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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Portia Sabin

Portia Sabin

President, Music Business Association

Dr. Portia Sabin is President of the Music Business Association. While working on her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she played drums, recorded, and toured with NYC band The Hissyfits. She founded Shotclock Management in 2004 and ran the legendary independent label, Kill Rock Stars, for 13 years. She is the host of a podcast about the music business called The Future of What. Sabin is a former board member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy, the RIAA, and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) and is currently on the Advisory Boards of NIVA and VevaCollect.

Ahead of the Curve: Trendspotting & Data Analysis in Music Discovery

10/12/23, 2:00 PM

Overnight sensations may seem like they come out of nowhere but they start with underground whispers that build to murmurs and then start to spread. Audience listening has never been more crucial and powerful for identifying when a trend may emerge and capitalizing on it fast. This panel of experts has developed tools and analyzes data every day to track user generated content and listener behaviors to predict when a viral hit is on the rise. With that crucial information, artists globally can build on that natural momentum to expand, reach the right fans in the right moment and break out of obscurity. This discussion is for the data lovers – we’ll get in to the nitty gritty on what and how to analyze and how to leverage that data.

RIAA's Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in About an Hour

10/14/20, 6:00 PM

Mondo is proud to once again partner with the RIAA to host their annual series, “Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in One Hour” featuring Kris Ahrend (Mechanical Licensing Collective); Jordan Bromley (Manatt and Music Artists Coalition); Dayna Frank (First Avenue and NIVA); Josh Friedlander (RIAA); Mitch Glazier (RIAA); Sarah Howes (SAG-AFTRA); Prophet (50/50, Black Music Action Coalition); Dr. Portia Sabin (Music Business Association); and Maria Strong (U.S. Copyright Office).

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