Long time no speak. This is the first post in a long time and might be the last post in a while too. I’ll keep writing articles for other sites from time to time, so if you wanna find out about them, check out the ways to connect at the bottom of this post.
So one thing I’ve been busy with was preparing for midem and the three events I participated in, a speech on Visionary Monday, a Meet the Speakers mentoring session, and a panel about music business trends.
For the thesis I’m talking about in the speech, go here: basbasbas.com/thesis
The panel, whose aim was to resume the industry’s key trends as seen at midem, featured a sense of optimism towards the future of music and technology, with this year’s conference trends focusing towards data and experimentation as the age of access begins to enter the music industry marketplace.
Needless to say, I had a great time at midem – also being able to finally meet so many of the people I’ve been connecting with through Twitter & blogs over the last few years.
But now, let’s talk about Moscow!
I’ve been hired as Head of Information Strategy at Moscow-based Dream Industries, who run 3 disruptive content-focused platforms, named Zvooq, Theory & Practice and Bookmate. Zvooq being the leading legal music streaming service in Russia & CIS (Financial Times article), Theory & Practice being a knowledge and education-sharing platform and community, and Bookmate being the leading platform for publishers in Russia and CIS countries, providing access to the social reading of the vast library of books on leading mobile platforms.
I’m really excited to be joining them and will be moving to Moscow.
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