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Keynote In Vancouver

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Keynote In Vancouver

  1. 1. change is what I believe in or a general overview of how the music business is reacting (or not reacting) to technology and a world in motion
  2. 2. who I am
  3. 3. • Vice President, Technology, Warner Bros. Records • Formerly in newspapers • MFA from UC Santa Barbara • Run an R.E.M. fan-site for 13 years • Geek • Fan
  4. 4. • Open source • Transparency • Collaboration • Innovation • Agile • Fast to fail, fast to build
  5. 5. the music industry
  6. 6. million : 1 :: 1 : million
  7. 7. there is no edge, there is no center
  8. 8. complexity
  9. 9. complexity through technology
  10. 10. where we are
  11. 11. music and math is “like” a number?
  12. 12. top down vs. side to side
  13. 13. institutional cultural memory
  14. 14. cycle of the musician - waiting, performing, writing cycle of the fan - twitter, twitter, twitter
  15. 15. relationships and investments
  16. 16. say something once, please say it again
  17. 17. 2009 Adages
  18. 18. 2009 Adages • Deliberate
  19. 19. 2009 Adages • Deliberate • Adaptable
  20. 20. 2009 Adages • Deliberate • Adaptable • Measured
  21. 21. 2009 Adages • Deliberate • Adaptable • Measured • Determined
  22. 22. deliberation
  23. 23. adaptability
  24. 24. measured approach
  25. 25. determination
  26. 26. music will provide the light you can not resist
  27. 27. the followers of chaos, out of control
  28. 28. the paper wouldn’t lie, wisdom got lost to mankind
  29. 29. this song is here to keep you strong
  30. 30. don’t panic
  31. 31. http://blackrimglasses.com ethan.kaplan@wbr.com twitter.com/ethank skype/aim/gtalk: ethankap all photos by ethan kaplan
  32. 32. QA

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