SFMusicTech

SF MusicTech Summit speaker agenda includes RAIN and AccuRadio's Kurt Hanson

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

The twelfth installment of the acclaimed SanFran MusicTech Summit is tomorrow, at San Francisco's Hotel Kabuki (in Japantown). AccuRadio CEO and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will participate, as will several other industry professionals involved in the Internet radio sector.

Pandora Director of Playlist Engineering Eric Bieschke was the company's second employee. He works with the musical intelligence and listener data that shapes Pandora's music experiences.

SoundExchange (the company that administers webcasting sound recording royalties) senior counsel for Licensing & Enforcement Brad Prendergast will appear too, as will composer/performer Zoë Keating (she's the artist who made public her Pandora royalties, and said she'd be happier receiving listener data than small payments, here).

Rhapsody president Jon Irwin will keynote our own RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas in April (here). He'll also appear at SanFran MusicTech Summit tomorrow.

While SanFran MusicTech is tomorrow from 9a to 6p (followed by a cocktail party and afterparty), there's an opening night gathering tonight. Audio from the panels will be posted to SoundCloud, USTREAM.tv will live-stream content, and there's an official mobile app too. There's more, including registration, here.

TuneIn, Backbone Networks live streaming conference until 6pm PT

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:55am

TuneIn and Backbone Networks are live streaming panels from the SF MusicTech conference today until 8pm CT (6pm PT) across three channels.

The streams are free to listen. The direct link to the audio is here (or simply search for "SF MusicTech" from any TuneIn product).

Some of the conference highlights that will be streamed (all times Pacific):

  • A conversation with Tim Westergren, Pandora, at 10:45am
  • A panel featuring Michael Franti at 4:30pm
  • Thomas Hutchings, TuneIn, discussing "The Connected Car" at 10:45am

TuneIn is the free online audio agggregation and tuning service that offers over 70,000 stations of music, sports, news, and current events from around the world. Backbone Networks creates "complete Internet radio stations" and networks of stations, taking care of the technical part of broadcasting. Backbone operates and hosts the largest network of college and high school noncommercial educational (NCE) radio stations, as well as public radio, commercial and sports radio stations.

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