Sunday, January 11, 2009

Billboard Magazine Digital Music Conference on USB Wristband

We just returned from the Billboard Magazine Digital Music Live! Conference at CES.
Aderra recorded each session and burned it to USB wristbands which were distributed to all attendees and speakers. The live music USB wristbands included a User Dashboard that played the recordings, displayed a photo gallery of each session and included links to Billboard's online content.
Highlights of the day were a surprisingly sharp Q&A with Soulja Boy, Akon's description of how he writes songs specifically to be ringtones, and Douglas Merrill's digital vision for EMI. The most interesting point reiterated throughout the conference on every panel and in every keynote was that the future of music includes multichannel methods for fan outreach including live music digital recording to USB drives.