Silver to Speak in London

The 2013 Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture Series will feature Jeremy Silver.  Silver will deliver his lecture, "The Digital Medieval", at 12:30 p.m. (London time) on Thursday, June 20 in Hilton Metropole, Board Room 1, during the International Communication Association's 63rd Annual Conference, in London, UK, June 17-21.

Jeremy Silver is an entrepreneur, adviser and digital media thought-leader, focused on innovation and growth in creative businesses.  He advises on the creative industries at the UK Technology Strategy Board. He is Chairman of Semetric, a real time analytics company providing actionable data to the entertainment business and Chairman of MusicGlue, an artist's services company providing direct to consumer online ticketing to bands (including for example, Mumford & Sons, Marillion, Enter Chikari). He is a non executive director of the Bridgeman Art Library. He is Chairman of Gollant Media Ventures.

Silver was CEO of Sibelius Software (a music notation software company) which he led for six years and sold to Avid Technology, securing an exit for the Founders and investors, Quester VCT.  During the first internet bubble, Silver was worldwide Vice President of New Media for EMI Music Group in London and then in Los Angeles. He went on to run the playlist-sharing, social music service, Uplister Inc, based in San Francisco, backed by August Capital. Silver began his music industry career at the BPI as director of press & PR, and went on to become director of media affairs at the Virgin Music Group, working closely with many artists including Genesis, Meat Loaf, Brian Eno, Massive Attack and the Future Sound of London.

Silver has presented and spoken on music and digital media at conferences and seminars around the world including TEDx, Midem, Thinking Digital, and In The City. Silver has a PhD in English Literature.  Silver's intermittent blog appears at

This event is co-sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (, University of Illinois, Chicago, and the International Communication Association.  For more information about this event, please contact Shing-Ling Sarina Chen,