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SoundCtrl’s 4th Annual FlashFWD Awards | Internetweek NY 2013 Recap

Last Wednesday, May 22nd as part of Internet Week New York, SoundCtrl hosted and co-presented with ‘stache media the second annual Music Tech Day at The Metropolitan Pavilion followed by The 4th Annual FlashFWD Awards at The Gramercy Theatre.

Music Tech Day showcased a day of keynotes, panels & classes designed for lively debate and inspiring experiences about the advancement of digital music culture, and kicked off with the Big Data vs Big Engagement, which discussed the impact on engagement of real time marketing. The session moderated by Beverly Jackson, Senior Director Marketing and Social from The GRAMMYS included guest speakers Alex White, Co-Founder and CEO of Next Big Sound, Alex Martinez, Co-Founder & CEO of IND Music, Haylie Rudy from Mass Relevance and ‘stache media’s Allison Moore (Associate Director of Advertising, Social Media Marketing, & Consumer Research). View on Livestream.

Another featured panel, Streaming It: The Tipping Point discussed the music industry shift from traditional to digital stream platforms based on social capabilities. The session moderated by Andrew Hampp, Senior Branding Correspondent at Billboard included guest speakers Matt Ostrower, Senior Director of Artist Partnerships & Programming at Pandora, Steve Goldstein, CEO and Founder of ZUUS and Daniel Hayek, Director Education + Community at Vimeo. View on Livestream.



That evening, the invitation only FlashFWD Awards honored the following: ?uestlove for the SoundWAV Influencer Award, Songza for Best in Discovery, V Squared Labs for Best in Live, Instagram for Best in Mobile & Tablet, Tumblr for Best in Artist Support and Soundplay by Pitchfork and Intel for Best in Gaming. The surprise presenter of the evening was Swizz Beatz who presented The SoundWAV Influencer Award to ?uestlove.



The Flash FWD Awards were hosted by hip hop sketch comics, ItsTheReal (Jeff Rosenthal and Eric Rosenthal) who introduced the opening performance by our very own Robert DeLong. Billboard Biz exclusively announced the musical guests of the ceremony featuring Joey Badass, Charles Yang and an amazing light show by Team iLuminate.




Closing out the evening, Team iLuminate showcased its new performance of “Artists of Light” with an incredible combination of dance, music and technology and a perfect conclusion to honoring excellence in music and technology.


Check out the full recaps from the event on Billboard Biz, Fuse TV and Vibe.

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