Berlin chosen for Smart Waves conference

The news is out, we’ve selected Berlin, Germany, for what will become one of the most prestigious events in music tech and music business! Taking place from 22-23 May, Smart Waves will examine themes as diverse as streaming services, blockchain and AI. To read our launch press release –


Smart Waves to look at AI, Blockchain and Streaming May 22nd and 23rd sees the first music business and technology conference of its kind taking place in Berlin.  With speakers from Facebook, Soundcharts, BMG Rights Management, and the Karajan Institute, Smart Waves will feature two days of intensive sessions with industry leaders from the European…

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