Text Box: Brian Zisk

Brian Zisk is a thinker, strategist and connector.

Current Projects

SF MusicTech Summit - Founder & Executive Producer

Future of Money & Technology Summit - Founder & Executive Producer

SF MusicTech Fund - General Partner

SF MusicTech Recruiting

Maui Ventures

Voted Best of San Francisco:

Best Music Biz Dog-and-Pony Show by SF Weekly

Organizations - Past & Present

Future of Music Coalition, Co-Founder & Board Member Emeritus

MetaBrainz Foundation, creators of MusicBrainz

Xiph Foundation, creators of Icecast, Vorbis, FLAC, and Theora

Creative Allies

Wearable World

Read about me in Forbes:

Roll Over, Beethoven: Three Management Lessons From The World's Most Disrupted Industry By: Rob Asghar

Panels: Many! Speaking engagements include, but are not limited to:

EDMbiz Conference and Expo - June 16-18, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV

SXSW - March 2015 - Austin, TX

GROWConference - Aug 19 - 21, 2014 - Whistler, BC, Canada

Products are Hard - May 1, 2012

SXSW 2012 - March 9 - 18, 2012

SF MusicTech Summit - December 6, 2010, San Francisco

Biz Tech Day - October 23, 2010, Los Angeles

Digital Hollywood - October 21, 2010, Los Angeles

SXSW 2010 - "Social Networks and The Future For Musicians"

Future of Music Policy Summit - October 4-6, 2009, Washington, D.C.

SXSW 2009 - March 13-22 2009, Austin, TX

Future of Music Coalition - Policy Day - February 11, 2009, Washington, D.C.

Consumer Electronic Show (CES) - January 8, 2009, Las Vegas, NV - "Technology and Independent Musicians: It's a Whole New Game"

SF MusicTech Summit - San Francisco, CA - 2/28/08, 5/8/08, 10/20/08, 05/18/09, 12/7/09, 5/17/10

SXSW 2008, Austin, TX - The Trials and Tribulations of Using Music Online

Bandwith Music & Technology Conference, San Francisco, California

Future of Music Policy Summit, Washington, DC

Digimart 2006, Montreal, Quebec

>Play 2006 Berkeley Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA

CMJ Music Marathon, New York, NY

Cybersalon, Berkeley, CA

Historical: At the turn of the millennium, Brian was a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to CMGI, INC.NASDAQ:CMGI. He also published the wildly popular events listingSanFranZiskGo!. Brian is married to Shoshana Zisk attorney and piano player.

Social Links:




"The Do's of Streaming Music" - Read Write Web

FMC's Podcast Interview Series: Brian Zisk - Future of Music Coalition

Interview: MusicDish, by Margee Fagelson

Royalty Week Interview of John Simpson, SoundExchange [PDF]


An American Take on MIDEM

>Play Conference, Navigating the Murky Waters of Copyright

DigiMart 2006, Video Distributio panelw/Mark Pesce, Cory Doctorow, John Evershad, and Gary Lerhaupt

Future of Music Policy Summit 2006, Montreal, DRM Panel w/Michael Geist, Stacey Baird, Barry Sookman, and Alistair Mitchell

Future of Music Policy Summit 2005, Music Distribution panelw/Jim Urie, Derek Sivers, Jim Donio, and John Van Cleave

Contact info:

3701 Sacramento Street


San Francisco, CA 94118