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Jonathan Taplin

Jonathan Taplin

Director Emeritus, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California

Jonathan Taplin is a public intellectual, writer, film producer and scholar. He is the director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California and was a professor at the USC Annenberg School from in the field of international communication management and digital media entertainment until 2017. Since his graduation from Princeton University in 1969, his extraordinary journey has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band, producer of major films such as Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, an executive at Merrill Lynch, creator of the Internet’s first video-on-demand service, and a cultural critic and author writing about technology in the new millennium.

RIAA Presents The End of Reality: AI and the Future of Music…

10/11/23, 8:00 PM

Variety Executive Music Editor Jem Aswad leads a discussion with USC Annenberg Innovation Lab Chairman Emeritus Jonathan Taplin, author of The End of Reality; Grammy-nominated songwriter and recording artist Jessy Wilson; and noted scientist, author and storyteller Dr. Moiya McTier for their expert perspectives on AI, innovation and the future of the music business.

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