STANCON

A CONFERENCE FOR BUILDING AND ENGAGING GLOBAL FANBASES.
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Where music, technology and standom intersect.

Who We Are

Stan is a venture-backed, multi-faceted platform that identifies, understands and nurtures engaged audiences. We’re the voice of the stan and ultimate tool for the stan-focused artist. We embrace stan culture by promoting knowledge-sharing, tech optimisation, personalized experiences and authentic fan connections.

By creating compelling narratives anchored by industry insights,best practices and differentiated software we aim to help build mutually beneficial relationships and enhance the end to end fan experience.

Objectives

Celebrate Fandom

Predict Future Industry Trends

Educate and Empower

Keynote Speakers and Schedule

StanCon is a curation of conversations around knowledge-sharing, the creator economy and building global fanbases. Bringing together the voices of key stakeholders in this diverse ecosystem, we’ll explore the intersection of music, technology and community. Here are our esteemed speakers:

Jaime Bilotti
Founder at Fan To Band and mutuals Agency

Jaime Bilotti is a Forbes 30 under 30 lister who continues to help destigmatize fandom within the industry. Launching her first startup in 2019, Fan To Band, Bilotti has become an overall champion for the 1800+ global members in over 35+ countries through the Fan To Band Virtual Street Team. In her newest venture,  mutuals Agency, Bilotti and her team will showcase authentic audience insight gathered through market research and that they are the best at implementing that through fan engagement strategies.

Tatiana Cirisano
Music Industry Analyst and Consultant, MIDiA Research

Tatiana is an award-winning music industry analyst, consultant, and journalist based in Brooklyn. She began her career at Billboard, where over five years she wrote cover stories on influential artists like Tame Impala and Travis Scott, as well as features exploring key topics like Bandcamp’s impact on the music industry and the booming business of TikTok influencers. Now at MIDiA Research, she identifies the risks and opportunities in the rapidly-changing music market for a client base of leading global entertainment and tech companies. Her key focus areas include the creator economy, fandom, and music tech.

Charlie Kaplan
VP Product at Audiomack

Charlie Kaplan is VP Product at Audiomack, a streaming music service that draws theshortest line between artists and listeners. He focuses on building tools to maximize access for artists and listeners globally. He oversees Audiomack's product and roadmap across web, iOS, and Android, which serves tens-of-millions of users globally each month.Prior to Audiomack, Charlie was the Chief Executive of Cymbal, a music social network described by VICE, Forbes, and others as “Instagram for music”. He has written about music and the music industry for Pitchfork, and NPR Music, among others, and writes The Retrographer, an album guide and new music monthly on TinyLetter. He has been a member of the Recording Academy since 2019. His album Sunday was named one of the top 50 albums of 2020 by Across the Margin.

Erikan Obotetukudo
Founder and General Partner, Audacity

Erikan Obotetukudo is the Founder and General Partner of Audacity, a crypto venture fund investing in untapped markets globally that will shape the next 100 years, starting with Africa. She’s also the Co-Founder and President of Crypto for Black Economic Empowerment (CBEE), an ecosystem and community of black/African crypto founders, investors, and artists across 20 countries. Prior, Erikan was a financial services relationship manager at Linkedin where she advised asset management, hedge fund, venture capital, and private equity executives. She also serves on the board of the Henry Kravis Leadership Institute and is a global keynote and TED speaker.

Registration Opens
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Opening Ceremony 
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
Jaime Bilotti
1:45 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Erikan Obotetukudo 
2:35 PM - 3:10 PM 
Break 1
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM 
Tatiana Cirisano 
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM 
Break 2
4:15 PM - 4:25 PM 
Charlie Kaplan
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Denisha Kuhlor and Closing Remarks
5:20 PM - 5:45 PM
Happy Hour
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Speakers

StanCon is a curation of conversations around knowledge-sharing, the creator economy and building global fanbases. Bringing together the voices of key stakeholders in this diverse ecosystem, we’ll explore the intersection of music, technology and community. Here are our esteemed speakers:

Meet our London Speakers

Keith Jopling

Consulting Director MIDiA Research
Keith, is MIDiA's consulting project lead and is a strategy professional with 20+ years experience in insight and data-led approaches to solving complex business problems. He has worked across pharma, public sector and for 15+ years in media and technology. He is passionate about change, progress and doing things better. His purpose is creative problem solving using all available data, insights, inspiration and intuition. CEO & Editor-in-Chief of NATIVE Networks, parent company to NATIVE Records, has introduced a new generation of Nigerian stars to the world, breaking and framing landmark stories with global figures Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Damson Idris, Mowalola, and others.  Saraki has also struck up partnerships with Nike, Bottega Veneta, and Jameson Whiskey brands, further bringing the narratives of the continent to a global audience.  He began as an A&R man with the local Alté music community, working with Cruel Santino fka Santi, Odunsi The Engine, Lady Donli, and others, scoring five #1 albums in Nigeria in the last four years.

