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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Will Griggs

Will Griggs

Chief Experience Officer, HIFI

Will Griggs is Chief Experience Officer at HIFI, the financial rights organization for the music industry, and an entertainment entrepreneur with leadership experience across promotion, curation and investment. Previous roles include Co-Founder of Cantora, which is known for developing internationally recognized artists (MGMT, Francis and the Lights) and investing in startups through “a music-culture-cool tech fund that doesn’t lack for ambition” (TIME) as well as Artistic Director of Public Arts, a multidisciplinary performance space at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel.

The Future of Financial Rights: Tackling the Information Imbalance in the Music Industry

10/14/21, 2:00 PM

The music industry is as defined by the dizzying pace of innovation as it is the opaque and convoluted business structures that have been entrenched in the industry for decades. Music professionals must keep their fingers on the pulse of cutting-edge business opportunities or risk being left behind. Managers, artists and other industry insiders have more options than ever to share, discover and debate industry news, trends and best practices. This panel will dig into the new wave of companies and leaders who are working to bridge the “information imbalance” in the music industry via Discord communities, newsletters and other new platforms and how they are helping to democratize the power structures in music today.

HIFI & Mondo.NYC Present The Future of Financial Rights: Streaming Beyond the DSPs

9/29/21, 7:00 PM

As UGC and fan-driven content such as influencer-produced videos, live-streamed DJ sets, and virtual listening sessions reach millions and millions of people each day, innovative players have emerged to build the rails to deliver these new marketing and monetization avenues to artists and fans. This panel will explore how our panelists have navigated the opportunities (and challenges) of licensing and relationship building across the DSP, artist, and fan ecosystems.

This is the third virtual panel in HIFI's “The Future of Financial Rights” series leading up to the full Mondo.NYC conference October 12-15, 2021. The panel is free but RSVP is required. Visit here to register:

Mondo & HIFI Present: The Future of Fandom: Tokenization, Subscriptions and Beyond

8/18/21, 9:00 PM

Join us and learn about innovative approaches to building and nurturing a fanbase in 2021 from experts across music and tech. This session will focus on fostering a sense of ownership within tokenized communities, the benefits of building a loyal tribe with subscription models, and how to evangelize your most dedicated supporters online, among other topics. This is a free zoom however RSVP is required to attend. Click here:

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