FUSE presents SoundCtrl’s “FlashFWD 20II” in Association with Internet Week – Coveted Music Industry Awards

June 5, 2011 by  

NYC-based SoundCtrl, a collective group of business innovators who are accelerating change in the music industry, will host FlashFWD 20II this Wednesday, June 8, 7 PM at the Grammery Theatre.

Honor thy (music) maker.

SoundCtrl regularly identifies emerging trends in the music and technology space, as it looks to define new business models and forge profitable collaborations. The organization’s FlashFWD brainchild, put on in association with Internet Week New York, is an invite-only award ceremony that focuses on amplifying and honoring four music:tech companies and one innovator that are making a significant impact in shaping the new music business.

Following the awards ceremony, tickets are available to the general public to experience the performers for the night, starting at 10:30 PM. Artists appearing are Ryan Leslie, Pusha T and Break Science.  To purchase tickets for the performance, click here.

During New York’s Social Media Week, in February 2011, the public was invited to nominate and vote on individuals, groups and organizations for these awards. All of the winners are creating meaningful impacts and results on the future of music through the innovative application of online and/or mobile technology. They are:

Criteria: Applications that allow consumers to discover and share their daily music experience on the go and across multiple platforms.

Live Integration Award: CREATOR’S PROJECT
Criteria: A company or individual that is creating and utilizing technologies that enrich and enhance the live music experience through audience, artist and industry collaboration.

Artist Integration Award: SOUNDCLOUD
Criteria: Collaborative platforms which provide new ways for artists to create and share their music with a global audience of consumers.

SoundWave Award: TROY CARTER
Criteria: An individual who has a proven track record in advancing the interests and achievements of their own artists, the companies they work for and the industry at large.

Search & Discovery: ECHO NEST
Criteria: The technology tool and/or platform, which enables consumers to easily find music they want and to discover and connect with new artists/music genres.

FlashFWD 20II is put on by SoundCTRL and its sponsors and partners: Fuse TV, PepsiCo, Eventbrite, .Music, and IMVU

Full Coordinates:
FlashFWD 20II
When: Wednesday, 8th June, 7pm-11:30pm
Where: Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street


7:00pm – VIP Red Carpet Reception
8:15pm – Awards Ceremony
9:30pm – Cocktail Reception
10:30pm – Live Performances from Ryan Leslie, Pusha T. and Break Science.

Fiesta Fotos! SoundCtrl Takes Over Avenue A

June 14, 2010 by  

As Internet Week draws to a close, the vast majority of memories will be of everything that happened offline.

SoundCtrl's David Chaitt and Natalia from Jingle Punks

For the musically inclined among us, one of the highlights was the Fireside Chat held at DROM in the heart of the East Village. Curated by SoundCtrl, the night was marked by seriously fun networking, followed by a panel featuring Tommy Silverman (Tommy Boy Records) and Avner Ronen (Boxee). A performance by Interscope recording artist Jared Evan ensued, while the sounds of DJ Getlive pervaded.

In the chat intro, Jesse Kirshbaum, Co-Founder of SoundCtrl, promised we would disrupt the modern music industry with all of our might. SonicScoop sez: Stand back! The revolution will be Webicized.

Internet Week New York 2010: The SonicScoop Music Guide

June 5, 2010 by  

Internet Week New York kicks off today, and will continue through June 14. Many panels are relevant to artists and businesses across the music industry, such as talks on how to pitch ideas and find sponsors, as well as how to increase your profits through the Internet.

Started in 2008 to advance New York’s Internet industry and community, IWNY was organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The event will hold a variety of conferences, networking opportunities and performances, covering a range of topics.

This year the festival will include organizations such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, HP, Twitter, PepsiCo., StartupAlpha.com, Google and Forbes to name a few. The Internet Week headquarters will be located at the Metropolitan Pavilion however, many events will take place at different venues throughout the city.

SonicScoop picked out the following highlights throughout the week. Check the Internet Week New York Website to find more! Also watch out on Twitter for impromptu event notices, throughout the week #iwny.

Monday June 7th
12.00-12.30pm Phil Thomas DiGiulio Presents: Mobile Applications in the Modern World (at Metropolitan Pavilion)
12.30-2.30pm StartupAlpha.com Liquid Lunch & “Big Deal Room” Launch (at Whiskey Rebel)

Tuesday 8th:
8.00-8.00pm Digital Media Summit (The Westin New York at Times Sq.)
9.00-5.00pm MMA Mobile Marketing Forum (The Waldorf-Astoria)

Wedsnesday 9th:
11.00-11.45am  Windows Phone 7 in Action: Design and Development Process Guidelines, and Workflow the WP7 Platform (Metropolitan Pavilion)
6.30-8.00pm Pitch out of Water

Thursday 10th:
6.20-11.30pm Girls who Rock Benefit Concert supporting She’s the First and AfricAid (Santos Party House)
7.00-11.00pm SoundCtrl: Fireside Chat, Followed by Performances from Free Sol and Jared Evan. Music by DJ GetLive (DROM)

Friday 11th:
8.00-8.00pm 12hours of Tech for Growing Businesses (Microsoft NY Offices)
8.30-5.30 ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit (Metropolitan Pavilion)

Saturday 12th:
3.00-4.30 How to Fund Your Project Using IndieGoGo (Soho Apple Store)

Sunday 13th:
9.00-4.00pm NYC Startup Weekend (NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)

Monday 14th:
10.00-5.00pm Digital Marketing Days (Hilton NY)
7.00-10.00pm The 14th Annual Webby Awards GalaCelebration  Hosted by B.J. Novak of NBC’s ‘The Office’ (Cipriani Wall Street)

See you there! — Erika Pontes

Event Alert: SoundCtrl Asks “What is Your Social Music Currency?”

February 2, 2010 by  

social_media_week_logoAs part of Social Media Week, SoundCtrl will host the panel discussion “What Is Your Social Music Currency?” tomorrow, February 3, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Panelists include The Roots drummer ?uestlove, Andrew Katz, Senior Marketing Manager for PepsiCo, and Marisa Bangash, co-founder of Uncensored Interview.

Moderated by James Andrews, co-founder of BeEverywhere.tv and TheKeyInfluencer.com, the panel will take place at the Never Can Say Goodbye Exhibition in the former downtown Tower Records building.

The panel will discuss the bartering of social media currencies amongst artists, corporations, and labels, and try to figure out exactly who it is that can be successful in boosting popularity and adding new revenue streams.

Social Media Week is an international, week-long conference designed as a series of localized events seeking to advance the use and understanding of social media. In addition to New York, events will be held in Berlin, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, and Toronto.

SoundCtrl, the organizer of Wednesday’s event, is a network of digital media professionals focused on advancing the music industry through the power of the social web.

The host of Wednesday’s panel, Never Can Say Goodbye, is an exhibition by the non-profit arts organization No Longer Empty which seeks to remember Tower Records as a place where musicians and fans could meet and hang out, while also recognizing the changes in the music industry that have caused such stores to dwindle in number. “What Is Your Social Music Currency?” will be the space’s second panel in as many weeks, having hosted “Discs To Downloads” last Tuesday, 1/26. Check out SonicScoop’s coverage of the Never Can Say Goodbye.

The discussion will take place from 6:00PM to 8:30PM, followed by a reception from 8:30PM to 10:00PM. Request an invite here: http://smwsoundctrl.eventbrite.com. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited.