Music TechPitch 4.5
23 October 2013, The (popup) Shoreditch Village Hall, 33 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
In partnership with
Music TechPitch 4.5 is a platform to enable startups specifically within the music-tech industry from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, music industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful music and tech entrepreneurs. This pitching event is a unique opportunity to build more awareness, receive productive feedback from an expert panel, and network with key music-tech industry players.
We are delighted to announce the next Music TechPitch 4.5 event, held in partnership with Clintons, the law firm, in addition with support from our media partners Coadec, CMU, MediaTainment Finance, Music Business School and TheNextWeb.com.
The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight music-tech startups that will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five minute Q&A by a panel of judges. A winner will be scored by the judges, and there will be a general vote to pick the audience favourite.
18.30 - Registration and networking
19.00 - Introduction, start of programme
19.05 - Keynote presentationMick Grierson, head of creative computing, Goldsmiths College
Mick will demonstrate the latest from the bleeding-edge in music-technology product and software development. He will also explain how startups can access and use the technologies to improve their offering and business.
19.25 - Introduction of judging panel- Mick Grierson, Goldsmiths College
- David Fisher, Edge Group
- Marie Burmiston, MAPentertainment
- Alan Wallis, Ernst & Young
- Martin Kummer, Ministry of Sound
- Tom Frederikse, Clintons
Chaired by Ashley Elsdon, Palmsounds
For judges biographies, please see below.
19.30 - 3 minute Pitches:1. Audiowings - premium headphones that wirelessly connect directly to platforms like Spotify, Bloom FM and LastFM. @audiowings
2. Screenburn Media - a Facebook VoD platform enabling the sale of concert films, documentaries and other video content from an artist's Facebook page. @screenburnmedia
3. FeZZee - makes music festivals more fun before, during & after the gigs. @fezzeeapps
4. Living Indie - the Netflix of concerts, with one big difference: offering concerts LIVE. @LivingIndietv
5. Musopia - musical mobile applications for the wanna-be players. @FourChordsApp
6. Soundshoots - enables licensees to communicate their music brief to a diverse range of writing and production talents. @SoundShoots
7. Stagelink - online booking platform that connects musicians and bands with their fans as well as suitable promoters & venues. @StagelinkTweet
8. SupaPass - a subscription crowd-funding music fanclub. @SupaPass
20.30 - Judges feedback and audience voteThe panel of judges will discuss the viability, growth potential, and revenue model of each business idea, providing constructive feedback on the business model and the pitch. A winner will be selected by both the judges and by audience vote.
20.45 - Networking drinks & pizza
22.00 - End of event
The (popup) Shoreditch Village Hall, 33 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN
Register to attend
A two-tiered pricing structure allows qualified (and cash-strapped) music tech startups, artists and bands to attend Music 4.5 at a reduced rate. 2Pears reserve the right to approve registrations and refuse entry if incorrect category is stated. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Early bird tickets are available until 27 September 2013.
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Hotel deals for MusicTechPitch 4.5 - 23rd October 2013We look forward to seeing you at The (popup) Shoreditch Village Hall in October. If you need somewhere to stay and to help you get the best special offers at nearby hotels we have put together a MusicTechPitch 4.5 HotelMap that shows the nearby accommodation options and best possible rates and special offers.
The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel: http://www.HotelMap.com/M2F6P
Alternatively, if you would like to book your accommodation by phone, you can call Jessica Heili, our dedicated London concierge, on 020 7292 2335 (if outside UK +44 20 7292 2335) quoting Special Reference Code M2F6P. She will be happy to help you with your hotel booking and provide assistance organising your time in London.
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"Based in Central London, Clintons is one of the UK's foremost Entertainment, Media and Sport Law practices. Clintons has acknowledged strength in commercial and corporate work, with a particularly well-known expertise in IP-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Our firm has for nearly 60 years offered high quality, practical legal advice to clients ranging from large, commercial organisations to private individuals, many of whom are in the public eye."
Mick Grierson, head of creative computing and computational arts, Goldsmith's CollegeMick Grierson is a research-led artist, performer and academic, known for his expertise in audiovisual interaction technologies. Grierson's involvement is central in some of the most noteworthy creative technology installations since 2010 including Christian Marclay's internationally acclaimed "The Clock", Heart n Soul's "Dean Rodney Singers" (Part of the Paralympics Unlimited Festival), and Science Museum's "From Oramics to Electronica".
In addition, computer games that feature his research have been commissioned by technology companies including Sony Entertainment. Furthermore his audio & visual software has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times by VJs and DJs, and is used by high profile artists and professionals including a large number of professional media artists and application developers. He is currently principal investigator on a GBP 300,000 three-year industry fellowship developing a range of interactive audiovisual software for platforms including iPhone, iPad and consoles. This work continues his previous funded research in experimental audiovisual interaction within commercial gaming environments. Mick is also Director of the Daphne Oram Collection.
Marie Burmiston, founder and CEO of Map EntertainmentMarie is the founder and CEO of Map Entertainment, the management company for Producers and Songwriters, including talent such as Jimmy Hogarth, producer/writer with Duffy/Amy Winehouse/James Morrison/James Blunt, and Chris Elliott, the world class composer and arranger who's worked with Adele, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, amongst others.
Marie is also a director of Crush Music, providing original music for advertising, broadcast & film.
