President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies
Bill Rosenblatt is a globally recognized authority on technology issues pertaining to copyright and content in the digital age. He is an adjunct professor in the Music and Performing Arts Professions department at NYU. His consulting clients have included two of the three major record labels, Spotify, and others ranging from startups to global media and technology companies; and he has worked on copyright and technology issues for public policy entities around the world.
Bill is co-author (with Howie Singer) of Key Changes: The Ten Times Technology Disrupted the Music Industry (Oxford University Press) and author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (Wiley). He has written for Forbes, Publishers Weekly and other publications. He chairs the annual Copyright + Technology Conferences, which he co-produces with the Copyright Society, and he has spoken at events worldwide including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Bill plays guitar in Crude Humble & Obvious, the house band of the Copyright Society. He is a trustee of the Copyright Society and of Princeton Broadcasting Service, Inc., which operates WPRB-FM radio in Princeton. He holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton and an M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts, and he has had executive education in business and finance from NYU, Harvard, and USC.
Days of Future Passed: Disruptive Technologies and the Music Industry
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
If you want to predict how new technologies such as AI and social video will change the music industry, one way is to analyze how previous innovations impacted the business. As Steve Jobs said, "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” Howie Singer and Bill Rosenblatt, authors of the new book "Key Changes: The Ten Times Technology Transformed the Music Industry," look at lessons from historical developments over more than a century to help us predict how the latest disruptive technologies will shake up the music business.