BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers for Rethink Music have announced the initial lineup of presenters for the second edition of ReThink Music, which is set to take place in Boston on April 23 & 24.
If you are not familiar with ReThink Music, it is a solutions-focused event with workshops, presentations, and panels designed to transform tomorrow's music industry.
The growing list of presenters slated for Rethink Music speakers now includes:
• Chris Kaskie, President, Pitchfork
• Kenneth Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify
• Jim Lucchese, CEO, The Echo Nest
• Rio Caraeff, President & CEO, VEVO
In addition, as part of its continued development, Rethink Music formed a new partnership with Babson College for the Genesis Project competition. The Genesis Project competition will recognize new concepts, technologies and businesses which can move the music industry forward, and is a key part of Rethink Music’s goal of fostering innovation and new ideas for the music industry.
Submissions to the competition are open until 15 March 2012 and will be judged by Berklee College of Music faculty, Babson College faculty, industry executives and venture capitalists on their potential to become the basis of a viable new or improved venture or music business idea. Finalists will present their ideas at the Rethink Music conference in Boston on 23-24 April and Rethink Music will provide the winning project $10,000 in legal services, additional in-kind awards, consulting services and meetings with venture capitalists.
If you are interested in attending ReThink Music, you can take advantage of a special early-bird deal to attend the event for just $395 (instead of $550). Special rates for students and musicians are also available. Online registration can be found here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers