The event will feature presentations and panels around these seven key topics: The Adolescence of Streaming; Global Copyright & Rights Management; Technology: Smart Speakers, AI, and Next Gen Music; The Modern Music Company; International: Spotlight on Emerging Markets; and Innovation: Investing In Music and Startup Showcases. 

These themes will set the scene for the two-day NY:LON Connect conference and are detailed below. 
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David Hughed

David Hughes has 25 years’ experience in digital technology, focusing for the last 20 years on the online distribution of music. He joined the RIAA in Washington, DC in 2006, where he is currently the Chief Technology Officer. Hughes represents the recording industry’s technology interests and coordinates technology efforts. His responsibilities include the development and promotion of technical standards, emerging technologies and new formats, and outreach to the broader technology community. Prior to the RIAA, Hughes was at Sony Music where, as VP of Technology Strategies and Digital Policy, he created and headed the industry’s first Global Digital Business department. Hughes has contributed to a number of formats and standards including MPEG, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray, and UltraViolet. He has also been instrumental in the promotion of Hi-Resolution Music. He also sits on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board and is the inventor of a number of U.S. and international patents.
Tuesday, January 23

9:30am EST

9:40am EST

10:20am EST

11:30am EST

12:00pm EST

1:40pm EST

2:25pm EST

3:00pm EST

4:05pm EST

Wednesday, January 24

9:30am EST

10:00am EST