Bill Wilson: VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development, the Music Business Association
As Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association (Music Biz), including initiatives and working groups related to metadata and startups. A music industry professional with over two decades of experience working in varied roles within independent and major record labels, internet ventures, and mobile content, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the industry trade association. His efforts have led to the creation of user-friendly resources such as the Metadata Style Guide, API Directory, Association infographics, Music Biz Consumer Insights platform, and Music Startup Network as well as the traveling Music Startup Academy event series. From 1989 to 2004, Wilson founded and ran Blackout! Records, which began as a NYC hardcore imprint and evolved to include releases from such notable acts as Guided By Voices, H2O, and Kill Your Idols. He has also worked with Atlantic Records, MCA Records, Relativity Records, Caroline Distribution, Dot Blockchain Music, Earache Records, Dubset, Cellfish, Qwire, and more.