Prior to founding Map Entertainment, Marie spent two decades working with Simon Fuller's companies: Native Management as Senior Producer Manager, and as Artist Manager with 19 Entertainment. She has been managing and overseeing recordings, promotional projects and touring for and with artists including Annie Lennox, Cathy Dennis, Spice Girls, Duffy, Bjork, Coldplay, David Gray, Dido, James Blunt, Madonna, Michael Stipe and U2.
Marie started her career with Island Records and advertising agency TBWA\London before moving to Audio One Record Studios to manage recording and post production studios.
Martin Kummer, Head of Digital Channels & Group Marketing, Ministry of SoundMartin leads a cross-functional team as Head of Digital Channels & Group Marketing at Ministry of Sound, a role he has held since he joined the company in May 2013. He oversees the managing of the website, radio, commercial development, apps & platforms and social media, i.e. all activities that sit across Ministry's traditional business areas (Club, Compilations, Label and Events).
Prior to this, Martin was at Vodafone Group, where he was responsible for all commercial elements of Vodafone's global music propositions including the negotiations with all major record labels and being the first to launch DRM-free tracks on mobile. From 2011, Martin was Vodafone's Head of Music, focusing on music partnerships, particularly with streaming partners.
Before joining Vodafone in 2007, Martin was Content Manager Music at T-Mobile International, responsible for their UK music store at a time when tones were still big business, full-track music was just being rolled out and ringback tones still had a promising future in the UK.
Originally from Hamburg, Martin came to England in 1995 and spent his first five years in London working as a journalist and studying. In 2000, after graduating in Information Management & Finance (MSc) he joined Deutsche Telekom's/One2One's Mobile Internet unit and worked on the roll-out of mobile internet (WAP) across various territories and managed content on mobile portals.
Tom Frederikse, Partner, Digital Media & Interactive ContentTom specialises in Digital Media and technology-related issues, working with the Commercial/Corporate, Music and Brands & Marketing Services Groups. With extensive practical experience in media and technology, he works on a wide range of commercial and media matters and IT projects and regularly deals with IP issues including copyright, trademarks, digital rights management, data protection and information security. His clients include IT companies, digital content retailers and aggregators, music and entertainment companies, advertising agencies, artists, managers, producers and film-makers. Tom spent 15 years as a music producer/engineer, amassing a large discography, before training at Bird & Bird and joining Clintons in 2005. He was born and raised in the US and is dual-qualified as both a UK solicitor and a New York attorney.
Alan WallisAlan is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young's Transactions Advisory Group based in London. He specialises in the valuation of unquoted shares, businesses and intellectual property rights. Alan leads the Media & Entertainment Valuations team across EMEIA. With over 30 years experience, Alan has worked across all industry and market sectors and conducted valuations for a wide range of purposes. He has worked with many well known companies in the Entertainment & Media sector going back to the 1980s. In the past ten years he has had a particular focus on the music industry.
Alan has a strong reputation in this sector working for some of the best known names in popular music. He has led numerous valuation assignments, of both the Recorded Music and Music Publishing catalogues and other music related assets and conducted valuations of more than 50 music catalogues ranging from the very large to the small but prestigious . Between 2006 and 2008 Alan acted for Sir Paul McCartney in his matrimonial proceedings and gave evidence in the High Court where the judge publicly acknowledged his sector expertise.
Ashley Elsdon, Palm SoundsAshley Elsdon is a writer, marketer, analyst, and mobile musician. He runs the blog Palm Sounds, which he founded in 2006. Since founding Palm Sounds, Ashley has covered a huge shift in mobile music from almost complete obscurity to its current state of approaching mainstream. However, it's still a very young market, constantly changing and evolving.
In addition to writing Palm Sounds, Ashley works with developers and hardware manufacturers of all sizes in assisting to bring new apps and products to the market. His focus is on how new products can best serve a growing user base in the mobile music market and providing marketing and social media support.
Apply to pitch Music TechPitch 4.5
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS EVENT - you can instead apply to pitch at the next TechPitch 4.5 event held on 14 November - deadline to apply for this is 25 October 2013.By getting up on stage and pitching your business idea and model, in this case to the panel of experts we have put together for Music TechPitch 4.5, you will gain exposure and interest from both potential users and potential funders, as well as from media in general. And you get to practise and receive immediate feedback on your pitch.
The pitch session is not about achieving funding immediately, but gaining interest, making connections, and hopefully starting relevant discussions, so if you like the idea of pitching you will be good!
Pitches at 2Pears events are free-of-charge for the pitching companies, which means that the person pitching receives a complimentary ticket for the event. All other company members and interested parties will be required to purchase tickets at best available rate, to attend the event.
What we need from you in order to confirm you are eligible to pitch and to make a fair selection of companies for Music TechPitch 4.5 is for you to download the application form and complete all questions on this form and submitting it by 4 October 2013 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application to pitch by 4 October 2013.Please ensure that it is 1 page only and that it is in Word format, as nothing longer and no other format will be considered. Please also ensure that you save your application as COMPANYNAME_m4pt5.docx where the name of your startup replaces 'COMPANYNAME'.
Q1: What is the market problem?
Q2: Your solution?
Q3: Your business model?
Q4: Your competitors?
Q5: Your team?
Q6: What you are looking for?
Remember: one page only, in Word...
Who to send it to? Email your application to email@example.com by 4 October 2013
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
If you have any questions about registering for Music TechPitch 4.5 please contact us on +44 (0)20 3239 9325 or email petra (at) 2pears (dot) com.