Voice: Smart Speakers

What you need to know to get your music heard on smart speakers


Smart speakers are the fastest growing consumer electronics segment since the smartphone. This module provides an overview of voice interaction, the development of smart speakers, and the importance of both to the music business.

We take a look at what kinds of drivers are important for the music consumer using smart speakers and how artists and labels can best connect with them. We also look at how to understand speech engines with a view to optimising them for artist discovery. We dive into the importance of metadata and look at the different methods to help use metadata to make music more discoverable by smart speakers.

We take a deep dive into Amazon Music and Alexa and include some case studies that show what's possible with marketing on smart speakers. We also look at some of the new features that are available across the voice AI platforms and tools to help build connections across them.
Finally we take a look at Podcasts, and how to harness their huge reach as part of your marketing mix.

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Lead Instructor

Marlen Huellbrock
Marlen Huellbrock

Marlen has a background in music and brand partnerships, initially working for Universal Music in Germany and Switzerland. She subsequently obtained a Masters in Music Business Management in London, further developing her expertise in areas such as integrated marketing campaigns and Intellectual Property and Copyright Management. Since joining the Music Ally team, she works across their marketing services and delivering training to a wide range of clients including the MMF and BPI. She also writes for the Sandbox publication analysing the latest marketing tools and case studies.

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