2018 SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS
|TribalScale | www.tribalscale.com
TribalScale is a global innovation partner that helps enterprises adapt and thrive in the digital era. We do this by transforming teams and processes, building best-in-class digital products, and co-creating disruptive startups.
|TiVo | http://www.tivo.com
TiVo’s worldwide music metadata library includes millions of albums, artists, composers and songs — from popular hits to cult favorites, to minor works and classical masterpieces – designed to power entertainment systems in-auto and in-home, digital streaming services, smart speakers and connected devices. We deliver personalized engaging listening experiences fans can’t resist. Our best-in-class Music Metadata is built on the libraries of AMG, Muze, Veveo and Rovi, delivering high-quality imagery, song connections and depth of content needed to create unique and personalized user experiences. Streaming providers can enhance their services, while labels, publishers and distributors can more effectively market and merchandise their catalogs. Around the world, leading brands choose TiVo to deliver the music fans want and introduce them to their next obsession, creating defining moments for music lovers everywhere. Learn more: business.tivo.com.
|Sheppard Mullin | www.sheppardmullin.com
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our multidisciplinary entertainment and digital media practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices and the top media law practices in the world. Our lawyers work with major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, leading Internet portals, Web and mobile publishers, e-commerce, social media and other media companies in the production, distribution and monetization of digital content. With our depth of understanding of the business, we also effectively represent entertainment and digital media companies in their financing and mergers and acquisitions activities. We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry.
|Jukin Media | www.jukinmedia.com
Jukin Media is a global entertainment company built on the belief that the future of storytelling is user generated. Jukin produces original content for TV, the web, and emerging platforms, and is owner/ operator of a portfolio of social video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo; the properties combine for more than 75 million fans online and 2.7 billion monthly video views. Additionally, Jukin provides a wide range of solutions that allow premium brands, publishers, and media networks to leverage user-generated video content. For more information, visit http://jukinmedia.com/corporate.
|Jam City | www.jamcity.com
Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social game experiences for millions of players around the world. Founded in 2010 by former MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Aber Whitcomb, and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado, Jam City is the creator of popular and top grossing games including Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, and Marvel Avengers Academy among other titles. Jam City is at the forefront of companies that are monetizing mobile at scale. With 500 employees across studios in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Buenos Aires and a headquarters in Los Angeles, Jam City has built a global business powered by culture-shaping creativity.
|Rumble Fish | www.rumblefish.com/
Rumblefish, the rights administration division of The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. The company’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. HFA issues the largest number of licenses for physical and digital formats of music in the U.S. and handles royalty payments to music publishers for over 100,000 catalogs. HFA is a subsidiary of SESAC Holdings. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
|Digital ReLab | www.digitalrelab.com
Digital ReLab makes Starchive, cloud-based digital asset management software built from the ground up to solve the complex needs of creators and owners of massive quantities of digital assets and media. Starchive mines your assets and leverages machine learning to generate insightful new data enabling users to find, view, share, and create new value from all of their content at unprecedented speed. Digital ReLab is trusted with some of the most valuable and iconic digital media collections in the world, including New York Philharmonic,The Bob Dylan Music Company, The Studs Terkel WFMT Radio Archive and many more.
|Manatt | www.manatt.com
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany), Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base—including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies—across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com. Manatt Digital, a division of Manatt, is a team of business strategists and business development advisors helping clients navigate the complex and evolving digital landscape with transformative results. For more information, visit www.manatt.com/Manatt-Digital.
|SoundExchange | www.soundexchange.com
SoundExchange develops business solutions to benefit the entire music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of nearly 150,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts and administers direct agreements on behalf of rights owners and licensees. To date,SoundExchange has paid out nearly $5 billion in royalties. SXWorks, a SoundExchange subsidiary, acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) which represents music publishers and administers the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada. For more information, visit www.soundexchange.com
|Stage: Attend Concerts From Home In VR | www.stage.co
Stage is the home concert venue in virtual reality where friends and fans can meet up, hang out, chat and enjoy live concert experiences together, live and on-demand.
|Mega Cat Studios | www.megacatstudios.com
Mega Cat Studios is are an independent video game development agency with a global team. At our core, we are passionate game developers and artists who seek to create meaningful experiences through our games and services. We are all gamers, collectors and enthusiasts first. In a world of cloud storage, download codes and virtual licenses, we are excited and proud to create exclusive artisan collectibles that complement the effort that go into game development. We love creating games. From retro cartridges to VR, AR, PC & current generation consoles, we want to make games that are accessible and enjoyable for every gamer.
|Variety | www.variety.com
Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.
|SAG-AFTRA | www.SAGAFTRA.org
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at www.SAGAFTRA.org.
|VR/AR Association | www.thevrara.com
The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.
