Panel – “The New Streaming Landscape”. Democratization of The Streaming Industry, New Players, New Systems of Payment, New Frontiers

10:40 - 11.:20 · Thursday 13th September 2018

The recent IFPI Global Music Report 2017 yielded the second straight year of promising news regarding music indsutry’s general recovery led by paid streaming subscription. The report also contained some positive news concerning future frontiers within the streaming industry that can be exploited and monetized by the record industry.

Competition has intensified, Streaming services are now providing more varied services, and emerging territories are expanding global penetration. Not to mention the advancement in Blockchain technology which will increase direct payment of royalties & digital rights management. All this is shaping a new exciting landscape within the streaming industry. Join us as we delve into these important questions & more with our expert panel of speakers.


Angel Navas Rosal, Global Head of Trade Marketing at Ditto Music


Michael Cassidy, Director of Product & Development at FUGA · Inma Grass, Partner, Altafonte · Maarten van Wijck: Co-Founder of SonoSuite · Mandy Aubry: Songtrust, Director of Global Business Development and Client Relations · Victor Conradsson: Sales-Support & Training Specialist at Believe Digital

Moderator and Panelists

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Angel Navas Rosal

Global Head of Trade Marketing at Ditto Music

Michael Cassidy

Director of Product & Development at FUGA

Inma Grass

Partner, Altafonte

Maarten van Wijck

Co-Founder, SonoSuite

Mandy Aubry

Director of Global Business Development and Client Relations, Songtrust

Victor Conradsson

Sales-Support & Training Specialist at Believe Digital

All our 2018 speakers and guests

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Carrer del Rosselló 515, Barcelona 08025


New York/Barcelona, October 14, 2021. The Future Music Forum: Barcelona has merged with Music Industry City. The two firms will pool their resources to form Nybac Media Inc., which will supervise digital broadcasting, live events, and digital communities for its Music Industry City division.

Founded by music industry veterans, Peter Schwinge, former Partner and General Manager of New Music Seminar, and Founder of Moving Target Group, Mike McCready, Co-founder and CEO of Music Xray, and Niall Doorley, founder of Future Music Forum: Barcelona, Nybac Media provides an international platform that includes a broadcast network with the flagship, Music Industry News at Noon; audio drop-in talk shows and podcasts; year-round digital events; community building on the Music Industry City (MIC) website; and live events including the Future Music Forum: Barcelona.

According to Peter Schwinge, CEO and President, “This merger is a great opportunity for both companies as it will allow them to work together on projects more efficiently while expanding their reach to other areas globally where they would not have had access before. We are able to provide more opportunities for our users and partners and provide them with an opportunity to reach new audiences through the network.”

Nybac Media will rely on their deep industry connections to provide musicians access to industry experts through the MIC platform; equip the next generation of the music industry with tools, education, and networks; foster high-level discussions to affect positive change; and increase partners' access and visibility to the industry. 

“I'm delighted to announce our new partnership. I've spent the last 12 years building the Future Music Forum into what it is today, and perhaps the last 5-6 years actively seeking the ideal partner. It's ironic that it emerged at a time when the events business was perhaps in its most fragile state in living memory. I'm excited to see what we can do to help so many people advance in their careers as the industry begins to bounce back.” said Niall Doorley, Vice President and Head of Global Events.

The Music Industry City website has features for artists and people in the industry to interact in real time through communities and forums, live events, and a metaverse. The site also provides educational resources, online courses, and talks from industry leaders; health and wellness topics specifically tailored to the music industry; a personal and professional development section; a music discovery zone; and a local media outlet showcasing members and partners.

Nybac Media has offices in New York and Barcelona. The next, in-person Future Music Forum conference is set to take place in Barcelona on September 20-22, 2022.