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SXSW Sessions

Jul 26, 2021

The voice talent industry has a problem. Despite the fact that today’s American population is nearly 40% non-white, the voices we hear in the media – broadcast, animation, commercials, etc. – are still broadly white by default, largely due to legacy casting practices that date back to the mid-20th century. The...

Jul 19, 2021

Today's musical artists crave two things: global virality on platforms such as TikTok and career longevity. Mick Fleetwood has achieved both. Sustaining over 50 years in the industry as a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick was also part of TikTok's biggest viral trend of 2020.

TikTok has become the music industry's...

Jul 12, 2021

President Xi Jinping claims China will be the AI world leader by 2025. Russian President Vladimir Putin says whatever country leads in AI will be the ruler of the world. Google’s former Chairman Eric Schmidt warned there is a digital Berlin Wall being erected. The link between AI and great power competition will set...

Jul 5, 2021

A conversation with multi-talented comedians, authors of the New York Times Best Seller God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, and co-hosts of Showtime’s first late-night talk show Desus & Mero and the long-running Bodega Boys podcast: Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.