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Wednesday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Getting Your Music Startup Funded: Whale, Dolphins, and Minnows

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Music tech startups are springing up right and left, with some industry watchers proclaiming a glut of companies and over-funding that will end in a shakeout. But select music tech startups with truly innovative business models are still getting funded and have the chance to become billion-dollar companies. Find out what type of startups are getting funded and how some startups are adopting a ‘whales, dolphins, and minnows’ model – moving away from subscriptions and downloads to adopting models used by the gaming and sports industries that ‘monetize fans not content’. Learn how the WDM model works, which music tech startups are applying it, and why it’s critical the music industry adopts this approach to survive.
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Hany Nada

Managing PartnerGGV CapitalHany Nada is a founding partner of GGV Capital and has worked as a long-term partner with more than 150 companies over the past decade. He is a trusted resource to CEOs on global market development, customer introductions, and M&A/IPO guidance across US... Read More →
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Steve Rennie

Artist MgrREN Management CorporationSteve Rennie has worked in the music business for over 30 years. He has a broad range of experience as a concert promoter, record executive, internet entrepreneur, and artist manager. He recently launched a new project, Renman Music & Business (www.renmanmb.com... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 10C

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