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Tuesday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Finding the Best API for Your Music App

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Creating the backend architecture for a new music app can be daunting, with myriad legal issues, financial concerns, and time-management challenges to address. Many sites are being forced to enter into complicated negotiations with major record labels and publishers to avoid litigation, while others have shut down when these issues became too much to handle. However, by employing APIs, startups can quickly and legally add full music catalogs, online radio, song suggestions, tour dates, bios, photos, lyrics, and more, leaving them time to focus on what really matters: innovation. Explore the top APIs currently available and show young companies how to sort through them.

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Frank Johnson

CEO, MediaNet
Frank Johnson, CEO of MediaNet, leads the company’s overall strategy and operations. Prior to MediaNet he served as EVP of Corporate Development at Wilshire Media Group, a leading digital product development firm that designed and developed leading services including Virgin Free... Read More →

Mohamed Moutadayne

Sales Dir Business Dev, LyricFind
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Tom Rettig

Sr Dir of Prod Mgmt Music, Gracenote
Tom is the Senior Director of Product for Music at Gracenote, where he oversees development of all music products. Prior to this role, Tom headed up the production studios (art, audio, animation and software) at LeapFrog, as well as the audio team at Broderbund Software, playing critical... Read More →
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Rachel Scarpati

Sales Dir Business Dev, HFA
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Bill Wilson

VP of Digital Strategy & Business Dev, Music Business Association
As Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association (Music Biz), including initiatives such as metadata. A music industry professional with over two decades of experience working in varied... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon A

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