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Wednesday, September 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Making Sense of the Streaming Digital Economy

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For the past decade consumers have been moving from a physical ownership model to a digital access model. During this period, artists and music labels have had to go from a primary revenue model concentrated on selling CDs to a wider physical/digital platform where they need to get revenues from 10-12 sources, with less funds for support. 2013 was a tipping point for recorded music sales as digital sales decreased for the first time. Digital album sales were flat but digital track sales dropped 6%. So far in 2014 digital albums and tracks are down double digit percentages and it’s not just the release schedule. The good news is that U.S. monitored streaming revenues were way up in 2013. The other good news is that a number of these revenue sources are also providing music discovery and promotional support as they reach consumers.

We’re going to explore the growth of streaming both in the United States and internationally – and how to get access for both promotion and monetization!


Rich Bengloff

President, American Association of Independent Music
RICH BENGLOFF is the President of the American Association of Independent Music | (“A2IM”), a not-for-profit trade organization that represents over 340 dues paying | independent music labels that have banded together to form a central voice advocating | for the health of the independent music sector in the areas of advocacy, commerce and | member services. Rich has spent much of his career in the music and entertainment... Read More →


Kevin Breuner

CD Baby, Director of Marketing
KEVIN BREUNER, CD Baby’s Director of Marketing, has spent over 14 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went East to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlantabased band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self titled... Read More →

Mike Fink

Artist and Label Relations Manager, Pandora
MIKE FINK, the Artist and Label Relations Manager at Pandora, specializes in music curation; label and artist relations and live event production. In this role, he is responsible for communications with record labels and artists – forging new and maintaining existing relationships. Fink also works directly with labels and distributors to identify and add new music and content into the Music Genome Project. Fink brought with him more than 10... Read More →

Billy Maupin

General Manager, Yep Roc Music Group
Billy Maupin is the General Manager of the Yep Roc Music Group, the Hillsborough, North Carolina home of Yep Roc Records, Break World Records and Riff City Sounds. Billy manages the worldwide sales and marketing for artists such as Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Tift Merritt and Mandolin Orange, among many others. | | Billy is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Broadcasting and began his career at the... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203