|WITI (Women in Technology International) | www.witi.com
Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit witi.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
|IAEL | www.iael.org
The IAEL was officially founded in 1977 at MIDEM, the main international trade fair of the music business held each January in Cannes. Over the past thirty years, the IAEL has come to fulfil a unique role for lawyers involved in the industry throughout the world. It has expanded enormously in terms of both the numbers of its members and the scope of its activities. Nonetheless, continuity of membership combined with the energy of its officers, past and present, mean that the Association’s style remains distinctly personal.
|NYWIFT | www.nywift.org
New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.
|AListDaily | www.alistdaily.com
AListDaily is an award-winning daily publication providing over 700,000 members of the media and marketing community with insights, trends, data and analysis via our site, events and newsletter, facilitating an active community for our readership across platforms to connect and share insights. Whether it’s strategic insights straight from the top via a CMO or community-level insights from brand managers, we seek to report on the changes that are affecting the industry and how marketers are creatively tackling them—across a variety of verticals from auto to entertainment and technology to food brands.
|Media Excellence Awards | mediaxawards.com
The Media Excellence Awards looking for the most innovative and compelling companies that are making a difference in how we consume content and interact with our devices across multiple screens. From the best products, apps, entertainment to creative and delivery, the MEAs recognizes and honors Global innovation and leadership that are driving the changes in this new era of mobile technology and entertainment. Submissions are now open until Oct 1st, 2018 at www.mediaxawards.com
|XLIVE | xlivecon.com
XLIVE convenes industry leaders at the intersection of music, sports, film, culinary, beverage, esports, technology, brands and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Driven by a thirst to provide unique, memorable and life changing experiences, the live entertainment industry represents a dynamic and influential community valued over $100 billion.
|EventBrowse | eventbrowse.com
EventBrowse.com aggregates data from various platforms, venue websites, and other sources to create a comprehensive database of relevant business events and conferences in major metropolitan areas in the US. These events are curated into weekly newsletters, providing recommendations for more than 150,000 subscribers. Our online directory and weekly newsletters curate the best events in the most convenient format.
We reach a highly targeted mix of influencers and connectors including: Startup Founders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Press, Media, Bloggers and many more.
|All That Matters | All That Matters
This September 7-12, the All That Matters festival will return to the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Conference by day (September 10-12) and Music festival by night (Sept 7-12), 2018 will bring you more speakers, more content and more networking than ever before. All That Matters will again provide you with the opportunity to make thousands of business connections with the global entertainment community across Music, Sport, Gaming, Digital and Marketing.
|IGDA | www.igda.org/la
The International Game Developers Association is an independent, non-profit association established by game developers to foster the creation of a worldwide game development community. Chartered in 2009, IGDA Los Angeles ranks as one of the largest chapters of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) worldwide, with a reach upwards of 1,500 members. IGDA Los Angeles strives to build a community of game developers which leverages the expertise of its members for the betterment of the games industry throughout Southern California. We welcome and encourage all game industry professionals, hobbyists, and students to attend our events and participate in our growing community.
|Park Associates | www.parksassociates.com
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, broadband, and on-demand services.
|NATPE | https://www.natpe.com/
NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the largest U.S. based global content association and a leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.
|Canadian Music Week | www.cmw.net
Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media, tech and entertainment industries, taking place in Toronto, Canada on May 6-12, 2019.
Canadian Music Week combines a multifaceted information-intensive music industry 3-day conference, attracting 3000 delegates and key influencers from around the world; trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. The CMW Festival spans 7 nights of performances, attracts 170,000 fans with over 600 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. Canadian Music Week – where music, tech and business converge – is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America. For more information please visit www.cmw.net
|Women In Music | www.womeninmusic.org
Women in Music believes that the conversation around equality is an inclusive discussion where all voices are welcome. Our members are women at all stages in their careers — from students to seasoned industry veterans — and men who support our cause. We are record label executives, artist managers, songwriters, musicians, attorneys, recording engineers, agents, publicists, studio owners, music publishers, online and traditional marketers and more.
|Fusicology | www.fusicology.com
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.
|The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) | www.audiogang.org
The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by game audio veterans in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. We are the leading organization for those involved in game music and sound design. Our membership is comprised of AAA publishers and developers, composers, engineers, voice over actors, students, and other professional organizations. We are governed by our prestigious Board of Directors that contribute their expertise to support initiatives that are beneficial to our members and the entire industry. Our foundation is supported by these Four Pillars: Networking, Education, Advocacy and Recognition. We host an annual awards ceremony at GDC to recognize outstanding achievement in game audio. Our members enjoy several perks and discounts throughout the year on conferences, gear, software and more. We also offer exclusive content through G.A.N.G. T.V., which includes video tutorials featuring industry icons. Most importantly, G.A.N.G. is a community where people can learn, share and grow. Join the G.A.N.G.!