LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Media Wire today announced its finalized speaker list, keynotes and agenda for the 6th Annual Digital Music Forum West (www.digitalmusicforum.com/west), to be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on October 6-7, 2010.
"The music industry finally finds itself in a forward-moving fashion embracing technology to increase digital sales as CD sales continue their decade long decline," said Ned Sherman, publisher and CEO of Digital Media Wire. "To help make sense of this shifting landscape, Digital Music Forum West features top thought leaders and pioneers from the digital music revolution to address the latest trends of how to monetize music in the cloud, which mobile apps make a difference and real world DIY for artists."
Ever mindful of the fact that this conference was built on people's passion for music, for the first time, it is offering sponsored registration to working artists on a case-by-case basis. Working artists may apply for free registration by sending us their details at email@example.com.
The two-day 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, the future of Internet radio, online video, digital innovation, investments, the digital copyright debates, rights management, social networking and touring.
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:
Rick Alden, Founder & CEO, SkullCandy
Tom Silverman, Founder & Chairperson, Tommy Boy Records
Chris Tsakalakis, General Manager, StubHub/eBay Tickets
Eric Garland, CEO, BigChampagne
Russ Crupnick, VP & Sr. Entertainment Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
Michael Papish, Product Development Director, Rovi Corporation
Ty Roberts, CTO, Gracenote
Jeff Price, CEO, Tunecore
Brad Navin, CEO, The Orchard
David Del Beccaro, CEO/Founder, Music Choice
Ted Mico, EVP, Interscope Geffen A&M (Universal Music Group)
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Albhy Galuten, VP, Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment
Michael Robertson, CEO, MP3Tunes
David Hyman, CEO & Founder, MOG
Chris Phenner, EVP of Business Development, Thumbplay
Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Ent & Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Mitch Rotter, SVP, Marketing & Product Dev., Universal Music Group
Jim Rondinelli, SVP, Strategic Development, Slacker
Jason Gates, Director, Business Development, Pandora
Arvind Venkateswaran, SVP, WW Bus Dev / GM - Americas & Asia, Geodesic
Brock Batten, Creative Director, Mobile Roadie
Steve Bradbury, Vice President, GoTV Networks
Adam Satariano, Reporter, Bloomberg News
Kurt Hanson, Publisher, RAIN / CEO, AccuRadio
Johnie Floater, GM of Media, Live365
David Porter, CEO & founder, 8tracks
Colin Rushing, Senior Counsel, SoundExchange
Larry Kenswil, Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Fred Goodman, Author, Fortune's Fool: Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis
Cecily Mak, VP & General Counsel, Rhapsody International Inc.
Patrick Sullivan, CEO, RightsFlow
Pierce Stacy, Director of Business & Legal Affairs, IODA
Les Watkins, SVP, Bus. Affairs & Bus. Development, Music Reports
Fred Beteille, Senior Director of Strategic Technology, The Harry Fox Agency
David Oxenford, Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine
John Rudolph, CEO, Bug Music
Samantha Murphy, Singer/Songwriter and Founder, The Highway Girl
Michael Petricone, SVP, Gov't Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Jon Potter, Consultant / Former Exec. Dir., Digital Media Association
Mike Spinella, Director, Label Relations AOL Music Network
Tom Gates, Artist Manager, Bill Silva Entertainment
Jack Isquith, SVP, Digital Music, Warner Bros. Records
Jeff Pollack, CEO of Global Media & Entertainment, Pollack Media Group
Luke Kallis, VP of West Coast Sales, VEVO
Celia Hirschman, Host, KCRW's On the Beat
Abe Burns, Digital / Online Marketing, Career Artist Management (Frontline)
Jan D'Alessandro, VP, Bus. Dev. & General Counsel, Topspin Media
John Boyle, President, Hello Music
Jennifer Elias, Director, Bus. Development, Bandcamp
John Davi, Director, Engineering, Cisco
Asya Shein, CEO, Fusicology
Claes Loberg, CEO, Guvera
Adam Wolf, Senior Creative Director, pigFACTORY Music, USA
Jeff Bronikowski, Head of Music, Yahoo!
Tim Scanlin, CEO & Founder, Brandracket & BrandsForBands
Vickie Nauman, VP, North America, 7digital
Syd Schwartz, Founder & CEO, Linchpin Digital
Nic Adler, Owner, The Roxy
Shannon Connolly, VP, Digital Music Strategy, MTV Networks Music Group
David Marcus, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Warner Bros. Records
Jordan Glazier, CEO, Eventful
Aaron Grosky, President, Control Room
Kelli Richards, CEO, The All Access Group
Event sponsors and media partners include Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP, RightsFlow, Rovi, Cisco, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, NVPR, A2IM, Mashable, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Aquarium Drunkard, New Music Tipsheet, EMF, KCRW.com, Music Connection, Fusicology, Mary-Margaret Network, AFTRA, Filter Magazine, Billboard and PR Newswire
For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit: http://www.digitalmusicforum.com/west.
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 East; 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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