web Summit 2018 to Cover AI, Blockchain and Streaming

MusicNotes strand to feature 7 talks; Imogen Heap to perform on Centre Stage.

The 2018 Web Summit, taking place on 5–8 November in Lisbon, will include a Music Notes strand of talks that will focus on the interface between music and technology. 

Seven talks and workshops will cover the future of the music industry, looking at performance, distribution, music making and music as a career. The 16 speakers include musician and Mycelia research hub founder Imogen Heap; Olivier Robert-Murphy of Universal Music Group; Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender; Cassandra Gracey, President of Sony Asia Pacific; and Nick Sabine, founder of Resident Advisor. All MusicNotes events will take place on Thursday 8 November. See the full line-up below.

MusicNotes, 8 November, Web Summit
11.20am: Guitar isn’t dead, with Andy Mooney (CEO, Fender) 
11.40am: The streaming label: a new model of artist data, development and distribution, with Rishi Malhotra (Co-Founder/CEO, Saavn)
11.55am: Is tech without emotion just a function?, with Olivier Robert-Murphy (Global Head of New Business, Universal Music Group)
12.10pm: Is AI the new A&R?, with Conrad Withey (Founder/CEO, Instrumental) and Tim Ingham (Editor, Music Business Worldwide). 
1.50pm: The democratisation of music for the artists, with Daniel Haver (CEO, Native Instruments)
2.10pm: EDM Production Masterclass, with Jonas Blue (DJ and producer)
3.50pm: Creative license, creative passports and the lifetime of a hit, with Imogen Heap (Musician and Founder, Mycelia)

Blockchain, CryptoConf and Creatiff track
Other music events during the WebSummit will include a Centre Stage performance by Imogen Heap, who will also take part in a discussion of the expanded uses of Blockchain as part of CryptoConf on 8 November. On 6 November, Olivier Robert-Murphy will discuss ‘Judging creativity’, while musician Peter Hollens and Patreon co-founder Sam Yam will discuss creator-platform partnerships, both part of the Creatiff track. 

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Published on 26 September 2018

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