Key Content Tracks
AIMP Presents the 2021 Publishers & Songwriters Program
The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) presents the 2021 Publishers & Songwriters program on Friday, October 15. This will be a multi-disciplinary suite of sessions focusing on: Together Alone: The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Songwriters Post-Pandemic; Case Study: Leveraging Emerging Platforms with Levi Hummon; Future of Metadata; and the return of Mondo’s beloved Songwriter’s Live Carousel.
Fireside Chat with Michelle Munson: Improving Monetization and Quality for Streaming Concerts and Ticketing with Eluvio LIVE
The recent global shift towards streaming live events will become a permanent way to amplify and complement in-person concert performances moving forward. After powering such concerts for Black Eyed Peas, Rita Ora and other musical performances, this fireside chat with Emmy-award winning technologist Michelle Munson will discuss new technological innovations that help tackle some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in online ticketed performances. Specifically, she will talk about retaining artist control and customization; 4K streaming quality; monetization, including minting NFTs and digital collectables; and the application of blockchain technology for ticketing and viewing rights enforcement. Eluvio LIVE (https://live.eluv.io) provides artists with a novel blockchain-based streaming and ticketing platform for concerts and performances, distributed directly from artists to their global audiences – with no distribution or content management fees. It is built upon the award-winning Eluvio Content Fabric, used by Tier 1 media companies including MGM Studios, FOX Networks and others.
Future of Financial Rights
Mondo – in partnership with HIFI (https://hi.fi), the independent business management partner for creative professionals – introduces “The Future of Financial Rights,” a new series of panels, events and keynote discussions centered on innovation across financial transparency, independence and wellness.
“The Future of Financial Rights” kicked off this summer with three Mondo Conversations virtual events and culminates with an intensive four-track seminar on Thursday, October 14 featuring four panels: In Detail: Innovation in Business Management; Alternative Funding in the Creator Economy; Tackling the Information Imbalance in the Music Industry; and a Fireside Chat with Will Page (former chief economist at both Spotify and PRS for Music and HIFI advisor).
HIFI was launched in July 2020 as the financial rights organization for the music industry. HIFI's Royalties Dashboard aggregates fragmented artist income from across the globe and underwrites specialty financial products, including HIFI Cash Flow, with its bimonthly payments to artists. HIFI members also get access to a community of creators and their allies collectively striving to achieve financial transparency and independence through education, advocacy and technological innovation.
Future of Music Production
New this year is the debut of our The Future of Music Production track on Wednesday, October 13, featuring four panels analyzing how the broad impact of technology could dramatically change the music creation and distribution process in the coming years, from how creators make and monetize their works to how listeners experience music and engage with their favorite artists. Join us for the following panels and concentration topics: The Producers Panel; The Impact of AI; NFTs & Music Creation; The Next Generation of Spatial and Immersive Audio.
Keynote Conversation with SoundExchange CEO Michael Huppe: The Future of Music Consumption
SoundExchange is proud to kick off Mondo 2021 on Tuesday, October 12 with a series of must-see programs on the future of music in our digital-first age. SoundExchange President & CEO Michael Huppe will open Tuesday’s track with a keynote conversation road mapping his vision for a more simple, efficient, and creator-friendly future.
As the economics of listening evolve, so must the industry. Huppe will drive a discussion of the industry’s premier thought leaders to envision the future of music in the new digital-first world. This must-see roundtable will take a deep dive into the technology, systems and services necessary to scale the industry in the years to come as it reaches historic revenue levels.
“It is a dynamic time in the world of music marked by continued transformation,” said Huppe. “As the economics of listening evolve, so too must our industry. I look forward to joining the Mondo community as we come together for another year of meaningful and exciting discussion about the future of music.”
Under Huppe’s leadership, SoundExchange continues to turn mass quantities of data into accurate revenue for creators with state-of-the-art fintech solutions specifically designed to address the music industry’s greatest challenges. He’ll share key insights on how SoundExchange and the industry at large are leveling up for the next decade of success and beyond. Additional featured programming will center on hot topics such as technology solutions for the business of music, advocating for artists and creators, royalty and rights management, and more.
Live Virtual Pro Bono Sessions
Mondo and RAP at Harvard Law School will host Live Virtual Pro Bono Sessions during Mondo for its third consecutive year. RAP is a student practice organization serving the music community by offering pro bono legal services to local and national musicians.
Mondo CLE Music & Tech Law Symposium
The Mondo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Music & Tech Law Symposium, Powered by Michelman & Robinson LLP and Covington & Burling LLP and sponsored by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP and Recording Artists Project (“RAP”) at Harvard Law School, returns for its fifth year to host an all-day entertainment law seminar on addressing some of the biggest legal developments affecting the music industry, including recent court decisions upending fundamental issues, the re-imagining of key policy matters and how multiple aspects of the industry have been affected by – and forced to adapt to – a post-COVID world.
