About OpenMusicMedia:

OpenMusicMedia is an informal meetup to discuss, explore and shape the future of digital music and media. Started by Dave Haynes and Jonas Woost the group serves as a meeting point for people with similar interests. It provides a relaxed and informal environment to start conversations and promote openness and learning.

Originally started in London, OpenMusicMedia events are currently also taking place in Toronto, Belfast, Los Angeles, Montreal, Brussels and New York.

OpenMusicMedia focuses around a main topic of conversation and someone who can lead it. Guests are actively doing something in their field, rather than just talking about it. Previous guests at OpenMusicMedia London have included Anthony Volodkin (HypeMachine), Daniel Ek (Spotify), Ian Hogarth (Songkick) and Eric Wahlforss (SoundCloud).

The format is kept as informal as possible. There are no badges, mics, powerpoints or record anything that gets said. The guest is leading the conversation and starts talking about what they do and how it relates to the topic. This usually only lasts about ten minutes until the conversation starts moving around the room in a round-table like manner.

4 Responses to “What We Do”

  1. grammar Says:

    Sounds good. Shame it’s all the way in London… Fancy doing a trip to Manchester? There’s enough of us here to make it worthwhile, and I’m sure we could find an appropriate venue.

    Let me know what you think!

  2. Adam Sieff Says:

    Hi OMM
    Jonas Woost suggested we come along on Wednesday and as I’ll be flying in from Amsterdam that afternoon, what time does everything actually start?
    Many thanks,

  3. Recently came across your page. I’d like to keep updated on your meetings/discussions.

  4. Hi,
    The future of records shops? music retail? distribution and consumption?
    A creative forum is the way?
    Were record shops a living archive, in quite the same way as Digital distribution?
    Music would have to fight to survive before and now it’s hard to find due to the overwhelming amount available!
    I remember about 1996 the only place the public could digitally enquire about records was on a kiosk in Boots! 🙂
    I ‘d like to hear more!


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