Back in November, EMI Music unveiled its OpenEMI initiative, launching a developer “sandbox” on application platform the Echo Nest. App developers get access to a major label's music, as well as videos, photos and other creative assets. EMI gets to harness the creativity of the developer community to find new ways to monetize its catalog. In an interview on the sidelines of MIDEM, EMI Music VP of digital projects Neil Tinegate spoke with Billboard.biz about the progress of OpenEMI.
TAG Strategic managing partner Ted Cohen moderated an engaging panel discussion Monday about the digital music market. Participating in the discussion were four influential executives: Merlin CEO Charles Caldas, Google director of content partnerships for Android Zahavah Levine, Amazon director of music content acquisition Craig Pape and Universal Music Group global digital business president Rob Wells.
Executives from Merlin CEO Charles Caldas to Ariel Publicity President Ariel Hyatt, as well as employees from Spotify, Downtown Music, McCann Erickson and Copyright Exchange hit the Carlton Hotel Bar after a day of meetings and events.