Nov 9, 2017 Aino Piirtola
The idea of the workshop discussions is to take time to concentrate: our intimate spaces are built to facilitate intensive, deep interaction. Some workshops are designed to teach our guests new ways to utilize their mobile phones and iPads, others aim to give them new insights on how to build a musical career, build better brands, or even forecast the future. All workshops are held during the Slush Music days in several different spaces inside the Cable Factory area.
The variety of workshops is wide, which makes it hard to pick a favorite. A complete list of the workshops can be found on our website, but here are a few of our top picks for you!
One of our speakers, Andrew Apanov, is hosting a workshop that digs deeper into the topic he will be also talking about on stage. How to get the first 1,000 users for a music startup? Certainly, something most music software producers would like to know! It is not about building the next Spotify, but about finding your own spot in the field.
With Georg Herlitz and Christoffer Söderstjerna, our guests will have the chance to deepen their knowledge on the world of YouTube. The goal of the workshops is to learn to optimize YouTube activities so that they will convert into higher viewing rates and revenue. This workshop is meant for everyone, from artists to label representatives – and for everyone in between.
What is in the store for the music industry in the future? This remains a mystery, but here is your chance to unveil a tiny piece of it. Derek Sellin, a doctoral researcher from Aalto University, is taking our guests on a time travel journey to take a look at the architecture of the music industry of tomorrow. The focus is on the changes technology makes in terms of value creation and caption, although the discussion will also focus on the biggest challenges the music industry faces not only tomorrow, but today.
Our last pick is Leah Harris’ workshop on building better social media presence. Leah herself calls herself a “digital nomad” in addition to being an artist and knowing the startup world very well. The goal of the workshop is to better understand your own value in social media and to use it in building better influencer campaigns. After all, artists can empower themselves through the power of social media.
Slush talks a lot about the different phases of founding a startup. We talk about building, scaling, growing, recruiting, funding and everything in between. All of these things are essential, but to understand the relevance of everything we do, we should also look into the very DNA of what a startup is and where they […]
Helsinki-based Yousician, the world’s leading music education company, has been on an almost decade long journey of learning about gamifying, community building, and of course, learning new instruments. CEO and co-founder Chris Thür has been leading the charge towards the company’s goal of making musicality as common as literacy, and overseen lots of change in […]
Last week, a new era for Slush Global Impact Accelerator kicked off. Slush hosted a workshop for startup hub managers – coming from five different countries – in Botswana. For the past three years, the GIA team has been running the program all the way from Finland. However, now we’ve decided to take off from […]
Day 2 at Slush Tokyo 2018 started with a bang, as IDEO Partner Tom Kelley walked into the Dome to have a Fireside Chat with Slush Tokyo CEO Antti Sonninen. The two discussed Slush and design thinking, and Tom took further questions from the audience during his Q&A session at the Slush Cafe. IDEO Partner […]
Among all the Swedish startup success stories, the story of Truecaller definitely stands out. Their app has turned the traditional phonebook into a practical call screening app, and their founder and CEO Alan Mamedi started it all at 25 years old. Being a smart man, he has taken the opportunity to learn. He now wants to share […]
After Al Gore’s phenomenal Opening Keynote Speech, Founder Stage was taken over by some of the leading names of European tech. Niklas Zennström, Brent Hoberman, David Thevenon and Sophie Bendz came together to talk about the European entrepreneurial ecosystem and the importance of daring to address the biggest problems in the world. What do the […]
The second day of Slush Music has passed bringing the entire event closer to its end – only the party remains. During this second day, we’ve had the chance to focus more on data and blockchain, future visions for the music industry and artists. Wednesday morning began with a great talk by Scott Cohen on […]
Who’s in charge here? That question has been asked all over Slush Music this year. Who’s in charge of rights? Who’s in charge of data? Who’s in charge of the industry? While these conversations are going on, it’s been reiterated constantly that the Nordics are known for community and to dismantle the traditional hierarchical structure. […]
Scott Cohen, Founder of The Orchard, says he has people come up to him all the time, saying the same thing: “The music industry is broken, but I know how to fix it.” We’ve all heard this, at least the first part. Many people seem displeased with the state of the industry today. Cohen, on […]
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