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The #TNW2018 Music Summit talks are now up on YouTube. Watch them here.

What to expect

Move to the beat

After the internet boom, the music industry went through some turbulent times. Now, with the advancement of new technology such as blockchain and AI, music is once again undergoing a transformation. As we move into the unknown, we will discuss how we can expect the industry to transform, and how to ensure that you won’t be left alone on the dance floor.

We’ll be taking a closer look at how we can harness the capabilities of AI to innovate new sound. The Music Summit connects thought leaders in the music space with emerging technologies.


Here's what we'll be exploring on the Music Summit stage
  • Beats on the blockchain

    With blockchain technology on the rise, the power is returning to the artists. Blockchain decentralized ledger has made it possible to track a work’s origin and current ownership. What does that mean for music rights and how will we move forward?

  • Democratizing music creation

    From the first turntable to now, technology has played an indispensable role in innovating the creative process of music. How can we move forward towards a democratised and inclusive industry? How can technology help to make this happen?

  • Composing with AI

    Whether it be a soundtrack or an upbeat pop hit, AI can now compose it - with or without you. Will there be a continuous need for an artist’s creative vision, or will they end up sidelined? At Music Summit, we’re exploring how AI can work alongside us to create sweet tunes.

  • The psychology of DJing

    The profession of DJing has grown and diversified over the years. But with the high intensity, stress levels, and hard work, being a successful DJ can take its toll. At Music Summit, we dive into the inner mind of DJs and find out what makes them tick.

  • The disruption of music consumption

    As artists move away from record labels and towards new tech, the way that we consume music also shifts. With VR, we can immerse ourselves in music videos in a whole new way. AI helps playlists to determine what music we discover. How does technology change the way we listen to music?

  • The power of music

    In an increasingly online society, relationships can be lost in the white noise. Music has the power to bring people together, with and without technology. We’ll be exploring the relationship between sonic culture, rapid innovation, and everlasting creativity.

The Music Experts

Here are the first names announced for Music Summit.

Dean Taylor

Hardware UX designer
Dean Taylor

Naturally, Music Summit appeals to my personal and professional interests. My life is consumed by music and tech, and this track is offering me both.


From marketing to AI via marketplaces, Music Summit is just one of 19 tracks of content designed to cater a huge range of different specialists.



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