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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Tuesday, January 23 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Presentations: Smart Speakers & Voice Interface — What’s the Reality for the Music Biz?

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Amazon’s Echo and other devices such as Apple’s HomePod and Google Home have the potential to change the way we discover and consume music. It’s safe to say we all have a sense that voice and smart assistants will be an important interface for music in the future — but will they really change discovery and consumption habits? What should the music industry be doing to make the most of the opportunities? During these presentations, we will hear from companies at the forefront of these trends.

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Pete Downton

Deputy CEO, 7digital
Pete Downton joined 7digital in June 2014, assuming overall responsibility for its commercial strategy. He brings over 15 years of operational and strategic experience within the heart of the nascent digital music and consumer technology businesses to the role. Prior to 7digital... Read More →
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Ryan Redington

Director, Music, Amazon
Ryan Redington is the head of Amazon Music in the U.S., reporting to Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. Throughout his time at Amazon, Redington has overseen the launch of two Amazon Music streaming services — Prime Music in June 2014 and Amazon Music Unlimited in October 2016. He... Read More →
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Ryan Taylor

Director of Partnerships, Sonos
Ryan Taylor is the Director of Partnerships at Sonos. He works with global brands to co-create and deliver enhanced music experiences to the home. Ryan has led partner projects with Amazon, Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, and many more. Taylor joined Sonos in 2013 as Senior Product... Read More →

Tuesday January 23, 2018 2:25pm - 3:00pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel