SXSW 2022

Alternative Payment Models in Music


This panel will examine the opportunities for innovative new payment methods as the music industry emerges from a period of rapid adaptation and financial disruption. As artists and businesses alike pursue new paths to maximize revenue, payment models must evolve in tandem with these diversified income streams, reshaping the way artists are paid. From new working capital sources and direct-from-fan models, to the application of crypto technology, these industry leaders will unpack both the developing opportunities and challenges from all sides of the new music economy.

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  1. As technology advances, the financial industry will continue to drastically change and every other industry will need to adapt.
  2. The pandemic disrupted the music industry but it also revealed a need for change in everything from financial compensation to live shows.
  3. How the ever-changing landscape of entertainment is forcing artists to find new streams of revenue.



John Vlautin, CEO & Founder, SpinLab Communications

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Future of Music
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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