The music business was reshaped by streaming. So earlier this yr, Warner Music Group put a streaming govt in cost.
The corporate’s new CEO, Robert Kyncl, was most lately the chief enterprise officer of YouTube, the place he helped remodel the platform into one of many greatest names in creator monetization and streaming music. Earlier than that, he was vp of content material at Netflix, engaged on partnerships because it entered the streaming period.
Subsequent month, Kyncl will sit down with Vox senior correspondent Peter Kafka to talk all things music and streaming at the Code Conference. Kyncl has mentioned he needs to prioritize artists and companions at WMG, sees music as being “undervalued,” and believes the corporate’s subsequent steps could contain AI — “in all probability one of the crucial transformative issues that humanity has ever seen.”
The Code Convention shall be held September twenty sixth and twenty seventh on the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California. X CEO Linda Yaccarino, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, GM CEO Mary Barra, and extra shall be onstage for interviews, with extra names to come back. This yr’s convention shall be hosted by Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, Platformer founder Casey Newton, and CNBC senior media & tech correspondent Julia Boorstin. There’ll even be some particular visitor audio system, together with Code Convention co-founder Kara Swisher.