2017 SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS
|Oath | www.oath.com/
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media. For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com..
|VIZRT | www.vizrt.com
Vizrt is a worldwide market leader in the areas of real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, story and video editing, compositing, and multi-platform VOD and live playout tools.
Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading media companies, including CNN, CBS, Fox, Vice Media, Scripps, Raycom Media, Hearst Television, BBC, Sky Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ITN, ZDF, The Washington Post, TF1, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing.
|Game Insight | www.gameinsight.com
Game Insight is the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences for a wide range of audiences, from casual to hardcore. With its breadth of games, depth of players, focus on innovation, and partnerships with the world’s largest entertainment and technology companies – from Disney to Microsoft – Game Insight is pioneering cross-platform gaming on a global scale. Game Insight was the first company to develop hidden object and tycoon games for social networks and mobile, revolutionizing the concept of cross-platform gameplay in those genres.Game Insight has since gone on to develop unique experiences in a variety of genres, including 3D games and mobile messenger games.
|TIVO | www.tivo.com
At TiVo, we’re always innovating to create the ultimate entertainment experience. When it comes to music, we deliver the personalized, engaging listening experiences fans can’t resist. Our best-in-class Music Metadata covers millions of albums and tracks, and offers standardized IDs, unique descriptors, high-quality imagery and more. Streaming providers can enhance their services, while labels, publishers and distributors can more effectively market and merchandise their catalogs. Around the world, leading brands choose TiVo to deliver the music fans want and introduce them to their next obsession, creating loyal customers in the process. Learn more: tivo.com.
|Armonia Online | www.armoniaonline.com
Armonia Online is the first pan-European hub of collective management organizations (CMOs) aiming at granting pan-European licenses to online services and technologies through a single agreement for the repertoires they represent. Armonia is an alliance of 9 collective societies in Europe (SACEM (FR), SGAE (SP), SIAE (IT), SACEM (LUX), SPA (POR), SABAM (BEL), SUISA (SW), AKM (AU), and ARTISJUS (HG)) and 3 international mandates (Universal Music Publishing International, Wixen Music Publishing and SOCAN), representing 13 million musical works and covering from 33 to 131 territories worldwide. Uniting extensive music business experience with innovative technology, Armonia is about making online music licensing and processing simpler to ensure a fair deal for everyone.
|Rumblefish | www.rumblefish.com
Rumblefish is the leading rights administration provider for the music industry. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps by offering transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization.
Acquired by Music Rights Organization, SESAC, in 2014, Rumblefish has served the creative and business communities by supporting music distribution innovation with technical expertise and tireless dedication that allows clients to focus on their core business. Using technology to its fullest, Rumblefish also helps labels, publishers, artists, and recording rights holders make the most of their musical content and assists music distributors get the right licenses so they can execute their business plans.
Whether it is licensing, royalty or data support, Rumblefish has it covered. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
|LyricFind | www.lyricfind.com
LyricFind is the world’s largest provider of song lyrics to digital music services, web sites, mobile phones, and more. With licensing from over 3,000 publishers, worldwide rights, and millions of lyrics available, LyricFind powers hundreds of music services around the globe.
|Music Reports | www.musicreports.com
Music Reports is a global music licensing and administration platform. Our assets include Songdex®, the world’s largest database of sound recording and musical works information, a best-in-class SaaS-ready information technology platform, and a team of experienced music business affairs professionals. Music Reports’ capabilities are wide ranging, and are being extended in new directions as rapidly as the music business is changing. Generally, we help clients analyze the rights and rightsholders implicated by their proposed business activities; help obtain licenses for the rights they determine to pursue; and administer those licensed rights in a manner tailored to their specific needs.
|Sheppard Mullin | www.sheppardmullin.com
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our multidisciplinary entertainment and digital media practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices and the top media law practices in the world. Our lawyers work with major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, leading Internet portals, Web and mobile publishers, e-commerce, social media and other media companies in the production, distribution and monetization of digital content. With our depth of understanding of the business, we also effectively represent entertainment and digital media companies in their financing and mergers and acquisitions activities. We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry.
