Artists, business professionals and developers gathered under one roof at the 16th SF Music Tech Summit, featuring discussions surrounding technology’s role in the music industry. Held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown on the november 11th, the convention wasn’t s the typical Geeky meet up we are used to attend. Approximately 1/3 of the attendees were music professionals, while the other 2/3rds were technologists. With guest speakers from prestigious industry-related companies – including Bandcamp, Pandora and SoundHound, SF MusicTech Summit is, first and foremost, about the community.
The conference itself was comprised of panel discussions, one after the other. Themes and topics that arose ranged from using gamification and engagement arousal for music experiences, to audio quality and the future of music consumption. The speakers were among the industry’s top visionaries, artists, venture capitalists, and more.
It was our first experience in San Francisco, and it was the occasion for us to meet great personality of the community like Richard Slatter (founder of We Are Hunted). Overall, the SF MusicTEch was a great experience. While it was pretty exhausting to travel all way from Paris, we made a lot of valuable contacts, met a lot of interesting people, and most of all, had a lot of fun.
Sadly, the 16th SF MusicTech Summit was the last as Brian Zisk, Founder of SF MusicTech, said he will move to Hawai and won’t be able to keep on organizing such an event . So thank you Mr Zisk.
November 14, 2014