Seni ‘Chubbz’ Saraki

CEO & Editor-in-Chief of NATIVE Networks
Seni ‘Chubbz’ Saraki, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of NATIVE Networks, parent company to NATIVE Records, has introduced a new generation of Nigerian stars to the world, breaking and framing landmark stories with global figures Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Damson Idris, Mowalola, and others.  Saraki has also struck up partnerships with Nike, Bottega Veneta, and Jameson Whiskey brands, further bringing the narratives of the continent to a global audience.  He began as an A&R man with the local Alté music community, working with Cruel Santino fka Santi, Odunsi The Engine, Lady Donli, and others, scoring five #1 albums in Nigeria in the last four years.

Kofi Kyei

CEO and Co-Founder, CRUX GLOBAL
Kofi Kyei is a DJ, Artist Manager and Award-winning Head of Marketing at MOVES Recordings (Naira Marley, BOJ, Afro B, Skengdo & AM, Offica), is an Afrobeats & UK Rap Tastemaker. Based in London and Accra. Kyei has been a key champion of African influenced music, putting together iconic underground events across the European diaspora - booking artists such as WizKid, Burna Boy, Davido & R2Bees and more. In addition, Kofi has also helped manage/ consult the careers of P Montana (Launching Rah Boy Music), Br3nya, R2bees, Killbeatz and King Promise (Launching Legacy Life Entertainment). He also launched Ghana’s first Major Digital Distributor & label Crux Global (Camidoh, Kelvyn Boy, Eugy). 
Meet our New York Speakers

Jamie Bilotti

Founder at Fan To Band and mutuals Agency
Jaime Bilotti is a Forbes 30 under 30 lister who continues to help destigmatize fandom within the industry. Launching her first startup in 2019, Fan To Band, Bilotti has become an overall champion for the 1800+ global members in over 35+ countries through the Fan To Band Virtual Street Team. In her newest venture,  mutuals Agency, Bilotti and her team will showcase authentic audience insight gathered through market research and that they are the best at implementing that through fan engagement strategies.

Tatiana Cirisano

Music Industry Analyst and Consultant, MIDiA Research
Tatiana is an award-winning music industry analyst, consultant, and journalist based in Brooklyn. She began her career at Billboard, where over five years she wrote cover stories on influential artists like Tame Impala and Travis Scott, as well as features exploring key topics like Bandcamp’s impact on the music industry and the booming business of TikTok influencers. Now at MIDiA Research, she identifies the risks and opportunities in the rapidly-changing music market for a client base of leading global entertainment and tech companies. Her key focus areas include the creator economy, fandom, and music tech.

Charlie Kaplan

VP Product at Audiomack
Charlie Kaplan is VP Product at Audiomack, a streaming music service that draws theshortest line between artists and listeners. He focuses on building tools to maximize access for artists and listeners globally. He oversees Audiomack's product and roadmap across web, iOS, and Android, which serves tens-of-millions of users globally each month.Prior to Audiomack, Charlie was the Chief Executive of Cymbal, a music social network described by VICE, Forbes, and others as “Instagram for music”. He has written about music and the music industry for Pitchfork, and NPR Music, among others, and writes The Retrographer, an album guide and new music monthly on TinyLetter. He has been a member of the Recording Academy since 2019. His album Sunday was named one of the top 50 albums of 2020 by Across the Margin.

