The Music App Summit

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
SoundHound Infinity
Mix Me In2 Taylor Swift

Best Music Creation App:
LaDiDa
AmpliTude iRig
MorphWiz

Best Music Streaming App:
Rhapsody
MOG
Thumbplay

Best Touring App:
Live Phish
R5
Bonnaroo

Best Artist-based App:
Linkin Park 8-Bit Revolution
I Am T-Pain
TouchChords: Jimmy Vaughan

Best Branded App:
50s Sound Lab
ZOOZbeat Sprite
Gibson

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 MurphyPartner, 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 WangCo-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.

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