Music &InnovationSummit

July 6th & 7th
Liège, Belgium

Be inspired by the Brightest MusicTech Professionals on the Planet!

About the event...

WALLIFORNIA is a sunny Entertainment+Tech hub based in Liège (Belgium), where startups, professionals & investors develop together the future of their industries. Our primary sectors are : Music, Sports, Esports & Gaming.

From July 6th to July 7th, the WALLIFORNIA MUSIC & INNOVATION SUMMIT will gather the global Music & Tech professionals and provide the most inspirational talks on innovation for startups, music professionals and investors. Our speakers are experienced professionals, entrepreneurs, successful investors and visionary artists/influencers sharing their experiences.

WE UNITE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & TECH LEADERS

WE BRING TOGETHER THE WORLD’S MUSIC TECH INNOVATORS

WE ATTRACT THE MOST AMBITIOUS STARTUPS

And you can be part of that!

250+
Attendees
100+
Brands and Stakeholders
90+
Expert & Speakers
30+
Invests

Program

an event full of experience

Where decisions are made

An event full of experiences!

We offer a 2-day small & Premium event (« the Davos of Music&Tech »), 100% B2B and rich in experiences. The whole Summit will take place in the center of Liège, in 2 adjoining stages (at La Grand Poste, the new Wallifornia’s HQ). 

A small event that offers 20+ panels and keynotes that support

  • Skills development,
  • CXO’s level discussions,
  • Network diversification,
  • Trends identification,
  • Conclusive collaborations,
  • Live & Music celebrations (inside Les Ardentes Festival).

And beyond the carefully selected content, we want you to have a unique experience: on Tuesday evening (just before the summit), if you are already in Liège, you will enjoy a welcome drink on the rooftop of La Grand Poste. On Wednesday evening, we will celebrate together during the launch party (at the Reflektor, a mythical concert room in the city center). On Thursday evening, the VIP guests will join Les Ardentes Festival for a lively evening.

BE AT THE HEART OF DECISION MAKING

6th edition

Save the date!

Days

06

Hours

09

Minutes

07

Seconds

00

In more details

Schedule

3 stages on the 6th of July, 2 stages on the 7th of July : just make your choice!

07:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
Welcome Drink
Live performances : Nicolas Michaux, DJ Sonar
09:30 am
-
10:00 am
Welcome !
Gérôme Vanherf - Co-founder @Wallifornia, BE
10:00 am
-
10:20 am
Interview - Monetization challenges within the Creator Economy
- Alexandre Saboundjian : CEO @AudioValley, BE
- Paul Brindley : CEO @Musically, UK
10:00 am
-
10:20 am
Keynote : Music Licensing, The Tangled Web
Vickie Nauman : Founder & CEO @CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising, US
10:30 am
-
11:00 am
Panel : Artist's Vision on Innovation
- Sudha Kheterpal : Musician | Founder @The Pitch Coach, UK
- Arabian Prince : Founding member Rock hall of fame group N.W.A., Founder/CEO GGGOAT/MDDAO, US
- SaraSara : Artist | Researcher | PhD in Experimental Philosophy of Music and Technology (University of the West of England), ES
- Tété : French Singer | Songwriter, FR
- Tom Barman : Musician | Founding member of fame group dEUS | Film Director, BE
10:30 am
-
11:00 am
Panel : NFT & Music
- Ali Samadpour : Senior Paid Social Manager @Pollen | Co-Founder @Modular Merch, US
- Gareth Deakin : CMO @Let The Music Pay | Head Honcho @Sonorous Global Consulting, UK
- Adeline Beving : Head Of Innovation @SACEM, FR
Christof Straub : CEO & Founder @Global Rockstar, AT
- Göran Andersson : Head of International @Global Rockstar, UK
Surprise artist!
11:00 am
-
11:10 am
Opening & Introduction
Rebecca Leger : Advisor to the Head of Division Supply Chain Services @Fraunhofer IIS | Co-Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
11:10 am
-
11:50 am
AI and it's impact on licensing
- Rebecca Leger : Advisor to the Head of Division Supply Chain Services @Fraunhofer IIS | Co-Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
- Hoang Duang Le : Head of Music @Amanotes, VN (online)
- Ryan Groves : Music + AI Expert | Founder @Infinite Album | Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE/US
- Jordi Janer : Cofounder and Director @Voctro Labs @ @Voiceful.io, ES
11:30 am
-
11:50 am
Keynote : Music in the Metaverse: The Next Frontier
Sofie Hvitved : Futurist & Head of Media @Copenhagen Insitute for Futures Studies, DK
11:30 am
-
12:00 pm
Panel : CMO's Vision on Innovation
- Harold de Groot : CEO & Owner @Soundaware Group, NL
- Julien Lefebvre : Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation @SACEM, FR
- Frederik Gheyssens : Head of Business Technology @SABAM, BE
- Will Mills : Chief Commercial Officer @Audoo, UK
12:10 pm
-
12:40 pm
Panel : Fans & Music Engagement
- Tristra NewYear Yeager : Director of Strategy @Rock Paper Scissors, US
- Thomas Koch : Senior Marketing Manager @Patreon, FR
- Frank Østevold : Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer @OIID | Innovation Consultant @Music Norway, NO
- Jacquelle Amankonah Horton : Founder & CEO @Fave | ex-Google/YouTube PM, CH
12:10 pm
-
12:40 pm
Panel : Web3 & Metaverse - Opportunities for Artists
- Anne McKinnon : CEO @Ristband, US, UK, CA
- Sofie Hvitved : Futurist & Head of Media @Copenhagen Insitute for Futures Studies, DK
- Roman Rappak : Frontman @Miro Shot + Chief Creative Officer @Ristband, UK
- Jocelyn Seilles : Founder @Bridger, LU
12:40 pm
-
01:40 pm
Lunch by Winamp
01:40 pm
-
02:40 pm
Networking Session
AI Song Contest participating Teams
01:40 pm
-
02:50 pm
Meet the Ecosystem
People from more than 10+ different countries will present their structure which support MusicTech ecosystems
02:50 pm
-
03:40 pm
Live Demo : Developing Artist Centric AI tools by Sony CSL
- Rebecca Leger : Advisor to the Head of Division Supply Chain Services @Fraunhofer IIS | Co-Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
- Théis Bazin : PhD student in machine learning for interactive music generation Sony CSL Paris / IRCAM
03:00 pm
-
03:30 pm
Meetup - Open Mic Session by MediaTech Ventures
- Ted Cohen : Consultant | Advisor | Board Member @MediaTech Ventures, US
- Paul O'Brien : CEO @MediaTech Ventures | Partner @Funded House, US
03:00 pm
-
03:30 pm
Panel : No music on a dead planet... How music and technology can help solve the climate crisis?
- Benji Rogers : Co-Founder @Lark42, US
- Jamal Chalabi : Tour & Production Manager @Backlash Productions | Tour Manager for Massive Attack, UK
- Cathy Runciman : Executive Director@EarthPercent | Co-founder @Atlas of the Future | Curator @Fixing the Future, UK
03:50 pm
-
04:40 pm
Artists Working with AI : Portrait XO
- Rebecca Leger : Advisor to the Head of Division Supply Chain Services @Fraunhofer IIS | Co-Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
- Portrait XO : Artist exploring all the possibilities with AI, sound, and new media, DE
- Ryan Groves : Music + AI Expert | Founder @Infinite Album | Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
04:00 pm
-
04:30 pm
Panel : Manager's Vision on Innovation
- Matthias Strobel : Founder of Wicked Artists | President @MusicTech Germany, DE
- Jake Beaumont : Executive Director @IMMF (International Music Managers Forum), UK
- Stephan Plank : Music Managment | Director, DE
04:00 pm
-
04:30 pm
Panel : Music Metadata: What, Why and How ?
- Emmanuel Tourpe : General Director @LN24 (IPM Group), BE
- Steffen Holly : Founder @Psoido GmbH | Head of Business Unit Media Management & Delivery @Fraunhofer IDMT, DE
- Åsa Carild : CEO @Exergy music | Former VP head of platform @Utopia Music | CEO @Polaris, SE
- Matt Clark : Head of Marketing & Music Partnerships @Last.fm, IT
04:40 pm
-
05:00 pm
