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. 
Tuesday, January 23 • 10:20am - 11:00am
The Future of Ad-Supported Streaming

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Ad-supported streaming is an important, but often controversial, part of the new music business. It’s an important component for more radio-like services such as Pandora and acts as a vital funnel in bringing in paid subscribers to full on-demand services. When it comes to services like YouTube, the issue of the comparative value which ad-supported brings in, compared with subscription, is still one of the industry’s hottest topics. This panel will aim to answer the following:
  • How sustainable is the ad-funded model?
  • Is there a value gap, and if so, what can be done to improve the situation?
  • Will there always be a role for ad-funded in driving premium paid subscriptions?
  • How does the role of ad-funded vary according to different regions and countries?

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Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman is the founder and owner of CrossBorderWorks, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in music tech. Her focus is the intersection between technology and music, particularly regarding licensing and music data/rights, product/device integration, and international... Read More →

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Noah Becker

President, AdRev
Noah Becker serves as CEO at AdRev - a global leader in YouTube and Facebook monetization, administration and strategy, music distribution, and proprietary music and media software development. AdRev administers over 10 million copyrights and is on pace to paid out over $20M to its... Read More →
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Vivien Lewit

Global Head of Artist Services, YouTube and Google Play Music
As Global Head of Artist Services at YouTube and Google Play Music, Vivien Lewit directs a team of music ambassadors focused on developing and executing strategies to support the growth of artists’ careers on YouTube and Google Play Music. She also oversees the company’s live... Read More →
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Tracy Maddux

CEO, CD Baby
Tracy Maddux joined the CD Baby team in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and became CEO in May of 2012. He has led the company during a period of rapid growth, focusing on rolling out new platforms that enable artists to self-manage their music careers, make money from their music... Read More →
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Jeff Zuchowski

Vp, Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Pandora

Tuesday January 23, 2018 10:20am - 11:00am EST
Dream Downtown Hotel