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FastForward Social III: Data & Tech in Music
Thu 18 August 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
We're just getting warmed up.
We're proud to announce that FastForward is coming back bigger & better in 2017, returning to the Muziekgebouw on 23-24 February 2017. To celebrate, we're launching this next conference at our FFWD Social III, at digital music services company 7digital on Thursday August 18.
In keeping with the trend of panel discussion + networking, we'll be bringing some of the sharpest minds in the industry to discuss the uses, applications, and issues around Data & Tech in Music. There will be a host of engaging content and special announcements jam-packed into the evening, topped off with drinks nearby.
19:00 Panel Discussion + Q&A
20:30 Drinks nearby at Singer Tavern
Data & Tech in Music
Music and technology are now closer than ever before. From a decades-long period where the traditional music industry rallied against development and innovation in the digital sphere, we are now in a space where new trends and applications of technology in music are (mostly) accepted and slowly adopted industry-wide. As a result of this, data is more abundant than ever, to the point of confusion and suffocation. Technology companies working in the music space (Apple Music, Spotify, Google/YouTube, Deezer, and specialists like Music Metric, Next Big Sound, Aloompa, SongKick, NumberEight) are tracking & presenting data that was never previously available, but collecting in such a way to provide access to millions and billions of data points every day, week and month.
Questions are now much more complex, developing from ‘will it sell?’ and ‘did it sell?’ to ‘how many time did someone listen?’, ‘when were they listening?’, ‘where?’, ‘which songs were before and after?’ and importantly ‘why?’ – with not all of the data sources being complimentary or saying the same thing. Our expert panel, covering various aspects of the music industry engaging daily with data and technology, will be discussing the practical applications of data, developments in technology and their impacts, cutting through the noise to find key insights, and attempting to humanize an often overwhelming subject.
Our panellists for the next FFWDSocial are:
Lucy Ball Head of Marketing Analytics, Sony Music UK
Steven Hancock COO & Founder, MelodyVR
Emily Scoggins Head of Marketing, The O2
Abhishek Sen Founder, NumberEight
Moderated by Chris Carey, CEO, Media Insight Consulting / Founder, FastForward
In addition to the panel and networking, in the spirirt of a tech in music evening, we've got something extra for you - live demonstrations of high definition audio thanks to MQA and 7digital, and Virtual Reality immersion thanks to MelodyVR.
After the panel discussion, we invite you to join us at Singer Tavern for Networking Drinks; a chance to meet new industry folk and get chatting about news and views!
Singer Tavern is located at 1 City Rd, London EC1Y 1AG.
To access this social event, please RSVP via registering on this event page.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your place at the launch of FFWD2017 at FFWD Social III on August 18! If you can't make it to the Social, sign up to our mailing list at fastforward.xyz for all the exciting news to be announced in the coming weeks!
If you have any questions about this FFWDSocial, or FastForward in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org