Friday, September 12, 2008

Digital Music Forum West

Digital Music Forum West.

We are three weeks away from what is shaping up to be our best event yet. There are a
number of people from this list involved in the event, including Ted Cohen,
Eliot Eliot Van Buskirk, Samantha Murphy and Kelli Richards. I apologize if
I missed anyone. All the speakers are listed below.

Today is the last day to receive the registration discount. You can register
online or by calling 310-855-0033 ext. 0.

Here are the event details:

Event: Digital Music Forum West

Date: October 2-3, 2008

Venue: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

Room Block is full, but rooms are available across the street at Renaissance
Hotel or try for nearby hotels)

Flights: JetBlue is offering 5% off to our attendees who fly into Burbank or
Long Beach. Need to book online at and use this Code:

Event Website:

Here are some of the issues we'll be covering at the event: What is the
state of the online and mobile music markets and where is the industry
heading? If the iTunes model isn't the industry's answer, and business can't
go on as usual, then what is the solution? Are MySpace and Live Nation
laying the groundwork for business models that will shape the future of the
industry? How is the popularity of social networking and music discovery and
recommendation services affecting the music industry? What is the impact on
traditional radio? What mobile innovations are having the greatest impact on
the way consumers discover, purchase and listen to music, network with fans
and artists, learn about concert information and release dates from their
favorite artists and interact during the concert experience? Is the digital
copyright system broken? If so, how do we fix it? What needs to happen so
that artists can live off their creativity, labels and publishers can see a
fair return on their investments, technology companies have an incentive to
innovate and receive a fair share of the pie and music fans can satisfy
their current hunger for and exploration of new and/or alternative music?
What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the digital
marketplace? We'll be covering these questions and many more, not to mention
the great cocktail reception we're having at the hotel's Tropicana Bar on
Oct. 2!

We've just added a number of new speakers including Eliot Van Buskirk,
Editor, Listening Post,; Dave Dederer, VP, Business Development,
Melodeo & Founding Band Member/Guitarist, The Presidents of United States of
America; Chris Maxcy, Director of Partner Development YouTube; Russ Rieger,
VP, Strategic Initiatives, SpiralFrog; Sonal Gandhi, Analyst
JupiterResearch; Chris Frankenberg, VP-Mobile Sales, Sony BMG Music
Entertainment; and Aaron Grosky, President, Control Room. These additions
join our stellar line-up of keynotes and speakers including Amit Kapur,
Chief Operating Officer, MySpace; Jac Holzman, Founder of Elektra Records
and Chairman of Warner Music Group's Cordless Recordings; Don MacKinnon,
President of (RED) Content and Founder of HEAR Music; Tim Westergren, Chief
Strategy Officer & Founder of Pandora; and Cory Ondrejka, SVP of Digital
Strategy, EMI Music and Co-Founder of Second Life. More speakers listed

MORE speakers include:

Greg Bettinelli, EVP, Business Development & Strategy, Live Nation

Josh Brooks, VP, Marketing & Content Development, MySpace

Douglas Caballero, Host, Co-Creator, Producer & Writer, Current TV "The
Daily Fix and "The Fix Extended Play"

Aydin Caginalp, Partner, Entertainment & Media Group, Manatt, Phelps &
Phillips, LLP

Aaron Clark, VP, Business Development, Mozes

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Richard Conlon, VP, New Media & Strategic Development, BMI

Brad Duea, President, Napster

Jeffrey Eglen, VP, Strategy, Digonex

Albhy Galuten, VP, Digital Media Technology Strategy, Sony Corporation of

Mark Ghuneim, CEO, Wiredset

Celia Hirschman, Host, KCRW's On The Beat

Jac Holzman, Founder, Elektra Records, Chairman, WMG's Cordless Recordings

Steve Jang, CMO & Head of Business Development, imeem

Dave Jaworski, CEO, Passalong Networks

Amit Kapur, COO, MySpace

Larry Kenswil, EVP, Business Strategy, Universal Music Group

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

Don MacKinnon, President, (RED) Content & Founder, HEAR Music

David Marcus, SVP, Music, Ticketmaster

Ted Mico, Head of Digital, Interscope Geffen A&M

Alan Miller, Co-Owner/CEO & Co-Publisher, Filter Creative Group & Filter

Samantha Murphy, Singer/Songwriter & Founder, The Highway Girl

Cory Ondrejka, SVP, Digital Strategy / Co-Founder EMI Music / Second Life

David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

David Pakman, CEO, eMusic

Massimiliano Pellegrini, CEO, Dada Entertainment

Michael Petricone, SVP, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association

Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, Digital Media Association

Russ Reiger, VP,Strategic Initiatives, SpiralFrog

Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group

Jeremy Riney, CEO/Founder,

Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin

Mitch Rotter, SVP, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Thumbplay

John Rudolph, CEO / Board Member, Bug Music / NMPA

Maurice Russell, VP, Bus. Affairs & Licensing, Harry Fox Agency

Barry Schaffer, President, Promotional Currency

Syd Schwartz, SVP, Digital Strategy, EMI North America

Ned Sherman, Co-Founder, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

Neil Smith, VP, Marketing, Rhapsody America

Michael Spiegelmann, Sr. Director of Music, Yahoo! Music

Dimitri Villard, Interim CEO, ARTISTdirect

Les Watkins, SVP, Bus. Affairs & Bus. Dev., Music Reports, Inc.

Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer & Founder, Pandora

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit: I hope to see you at the event.

Ned Sherman
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire, Inc.
8721 Sunset Blvd., Suite P8
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Office: 310-855-0033 ext. 1

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