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Digital Music Forum Update

We mentioned the upcoming Digital Music Forum a couple of weeks ago. Here’s an update:

    The Impact of Technology on Music Business Today

    March 3, 2003 | 9:00AM – 7:00PM | New York City
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

    Chris Gorog, CEO, Roxio
    Lyor Cohen, Chairman & CEO, Island Def Jam
    Steve Rennie, REN Management (Manager of Incubus)

    The Legendary Les Paul, Musician & Inventor


    9:00am – 9:30am Registration
    9:30am – 10:00am 1st Keynote Address:

    Chris Gorog, CEO, Roxio – “Why We Purchased Napster”

    10:00am – 11:00am 1st Session

    Topic: Survivors in the Music-Tech Industry
    The last two years have been tough for everyone, from upstarts to music industry conglomerates. Hear from the survivors to understand what it takes to build a business in the music-tech industry.

    Paul Sherman, Founder & Editor, Potomac Tech Wire
    Bob Roback, General Manager, Music, Yahoo! Inc.
    Sean Ryan, CEO,
    David Del Beccaro, CEO, Music Choice
    Donald Katz, Chairman & CEO,
    John Jeffrey, EVP & General Counsel, Live365
    Scott Kauffman, Chairman & CEO, FullAudio

    11:15am – 12:15pm 2nd Session

    Topic: The Digital Copyright Debate

    The digital copyright debate is being fought in the courts and in Congress. Which arguments are succeeding? Which bills are likely to be approved? Can lawsuits and legislation prevent unauthorized copying and distribution of music. How does consumer behavior impact the debate? Hear from lawyers and executives on the frontline.

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

    Phil Corwin, Partner, Butera & Andrews (Kazaa counsel)
    Jesse Feder, Policy Planning Advisor, U.S. Copyright Office
    Mitch Glazier, SVP, Gov’t Relations & Legislative Counsel, RIAA

    Matt Kleinschmit, Director, TEMPO Program, Ipsos-Reid

    Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, Digital Media Association

    LUNCH BREAK (12:15PM – 1:00PM)

    Breakout Sessions (1:00PM – 1:45PM)

    Topic: Digital Licenses

    Whitney Broussard, Partner, Selverne, Mandelbaum & Mintz

    Chris Amenita, SVP, ASCAP
    Richard Conlon, VP, Business Development, BMI
    Vincent Peppe, Legal Counsel, Licensing, SESAC

    The Future of Webcasting
    Dan Rayburn, Editor, Streaming Media, Inc.
    Bill Rose, VP/ General Manager, Arbitron Webcast Services
    Andrew Rasiej, CEO, Digital Club Network
    Kurt Kurthanson, Publisher, RAIN (Radio & Internet Newsletter)

    2:00pm –2:30pm 2nd Keynote Address:

    Steve Rennie, REN Management (Artist Manager of Incubus)

    2:30pm – 3:30pm 3rd Session

    Topic: How Artists & Labels Are Using New Technologies
    Major artists are signing on with a new breed of artist-centric indie labels. Hear from principals to discover what rules have changed, what’s stayed the same and how technology helps them sing a new tune.

    Josh Warner, Founder, Like Media
    Michael Hausman, Co-Founder, United Musicians
    Howie Kleinberg, VP, Marketing, Electric Artists
    Trey Bowles, VP, Strategic Development, StreamCast Networks
    Alex Luke, VP, Music Programming, Pressplay
    Mark Ghuneim, SVP, Emerging Technologies, Columbia Records
    Michelle Robertson, Strategy Consultant, DMusic

    3:30pm – 4:00pm 3rd Keynote Address:

    Lyor Cohen, Chairman & CEO, Island Def Jam

    4:00pm – 5:00pm Final Session

    Topic: Mobile Music: The Coming Wireless Revolution
    The market for mobile music is huge but what busy signals face this industry? Who are new players, business models, issues? How will revenue be shared between telcos, tech companies & rights holders?

    Hear from people who will make sure your call gets through.

    Joe Laszlo, Senior Analyst, Jupiter Media
    Bryan Biniak, EVP, Moviso
    Kevin Kiernan, Head of New Media, Astralwerks/EMI
    Tim Nilson, VP, Mobile Technology, Sony Music
    Maureen S. Dorney, Partner, Gray Cary
    Nicholas Lehman, VP, Interactive Business Development, MTV/VH1
    David Brudnicki, Sr. Director, Mobile Multimedia, AT&T Wireless

    6:00– 7:00pm Cocktail Reception @ Iridium Jazz Club-1650 Broadway Featuring
    There will be an on-stage interview conducted by journalist/writer, Frank Beacham, with Les Paul on how technology changed the industry when he invented the electric guitar with parallels to what is happening with
    technology and the music industry today.

Hey, you can’t beat hanging out with Les.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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