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Program

8:30
CET
Welcome!
Matthias Röder
CEO of Karajan Institut
8:45
CET
Digital Content Management in a Decentralized and Democratized Online World
Katharina Jeschke
Secretary General of the IMZ International Music & Media Centre
Frank Schulleri
Content.Agent IMZ
Daniel Simon
CTO at Digital Images GmbH
Titusz Pan
Founder ISCC & CEO of Craft AG
Sebastian Posth
Co-Founder of the ISCC Foundation
9:45
CET
Academy of Music 3.0
Alfred Taudes
Scientific Coordinator of the Austrian Blockchain Center
Richard Graf
JAM MUSIC LAB University
10:30
CET
EyeHarp and Inclusion in MusicTech
Zacharias Vamvakousis
CEO Of EyeHarp Association
Michael Fembek
Director of the Zero Project
Alper Kaya
MD
10:30
CET
Workshop: Web3 and Music 101
What is web3? What is an NFT? How can NFTs be used to distribute and monetise songs and royalties? What tools do I need to mint an NFT? Join Kaitlyn Davies for an introductory session on emerging web3 technologies and applications to music creation and distribution. We'll discuss the basics, wallet setup, and tools for musicians and music workers to start their journey down the web3 rabbit hole. Space at the workshop is limited, pre-register for the Zoom workshop here.
11:30
CET
NFTs as Digital Gesamtkunstwerk: How Musicians Can Utilize Web3 to Create New Art
Aurora Mendez
Crypto Cleff Media
11:45
CET
Success Stories, Strategies and Insights from the Artists
Cristina Spinei
Composer
Studio Nouveau
Crypto Art & Music Studio
Sœunn Thorsteins
University of Washington
Tarot Sings
Founder Tarotsings Astral Realm & CryptoMondays Nashville
Nifty Sax
Co-Founder at Nifty Music
12:30
CET
NFTs and Intellectual Property Rights
Trent Mcconaghy
Co-Founder at Ocean Protocol
12:45
CET
Enabling Creativity and Unlocking Value in Decentralized Music
Trent Mcconaghy
Co-Founder at Ocean Protocol
Simon de la Rouviere
Founder at Untitled Frontier
Rebecca Miller
Co-Founder & CEO of dropstar.co
13:30
CET
Building a Music DAO: First Steps and Future Thinking
Nicole d'Avis
Composer
13:45
CET
Governance and Regulatory Issues Surrounding DAOs
Nicole d'Avis
Composer
Silke Noa Elrifai
CLO Gnosis, Fellow at CNRS
Baher Al Hakim
Founder and CEO of Medicus AI
14:15
CET
A Conversation About AI, Art and the Blockchain
Merzmensch Kosmopol
AI Artist, Writer & Researcher
Matthias Röder
CEO of Karajan Institut
14:30
CET
Moving Music AI Into the Metaverse
Jovanka von Wilsdorf
Co-Founder of the DIANA AI Song Contest
Matthias Röder
CEO of Karajan Institut
15:00
CET
Async.art and MozartBeats: Programmable Music and Participatory Art
Shannon Chen See
Product Marketing Lead at Async
Francisco Supin
General Manager of Strauss Capelle
15:30
CET
Are MusicNFTs Platforms the New Labels?
Christof Straub
Founder & CEO Global Rockstar
David S. Rosen
CEO Of EyeHarp Association
Patrick Tomelitsch
CEO of OROUNDO Mobile Group
Ralph Talmont
ConcertHall NFT
Georgina Maurino
Founder at Smartists

WORKSHOP: Web3 and Music 101

What is web3? What is an NFT?

How can NFTs be used to distribute and monetise songs and royalties? What tools do I need to mint an NFT? Join Kaitlyn Davies for an introductory session on emerging web3 technologies and applications to music creation and distribution. We’ll discuss the basics, wallet setup, and tools for musicians and music workers to start their journey down the web3 rabbit hole.

Space at the workshop is limited, pre-register for the workshop here.

