More speakers have now been announced for the BPI’s upcoming Insight Session on Thursday 1st October themed around the intersection of music, wellbeing and tech.

The event, organised in association with Music Ally, will explore in particular the latest developments in both the fitness and mental health worlds, the role music plays in this space, as well as the opportunities for commercial music in this thriving environment. The full sessions are now confirmed as follows:

A presentation on trends in the music, tech & wellbeing arena, including demos – by Music Ally’s Editor-in-Chief Stuart Dredge.
A deep dive into Spotify's fitness playlists ecosystem – by Chaz Jenkins, Chief Commercial Officer at Chartmetric.
Commercial & licensing opportunities for music in the wellbeing space – Samantha Sawyer, Chief Content Officer at 7digital – in conversation with Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally.
Case Study & Demo: Dance Fight – presented by Shachar Oren, Founder & CEO, Sound Media Ventures (& ex VP Music, Peloton).
An interview with Courtney Phillips, Head of Music at Calm.
A panel discussion featuring:
Scott Cohen, Chief Innovation Office at Warner Music
Vickie Naumann, Founder of CrossBorderWorks Consulting and Advising
Shachar Oren, Founder & CEO, Sound Media Ventures (& ex VP Music, Peloton)
Where: Online. BPI members and invited industry guests can sign up for free here.

When: Thursday, 1st Oct, 4.00pm – 5.30pm (BST)

The Session, which falls ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, 10th October, will last for around 90min, including Q&A.

The BPI Insight Sessions typically explore the relationship between music and technology and how developments are shaping trends in music consumption. The series began in 2014 and previous sessions have included In-Car Entertainment, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Generation Z, Smart Speakers and, most recently, Music & Children.