Digital Music Forum East Celebrates Innovation

Top Conference Focuses on Reinvigorated Business of Music

Feb 10, 2011, 10:00 ET from Digital Media Wire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Media Wire today announced its finalized speaker list, keynotes and agenda for the 11th Annual Digital Music Forum East (DMFE) to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, on February 24, 2011.


"This edition of DMFE is especially exciting as it features a diverse array of speakers ranging from some of the hottest start-ups from the 'new' music industry to the senior most executives from established entertainment companies and top brands," said Ned Sherman, founder and CEO of Digital Media Wire. "Gary Shaprio will also contribute an invigorating keynote that resonates not only to a once disheveled music business that is reinventing itself, but also to America's core as we innovate our way out into a new era."

The event is the industry's only comprehensive digital music conference focused on the evolution and future of digital music. The conference agenda, which includes senior participants from major labels, leading indie labels, social networks, online music retailers, mobile companies, artists and association heads, includes top keynotes, discussions and panels on topics including mobile apps, the state of the digital union, music in the cloud, online video, digital innovation, investments, the digital copyright debates, rights management, live music, touring & concerts, social networking and building music community.

Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association, will keynote at the 2011 event. Coming off the highly successful 2011 International CES and the release of his new book "The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream," which has already reached No. 1 on the Barnes & Noble best-seller list and is in the top 10 on, Shapiro will be featured in a fireside chat covering a range of topics focused around his views about how innovation can fuel progress and ultimately save the content and music industries.

Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media, MTV Networks Music & Logo will also join the event, speaking on the topic of "More Than Music Videos: Why today's music fan wants a 360 curated music experience that includes a diversity of music content and digital products".

Attendees are over 300 senior decision-makers from record labels, music publishers, producers and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, radio, advertising, attorneys, artists, investors and venture capitalists.

Confirmed speakers include:

Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association, Author, The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream

Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media,   MTV Networks Music & Logo Group

David Bakula, SVP, Analytics, Nielsen/SoundScan

Eric Garland, CEO & Founder, BigChampagne

Russ Crupnick, President, NPD Entertainment, The NPD Group, Inc.

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

John Boyle, CEO, The BAM Group

Christina Calio, Director, Music Relationships, Strategy & Biz Dev, Microsoft

Vince Bannon, VP, Entertainment Partnerships & Development, Getty Images

Julie Lee, EVP, Business Development & Business Affairs, VEVO

Richard Conlon, SVP, Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media, BMI

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner,  TAG Strategic

Drew Denbo, our SVP of Business Development, MOG

Eric Klinker, CEO, BitTorrent

Daren Tsui, CEO, Mspot

Vickie Nauman, Vice President, North America, 7digital

Carter Adamson, COO, Rdio

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

Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Entertainment & Media, Manatt

Niley Patel, Managing Editor, Engadget

Scott Sellwood, SVP & General Counsel, RightsFlow

Matthew DeFilippis, Vice President, New Media & Technology, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)

David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

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

Paul Josephsen, Senior Director of Tour Marketing, Eventful

Keith Brannan, VP of Marketing & Financial Security Planning, Country Financial

Andrew Katz, Director of Marketing, Pepsi-Cola North America

Megan Brown, Talent Negotiations Specialist, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Matt Ostrower, Artist Partnerships & Programming, Pandora

Matt Ringel, Managing Partner, New Era Media & Mktg, Red Light Management

Ranj Bath, COO & Co-Founder, Desi Hits!

Mark Ghuneim, CEO, Wiredset

Jon Satterley, SVP, New Media & Global Biz Dev, Roadrunner Records

Constantine Roussos, Founder and CEO, dotMusic (.MUSIC)

George White, GM, Digital, Billboard

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

Steve Bradbury, Vice President, GoTV

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

Larry Kenswil, Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Event sponsors and media partners include Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP, RightsFlow, Rovi, Sonos, Pandora, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, SoundExchange, TuneUp, NVPR, Midem, A2IM, Mashable, EMF, Parks Associate, Sobel Media, The Recording Academy, NY-Tokyo, Fusicology, TAG Strategic, Women In Tech International, AFTRA, NARIP, Future of Music Coalition, Eventful, Served Fresh Media, Grooveshark, New Music Seminar, Young Upstarts, Green Buzz Agency, Canadian Music Week, and PR Newswire.

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Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include the LA Games Conference; NY Games Conference; Future of Television East; Future of Film Summit; Digital Music Forum West; Digital Media Conference East and West; and Digital Media Insider @ CES. Digital Media Wire is also a programming partner for the annual Canadian Music Week.

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