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Music TechPitch 4.5 with Jane Dyball of Warner/Chappell Music

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16th April, 2013, London: 2Pears, the team delivering events and networking for creative and startup companies in tech, music and media, are announcing the details of the first Music TechPitch 4.5 of the year.
Music TechPitch 4.5 will take place on 23 April from 6.30pm and feature a keynote by industry heavyweight Jane Dyball, senior vice-president of International Legal and Business Affairs of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

Music TechPitch 4.5 is an evening pitch event uniquely focused on the music-tech industry vertical, and is part of the highly successful TechPitch 4.5 series of events. The evening pitch competition will kick off at 6.30pm at KweekWeek Hub, Unit 2 Waterside, 44-48 Wharf Road, London, N1 7UX.

Music TechPitch 4.5 is supported by Clintons, the law firm, in addition to TheNextWeb.com, Coadec, CMU, Mixing Digital, MediaTainment Finance, and Music Business School.

Music TechPitch 4.5 will showcase nine of the latest music-tech startups in Europe, including some, which have taken part in the 4.5 pitch-training workshops in the past months. The purpose of Music TechPitch 4.5 is to provide music-tech startups with a platform to build awareness, gain investment and users in an environment where they can present to and network with industry experts and potential partners.

The evening will feature a keynote presentation by Jane Dyball, who has responsibility for all Warner/Chappell Music’s business affairs throughout the world ex US & Canada, and is responsible for business strategic issues focussing on areas such as collective rights management and digital rights. Jane has also initiated and executed Warner/Chappell Music’s Pan European Digital Licensing initiative and instigated the groundbreaking “one stop shop” licensing publishing and master rights together for Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” album. Jane has worked in an advisory capacity for various government industry initiatives, representing the music publishing industry in the Music Industry Panel created by Creative and Cultural Skills.

Following the keynote, nine music-tech startups from across Europe will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five-minute Q&A by a panel of judges.

The panel of judges will discuss the viability, growth potential and revenue model of each business idea, providing constructive feedback on both the business model and the pitch. A winner will be selected by both the judges and by audience vote.

The pitching, feedback session, and judging will be followed by networking and drinks.

Music TechPitch 4.5 is proud to host a distinguished panel of music-tech experienced judges, chaired by Ashley Elsdon of PalmSounds:

– Tom Frederikse, Clintons
– Jane Dyball, Warner/Chappell Music
– Tina Baker, JagShaw Baker
– Serge Taborin, head of Archant Digital Ventures
– David Williams, Gogotech Telecoms & Media Consulting
– Riko Sakurai, entertainment consultant who previously launched Def Jam in Japan for Universal
The pitching companies with interesting and innovative propositions around e.g radio, licensing, mobile, music making tools and instruments, as well as video, search and music discovery, include:

1. GigOwl
2. Music Softward
3. Rotor
4. Soundreef
5. Soundtracktoyour.com
6. Spontly
7. The Backscratchers
8. Tourmanagement
9. Weezic

Tom Frederikse, partner at Clintons, comments: “Music TechPitch 4.5 is a great platform for startups with new ideas looking to work with music and artists to meet prospective business partners and investors, as well as test their business ideas and get constructive feedback from an informed and knowledgeable audience. We are looking forward to a positive and productive evening.”