Speakers

Meet the speakers at the 2022 KarajanTech Conference

Ralph Talmont

Ralph Talmont

ConcertHall NFT
Raphael Eckard

Raphael Eckard

Label Manager for Arthaus Musik

Raphael Eckardt has been the label manager of the Halle-based label for audiovisual performing arts "Arthaus Musik" since 2020. He previously gained experience in the music media industry with the Leipzig label Rondeau Production, among others. As the person responsible for international sales and internal product processes, he plays a key role in shaping the digitization process at Arthaus Musik. With a catalog of over 1300 programs from the fields of music and culture, Arthaus Musik is one of the largest labels for classical music and art in Europe.

Matthias Röder

Matthias Röder

CEO of Karajan Institut

Matthias Röder is an award-winning music and technology strategist. Matthias currently serves as a board member of the Karajan Foundation and is the Managing Director of the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Mozarteum Foundation. In 2017, Matthias founded the Karajan Music Tech Conference, a cross-industry event to promote breakthrough technologies in music, media and audio.

Sœunn Thorsteins

Sœunn Thorsteins

University of Washington

Icelandic cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, has appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Toronto, Seattle, and Iceland Symphonies and has performed in some of the world’s big stages, including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Elbphilharmonie and the Barbican Center in London. Sæunn recently released an album of Icelandic works for solo cello, “Vernacular”, and her recording of the cello concerto “Quake” by Páll Ragnar Pálsson with the Iceland Symphony was nominated for a 2020 Grammy award. She serves on the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle, teaching cello and chamber music.

Fifi Rong

Fifi Rong

Music NFT

Fifi Rong is a London based Chinese British Avant Pop singer, songwriter and producer

David S. Rosen

David S. Rosen

CEO Of EyeHarp Association

David S. Rosen is the CEO and founder of Dopr, the discovery and valuation layer for music's web3 future. David earned his B.A in psychology from Emory University and his PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Drexel University, where his research focused on music cognition, the neuroscience of creativity, STEAM education, and music information retrieval. David's award-winning research on music preference formation in pop music, drives Dopr's technology to help make music NFT collecting easier. From an early age, David has been composing and performing music with various bands, which has been the inspiration for his career.

Zacharias Vamvakousis

Zacharias Vamvakousis

CEO Of EyeHarp Association

Zacharias Vamvakousis is a founding member and CEO of EyeHarp Association, an entity that aims to make music playing accessible to people with upper-limb motor disabilities. Zacharias is the developer of EyeHarp, the first eye-controlled digital music instrument. He studied Computer Science & Telecommunications at University of Athens. At Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Zacharias obtained a Master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing, and earned a PhD entitled: "Digital Musical Instruments for People with Physical Disabilities".

Frank Schulleri

Frank Schulleri

Content.Agent IMZ

Frank accounts for the onboarding and user experience at Content.Agent, the digital search engine + B2B marketplace for film license trading. He holds degrees in Marketing and International Management from Corvinus University of Budapest and Copenhagen Business School. Equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset and the mission to boost creatives with a passion for tech, quality and people, he launched his own startup and gained experience in various projects in the creative industries.

Aurora Mendez

Aurora Mendez

Crypto Cleff Media

Aurora is a classical violinist and educator who is dedicated to bridging the gap between classical musicians and Web3 by providing educational resources, hosting "NFTs in Classical Music," and advising/onboarding musicians and orchestras who are eager to enter the space. Currently, Aurora is a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Apex Ensemble, and the Latin Orchestra of Europe.

Alfred Taudes

Alfred Taudes

Scientific Coordinator of the Austrian Blockchain Center

PhD at Vienna University of Economics and Business Assoc. Professor in Münster, Augsburg and Essen, Germany Since 1993. Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Japan. Coordinator of Large Scale Research Projects Author of more than 100 Scientific Publications. Founder of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Scientific Coordinator of the Austrian Blockchain Center.

Tarot Sings

Tarot Sings

Founder Tarotsings Astral Realm & CryptoMondays Nashville

A 24 year old independent artist, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. TAROT graduated from Belmont University in 2019 with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business. Currently, TAROT has been immersing herself in web 3 as she paves a new path to release her debut album experience “Wake” to be released July 2022. She released 28 music NFTs on her own smart contract that she produced, wrote, recorded, and mixed every day for the Tarotsings Music NFT Marathon collection.

Titusz Pan

Titusz Pan

Founder ISCC & CEO of Craft AG

Titusz Pan is an entrepreneur and open-source developer. He is the inventor and architect of the ISCC. As co-founder and CEO of Craft AG, he has been developing media technology projects and incubations since the year 2000.

