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Thursday, November 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Music in a Digital Age

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Today's music industry is changing rapidly for musicians and music fans thanks to the digital revolution and sophisticated user-friendly technologies. In this session, we'll be meeting a group of creators and industry players who are using technology to change the music landscape. What innovative techno-centric projects are DC-based Bluebrain working on, and how are they getting the word out to their fans? What challenges do musicians in developing countries face, and how is Peacetones helping them join the digital music revolution?  How does digital music collection agency SoundExchange ensure artists are paid? Join us for a fascinating peek into the ways technology is revolutionizing the music industry, both in the US and around the world.


Ruha Devanesan

I work as Vice President and Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization. In my capacity as Executive Director, I've led the design and implementation of several social justice initiatives, of which PeaceTones is my personal favorite. The PeaceTones Initiative helps talented, unknown artists from developing nations build their careers while giving back to their communities. Through PeaceTones, we're looking to rework the traditional... Read More →

Sean Glover

Director of Royalty Administration at SoundExchange
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Ryan Holladay

Moderator Ryan Holladay is the New Media Curator at Artisphere and one half of the music duo, BLUEBRAIN, along with his brother Hays. Their work is primarily focused on exploring the intersection of art and technology,with projects ranging from a multi-channel walk-through sound installation in an abandoned funeral home to location-based music compositions, designed as iPhone apps for parks such as The National Mall and... Read More →
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Chhaya Kapadia

Chhaya is Future of Music Coalition’s COO and Events Director and has been with the organization since 2006 (aka when we still worked out of Jenny Toomey's spare bedroom). Prior to moving to Washington, DC, she spent several years coordinating tours at noted Boston roots music booking/management agency Concerted Efforts for artists such as Orchestra Baobab, Ali Farka Toure, Rokia Traore, Booker T. & The MG's, Yat-Kha and others. She has also... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

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