Crain's Detroit Business is holding the Soundbiz Music Conference on September 26th in Detroit. The event looks at music's impact on the economy of Detroit, the Detroit brand and the future of in-car infotainment. In preparation Crain's also sponsored a research report on the music business and its economic impact on Detroit.
The titles of the main presentations and panels on the conference schedule give a good sense of the main themes:
Conference begins with a national overview of music and infotainment in the car.
Economic impact study on the business of music in metro Detroit unveiled.
The business of music in metro Detroit and how it continues to evolve.
The "Detroit brand" and what it means for artists as well as companies.
Automotive panel: A look into the future of infotainment as it relates to cars and the entire experience.
Lots of big speakers at this one including:
Jeff Castelaz, CEO, Elektra Records
Patrick Anderson , CEO, Anderson Economic Group
Mike Jbara, president, Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide
Saad Chehab, president, Chrysler brand
Don Was, Blue Note Records
"AEG found about 6,000 people employed in the local industry, earning a total $162.5 million in 2012, with the average worker bringing in roughly $27,000 a year. The number of establishments in the industry came out to be 486, with an average of 12 workers per establishment and total sales volume of $1.15 billion. "
The report can be downloaded from Anderson Economic Group.
Registration: Crain's Soundbiz Music Conference
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