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SOTX 2014 Panels&Speeches Topics Announced

The conference part of 2014 SOTX EXPO dedicates itself to embracing various crucial segments in the production chain of the music industry. It brings together 71 music and IT industry professionals from 15 countries, who will engage in thematic debates about hot topics in the Chinese and foreign music and related industries, share successful experiences and suggestions, and explore the future of the music industry. Internationally renowned festival directors, booking agencies, copyright and licensing companies, and celebrity artists will give talks. These heavyweights won't hold back when they address the topics that cause sensation in the industry and beyond, such as "music media", "large-scale music festivals", "music SNS", "music + tech", "music + design", "music export promotions", "music education", "booking", "music ip", and "world music". They will share their thoughts on these concrete topics with the goals of (1) stimulating actual progress in the Chinese music industry, (2) adapting best practices and seasoned formats from abroad, (3) sharing platforms and content with a distinct local flavor and rhythm, (4) creating better international awareness of the Chinese music industry, and (5) ultimately of realizing more and better value with the available content and resources.

 

 

Conference 3 April 2014

Time

Topic                              

Participants

Format

09:30

Doors open

10:00

Opening / Practical AdvicesHow to Make Most of "Sound of the Xity"?                                               

Zhang Ran, Founder of Sound of the Xity, CEO of SX-MusicFounder of Music Live Social Networking APP "Pogo "

Ben MandelsonFounding Director of WOMEX

Paul Bräuer, Communications Director of Piranha Arts / WOMEX

Host: Jeroen Groenewegen

Opening

10:35

Breakthroughs and Developments in Chinese Traditional Media and New Media                      

Li Yu, Music General Manager of Tudou

Ge Fei ,Music Director of Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd, Top Chinese Music Chief Editor

Youdai Zhang, Founder/DJ of New Music Magazine and All That Jazz Beat Generation, The Soundtrack Of My Life, The Nightfly etc.

Host: Ding Taisheng, Planning Director of Modernsky Entertainment, Indie-filmmakerSenior Record Planner

Panel

11:20

Glastonbury: A Case Study of the World's Largest Outdoor Festival

Malcolm Haynes,

Promoter/Talent Buyer/Event Organizer of Glastonbury Festival

Speech

11:50

Break

13:00

Brands and Sponsors at Large-Scale Music Festivals

Ivan Milivojev, Founder/ Program Director/Board Member of Exit Festival

Alberto Guijarro ReyFounder/Co-director of Primavera Sound Festival

Zhang FanPresident of Beijing MiDi School of Music, Founder of MiDi Festival

Li DaiFounder and CEO of Zebra Media

Guillaume CrisafulliInternational Sales Manager (Asia) of MIDEM

Host: Jeroen Groenewegen

Panel

13:50

36Kr Technology Wise Talk'

The Future of A Musician

Chen Ge, Founder/CEO of Starwish Technology

Speech

14:05

The Future of Digital Music

Oscar Du, Deputy Business Director of QQmusic Digital Music Dept.

Speech

14:20

Services and Gadgets: The Darlings of the Digital Music Era

Wen Ya, Category Director of Amazon China

Speech

14:35

There's a Real Demand for Music SNS

Li Zhiming, General Manager of Visible Influence New Media Strategy Dept.

Speech

14:55

Technology Changes Music

Lenny Wang, Executive Director of  Netease Cloud Music

Kay, Founder/CEO of Jing.fm

Susan Chen, Founder/CEO of Lavaradio

Host: Jingyu, Pantry Manager of 36Kr

Panel

15:45

The Importance of Electronic Music in the Music Market

Irfan Van Ewijk, Founder of ID-T, INT. Business Development of Mysteryland

Howie B, Musician/Producer

Steve Sybesma , Live Entertainment President of Storm Electronic Music Festival

Om Zho, Chief Marketing Officer of Storm Electronic Music Festival  

DJ WENGWENG, Founder/CEO of INTRO Electronic Music Festival

Host: Neebing, Chairman of Boba Music

Panel

16:30

The Integration of the Music and Design Markets

Zeng Hui, Vice Director of Beijing Design Week Committee Office, Director of Beijing Gehua Creative Centre For Cultural Industry

Speech

16:50

Marketing Tricks for Promoting Music Export

Paul Bräuer, Communications Director of Piranha Arts / WOMEX

Zhang Ran, Founder of Sound of the Xity, CEO of SX-MusicFounder of Music Live Social Networking APP "Pogo "

