Senior Fellow, Intertrust Technologies
Founder & CEO, Agora Media/Senior Fellow, Technology Initiatives, Intertrust/Grammy Award Winning Producer-Songwriter/Technology Executive/Inventor/ Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Albhy Galuten is an American technology executive and futurist, and a Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and conductor. He has numerous inventions and has produced 13 number one hits with singles and albums selling over 100,000,000 copies. He has been nominated for seven and won two Grammy Awards, a Dramalogue award and a BMI award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
His productions include the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge, Jellyfish, and more.
As an innovator, Galuten invented the first drum loop for Saturday Night Fever. The technique was subsequently used by Toto for the song Africa and drum loops are now part of the basic fabric of today’s recorded music.
After inventing the Enhanced CD, Galuten went to work as a Vice President at Ion where the technology was refined and brought to major labels for releases by groups as diverse as Alice in Chains, Keb' Mo', No Doubt, and Sarah McLachlan.
After working at Ion, Galuten went to Universal Music Group where he established the first technology/business development division at a major record label, eventually growing to a 45-member team. After Universal Music Group, Galuten was an executive for 15 years at Sony Corporation of America and Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation).
Galuten has 9 issued patents.
Why NFTs are Not Dead and Don’t Suck
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 1:00 PM
The reports of their death are greatly exaggerated. Collectibles are part of the fabric of human behavior. Their migration to digital space and the transition of accountability and owners’ rights and agreements to immutable ledgers like blockchains is inevitable. This session will lay out the future of collectibles and limited-edition assets in digital and physical space.
AI: Opportunity or Apocalypse?
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 1:00 PM
Albhy Galuten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albhy_Galuten), Martin Clancy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Clancy), and others will discuss the opportunities and the challenges associated with Artificial Intelligence in the music ecosystem. Is it just another invention like the synthesizer or electric guitar or is it the end of life (and income) as we know it for musicians and writers?
Some areas to be covered include:
• AI generated voices including copying famous voices, living or dead
• Who gets paid? Compensation to musicians and writers for training from their songs
• Automated Stem Separation (automated Karaoke/music minus 1)
• Limiting Training Sets, can you learn from my song without my permission?
• AI Songwriting tools
• Finding Songs for Sync licenses from impossibly large catalogs
• AI Production, Mixing, and Mastering tools
• Adding transparency around who created and performed the song
• Who owns the copyright?
• Is AI creative?