Summus is a Latin word that describes the greatness of things. In our case, SUMMUS is a summit to celebrate the greatness of music. A place where experts from all around the music industry meet to share lessons learnt, build consensus about today's challenges, and design forthcoming landscapes.

Summit on future trends and tech needs in the music industry

Monday, October 24th of 2016

SGAE HQ (Passeig de Colom, 6, 08002 Barcelona)
  1. 9:30 - 10:00Coffee & Reception
  2. 10:00 - 10:15Welcome Speech / Introduction To Summus
  3. 10:15 - 12:00Yet Another Music Database
  4. 12:00 - 12:15Coffee Break
  5. 12:15 - 14:00You Tube, We License
  6. 14:00 - 15:30Lunch
  7. 15:30 - 17:00Dig Digital
  8. 17:00 - 18:00Networking - Delegate Drinks
  1. Yet Another Music Database

    Several projects aim to create a global consolidated database of music: a repository containing creators and owners information. In this panel we will hear the lessons learnt from previous and current experiences. Based on real life examples, we would like to come up with a set of recommendations for anyone working in this field.

    • Michael Battiston
    • Javier Asensio - IFPI
    • Richard Gooch - IFPI
    • Rob Gruschke - WIN
    • Rob Kaye - MUSICBRAINZ
    • Greg Quillard – YOUTUBE
    • Sylvain Piat – CISAC
    • Carlos Pastor - AIE
  2. You tube, we license

    Youtube is a universe itself, as powerful as sometimes complex to understand from the licensor point of view. The panel aims to attune digital service providers, networks, CMOs, labels, publishers, and artists, by going through several use cases together.

    • Virginie Berger - ARMONIA
    • Greg Quillard - YOUTUBE
    • Alexander Wolf - SESAC
  3. Dig Digital

    The amount of usage data a CMO is required to process has exploded since the arrival of digital services and is expected to grow exponentially along the next years. This panel will discuss the technological challenges this introduces as well as the different platforms that address these challenges.

    • Michael Battiston
    • Laurent Lemasson - SACEM
    • Kajal Gayadien - VEVO
    • Antonio Jimenez - SGAE
    • Mark Isherwood - DDEX

Tuesday, 25th October 2016

SGAE HQ (Passeig de Colom, 6, 08002 Barcelona)
  1. 9:30 - 10:00Coffee & Reception
  2. 10:00 - 12:00Dashboard, Transparency And Real-Time
  3. 12:00 - 12:15Coffee Break
  4. 12:15 - 14:00Last Night The DJ Played My Track
  5. 14:00 - 15:30Lunch
  6. 15:30 - 16:45What’s On The TV, What’s With The Reports
  7. 16:45 - 18:00Tracking Music Venues Requires Human Interaction
  8. 18:00 - 18:15Event Closing
  1. Dashboard, transparency and real-time

    Every distribution agent in the copyright industry is required to explain to its members or customers what does the cheques paid account for. The usability, intuitiveness, and flexibility of the dashboard first; the transparency, traceability, and auditability of the data second; and the speed at which this data is exposed third; make the three legs on which a trustful relationship - and this panel - stands.

    • Pedro Cano
    • Miki Tunis - THE ORCHARD
    • Luis Sampaio - GDA
    • Jose Angel Bueno - AGEDI
    • Pieter Van Rijn - FUGA
    • Yaniv Grady – ACUM
  2. Last night the DJ played my track

    Electronic dance music has managed to grow a huge audience and a unique culture. While it generates yearly millions of euros for the copyright industry, it is still a challenge to track and distribute those.

    • Terry Weerasinghe - BEATPORT
    • Frank Rodi - APRA AMCOS
    • Álvaro Diez - INSTITUTO AUTOR (SGAE)
    • Nicola Bortignon - SOUNDCLOUD
  3. What’s on the TV, what’s with the reports

    An open discussion about challenges, tools, data and technologies that exist today to describe the nature of the audio content in television broadcasts.

    • Pedro Cano
    • Peter Bradbury - SKY TV
    • Regis Flad - ISAN - IA
    • Iñaki Atela - MUSIC LIBRARY & SFX
    • Martin Weinert - INTERVOX
    • Sergio Vainikoff – MUSIC AUTHOR
  4. Tracking Music Venues requires Human Interaction

    Monitoring music usage in venues requires specific sampling, communication, logistic and technology strategies. This panel is about sharing experiences in this arena from different perspectives - clubs owners, CMOs, artists, and technologists - to come up with a summary of the state of the art and a set of recommendations.

    • Álvaro Diez - INSTITUTO AUTOR (SGAE)
    • Maria Victoria Galeano / Jesús Sánchez - OSA
    • Herman Verkade - MUSIQWARE
    • Lluís Torrents - RAZZMATAZZ


SUMMUS is an event organized by BMAT

It will be held on 29th & 30th October in Passeig de Colom nª6, Barcelona


Don’t hesitate to contact us with any doubt or if you wish to consult directly with the SUMMUS organisation

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