Voting is now open for agenda-worthy presentations and panels for the March 2014 edition of "must attend" music/film/digital media festival SXSW.
I hope mine is one of them. My first SXSW presentation is titled "Media Financing & Distribution in the Share Economy" -- please click on this link and vote for it to be included on the agenda. NOTE -- when you click on the "thumbs up" to vote, you will be asked to either "sign in" or register -- please register by clicking on the orange "Sign in" link on the upper right-hand corner of the voting page -- and once you click that link you will be given an opportunity to "Sign up" right under the "Sign in" field; once you have signed up and signed in, then you must go back to this link in order to vote -- lots of steps (I KNOW!) but I appreciate you taking the time to do it.
This topic is of particular interest to me (and is still mostly invisible to many in the media world -- content creators and distributors alike). I have spent considerable time with just such companies that are innovating in this brave new "Share Economy" world of media -- they will be the subject of my talk. Amidst the reality that disruption in media financing, distribution and business/monetization models is here and now -- and real, very real -- these new services (including crowd-funding and direct distribution) offer real hope and opportunity.
Every vote matters, and voting ends soon. Do it now ....