|iHeartRadio | www.iheart.com
iHeartRadio, a free all-in-one streaming music, podcasting and live digital radio service, offers thousands of Live Radio stations from across the country, personalized custom Artist Radio stations, and the top podcasts and on-air personalities available everywhere listeners are. Plus, iHeartRadio features easy-to-use on demand functionality with iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access Powered by Napster, which make radio truly interactive and connects listeners directly to their music collections. These subscription features include personal music libraries and playlists; the ability to search and play songs instantly; and the option to save and replay songs directly from live and custom radio, something no other service has the assets to offer.
|Above Average | www.aboveaverage.com
Above Average delivers premium, original comedy content to fans daily. The digital publisher is home to short-form series such as 7 Minutes in Heaven, Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride, Hudson Valley Ballers, Storytime and Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice. Guided by a creator-first philosophy, Above Average pairs the industry’s top comedians and celebrities with the rising stars of tomorrow to create award-winning programming. Founded in 2012 as an independent subsidiary of Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, Above Average is a digital-first company with a 40-year TV and film legacy. In 2015, Above Average launched the web’s leading sports comedy destination, The Kicker, led editorially by SNL co-head writer Bryan Tucker.
|Stream Space | www.stream.space
StreamSpace is the most progressive video marketplace in the world. The StreamSpace platform incorporates a blockchain ledger which enables an instantaneous and transparent payment system in any combination of fiat and cryptocurrency to the filmmakers / copyright owners through Smart Contracts. Video storage on the StreamSpace platform is decentralized and distributed which enhances security from piracy and increases network performance.
Our goal is to become the world’s leading destination for innovative film content, with a deep catalog that will enable personalized viewing experiences and that will be rewarding for our core customers: creative, independent filmmakers and film aficionados.
|Virtusales | www.virtusales.com
Virtusales develops and implements the Biblio suite of software which runs Contracts, Rights and Royalty processes for some of the world’s leading media companies; these include Bonnier, Penguin Random House, Hachette UK, Pearson Education, Pan Macmillan, and Harvard University Press.
|Plex | www.plex.com
Plex organizes your entire media collection— live and DVRed content, movies, TV Shows, home videos, photos, and music—so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time. Platforms include Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, Smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, NVIDIA Shield, and more.
|SoundExchange | www.soundexchange.com
SoundExchange develops business solutions to benefit the entire music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of nearly 150,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts and administers direct agreements on behalf of rights owners and licensees. To date, SoundExchange has paid out nearly $5 billion in royalties. SXWorks, a SoundExchange subsidiary, acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) which represents music publishers and administers the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.
|Streamlabs | www.streamlabs.com
Streamlabs is the #1 set of streamer tools used by live streamers on Twitch & YouTube, and is also supported by Facebook Live and Microsoft’s Mixer. With over 60 million monthly active users, the company has created over two dozen widgets used by streamers to grow, build, and monetize their channels. Streamlabs has paid out more than $200 million in the past 3 years to streamers, with $100m+ in 2017 alone. In July, the company delivered its first mobile livestreaming app for Android, and will be adding iOS in the coming months.
|Ingenta | www.ingenta.com
Ingenta is a world-leading provider of content solutions. Our Rights and Royalties systems provide you with end-to-end management and monetization of your intellectual property. Through our innovative software, we enable you to sell more pro-actively and license more creatively, increasing your ability to get the most out of your assets.
|Amper Music | www.ampermusic.com
Amper is your personal Artificial Intelligence music composer, who helps you create music for all your video content. You no longer need to bear the time, budgetary, and licensing frustrations of stock music. With Amper, you can create original, royalty-free music tailored to your videos without needing any prior music experience. The music you make with Amper is always unique and broadcast-ready, and comes with a royalty-free, global, and perpetual-use license. Amperhelps you further your creative vision and, ultimately, make better content, faster.
|WHOSAY | www.whosay.com
WHOSAY powers marketing campaigns for brands across all verticals, utilizes every level of celebrity and influencer, and delivers measurably superior results to other mobile and social advertising.
WHOSAY is the largest and most trusted influence marketer in the world. Founded in 2010, WHOSAY is built from the best of entertainment, technology and advertising.
|Manatt | www.manatt.com
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany), Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base—including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies—across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
Manatt Digital, a division of Manatt, is a team of business strategists and business development advisors helping clients navigate the complex and evolving digital landscape with transformative results. For more information, visit www.manatt.com/Manatt-Digital.
|WeWork | www.wework.com
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|IAB | www.iab.com
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. Together, they account for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB develops technical standards and best practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. The organization is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the IAB advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a West Coast office in San Francisco.
|Copyright Alliance | www.copyrightalliance.org
The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing the copyright interests of over 1.8 million individual creators and over 13,000 organizations in the United States, across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright, and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators. For more information, please visit www.copyrightalliance.org.
|TuneRegistry | www.tuneregistry.com
TuneRegistry is an all-in-one music rights and metadata management platform with streamlined registrations to rights organizations and metadata delivery to data services.
|NUE | www.nueagency.com
NUE sits at the center of music, brands and technology, leading the way into the next evolution of the music industry. We go beyond talent discovery and development, we bring artists and brands big opportunities that help them build and maximize their impact. We bring together artists and some of the world’s leading platforms and organizations (brands, tech companies, events) for next level initiatives that truly break through.
|Yelp | www.yelp.com
Yelp connects people with great local businesses.We nurture communities of reviewers to capture the true spirit of their neighborhoods. Our community illuminates the details that matter with relevant reviews, photos, and insider knowledge. This rich content is available at your fingertips, making life a little easier and giving you the confidence to feel like a local anywhere in the world. We are a local companion that helps you find new adventures and live a more interesting, fuller life.
|Variety | www.variety.com
Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Follow Variety on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
|Sag Aftra | www.sagaftra.org
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.
|Branded | www.allthatmatters.asia
Branded designs, sells, markets and produces amazing B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, our focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia. We are experts in the organizations, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events such as the YouTube FanFest.Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
|E4G | www.eventsforgamers.com
Events for Gamers: For the game industry professional or fan, Events for Gamers is a one-stop event directory calendar and social community featuring up-to-date news on all kinds of industry events. Visit the website to get the the latest updates on hundreds of worldwide conferences, conventions, summits, fanfests, as well as associated discounts and other offers to those events. Events For Gamers is here for your event attendance needs. For more information: www.eventsforgamers.com.
|Fusicology | www.fusicology.com
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.
|NYWIFT | www.nywift.org
New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.
|NewFilmmakers | www.newfilmmakers.com
NewFilmmakers is New York’s longest running and most popular screening series. The NewFilmmakers Screening Series selects films and videos often overlooked by traditional film festivals. NewFilmmakers NY screens every week. The NewFilmmakers Series began in 1998 and over the past eighteen years has screened over 800 feature and 2,500 short films. In 2000 they brought the Havana Film Festival to New York and 2002 they started NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Many well-known shorts and features including Blair Witch and Too Much Sleep have had their initial screenings at NewFilmmakers.
|Innovation & Tech Today | www.innotechtoday.com
Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly with unrivaled insight into all things tech & business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, alongside exclusives with celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Hart, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. Every thick, matte-textured issue covers topics that range from connected technology and gaming to sustainability and STEM education. Plus, because sports and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor + Adventure section highlights athletes guided by ingenuity. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.
|Parks Associates | www.parksassociates.com
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, broadband, and on-demand services.
|Asia Image | ai.onscreenasia.com
ASIA IMAGE is the leading source of information for the broadcast, production and post production sector in Asia-Pacific. It covers every aspect of broadcast, television and film production, animation, special effects and technological innovation.
