Music Tech Summit

As the nature of how music is created and distributed in Canada is undergoing extraordinary change, we aim to provide CMPA members and other representatives of the Canadian Music Industry with educational opportunities to help them stay on top and ahead of digital trends. To achieve this goal, our CMPA Music Tech Summits feature pitch sessions from local start-ups and presentations and product demo sessions from the world’s top music technology companies.

Next Music Tech Summit: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

*Spots are limited – MUST be a CMPA Member to register.

Confirmed Sessions:

How do Americans Consume Audio? – The Share of Ear® Study

Presenter: Laura Silvia, Edison Research

Share of Ear®, the ground-breaking study from Edison Research, provides a consistent measurement of all audio consumption, including AM/FM radio stations, online radio stations, podcasts and even listeners’ own music collections, in the United States. Since 1994, everyone from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, from the United States Government to non-profits, in America and around the world, have trusted Edison Research to gather exactly the right information. With an expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research, Edison Research utilizes telephone, Internet, and in-person research, and its network of more than 17,000 experienced interviewers allows it to conduct research in almost any location.

Blockchain Panel

Moderator: Joe Conyers III, Downtown Music Publishing

Over the past year, Blockchain has become a key topic of discussion at conferences worldwide. Interest in the technology, especially among music industry representatives, is due to its creator-centric nature. CMPA has invited Joe Conyers III, Vice President of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing, to moderate this panel on Blockchain, and answer questions, including ‘What is Blockchain?’ and ‘How can it benefit the music publishing community?’


Presenters: Suzette Bishop and Eric Knapp, Google

In this session, Google’s Suzette Bishop, Music Publishing Partner Manager, and Eric Knapp, Music Content Partnerships Manager, provide an update on technological developments related to their music and content creation platforms, YouTube, YouTube Red, and Google Play.

AMI Entertainment

Presenter: John Margold, AMI Entertainment

AMI delivers cutting-edge entertainment solutions for bars, restaurants, FECs and more. Featuring the latest in music, content and technology, AMI jukeboxes and Tap TV provide 360 degrees of entertainment – music, videos, trivia and more. John Margold, Senior Vice President of Sales at AMI Entertainment, joins us to explain what sets AMI Entertainment’s services apart from competitors and how it can be a potential revenue source for music publishers and their songwriters.

Innovation in the Music Sphere Panel

Moderator: Alan Lynse, Ryerson Futures

Discover how Ryerson Futures helps drive the success of high-potential start-ups focused on innovate and marketing-changing technology. Ryerson Futures is connected to The DMZ at Ryerson University, which has incubated more than 125 companies since its launch in 2010. Alan Lynse, Managing Director at Ryerson Futures, will moderate this panel on Innovation in the Music Sphere with panelists who have faced challenges getting their music technologies to market.

Nielsen Music Connect

Presenters: Paul Shaver & Paul Tuch, Nielsen Music Canada

Music Connect delivers in-depth and up-to-date data across multiple measurement metrics including streaming, airplay, sales and social media activity for artists, albums and songs all on a fast and user-friendly dashboard. It offers the opportunity to search for data in 72 Census Metropolitan Areas; monitor music trends on a national or market level; directly compare and benchmark metrics across different albums, artists, and songs; and access over 100 charts including the Billboard Canadian Albums and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The platform also allows easy navigation between Canadian and US music data. Music Connect Canada will be enhanced with new features every 6 – 8 weeks to meet client needs.

Social Media for Music Publishers

Presenters: Eric Alper & Hannah Alper

Navigating the social media world can be quite a challenge, especially with the development of new platforms on a daily-basis. Eric Alper and daughter Hannah have teamed up to provide CMPA two perspectives on how social media can be utilized by music publishers. Through this session, they will help to clarify all the confusion and clutter of social media and help you find the best platforms for your business.