Digital Media Wire Announces Agenda & Speakers for Digital Music Forum East in New York, February 24-25
MUMBAI: Digital Media Wire today announced the agenda and line-up of speakers for the upcoming Digital Music Forum East (www.digitalmusicforum.com/east) to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York on February 24-25, 2010.
"Over a decade after the genesis of digital music, we find ourselves at a critical crossroad in the music industry when brands and bands are collaborating in ways previously unforeseen, and the concept of an independent artist is no longer equated with a paneled van, but is increasingly the norm as business models and artist's rights become more equilibrated," said Ned Sherman, CEO and Publisher of Digital Media Wire "The Digital Music Forum exists to help provide leadership and forge the future with thought provoking panels and unparalleled networking opportunities."
The two-day event is the most comprehensive digital music conference focused on the evolution and future of digital music. The conference agenda, which includes senior participants from all the major labels, as well as leading Indie labels, social networks, online music retailers, mobile companies, artists and association heads, includes top keynotes, discussions and panels on the following topics:
Top Digital Music Trends
The State of the Digital Union
Brands & Bands: How Brands Are Working with the Music Industry in the Digital Age?
Mobile Apps: What's Next?
The Concert Business: How Technology is Changing the Business
The Digital Copyright Debate
Licensing for Film & TV: What Are the Opportunities in the Years to Come?
Global Music Marketing in the Digital Age
I Want My Music Videos Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device!
Games & Music
Social Networks & Music
Rights, Royalties & Reporting in the Digital World
The event includes the following speaker highlights:
Performance & Conversation with Award-Winning Artist Giorgia Fumanti
Keynote by Rio Caraeff, President of VEVO, the leading online premium music and entertainment service powered by YouTube.A Conversation with Anjula Acharia Bath, Chairman, President & Founder, Desi Hits!, an entertainment/lifestyle hub about Desi culture. Called "one of the coolest people you will ever meet," Anjula and DesiHits! may represent the future of global entertainment.
Keynote Interview with Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, US Sales & Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment and Loeb & Loeb's Larry Kenswil.
Keynote Interview with Venrock's David Pakman and Peter Kafka, Senior Editor, AllThingsD.
Panel on "Mobile Apps: What's Next?": Manatt's Aydin Caginalp to lead mobile apps panel with EMI North America, Thumbplay, MTV Mobile at MTV Networks, RIM/BlackBerry and Slacker.
Panel on "I Want