Bandwidth is an intentionally under-the-radar 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 strategies.
When and where is Bandwidth?
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?
Bandwidth is 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 and trends.
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 international presence.
If you feel you fall into this group and would like us to consider you or someone from your company, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will be $545 through September 30. After that, the rate will be $600 from Oct 1 to Oct 31, $675 from Nov 1 to Nov 7, and $750 after. This includes the kick off cocktails and dinner on Sunday night, lunch on Monday, the dinner and evening event Monday night, and Tuesday wrap up. It doesn't include the hotel, but we have some great rates that we'll send upon acceptance of your registration.
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?
We'll post the attendee list in October. Companies attending this year include Warner Bros, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify and others. Attendees do have the option to opt out of having their info displayed.
How long has Bandwidth been around?
The first 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 email@example.com.
SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS
We focus on discussions where everyone in the room is involved in the conversation. We'll be announcing a speaker each day in September.
Roger Tsai, VP, Personalization & Insights | Gracenote: Creating Killer Playlists through Personalization Technologies
Roger Tsai, VP, Personalization & Insights Gracenote
Creating Killer Playlists through Personalization Technologies
If you received an invite and have a code, you can register at Eventbrite. Registration is $545 through September 30th and includes the sessions, dinners and evening events, and lunch on Monday.
If you do not have an invite or code, you will need to contact us for consideration at 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) bandwidthconference.com