Don't miss the 11th Annual Digital Music Forum in New York City on February 24: We are the only event in the United States that brings together the top music, technology and policy leaders for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and unrivaled networking about the future of digital music. Digital Music Forum is known worldwide for the news that is made in our auditorium, the deals that get done in our hallways, and the friendships and partnerships that are forged year after year. Why wait by the sidelines, when you can join the event that is helping to drive the industry's future!
10:45am – 11:15am
LUNCH BUFFET in the Museum's Event Hall
Join a Lunch Table Discussion Group. Tables will be marked with discussion topics. Suggest a Topic - If you are registered for the event and would like to propose a topic to moderate, please email us at Jay@digitalmediawire.com
1:45pm – 2:10pm
Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group
2:15pm – 3:00pm
PANEL 3A: MUSIC ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ON ANY DEVICE:
The Next Wave of Connected Devices
You’ve downloaded hundreds of tracks to your desktop, have dozens of stations set up with your favorite Internet radio provider and now you want to listen in your car, in the living room, on your phone, on your laptop and on any other device you own. Sounds reasonable? Who’s making this happen? This panel with discuss the next wave of connected devices to allow consumers to listen to music anywhere, anytime on any device.
Brian McGarvey, Vice President, Business Development, Rhapsody
Thomas Meyer, Marketing Director, Earned Media, Sonos
Finbar OHanlon, CEO, Linius
Ty Roberts, CTO, Gracenote
Adam Powers, Senior Director, Technology, Rovi Corp
Moderator: Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Entertainment & Media, Manatt
2:15pm – 3:00pm
PANEL 3B: RIGHTS & LICENSING:
If I wanted to reform music copyright law, I would...
A common complaint of entrepreneurs attempting to license music for digital music-based services is that the current laws governing music licensing are too complex and unfavorable to digital music start-ups. In this panel, we will hear from experts in the field as they discuss what's working and what's not under the current licensing laws? What the arguments for and against reform? In an ideal, what changes should be made or not?
Niley Patel, Managing Editor, Engadget
Scott Sellwood, SVP & General Counsel, RightsFlow
Moderator: David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
3:00pm – 3:45pm
PANEL 4A: LIVE MUSIC, TOURING & CONCERTS:
How Technology is Changing the Business
Technology has created new opportunities and experiences for artists, performers, promoters, vendors and fans. The live music experience is no longer confined to the club or concert hall. Mobile apps, social networks and recommendation services, and services that allow social experiences around both live face to face and online, 3D and HD concerts are changing and enhancing the live music experience. This panel will discuss how technologies are being used to better connect with fans and promote, produce and create new revenue opportunities around live events.
Evan Lowenstein, CEO & Founder, StageIt
Vince Iwinski, Manager, Umphreys McGee
John Rubey, President, AEG Network LIVE
Craig Bruck, Music Agent, International Creative Management (ICM)
Jenny Connelly, Vice President of E-Commerce, Live Nation-Ticketmaster
Moderator: Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group
3:00pm – 3:45pm
PANEL 4B: LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY:
Finding the Right Balance between Enforcement & Innovation
Piracy continues to be a thorn in the side of the music industry. What is the current status of music piracy? What efforts are being taken to combat piracy? What are the latest legal and policy developments? What is happening on the global front? What is the right balance between piracy enforcement and technological innovation? This panel will discuss the current status of the debate over digital copyrights.
Rich Bengloff, President, A2IM
Michael Petricone, SVP, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Mark Eisenberg, Digital Media Executive & Consultant, LatticeWorks Media (Principal)
Bryan Calhoun, VP, New Media & External Affairs, SoundExchange
Moderator: Jonathan Potter, Digital Media Consultant
3:45pm – 4:15pm
4:15pm – 5:00pm
PANEL 5A: BRANDS & BANDS:
How Brands Are Working with the Music Industry in the Digital Age?
There has long been a close relationship between Madison Avenue and the music industry with music at the core of some of the most engaging brand marketing campaigns. Given the proliferation of new technologies, how are brand marketers and their agencies navigating the digital space? The panelists share their experience and processes in making smart marketing investments in an ever changing landscape.
Keith Brannan, VP of Marketing, Country Financial
Andrew Katz, Senior Marketing Manager, Pepsi-Cola North America
Megan Brown, Talent Negotiations Specialist, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Matt Ostrower, Artist Partnerships & Programming, Pandora
Moderator: Matt Ringel, Managing Partner, New Era Media & Mktg, Red Light Management
4:15pm – 5:00pm
PANEL 5B: COMMUNITY: Understanding & Engaging Your Community
This panel will discuss the power of community and how to access the right data about and to better understand your community. How do you engage and grow your community? How do you utilize digital tools to better connect with fans and promote, produce and create new revenue opportunities? How do you mobilize fans and create interaction and engagement on a global level?
Ranj Bath, COO & Co-Founder, Desi Hits!
Mark Ghuneim, CEO, Wiredset
Jon Satterley, SVP, New Media & Global Biz Dev, Roadrunner Records
Moderator : George White, GM, Digital, Billboard
5:05pm – 5:50pm
PANEL 6A: MOBILE MUSIC: Apps and Other Offerings
One of the top trends of 2010 was the rise in popularity of mobile apps allowing artists and labels to connect with fans, distribute music, keep fans updated with new information, exclusive videos, chat rooms, and Twitter-style news feeds. This panel will discuss the opportunities around music apps with a focus on how artists and labels are using apps. What is the next frontier of mobile apps and the music industry?
Konny Zsigo, CEO, Wireless Developer Agency
Jim Lucchese, CEO, The Echo Nest
Jon Vanhala, SVP, Digital & Biz Dev, Island Def Jam Music Group
Ron Faris, Director of Brand Experiences, Virgin Mobile USA
Moderator: Steve Bradbury, Vice President, GoTV
5:05pm – 5:50pm
PANEL 6B: SOCIAL NETWORKS & MUSIC: What’s Next?
This panel will discuss the latest developments in social media with a focus on the relationship between social networks and the music industry. How can the music industry benefit from the traffic and buzz generated by social networks? Can this translate into online music sales or tangible benefits? What's next in this exciting industry sector? Will the next wave of social media benefit the music industry?
Craig Besnoy, Vice President, Business Development, Universal Music Group
Nicole Cifani, Interactive Director, Partner Relations, Yahoo! Music
Allison Schlueter, Vice President, Digital Media, Island Def Jam Music Group
Gabe Adiv, CEO, TuneUp Media
6:00pm until 7:00pm
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