Tileyard is host to many of the new digital start-ups that have created their business models around the services provided to artists, labels, distributers, film and TV production companies, event companies and the wider creative industries.
This panel session will bring a selection of digital entrepreneurs into one room and provide an opportunity for attendees to learn and question the new business leaders who are shaping the new digital landscape.
The inspiring panelists include:
1. Entertainment Intelligence. Greg Delaney. Founder
Entertainment Intelligence collect and report vast quantities (12m rows a day at the moment) of music industry data. Mostly streaming and social metrics but also YouTube, download and physical sales. We blend these in dashboard and hierarchies that help distributors, labels and artist managers run their campaigns and operations on a daily basis.
Greg has over 30 years IT experience. He was the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdSurge, the fan club ticketing service that powered global stores for Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighter, & Pearl Jam, reaching an annual turnover of £20m before merging with SongKick. Greg previously founded Business Transport Resources (BTR), designing the world’s first online booking and reverse auction surface transport network, the forerunner to Halo and Uber.
Greg founded Entertainment Intelligence (Ei) in 2014 to answer the growing need for robust but affordable data collection, reporting and analytics in the rapidly expanding world of digital entertainment. Ei is now ingesting billions of streaming, video, retail and social metrics for high profile independent organisations such as Secretly Canadian, Sony/Red Essential, Domino Records, Raw Power Management and many more.
2. Jump Off TV. Ara Stevens
From humble beginnings as a small, weekly live event in London in 2003, Jump Off TV has grown into a recognisable global Hip Hop lifestyle youth brand, and has helped launch the careers of talents like Diversity, Professor Green, Mr Hudson, Riz Ahmed, Valerie Lora, Charlie Sloth, Maya Jama and many more. Shifting from events to online content in 2005, Jump Off TV was one of the early adopters of YouTube, using online to broadcast original global formats like Spin The Mic, Next 48 Hours, World Rap Championships and The Friday Hip Hop Report.
Ara worked in advertising for 3 years as a creative writer before creating and running UKs most successful regular urban event; The Jump Off. Transitioned The Jump Off into an online brand with several formatted content strands. Have consulted for major live events and assisted in the careers of Charlie Sloth, Professor Green, Sway, Ny, Flawless and more. Also specialise in social media strategies and video production; produced online series 'Being Charlie Sloth', with ACME on House Party (C4), The Sun’s Dream Team and responsible for over 400 million YouTube views.
3. Tidal Digital Agency. Darragh O'Meachair
Our journey began on the earliest platforms of social media, utilising everything digital has to offer in promoting and creating business. In doing so we have stimulated interest in what we offer and have converted that interest into revenue. Since then we have built a strong creative collective of individuals that forms Tidal.
We use a combination of technology, analytics and insight-driven creativity to achieve incredible results for our clients. We develop, and manage, responsive websites,
e-shots, social apps and native mobile applications
to boost the digital side of business.
4. Rotorvideo. Diarmuid Moloney Founder/CEO
Rotor is a cloud-based technology for creating promotional videos in the music sector. The concept was originated in 2012 and after extensive research into audio analysis and video rendering for music videos, the first prototype was born in 2014. This – plus the guidance received during the Microsoft Ventures accelerator programme – gave the team enough to secure angel funding, which they used to build the current beta version. After some serious bootstrapping and hustling, the product has begun to gain traction, with customers that include Sony Music UK. The team have secured another round of funding are due to release the full Version 1 of Rotor before the end of this year