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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Ken Umezaki

Ken Umezaki

Co-founder & CEO, Verifi Media

Ken Umezaki is Co-Founder and CEO of Verifi Media, a media technology services company that empowers media creators to secure their rights within their creations and synchronize all updates and changes efficiently across the digital value chain, all at the speed of digital. In this role, Ken oversees all operations at Verifi, building a platform that enables artists and their teams to quickly and easily store, locate, correct and share verified media metadata, ownership information and underlying asset files with all stakeholders, including labels, publishers, distributors, DSPs, PROs and CMOs. This ensures all parties always have the most up-to-date media data, key to powering innovation while enabling creators
to be paid properly for their work.

Prior to Verifi, Ken spent over 20 years in the financial industry, leading him to found Digital Daruma in 2009, an investment firm specializing in digital music startups and developing-artist investing. He is also a serial entrepreneur, founding three new companies in the last decade, including Verifi.

Beyond the AI Boogeyman: Trust & Safety in the Modern Music Industry 

10/11/23, 4:00 PM

The critical conversation around trust & safety in music’s digital marketplaces has never been louder, but as each business lays out its own position, how can the industry align to formulate a collaborative approach to a nuanced issue?

As founding members of Music Fights Fraud, the global task force aimed at eradicating streaming fraud, CD Baby, FUGA and parent company Downtown, are actively working with partners, clients and competitors to create an industry where genuine content creators can thrive. In this discussion, our panel will focus on the impact of streaming fraud, how a proactive approach to trust & safety is necessary and why AI=Fraud isn’t the nuanced understanding the industry needs to progress.

AIMP Presents The Future of Metadata

10/15/21, 8:00 PM

Publishers and songwriters know the importance of metadata when it comes to getting paid for their music, and tech companies are hard at work creating new products, services, and platforms to make the process of cleaning, uploading, and updating this information as easy as possible. On this panel, representatives from several of these companies will come together to discuss future opportunities for metadata, how it will spawn new platforms, and how these platforms can work together to drive discovery and accuracy.

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