UPDATED: American Association Of Independent Music's annual Indie Week invades New York City on June 17 - 20. The usually very smart team at A2IM have foolishly invited me to participate on a panel titled Streaming Manipulation "The Ethics of Streaming." I hope to see you there.
"The Ethics of Streaming"
Streaming manipulation, artificially boosting stream counts in order to improve chart positioning, increase market share, increase royalty payments, or for other non-legitimate purposes, is real. The problem is far-reaching, affecting more than just the Independent community. What can the music and/or tech industries, do to stop this abuse?
Louis Posen - Hopeless Records, Moderator
Markus Tobiassen - Norwegian Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv
Angel Gambino - Napster
Me - Hypebot, Bandsintown, Skyline Artists Agency
The panel will be held on Tuesday, June 18th @ 12:30PM. More info and buy your tickets here."