The Music App Summit being held in San Francisco is just a couple of weeks away. At the summit, Billboard will be presenting the first ever Music App Awards that highlight the best and most innovative mobile music apps. The finalists are:
Best Music Engagement App:
Tap Tap Revenge 3
Mix Me In2 Taylor Swift
Best Music Creation App:
Best Music Streaming App:
Best Touring App:
Best Artist-based App:
Linkin Park 8-Bit Revolution
I Am T-Pain
TouchChords: Jimmy Vaughan
Best Branded App:
50s Sound Lab
The summit includes lots of good speakers too, including keynotes by:
Janus Friis, Co-founder, Rdio, Skype, Kazaa, Joost, Atomico Ventures
Evan Harrison, EVP Clear Channel Radio, President Clear Channel Radio Digital
Jim Lucchese, CEO, The Echo Nest
Jim has worked in digital music strategy and corporate development for about 10 years. Before The Echo Nest, Jim was a music lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, specializing in music and digital media deals. Prior to GT, Jim held sales and corporate development positions at Hughes, where he managed market development and sales with annual revenues exceeding $20 Million.
Matt Murphy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers where he manages the iFund, which focuses on defining applications for the mobile internet. Matt is either a Director or works closely with the management teams of Shazam, shopkick, Ocarina and others. Previously, Matt was a board observer at Google and a Director at Peakstream and Dash Navigation
Dave Stewart, Producer, Solo Artist and Mobile Music Consultant/Evangelist
Ge Wang, Co-Founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer, Smule and Assistant Professor of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Ge Wang is the Co-founder, CTO, and CEO of Smule, a developer of interactive sonic media. Smule’s bestselling iPhone and iPad apps include Glee, I Am T-Pain, and others. Dr. Wang is an assistant professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. He is chief-architect and co-creator of ChucK audio programming language, and founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO).
If you are interested in going, you can sign up here – and if you use the registration code SPMEL you will save $100.