Billboard magazine’s latest white paper on the future of innovation in the music industry — compiled during its recently held FutureSound conference — contains some key insights, and data gained from private discussion salons moderated by digitalmusic.org … including direct quotes from Bill Wilson, digitalmusic.org’s VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development.
The white paper, which is a series of summary articles each based on a different takeaway from the conference, is available for download here.
In the “Discovery: the Key to Digital Fortune” section, Wilson emphasizes the need for a coherent, clean, and standardized metadata infrastructure currently lacking in the music industry:
“Everything else is just curb appeal,” he’s quoted in the paper. “Without accurate and complete metadata, all you have is a nice façade, but no floorboards, plumbing or wiring inside your house.”
Metadata management is a significant topic in throughout the piece, with Google’s Tim Quirk and Ford Motor Company’s Jim Buczkowski both adding their points of view as well based on their on-stage comments.
Wilson and digitalmusic.org member/advisor Ted Cohen, managing director of TAG Strategic, teamed up on the sidelines of the FutureSound conference to moderate a series of invite-only salons designed to drill down deeper into the issues raised on the stage in a more private setting.