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2023 Schedule
April 5-6, 2023

2023 Schedule

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

10:00-10:30 a.m. • Opening Performance Presented by Moog

Composer and Modular Synthesist Lisa Bella Donna

10:45-11:40 a.m. • The New Generation of Generative Tech: How AI Will Shape the Future of Music Creation and Distribution

Dani Deahl, Head of Communications and Creator Insights at BandLab, and Daniel Rowland, Head of Strategy and Partnership at LANDR, in conversation with Josh Antonuccio, Director of the School of Media Arts and Studies

Dani Deahl, Head of Communications and Creator Insights at BandLab, and Daniel Rowland, Head of Strategy and Partnership at LANDR, in conversation about the intersection of artificial intelligence and music creation. Moderated by Josh Antonuccio, Director of the School of Media Arts and Studies, this session explored the impact of AI on the music industry, including its potential to revolutionize music production, distribution, and consumption. Gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in AI-powered music technology and platforms and how they will shape the future of music creation.

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11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. • The Promise of the Platform: How Web3 Empowers Artists and Creators for the Future Music Economy

Vladislav Ginzburg, CEO of Blockparty, in conversation with Cece Palmquist, A&R and Business Development at; Cooper Turley, GP at Coop Records/Music Influencer; and Ollie Chanin, Founder of Allships

Vladislav Ginzburg, CEO of Blockparty, in a conversation with Cece Palmquist (, Cooper Turley (GP at Coop Records and Founder of Invest in Music), and Ollie Chanin (musician and Founder of Allships Music). This panel discussed how Web3 technologies are transforming the opportunities for artist and creators. This session explored the potential of blockchain, NFTs, digital ownership, and other Web3 tools to empower artists and create a more equitable and sustainable music economy.

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12:50-1:20 p.m. • Mentoring Roundtable Sessions

15 industry leaders hosted small group mentoring roundtable sessions. 

1:30-2:20 p.m. • Featured Conversation with Grammy-nominated Engineer and Mixer Marcella Araica

Bon Iver producer Chris Messina hosted this conversation with Grammy-nominated recording and mixing engineer Marcella Araica

Known for her work with icons such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Dj Khaled, and Mariah Carey, Marcella Araica discusses her creative process and approach to engineering and mixing music. As a co-founder of the N.A.R.S. record label and Dream Asylum Studios with prolific producer Danja, she has shaped the sound of countless multiplatinum hits, earning her critical acclaim and numerous awards. A must-see session for anyone interested in the art of music engineering and production.

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2:30-3:30 p.m. • Changing the Game: How TikTok is Revolutionizing Music Discovery

An exclusive interview with Lysa Cárdenas, Global Music Programs Manager at TikTok, hosted by Tom Truitt, Managing Director at TurnkeyZRG and Founder of The Smartest People In The Room

Featured as one of Business Insider's 15 Music Power Players shaping the industry, Lysa Cárdenas works on creating new and innovative ways to connect TikTok and the music industry - whether by amplifying trending TikTok sounds, creating must-see moments for an artist release, or coming up with ways for TikTok to show up at music festivals and award shows.she managed. She shared insights about the changing world of music discovery and how TikTok is creating new ways to connect with artists and audiences.

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3:40-4:55 p.m. • Artist Keynote Session: Talib Kweli

A keynote interview with hip hop icon Talib Kweli in conversation with producer and educator Jason Rawls

With nearly two prolific decades of shaping the genre, Talib Kweli has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Mos Def, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. In this session, he shares insights into his creative process, his career trajectory, and the founding of Javotti Media, his platform for independent thinkers and doers. 

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5:05-6:25 p.m. • Featured Workshops

Six workshop options were offered on a variety of topics. 

