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Digital Music Forum West

Digital Media Wire

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Los Angeles, CA

Digital Music Forum West

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On October 3 and 4, DMW hosts the 8th Annual Digital Music Forum West, where 300+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders gather in the heart of Hollywood to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event is packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene so come on out and join us!

 

DAY 1 - October 3, 2012

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM

Welcome & Introduction to Event

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

PANEL: VIEW FROM THE TOP — THE STATE OF THE DIGITAL UNION

Three industry leaders discuss the hot button issues of day, including the state of online and mobile music product offerings and business models, new channels of digital revenue, subscriptions, cloud services, ad-supported models and next generation devices. What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the digital marketplace? What is the current state of the online and mobile music markets and where is the industry heading?

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

DEBATE CLUB: Topic TBA

Structured as a formal academic debate, panelists are divided into two teams that are either pro or con the trend or topic. Each team will be given 2 minutes for initial arguments and then it’s time for rebuttals. The audience will determine the winner. This is a session that you don’t want to miss. Sparks are sure to fly!

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Performance in the Foyer TBA

04:15 PM - 5:15 PM

ACADEMY ROOM

PANEL: IMAGE-BASED COMMUNICATION — The Future of Online Marketing

With the explosive rise of tablets, retina displays, and visuals-based platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and tumblr, bands are connecting with fans more & more without typing a single word.  We speak with next generation’s leaders about the rise of these platforms, examine best practices for successful campaigns, look at emerging trends for 2014, and discuss how this affects the future of current destinations such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

BLOSSOM ROOM

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

BLOSSOM ROOM

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

BLOSSOM ROOM

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

BLOSSOM ROOM

05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

SERIES 1: MUSIC-TECH DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS

BLOSSOM ROOM

PANEL: NEW TECHNOLOGIES — Connecting Artists and Fans

This panel focuses on new technologies that are aiding artists in getting discovered, promoting shows, selling merch and music and connecting with fans and helping fans discover new music and connect with the bands and music they love. What are the challenges and opportunities for artists and fans in embracing new technologies?

06:00 PM

RECEPTION

Join us behind the Red Rope, Poolside at the Tropicana!



DAY 2 - October 4, 2012

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

SERIES 2: RIGHTS

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

SERIES 2: RIGHTS

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

SERIES 2: RIGHTS

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

SERIES 2: RIGHTS

PANEL: RIGHTS & LICENSING: How to Fix Copyright?

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 world, what changes should be made or not?

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15AM - 11:30 AM

SERIES 3: DISTRIBUTION

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

SERIES 3: DISTRIBUTION

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

SERIES 3: DISTRIBUTION

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

SERIES 3: DISTRIBUTION

PANEL: WHAT’S NEXT IN DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION MODELS?

This panel focuses on digital distribution models for recorded music. How are business models progressing? What more needs to be done to improve and legitimize new digital and mobile distribution channels? What new social features are being introduced? What kinds of marketing and promotional strategies show the most promise for profitably exploiting digital and mobile distribution channels?

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

SERIES 4: MONETIZATION

PANEL: MONETIZING THE MUSIC EXPERIENCE: Bands and Brands

Making a living in the music industry today involves a lot more than selling music, and the industry is increasingly turning to advertising and sponsorship as an important source of revenue. This panel will discuss the evolving relationship between bands and brands and the deals that are defining the new music landscape.

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM

SERIES 4: MONETIZATION

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

SERIES 4: MONETIZATION

PANEL: MUSIC & MEDIA LICENSES

Artist managers, licensing experts and music supervisors from film/TV, games, advertising & brands discuss synch licenses, the deals being done today and the prognosis for the future.

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

ACADEMY ROOM

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

SERIES 5: THE FUTURE

PANEL: PREDICTIONS & PROVOCATIONS

Everyone seems to have an opinion today about what’s best for the future of the music business. This panel gathers some of the sharpest minds in the industry to share their views about the industry’s future.

06:30 PM - 07:30M PM

Have questions about Digital Music Forum West? Contact Digital Media Wire

When & Where



Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Digital Media Wire, Inc. launched in early 2000 with a simple yet compelling proposition to provide busy executives with a daily briefing of the most important news stories about the business of digital media. On July 20, 2000, we published the first issue of Digital Media Wire Daily — our daily email newsletter dedicated to objective coverage of news stories about the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Today, we are a full scale media company that owns and produces 11 major conferences, publishes daily newsletters and directories, and operates the popular www.dmwmedia.com news and community portal.

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