Michael Fembek

Michael Fembek

Director of the Zero Project

Michael Fembek has initiated and developed the Zero Project since its early beginnings in 2009, a global ecosystem to promote innovative solutions supporting the life and rights of persons with disabilities, and services at its Director since 2012. As the programme manager of the Essl Foundation, he is personally in charge of the whole organizing process from research to the Zero Project Conference.

Richard Graf

Richard Graf

JAM MUSIC LAB University

He is a musician, composer and the Vice Rector for Education and Digitalisation at the JAM MUSIC LAB University interested in exploring new possibilities of the Web 3.0, the blockchain technology and metaverse in the context of multimodal teaching, learning and performing music. He researches new aspects of digital ownership and digital distribution of musical works.

Sebastian Posth

Sebastian Posth

Co-Founder of the ISCC Foundation

Sebastian is an entrepreneur and consultant in the cultural and creative industries with a focus on digital innovation and blockchain technology. Sebastian started his professional career in book publishing, in 2005 he founded the first ebook distribution service in the German market. Sebastian is co-initiator of the International Standard Content Code, convenor of the ISO working group on the ISCC, and co-founder and co-director of the ISCC Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands.

Nifty Sax

Nifty Sax

Co-Founder at Nifty Music

Saxophonist, Composer, Music Director for 20+ years. His Music NFTs generated over 46 ETH in sales volume. Co-founder of Nifty Music.

Kaitlyn Davies

Kaitlyn Davies

Co-Founder of CO:QUO

Kaitlyn Davies (she/her) is a Berlin-based Canadian, where she works and collaborates at the forefront of music and technology. She explores this nexus through research, presentation and event facilitation alongside her co-founded collective CO:QUO, and hosts radio shows on Refuge Worldwide and Cashmere Radio.

Daniel Simon

Daniel Simon

CTO at Digital Images GmbH

After studying media arts at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, he joined digim in 1999. He introduces new technologies into day-to-day production of the Studio Halle Group, with a strong focus on customer and business development.

Christof Straub

Christof Straub

Founder & CEO Global Rockstar

Christof Straub started his professional career at the beginning of the 1990ties as artist, music producer and songwriter. Since 2008, he is working on the disruption of the traditional music industry via digitalization, with a focus on fair artist remuneration. Global Rockstar, is a Music NFT Company enabling fans to become shareholders of hit songs: in 2021 globalrockstar.com has launched the first platform worldwide to offer Music NFTs with royalty participation.

Simon de la Rouviere

Simon de la Rouviere

Founder at Untitled Frontier

Simon de la Rouviere the co-design of the ERC20 token standard, and inventor of token bonding curves, created the first music royalty splits on a blockchain, and now telling stories using NFTs.

Merzmensch Kosmopol

Merzmensch Kosmopol

AI Artist, Writer & Researcher

Artist, writer and researcher, exploring creativity by Artificial Intelligence. Creates literary texts, short movies, music videos, theater plays using new technologies. The main focus is on the creative collaboration between human and machines. Writes essays and articles for several digital magazines, primarily for Medium

Katharina Jeschke

Katharina Jeschke

Secretary General of the IMZ International Music & Media Centre

As Secretary General of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Katharina Jeschke is a curator, developer and host of music film festivals and competitions worldwide. She is also the programme developer of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin, the international trade fair for cultural TV and VOD content. Additionally, Katharina is the driving force of Content.Agent, the digital search engine + B2B marketplace for film licence trading.

Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller

Co-Founder & CEO of dropstar.co

I'm the co-founder & CEO of music NFT platform dropstar.co. We enable immersive music experiences (virtual and in-real-life) with more artist autonomy through smart contracts. To enable interoperability and longevity of everything we create we participate in global music NFT working groups for contract standardisation. I'm also a NFT collector and proud member of Bright Moments arts organisation via the CryptoCitizens NFT community in Berlin.

Shannon Chen See

Shannon Chen See

Product Marketing Lead at Async

Shannon Chen See (she/her) is a mission-driven storyteller passionate about the intersection of people, creativity, and technology. She is the Product Marketing Lead at Async, an NFT platform for experiencing interactive and generative art & music. Shannon is also involved with Holdersland, a community empowering Caribbean creatives with Web3 technology. As a poet and a marketer, she wants to leverage her dual experience to make a lasting impact in the NFT space.

