Bandwidth is an
invite-only gathering of music executives. We limit
the number of people that can attend, require an
invitation, and keep it small to encourage
connections and conversation. There are no panels at
Bandwidth. Instead we focus on discussions between
the session leader and everyone in the room.
Bandwidth 2014 will be held in Palm Springs,
California November 16 - 18. To accommodate flights,
we'll be starting the evening of Sunday, November
16th and wrap up at noon on Tuesday, November 18th.
In between we'll focus on the evolving music
experience, particularly on how music is discovered,
consumed, and monetized. We'll also discuss the
longview of the industry, innovative approaches, and
the technological shifts and developments that will
impact user experience, business models and future
When and where is
Bandwidth starts at 5:00pm
on Sunday, November 16th, and ends at noon on
Tuesday, November 18th. We'll be in Palm Springs at
the Ace Hotel. Hotel rates and information will be
sent upon registration.
What segment of the industry attends?
geared towards those in Marketing, New Media, New
Products, Digital and Fan to Consumer Music and
Entertainment, as well as any executive interested
in the changing landscape and upcoming innovations
Is Press invited?
No. In order to encourage an
atmosphere of open conversation, we do not invite or
allow press. Along those lines, we ask that
attendees not post/blog/tweet/etc specifics about
what is discussed in sessions or quote their fellow
attendees without permission.
How do I get an invite?
This year all invites are
being directly extended. In order to make the
conversations as productive as possible, we restrict
who can attend to people actively working in the
industry at a level that is on par with the other
attendees - that generally means executives from
relevant companies or individuals with a national or
If you feel you fall
into this group and would like us to consider you or
someone from your company, please contact us at
How many people attend?
We limit the group to 150
attendees. This size really contributes to the
connections - we're able to keep discussions to a
manageable size, and there's plenty of opportunity
to spend some quality time with others in sessions,
at meals, and during our social events.
How much does it cost to attend?
Registration is $575
through November 1. After that, the rate will be
$675 from Nov 2 to November 17. This includes the
kick off cocktails and dinner on Sunday night, lunch
on Monday, evening cocktail event Monday night, and
Tuesday wrap up. It doesn't include the hotel, but
we have some great rates starting at $119/night plus
$20 resort fee and taxes (info will be sent upon
Can I present a session?
If you've been accepted as an
attendee, you may submit your suggestion for a
topic/discussion to us (info will be sent upon
registration). Keep in mind we are seeking topics
that will generate conversation amongst everyone in
the room, so make sure it isn't a sales pitch or
simply a focus on your work or company - we won't
select anything that falls into this category.
Where can I see the sessions? How many of them are there?
Generally we'll have several sessions run
concurrently. Yes it makes it hard to choose - that
is a good thing. We'll begin posting sessions as we
approve them. Stay tuned.
Who Is Attending?
Companies attending this year
include Warner Bros, Pandora, Rhapsody, Nettwerk,
Vanguard Records, Interscope, Elektra, Sumerian
Records, Barsuk, Spalding Entertainment, BMI,
Rumblefish, Gracenote, TuneIn, BlackBox, Stingray
Digital, Steppin' Records, Zeitgeist Artist
Management, BFM Digital, as well as many others
(some we are not allowed to list).
How long has Bandwidth been around?
bandwidth was held in 2000, and then every year
since 2006. We've changed over the years - initially
we were like most conferences with panels and open
registration. Over the years, we noticed people were
drawn to our discussion sessions, and eventually we
moved completely over to that format. And over the
past few years, we started to tighten up the guest
list. We do this for one reason only - to make sure
that those attending can interact with their peers
in a moving music forward environment.
Who are some of your past attendees?
This is a very
partial list of companies that have attended in the
past: Warner Bros Records | MTV | Spotify | YouTube
| Beggars Group | GraceNote | MOG | Zeitgeist Artist
management | Nettwerk Music Group | Pandora |
Verizon | Fat Wreck Chords | Sub Pop Records |
Another Planet Entertainment | 42 Entertainment |
Chop Shop | Epitaph | Cisco | Atom Factory |
Superfly Presents | Sony Network Entertainment |
Rdio | Harry Fox Agency | Facebook | Echo Nest | Big
Machine | Borman Entertainment | The Collective |
The Orchard | eMusic | Yelp | TopSpin | Atlantic
Records | Barsuk | East End Management | Ticketfly |
Merlin | Twitter | Silva Artist Management | JamBase
| Interscope | UMGD | Elektra | and many others.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
But of course!
The sponsorship doc is
here or contact us at
SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS
We focus on discussions where everyone in
the room is involved in the conversation. This is a
growing list of speakers and sessions.
Roger Tsai, VP,
Personalization & Insights |
Gracenote: Creating Killer
Tsai, VP, Personalization & Insights
Killer Playlists through Personalization
If you received
an invite and have a code, you can register at
Eventbrite. Registration is $575 through
November 1 and includes the sessions, dinner on
Sunday and evening cocktail events, and lunch on
If you do not have an invite or code, you will need to contact us for
firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the conversational focus of the event,
we limit registration to those actively working in the industry at an company or
entity with national or international recognition. Please read the FAQ for
further information about attending Bandwidth.
If you register using a code that is not yours or without an invite, and we
determine you are not eligible to attend, your registration will be cancelled
and your registration will be refunded less any fees charged by Eventbrite. We
will not be responsible for any travel arrangements.
Cancellation Policy and the not so small fine print: More than 90 days before
event: Full refund any less Eventbrite fees. 60 to 90 days before event: 50% of
your registration fee or we will transfer your registration to a music industry
colleague that is approved to attend. Less than 60 days: We'll transfer your
registration to a music industry colleague that is approved to attend.
All speakers and times subject to change. In order to encourage an atmosphere
of open conversation, we do not invite or allow press. Along those lines, we ask
that attendees not post/blog/tweet/etc specifics about what is discussed in
sessions or quote their fellow attendees without permission. Anyone found doing
so may be asked to leave.
Bandwidth Conference info (at)