Starting from 2013, ASIA IMAGE will be available bi-weekly for the year, via e-newsletter. Print editions (and its e-book equivalent) will still be available 4 times a year. With this new model, ASIA IMAGE will be reaching over 12,500 industry professionals, and the higher frequency gives us the advantage to present news as and when it happens. The e-newsletter, on the other hand, allows for more in-depth features and this will be presented to you bi-weekly. The 4 print/digital issues target the visitors at key trade shows with bonus distribution of more than 1,000* print copies in each issue.
|NewsCastStudio | www.newscaststudio.com
NewscastStudio is the trade publication for television creative and technology professionals, providing extensive coverage of broadcast design, motion graphics, production music, LED lighting, studio technology, virtual reality, augmented reality and drones, along with interviews and insights from industry leaders and insiders. NewscastStudio is also home the world’s largest collection of news set design and news graphics packages images. Visit NewscastStudio to ensure you’re up to date in the world of broadcast creative and tech, get inspired and hear from experts in the field.
|Virtual Reality Reporter | www.virtualrealityreporter.com
Virtual Reality Reporter is a community virtual reality, augmented reality. VR storytelling, 360 video and immersive technology! VRR serves you VR & AR industry related report, updates, event coverage, reviews, interviews and entertainment news!
|Gary’s Guide | www.garysguide.com
GarysGuide is a global resource and community of professionals that are interested in startups, entrepreneurship, social media and technology. It is one of the best resources for discovering technology and startup related events, classes, workshops and jobs in New York City, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and other cities.
|IGDA | www.igda.org
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. This mission is carried out in the following key areas: advocating for developers on key issues, providing a global community for networking and encouraging professional development for the improvement of our craft.
|IAEL | www.iael.org
The IAEL was officially founded in 1977 at MIDEM, the main international trade fair of the music business held each January in Cannes. Over the past thirty years, the IAEL has come to fulfil a unique role for lawyers involved in the industry throughout the world. It has expanded enormously in terms of both the numbers of its members and the scope of its activities. Nonetheless, continuity of membership combined with the energy of its officers, past and present, mean that the Association’s style remains distinctly personal.
|WIGI | www.womeningamesinternational.org
Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.
WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry.
Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support.
|G.A.N.G. | www.audiogang.org
The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by game audio veterans in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. We are the leading organization for those involved in game music and sound design. Our membership is comprised of AAA publishers and developers, composers, engineers, voice over actors, students, and other professional organizations. We are governed by our prestigious Board of Directors that contribute their expertise to support initiatives that are beneficial to our members and the entire industry. Our foundation is supported by these Four Pillars: Networking, Education, Advocacy and Recognition. We host an annual awards ceremony at GDC to recognize outstanding achievement in game audio. Our members enjoy several perks and discounts throughout the year on conferences, gear, software and more. We also offer exclusive content through G.A.N.G. T.V., which includes video tutorials featuring industry icons. Most importantly, G.A.N.G. is a community where people can learn, share and grow. Join the G.A.N.G.! www.audiogang.org
|WITI | www.witi.com
Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit witi.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
|Automotive Digest | www.automotivedigest.com
Automotive Digest is an established online automotive industry publication that seeks to identify, define, and publish significant strategic editorial and video content for the executive management of the current and future automotive industry market.
This innovative media coverage of significant news and developments focuses on the “The Future(s) of the Automotive Market” including telematics, mobility, autonomous vehicles, V2V, OTA, OBD, electric vehicles, cybersecurity and transportation systems management Automotive Digest.com has been published by Automotive Information
Network for the past 18 years. Visit www.automotivedigest.com for video interviews, digested news, and the most complete listing of industry and business conferences available.
|Interactive Television Alliance | www.itvalliance.org
Founded in 2002, The Interactive Television Alliance (ITA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to accelerate and extend advanced television in all its forms. Member companies create, distribute & enable interactivity through the television and electronic devices. The ITA’s hallmark is facilitating high energy, candid interchange and deal making in boutique settings. Its programs foster dialogue, support innovation and develop new business models. Project-based, the ITA is agnostic on standards and distribution. Members represent leaders in next generation television: content, advertising, technology, distribution.