Keynote : How can an orchestra innovate?
Daniel Weissmann : General Director @OPRL (Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège), BE
04:40 pm
-
05:10 pm
Panel : How Innovation is driving music labels
- Xavier Tumminello : MusicTech Industry Expert | Communication & Brand Manager @Bridger, FR
- Richard James Burgess : President and CEO @A2IM (American Association of Independent Music), US
- Stella Reid : Co-founder @Rough Bones Records | Co-chair @AIM’s Small Label Committee, UK
- Naoki Osada : President | A&R | Investor @Avex USA Inc., US
05:00 pm
-
06:00 pm
Award ceremony - AI Song Contest
- Rebecca Leger : Advisor to the Head of Division Supply Chain Services @Fraunhofer IIS | Co-Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE
- Hendrik Vincent Koops : Music, Audio & AI | Senior Data Scientist @RTL | AI Song Contest Organizer, NL
- Ashley Burgoyne : Lecturer @University of Amsterdam, NL/CA
- Ryan Groves : Music + AI Expert | Founder @Infinite Album | Organizer @AI Song Contest, DE/US
- Anna Huang : Research Scientist @Google Brain, working on the Magenta Project, CA (online)
- Rujing Stacy Huang : Musicologist, Singer-songwriter & composer/sound designer, HK (online)
- Dr. Beth Coleman : Associate Professor of Data & Cities @University of Toronto, CA (online)
- Jean-Christophe Bourgeois : General Manager @Sony/ATV, FR (online)
- Portrait XO : Artist exploring all the possibilities with AI, sound, and new media, DE
08:30 pm
-
01:00 am
Wallifornia Official Party by SACEM
Miroshot
Fernanda Alemán
SaraSara
Arabian Prince
Tom Barman
09:30 am
-
10:00 am
Welcome !
Gérôme Vanherf : Co-founder @Wallifornia, BE
10:00 am
-
10:20 am
Discussion : Music DAO, Token gated community
- Takayuki Suzuki : CEO @ParadeAll, JP
- Jon Eades : Co-Founder @The Rattle, UK
- Ali Samadpour : Senior Paid Social Manager @Pollen | Co-Founder @Modular Merch, US
10:00 am
-
10:20 am
Keynote : Data ! Data Data! I can't make bricks without clay!
Pieter van Rijn : CEO @Fuga, NL
10:30 am
-
10:50 am
Keynote : Music Moves Europe - Support for a sustainable and Innovative European Music Ecosystem
Olivier Fontaine : Policy Officer | Music and Culture @European Commission, BE
10:30 am
-
11:00 am
Panel : MusicTech Solutions for independant Artists
- Sudha Kheterpal : Musician | Founder @The Pitch Coach, UK
- Thomas Koch : Senior Marketing Manager @Patreon, FR
- Jocelyn Seilles : Founder @Bridger, LU
- Stella Reid : Co-founder @Rough Bones Records | Co-chair @AIM’s Small Label Committee, UK
- Benjamin Page : SVP Business Development @Epidemic Sound, NL
11:30 am
-
11:50 am
Keynote : All Music is funded by Fans/The Artist is the Platform
Benji Rogers : Co-Founder @Lark42, US
11:30 am
-
12:10 pm
Panel : Music & Gaming
- Paul Brindley : CEO @Musically, UK
- Arabian Prince : Founding member Rock hall of fame group N.W.A., Founder/CEO GGGOAT/MDDAO, US
- Otisha Sealy : Head of Gaming @Universal Music, UK
- Anne McKinnon : CEO @Ristband, US, UK, CA
- Vickie Nauman : Founder & CEO @CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising, US
12:10 pm
-
12:40 pm
Panel : Live events & Innovation
- Catherine Lückhoff : Co-founder & CEO @20fifty, ZA
- Félix Barros Ribalta : Executive Director @EventoMedido.org | President @MUSTACH, CL
- Ward Cannaerts : Head of Marketing @AB (Ancienne Belgique), BE
- Thomas Held : General Director @Fimalac Entertainment Ressources, FR
12:10 pm
-
12:40 pm
Panel : The future of Radio & Digital Music. Same thing?
- Ted Cohen : Consultant | Advisor | Board Member @MediaTech Ventures, US
- Zack Zalon : CEO @SuperHifi, US
- Loic De Visscher : Corporate Innovation Manager @RTBF, BE
- Iniz Becker : Innovation Project Leader @RadioFrance, FR
- Clelia Twagirayesu : EU Project Coordinator @VRT Innovation, BE
- Jean Rovarino : Programmator @France Radio, FR
12:40 pm
-
01:40 pm
Lunch by Winamp
01:40 pm
-
02:00 pm
Keynote : Understanding Intersectionality : the future of Diversity in the Music Industry
Georgia Taglietti : Management & PR | Founder & CEO @ICNAC, ES
01:40 pm
-
02:10 pm
Panel : The Future of the Creator Economy
- Vickie Nauman : Founder & CEO @CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising, US
- Louis Cacciuttolo : Founder, CEO @VRrOOm, FR
- Julien Dumon : Executive Director Digital, Phono Mechanical and Development @SACEM, FR
- Perrine Guyomard : Business Development & Innovation @Warner Music, FR
02:20 pm
-
03:00 pm
Panl : Why invest in Music & Entertainment?
- Gérôme Vanherf : Co-founder @Wallifornia | Venture Partner @LeanSquare, BE
- Stephen O'Reilly : Director @ie:music | Managing Director @ie:ventures, UK
- John Acquaviva : Managing Partner @Plus 8 Equity Partners, UK/CA
- Naoki Osada : President | A&R | Investor @Avex USA Inc., US
- Darryl Ballantyne : CEO & Founder @LyricFind, CA
- Stella Reid : Co-founder @Rough Bones Records | Co-chair @AIM’s Small Label Committee, UK
03:30 pm
-
05:00 pm
Accelerator Demo Day
12 international startups in front of the jury (and you!)

When ?

Where ?

LGP plan 3d

An exclusive B2B event

They will be there...

For the return to face-to-face activities, we want to focus the event on people, meetings and exchanges. Therefore, a convivial space, opening on one of the most beautiful urban squares, will allow you to discuss with :

A huge thanks to...

OUR MAIN SUPPORTS

Big thanks to...

OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

Discover the event

Previous editions

MUSIC & TECH INDUSTRIES ARE CHANGING FAST.
DON'T MISS OUT!