Erikan Obotetukudo

Founder and General Partner, Audacity
Erikan Obotetukudo is the Founder and General Partner of Audacity, a crypto venture fund investing in untapped markets globally that will shape the next 100 years, starting with Africa. She’s also the Co-Founder and President of Crypto for Black Economic Empowerment (CBEE), an ecosystem and community of black/African crypto founders, investors, and artists across 20 countries. Prior, Erikan was a financial services relationship manager at Linkedin where she advised asset management, hedge fund, venture capital, and private equity executives. She also serves on the board of the Henry Kravis Leadership Institute and is a global keynote and TED speaker.
Keynote Schedule
Registration Opens
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Opening Ceremony 
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Seni ‘Chubbz’ Saraki
2:35 PM - 3:20 PM
Break 1
3:25 PM - 3:40 PM 
Keith Jopling
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM 
Denisha Kuhlor
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Break 2
4:55 PM - 5:15 PM
Kofi Kyei
5:20 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Remarks
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Happy Hour
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Opens
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Opening Ceremony 
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
Jaime Bilotti
1:45 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Erikan Obotetukudo 
2:35 PM - 3:10 PM 
Break 1
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM 
Tatiana Cirisano 
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM 
Break 2
4:15 PM - 4:25 PM 
Charlie Kaplan
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Denisha Kuhlor and Closing Remarks
5:20 PM - 5:45 PM
Happy Hour
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location

Officially taking place on October 5 at the Williamsburg Hotel in New York, StanCon is the music industry’s first fandom conference. Proudly presented by Stan, this program is curated to highlight the growing role of fan engagement in the creator economy. With a focus on music, tech, audience engagement and social platforms; StanCon brings together the diverse communities at the heart of fandom experiences.

New York

- The Ballroom -

The Williamsburg Hotel 96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States.

Event Recap
Conference + Reception
Wednesday,October 5th
London

- The Africa Centre -

66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL,
United Kingdom.

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Conference + Reception
Thursday, October 20th
Panel And Keynote Agenda

A half day unconference designed to provide artists and music Industry professionals with the community, content and capital needed to build a highly engaged fanbase.

Fan-building via Metaverse,
DAOs, and NFTs
Serving The Super-Fans
Empowering artists through software
Fan-Powered Royalties
Breaking Down The Fan
Consumer Journey
Analzying the Fan to Consumer
Joruney
Artist and manager success stories
Case Studies
Fan-powered royalties
Analzying the Fan Consumer
Joruney
Pricing
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7 Hours
Conference
1 PM - 6 PM
Happy hour
6 PM - 8 PM
Testimonials

" Up there among my favourite newsletters:@denishakuhlor's newsletter about fan culture "

Stan,
@denishakuhlor's newsletter on music fandom is wonderful. A nugget from the latest:
"The only thing worse than a lost Stan is a lost Stan with the energy and passion to convince other people why they should not support you (the artist) as well. "

" loved this article! Just discovered your newsletter and an digging into everything now. NYC musicians check it out! "

" Finally getting to a few articles I've had tabbed up for a minute now. All of them are excellent and worth your time.1.@denishakuhlor's brilliant analysis of the power that genre does/doesn't hold in a seemingly post-genre music industry."

" Just discovered your newsletter after listening to Popcast, just wanted to extend some encouragement and tell you that I'm looking forward to reading your future newsletter."

The Logistics
$125
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$200
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7 Hours
Unconference
1 PM - 6 PM
Happy hour
6 PM - 8 PM

THE 1000 TRUE FANS THEORY

Artists no longer need millions of fans to have a sustainable creative career
1,000 Fans x $100 products = $100,000 per year

WHO ARE WE

  • STAN is a venture backed fan engagement start-up helping artists increase theirfan lifetimevalue by using audience insights to create authentic experiences.
  • Originally starting as a blog (astan.substack.com). STAN has evolved into a community andresources platform (BuildingStans.com)
  • The Building Stans community is comprised of 1000+ professionals globally who areinterested in the intersection of music across tech, venture,finance, e-commerce and more.

OBJECTIVES

Educate
Empower Artists
Predict Future Industry Trends

WHAT IS STAN CON

A half day unconference designed to provide artists and music Industry professionalswith the community, content and capital needed to build a highly engaged fanbase.

NYC
VIP Dinner (Wednesday, October 5th)
Unconference + Reception (Thursday,October 6th)
London
VIP Dinner(Wednesday, October 12th)
Unconference + Reception (Thursday,October 13th)

PANEL AND KEYNOTE AGENDA

A half day unconference designed to provide artists and music Industry professionalswith the community, content and capital needed to build a highly engaged fanbase.

Metaverse, NFTs andDAOs: Serving theSuperFans

Digital Streaming: Fan PoweredRoyalties

Fan Funnel: Analzying the FanConsumer Joruney

Artist andManager: SuccessStories

THE LOGISTICS

ATTENDEES

250 Total Tickets
(150 tickets reserved exclusively for artists andmanagers).

PRICE

$125 for individual tickets.
$200 for artist and managerpairs.

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Time

7 hours
(Unconference from 1-6 pm, Happy hour immediately follows from 6-8 PM)

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