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Music 4.5 The Economics of Streaming

29 March 2017, Reed Smith offices, 599 Lexington Avenue, NEW YORK

Music 4.5 The Economics of Streaming and the Value Gap will examine the business of streaming, the latest developments around music licensing, the implications of digital service providers’ different business models, legislative reform, as well as the impact of the ad-market dynamics on per-stream rates for artists, record labels, publishers, and collective rights management organizations.

We will cover questions such as:

– What are the economics of streaming – for service providers, rightsholders, artists and users?

– If ad-supported and subscription services are increasingly competing head-on, should free services be paying the same percentage of their income to rights holders as paid subscription services? What is the impact of the DMCA Safe Harbor provision on revenue for rights holders?

– What changes in legislation, licensing and contracts will guarantee a marketplace where the two different business models – free, ad-supported and paid-for subscription – can be made to work “fairly” with increased revenues returned to artists and rightsholders?

– How can the ‘free model’ be made to work better and more fairly for artists?
If consumption is free, what is the value of promotion?

– Will the review of safe harbor legislation deliver a level playing field between ad-supported and subscription-based service providers, e.g. Spotify and YouTube?

– Will ‘take down’ also mean ‘stay down’? What are the issues with ‘stay down?’ How accurate is YouTube’s Content ID?

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TechPitch 4.5

25 April 2017, The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES

TechPitch 4.5 provides a platform for tech start-ups across all verticals to present their business idea to a panel of expert judges and our savvy audience of investors, journalists, angel investors, professional service providers and analysts.

How does it work? At each event, eight start-ups are selected to spend three minutes pitching their business plan, followed by a brief Q and A with the judging panel. A winner is selected by both the judges and the audience.

Post-pitches, our ever-popular networking portion gives start-ups the opportunities to interface with like-minded individuals, fellow entrepreneurs, potential investors and partners.

For investors, TechPitch 4.5 events are a chance to witness first-hand the innovation, disruption, and emerging trends in the UK tech scene. Start-ups that have graced our stage have gone on to award-winning heights, with investment from angels, incubators, accelerators, and partners.

Apply to pitch and buy tickets here.


TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail

11 May 2017, Irwin Mitchell offices, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1N 2PZ

TechPitch 4.5 Fashion, Luxe & Retail is a platform to enable startups specifically within the fashion/luxe/retail-tech industry from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, fashion/luxe/retail industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful fashion/luxe and tech entrepreneurs. This pitching event is a unique opportunity to build more awareness, receive productive feedback from an expert panel, and network with key fashion/luxe/retail and tech industry players.

Apply to pitch and buy tickets here.

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