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Photos / Video from OpenMusicMedia Toronto #3

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Karim Kanji at TechVibes has posted a video of Jonas’ intro to the group discussion:

As well, photos have been added to the Flickr Group Pool and can be viewed on the right side of this blog. Please feel free to add any photos to the Flickr Pool.

Categories: Event, Post-Meetup

OpenMusicMedia Toronto #2 – Wednesday December 9th, 2009

November 23, 2009 1 comment

With 2010 fast approaching, it’s definitely time for another OpenMusicMedia Toronto meetup. Building on the success of our inaugural meet in September, we are going to cover the ongoing discussion about access vs. ownership and what it means to the music fan, the artist, and of course the industry as a whole.

With music services such as Spotify, MOG,, and Grooveshark (only to name a few) increasing in popularity due to their ease in delivering music content as a seamless experience across both desktop and mobile devices – does this spell the end for iTunes and the whole notion of actually needing to own content?

The Globe and Mail recently took a look at Spotify and what it means for both the traditional and new players within the music industry. We are experiencing a transformative change in business models and the way music is consumed. Will subscription streaming services be a sustainable model? Will consumers pay for a bundling deal (ISPs, telcos) that gives them access on their computers and more importantly, on their mobile devices? Are there times when ownership is important? What are main benefits of the streaming model? Without a doubt, music streaming is here to stay and will likely co-exist with download service for the foreseeable future.

We are proud to have Greg Nisbet (founder of Toronto music startup Mediazoic) join us. Greg’s experience developing a real-time broadcast streaming platform and his work with various people in radio, the labels and technology will offer us a unique perspective as he kicks off the discussion for the evening.

Date: Wednesday, December 9th, 2009


Time: 5:30pm – 11pm (evening will start very casually with everyone enjoying food/drinks and connecting with each other before we dive into the group discussion at 6:30pm)

Location: The Pilot Tavern

22 Cumberland Street

Toronto, Ontario (view map)




What: OpenMusicMedia Toronto is a chance to get together on a semi-regular basis for drinks & conversation around the past, present and future intersection of music, media and digital culture. The purpose of the group will be for people with similar interests and passions to meet and discuss in a relaxed and open environment.  There are no vested interests, no politics and no agendas.

Who: Open to music label folks, journalists, social media types,  entrepreneurs, technologists/developers, music geeks, music bloggers and future thinkers.

Cost: The meetup is FREE and open to everyone. All we gratefully ask is if you can RSVP here.

Theme: Each meetup will feature a theme or topic that will drive the discussion for the evening. For our second meetup, Greg Nisbet (Mediazoic) will kick off the conversation regarding Access vs. Ownership of content

We look forward to seeing you come out, enjoy a drink, meet people passionate about music and contribute to the conversation! If you have any questions or need to contact us, please send us an email.
Josh (@3rdparty) and Gabriel (@gcn1)