CLE 2021 Panel Agenda:
• International Deal Making
• Catalog Shopping 2021
• The Risks and Rewards of NFTs in the Music Industry
• Restatement of Copyrights: Issues for Creators and Rights Holders
• Royalty Audits: Challenges in the Digital Age
• Digital Streaming: Envisioning a More Equitable Model
• Litigation Review: Recent Decisions and Notable Trends
We’re proud to introduce our 2021 Steering Committee: Michael Poster, Chair, Michelman & Robinson, LLP; Adrian J. Perry, Covington & Burling LLP; Monika A. Tashman, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Angela N. Martinez, Esq.; Sonja J. Kim; and Chris Zheng, Harvard Law School.
New for 2021: Mondo.Cannabis is a series of panels and activations that focus on the intersection of the newly-legalized New York cannabis industry and related music, events and entertainment sectors, produced in association with music industry executive David Hazan. Hazan has headed international partnerships for O’ Cannabiz, produced Canada’s first cannabis hackathon and moderated more than ten cannabis business panels at leading North American cannabis and music conferences. The first confirmed Mondo.Cannabis panels are: The State of Legalization; Celebrity Branding in Cannabis; Future of Cannabis Festivals and Events; Cannabis Investment Opportunities; and Creativity in Cannabis.
Music Managers Forum US: Guiding Growth into 2022 - Managers and their Artists
The Music Managers Forum - US presents a panel focusing on how managers are working with and guiding their artists through the myriad of challenges posed by the pandemic, as the music industry works towards global recovery. Managers and their artists will explore their approach to building a safe and healthy touring plan, the latest platforms and technologies being used in their growth strategies, increasing (or re-awakening) fan engagement, and even working with mission-based initiatives to improve the world condition. Join these speakers and seek to inspire your growth into 2022!
NFT Bootcamp: How the Evolving NFT Market Will Impact Creators and Content Companies
What do NFTs mean for creators and the content companies they work with? Find out in NFT Bootcamp: How the Evolving NFT Market Will Impact Creators and Content Companies. In this panel session, attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP will lead panelists deeply involved in the NFT space through a discussion covering the evolving NFT market, including the technological and legal implications for content, the problem of counterfeit NFTs, the current state of NFT regulation, and common issues to be aware of when working with NFT platforms and partners.
The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) hosts two panels on Friday, October 15: Building Back Better Part 1: Post-Crisis Venue Collaboration and Part 2: Being a Better Neighbor.
NYC Nightlife United x Mondo with VibeLab: Elevating Nightlife's Cultural Status Through Community Engagement
With the Nightlife industry deemed not essential during the pandemic, we will explore best practices with colleagues nationwide on how to collaborate with your neighborhood to ensure reciprocal support with local residents.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Presents
The RIAA once again partners with Mondo to host its annual series, “Everything You Need to Know…in One Hour,” an important “state of the business” analysis featuring key industry leaders.
The NYC Guild of Music Supervisors Education Event & Film Festival
The NYC Guild of Music Supervisors Education Event & Film Festival returns for its fourth year as top music supervisors and industry executives in the fields of advertising, film, TV, video games and trailers give attendees a unique opportunity to meet, network and learn from some of the leading names in the business.
Using AI to Discover New Talent
Musiio, providing breakthrough Artificial Intelligence for the Music Industry, hosts our Using AI to Discover New Talent panel. Musiio’s Hit Potential Algorithm is a powerful music discovery tool, “listening” to and analyzing music at scale to evaluate, organize and even provide opportunities to improve music in pre-production. As part of its Mondo collaboration, Musiio will use its Algorithm to sort through showcase artist submissions and identify the entries that are most likely to achieve commercial success based upon multiple predetermined factors. Select artists will be included in a second-by-second breakdown session during the Mondo panel.
Video Games, Esports and Music: Opportunities in the Digital World -- Powered by Covington
Back by popular demand, join us for the second installment of “Video Games, Esports and Music: Opportunities in the Digital World”. This panel track will offer insight into the video games, esports and music landscape, recent success stories, and future opportunities.
Women In Music presents "Navigating Career Transitions"
In this panel session learn from accomplished women who have successfully pivoted their careers -- whether deliberate or unexpected. You'll also hear from leading industry recruiters on best practices for getting hired. With dynamic shifts in the music industry we'll discuss how to stay competitive, make strategic career plans, and excel in a new role.
Women in Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1985 committed to educating, empowering and advancing women in the music industry.