Got a hit song in your head? There’s a platform for that. This session will look at websites and platforms designed to take care of business, freeing up creators to create. Among them: Bandzoogle, an all-in-one flat monthly fee service that allows user to create their own site and digital press-kits, sell directly to fans, fan out over social media and tally sales; the revolutionary Bandsintown, a comprehensive touring app that manages your concert dates, LyricFind, servicing writers, publishers, now labels & distributors & 100+ platforms, monetizing lyrics & lyric translations, also with “free to create” lyric videos and Jammber, providing streamlined split payments and unified dashboards for artists and collaborators all over the world.
Join us for the encore presentation of “The Business In A Box: Top Platforms for Creators”, hosted by Rudy Blair and moderated by David Hazan.
David Hazan, Founder, DLH Strategic Marketing
For over 25 years David Hazan has worked in the entertainment industry where he has held a number of senior positions at top music and media companies, most recently as Head of North America for Midem, a leading industry event serving the global music community.
Over the course of his career, he has consulted 30+ tech, brand, media, event and festival clients including SoundExchange, MDIIO, ViewStub, SongVest, Audioshake, Weav Music, .DOTMUSIC, Qrates, found.ee, Stay22, AEG Network Live, Audible Reality, Omnispace360, Cirque Eloize, Microsoft, Xlrator Media, Festicket, Ottawa Bluesfest, CID Entertainment, Putumayo World Music, TVT, LiveMusicStage, Shout! Factory, Mobile Backstage, GigSalad, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences, where he continues to curate multiple panels, events and hackathons.
David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, VH1/MTV Networks, Putumayo World Music, and Wind-up Records where, earlier in his career as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, he created and directed the marketing and release campaigns for multi-platinum Grammy winners Evanescence.
He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including Music Tectonics, IEG, SXSW, MusicBiz, Amplify, Canadian Music Week, Midem, Mondo NYC, Indie Week, Screen x Screen, SF Music Tech, MU:CON, and Smartest People in the Room among others.
David has also held senior positions at leading experiential marketing agencies such as US Concepts/MKTG; UG Strategies; and EMCI / Rockbill, where he ran their London office.
David lives in Nyack, NY with his family.
Our panelists include:
Fabrice Sergent, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Bandsintown Group
Fabrice Sergent is co-founder and managing partner of Bandsintown Group. The company’s live music discovery platform Bandsintown serves 66M registered music fans and 550K artists, the Bandsintown Amplified proprietary ad solution reaches 250M monthly unique fans and Bandsintown Promoter serves 15,000 music promoters with a self-serve email + push platform.
At the start of the pandemic, Bandsintown expanded its mission to produce 1400 live streams on its own Bandsintown PLUS and LIVE channels and help artists market more than 85,000 live streams.
In 2021, Bandsintown was named to Variety’s “1O Tech Innovators To Watch” and Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”
Marcus Cobb, CEO and Co-founder, Mozaic
Marcus Cobb is CEO and Co-founder of Mozaic, the newly launched, mobile-first distributed payments platform where collaborating musicians and creators at large can build smart contracts and pay people fast and cheaply in hundreds of countries and currencies. As a long-time technologist and product designer with over twenty two years of experience, Cobb’s former enterprises include Jammber, Microsoft’s Healthcare Commerce Innovations, TicketsNow.com (which grew into a $270M acquisition by TicketMaster), CitiGroup, Caesars Entertainment Group, and GE Financial. Cobb is a founding member of the Rolling Stone Culture Council, and has been recognized as Nashville NEXT’s 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year and a top-rated CEO on Comparably.com.
Robert Singerman, SVP, International Publishing, LyricFind Inc.
Known for developing talent and new music business/tech, as an entrepreneur, agent, manager, label executive, consultant, producer, and music supervisor, Singerman has represented R.E.M., Gipsy Kings, James Brown, Suzanne Vega, Violent Femmes, 10,000 Maniacs, Smithereens, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Fela Kuti, Bad Brains and King Sunny Ade, among many other artists.
His main mission is giving music subtitling solutions, so that music becomes truly global, through the universal understanding of the lyrics. He’s the SVP, International Publishing at LyricFind, licensing and monetizing legal lyrics and lyric translations from the publishers and songwriters around the globe, onto 100+ platforms such as Google Search, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Pandora, SoundHound, IHeartMusic…
Robert directed the EU’s European Music Ofﬁce, US and The French Music Export Ofﬁce, North America. He represented the Brasil Music Exchange in North America; and created CAB; Chile, Argentina, Brazil Music Trade Mission Tour annually from 2016 through 2022. He’s assisted trade missions from many countries to many other countries, working with CIMA, A2IM, ABMI, AMAEI, Sounds Australia, Sounds from Spain and other countries, organizations, conferences and export offices, including in LATAM, US, Canada, China, Singapore, Eastern Europe, and Korea. He’s helped write and win three impactful Canadian Indigenous Language Revitalization and Canadian Export grants and two EU grants, for $10M+, including in-kind contributions.
He’s given keynote speeches, moderated panels and spoken at events worldwide, including at CMW, CISAC APAC AGM, ICMP, IMPF, MPA, AEDEM, MIDEM, Indie Week Canada, Mondo, fluvial, WAMI, SIM SP, BIME, Music Trends Brasil, Path, Westway LAB, Mama, SXSW, Midem, Womex, CMJ, NMS, Sync Summit, Digital Hollywood, Isla Viva, Reeperbahn, Caribbean Music Summit, Medimex, FIM PRO, Circulart, Live at Heart, Waves, Popkomm, Tourism Summit and Reggae Month in Jamaica, and the World Cultural Economic Forum, among many others.
Robert’s a partner in LyricFind, .MUSIC, Mondo, SyncSummit, YouBloom, Heaven11 and other companies. He’s on the Board of Directors/Advisors of SIM SP, Songtradr, VenuePilot, YouBloom and Make Music New York.
Stacey Bedford, CEO, Bandzoogle
Hired as Bandzoogle’s very first support technician in 2007, Stacey Bedford was named CEO of the music website platform in 2018. Stacey was named an International Power player by Billboard Magazine in 2021, as well as a 2019 Digital Power Player.
A mother of three, Stacey lives in Ottawa with her family, and holds a BA in Economics from Carleton University. She’s also an avid guitar player, beekeeper, and karaoke singer.