8:00-10:00 p.m. • Opening Night Party at Stuart's Opera House, Sponsored by BandLab

Featured DJ sets by Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage and DJ/producer Dani Deahl at Stuart's Opera House

BandLab presented the Opening Night Party for the 5th annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit at Stuart's Opera House. Summit registrants and the general public were invited to join for this free networking opportunity with DJ sets by Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage and DJ/Producer Dani Deahl. 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

9:30-10:00 a.m. • Opening Performance

Singer Songwriter Lydia Loveless

10:05-10:55 a.m. • From Insights to Impact: How Data is Revolutionizing Fan Discovery and Engagement

Jarred Goldner, SET at Music Audience Exchange; Diana Buchert, Digital Account Manager at Nettwerk Music Group; and DJ Bobby Booshay.

This panel discussion explored how artists are using the power of data to find and engage fans. Learn more about how data-driven strategies can help artists to identify and connect with their audiences, grow their fan base, and create more meaningful and lasting relationships with their fans.

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11:05 a.m.-12:25 p.m. • Featured Music Supervisor Session

Acclaimed music supervisor Maggie Phillips of Deep Cut Music in conversation Alex Malcolm, Manager of Global Music Sync at Warner Music Group

Maggie Phillips shared insights into her extensive supervision career and creative process, including work on some of the most unique and memorable soundtracks in film and television. With credits that across hit shows on major streaming platforms and Oscar-winning films, including Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, The Great, and The Dropout; FX's Fargo, Kindred and Snowfall; Amazon Prime's Bosch; Apple TV+’s Shining Girls; HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death; Shawn Levy’s Netflix sci-fi film The Adam Project; and the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. Upcoming projects include Matthew Lopez and Ted Mawler’s adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s best-selling novel Red, White & Royal Blue; Paramount+’s mini-series Fatal Attraction; Netflix’s mini-series All the Light We Cannot See; Hulu’s adaptation of best-selling novel Black Cake; and Sam Esmail’s highly anticipated psychological thriller Leave the World Behind.

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12:35-1:05 p.m. • Mentoring Roundtable Sessions

15 industry leaders hosted small group mentoring roundtable sessions. 

1:15-2:05 p.m. • The Live Music Industry: Building Community for Emerging Artists

Due to a family emergency, Tariq Cherif is unable to join us so this session has been updated to a panel discussion featuring Anne Eliza, Artist and Founder, Swim Effect; Akpanoluo Etteh, Founder of The Soundshop and Data Team Lead, Bandcamp; and Tiffani Marie, Artist. Conversation hosted by LJ Malberg, CEO of CoMuse. 

2:15-3:05 p.m. • Finding Your Way: Charting a Course Into the Music Industry

Marcus Meston, composer and producer; Marie Chailosky, Radio Coordinator at Warner Music Group; and Demetri Wolfe, touring artist. Moderated by Kara Oberholzer, Global Data Services Senior Manager at Universal Music Publishing Group

How does one actually find and sustain a career in the music industry and what are best ways to connect your passions to a pathway? This panel of music industry professionals (and all OHIO alumnus) shared their journeys of pursuing their careers in music. Learn from their experiences navigating the music industry and gain insight into what it takes to build a successful career in music.

3:15-4:30 p.m. • Artist Keynote Session: mxmtoon, in conversation with Chris DeVille, Head Editor of Stereogum

Our closing artist keynote session featured rising indie pop sensation mxmtoon, in conversation with Chris Deville, Managing Editor of Stereogum. mxmtoon's music has captured audiences with her personal storytelling and emotionally rich lyrics, and her latest album, "Rising," is no exception. In this interview, mxmtoon discussed the creation of her latest album, her meteoric rise through social media platforms such as TikTok and YouTube, and her experiences in the music industry as an emerging artist. 

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4:45-5:45 p.m. • Featured Workshops

Four hands-on workshops were offered during this time led by special guests.

6:00-7:30 p.m. • Music + Tech Networking Meetup

Presented by Blockparty and CoMuse. 

Artists, speakers, and attendees joined sponsors Blockparty and CoMuse for a networking meetup at the conclusion of Day 2's day programming. 

8:00-10:30 p.m. • mxmtoon Closing Night Concert

mxmtoon performed at Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium with opener Plastic Lemonade.