Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK
This week I spoke at Wired’s Future of Music event with Michael Breidenbruecker (founder of RJDJ) and Imogen Heap.
As a long time Wired reader it was great to be invited to join the panel, and from a Universal perspective it’s really important to meet people from the tech community and talk about the digital side of the company. After the discussion and questions from the audience I spent some time talking to people from a range of industries – small label owners, the publishing world, the artists community and TV. While there is a lot of shared ground, each also had a view and insight on digital and I learned something new from all of them.
There was some interesting debate (some of which you can see on Twitter) and a mind-blowing performance from Imogen Heap, an artist who uses digital technology in her performances –I definitely want to get hold of some gloves like hers.