Carles Sala Marzal, Director of Barcelona City Council

Jorge Bizarro, Co-founder/ Vice-President of Portuguese Independent Music Association(AMAEI)

Antonio Martinez, Delegate of Instituto Cubano de la Música (ICM), Founder of Endirecto

Vanessa Pyndiah, Export Development Officer of Regional Office of Contemporary MusicPRMA

Host: Eric de Fontenay, Founder of MusicDish*China & Mi2N

Panel

17:45

The Ecology of China's Music Education

Zhang FanPresident of Beijing MiDi School of Music, Founder of MiDi Festival

Zeng Yu, President of PILOT MUSIC

Sun Hongbin, Vice President of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

Hongyu Li, Chairman of Nine Beats Music Education Chain Institutions Board

Host: Blues Jiang, CEO of BeiJing ModernPlayer Media

Panel

18:30

End

 

Conference 4 April 2014

Time

Topic                              

Participants

Format

10:00

Doors open

10:30

Review of Day One                                               

Jeroen Groenewegen

Speech

10:40

The Next Step of Modernsky                   

Shen Li Hui, General Manager of Modernsky Entertainment CO,.LTD,  Founder of Strawberry Music Festival

Host: Jeroen Groenewegen

Panel

11:15

Sina Weibo: Creating Reverberations for the Dissemination of Music

Jetty Tang, Senior Product Manager of Sina Weibo

Speech

11:45

How to Promote Your Artist on the World Wide Web

Guillaume Florin, Founder/General Director of We Do Music

Speech

12:05

Break

13:00

On Successful Business Models for Chinese and International Booking Agencies

Lue ZhiQiang, Founder of Yugong Yishan Beijing, President of Yugong Yishan Cultural Promotions Ltd. Beijing

Jerome Williams, CEO of Earth Beat

Jef Vreys, Concert Promoter & Booking Manager of New Noise

Romuald Requena, Label Manager of SAKIFO RECORDS, Co-programmer of SAKIFO Festival

Leo de Boisgisson, Co-founder of Kaiguan Culture

Host: Yang Yu, International Artists Booking and Arrangements Manager of Midi Festival

Panel

13:45

Interpreting the“Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China”

Wenfang Ye, Associate Professor of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

Speech

14:00

Protecting and Speaking Out for Music IP Rights

Bill Zang, Vice President of China Audio-Video And Digital Publishing Association, Vice President of Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group

Suo Laijun, Deputy Director of Copyright Protection Center of China

Panel

14:35

Overview of International World Music Market

Ben MandelsonFounding Director of WOMEX

Carla Bakker, Delegate Director of Australasian Worldwide Music Expo(AWME)

Jung Hun Lee, General Director of Ulsan World Music Festival & Asia Pacific Music Meeting

Brahim El Mazned, Artistic Director of Timitar Festival

Warren Smith, Founder of Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Carlos Seixas, Artistic & Production Director of FMM Sines Festival

Albert Kuvezin, Founder/Musician of YAT-KHA

Jerome Williams, CEO of Earth Beat

Host: Jeroen Groenewegen

Panel

15:45

How to Realize Your Music Dream Through Crowd Funding

Pan Hu, Director of the Q Magazine editorial office, Drummer of the Elenore Band Ruishu Wong, DJ, Content Planner, Product Developer of Tangsuan Radio

Moxizishi, Musician and Singer-songwriter

Host: Mark, Founder/CEO of the Crowd-funding Company Musikid

Panel

16:30

Rock Stars That Entered in the Scope of the Mainstream in 2013

Hao Yun, Singer

Song Dongye, Singer

Host: Qi Youyi, Writer, Music Critics, Youth Director

Panel

17:05

The Business Models of Different Music Labels and Organizers

Lu Zhongqiang, General Manager of Cyber Show Ltd. , Investor/ General Producer of 13-Month

Stanley Cui , CEO of Beijing Sounds Great Culture Communication Co., LtdFounder of Pocket Records

Tommy Chan, Founder/CEO of Love Da Records

Zhang Chunxiao,Vice Gerneral Manager of Beijing YongLe Culture &Communication Co., Ltd

Host: Terry Xiang, Founder of NOVA Entertainment

Panel

17:50

End