Jovanka von Wilsdorf

Jovanka von Wilsdorf

Co-Founder of the DIANA AI Song Contest

She is a Berlin based musician, co-founder of the DIANA AI Song Contest, and a songwriter at BMG Rights Management. As an artist profiler, she works with various music companies and the Musicboard Berlin. Jovanka gives workshops and masterclasses on "AI in music composition and production" and is a board member of Music Women* Germany.

Patrick Tomelitsch

Patrick Tomelitsch

CEO of OROUNDO Mobile Group

He is the CEO of the OROUNDO Mobile group, a technology company that is focusing on building an international cultural platform, Cultural Places. He is also a partner and shareholder in Three For One Trading, a Vienna-based trading company for Magic, the Gathering cards. He also owns his own IT and Management consulting business. He is currently building a DeFi-based cultural community, including decentralized funding for cultural businesses, rewards and NFT´s.

Francisco Supin

Francisco Supin

General Manager of Strauss Capelle

A classical musician and music manager by study and specialised in the organisation of classical music concerts, international tours and Viennese Balls he is an experienced artist manager and artistic director. As the general manager of Strauss Capelle Vienna since 2018 he co-founded the first classical music NFT made in Vienna: MozartBeats. He is also the co-founder of the Vienna based artist collective NFTunes.

Silke Noa Elrifai

Silke Noa Elrifai

CLO Gnosis, Fellow at CNRS

She is a lawyer and mathematician with a passion for disintermediation and privacy tech. She has advised blockchain projects since 2014, focusing on legal product design that is both pragmatic and dispute-resistant. She regularly advises on DAO structures and their interaction with legacy legal systems. She is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, New York and Germany and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 Georgina Maurino

Georgina Maurino

Founder at Smartists

She is a Spanish author and illustrator. Since 1997 she has devoted most of her works to introduce classical music, especially opera, to children, having more than 30 titles published in different formats and by different publishers. In 2020, with a small team including tech and legal advisors, and a developer, she started the development of Smartists, a dApp for artists who want to self-manage on the web3, opening their own private online studios.

Studio Nouveau

Studio Nouveau

Crypto Art & Music Studio

Formed in May 2020, intending to explore NFTs as a medium for the scarce ownership of music, multimedia video art, and as a means to decorate the metaverse with 3D digital sculptures. Studio Nouveau's genesis project was our multimedia music album "Audiovisual," released track by track on SuperRare between July and September 2020. Each track is a single edition audiovisual NFT.

Alper Kaya

Alper Kaya

MD

In 1990, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. He can move his head, he can control his computer using a head-tracking system and he has tracheostomy and ventilator support. He used to play classical guitar before his diagnosis. and since, he has explored ways to play again using assistive instruments and assistive music technologies

 Baher Al Hakim

Baher Al Hakim

Founder and CEO of Medicus AI

Baher is a technologist and a serial entrepreneur. Medicus AI is a digital health company based in Vienna. He's also part of the NFTunes collective with a focus on audio-visual NFTs such as MozartBeats and organizing local NFT events and activities. Baher is working on forming a local DAO in Vienna to bring local artists together in a mission to foster and promote local NFT art.

Nicole d'Avis

Nicole d'Avis

Composer

Nicole is Co-Creator at Seed Club, a DAO that builds and invests in communities. Previously, as the Managing Director of Berklee's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, she led the Open Music Initiative, a 300+ music industry member consortium focused on streamlining metadata and payment tracking for artists, and co-founded RAIDAR, a blockchain based music licensing platform built by and for Berklee student artists.

Cristina Spinei

Cristina Spinei

Composer

Cristina Spinei is a Juilliard-trained composer who has written for numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. Her work Prelude, recorded by the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, was the first new orchestral piece to be released as an NFT. Cristina's other NFTs include a programmable string quartet for Async Art, audiovisual Triptych with artist Marterium, and Occulta Verba — an audiovisual cryptogram created with artist Luxpris.

Trent Mcconaghy

Trent Mcconaghy

Co-Founder at Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy co-founded Ocean Protocol, building decentralized tools to level the playing field for AI and data. He has worked on AI since the mid 90s, Python since the early 2000s, and blockchain since the early 2010s.

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