San Francisco, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference takes place on August 27 and 28, 2009 in San Francisco. Bandwidth explores the evolving musical experience — how people discover, purchase, interact with, and are exposed to new music — with a focus on marketing, fan behavior, current trends, and future forecasts.
Featured at this year's conference will be a conversation with artists utilizing the direct-to-fan method led by Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Topspin, a music and technology industry veteran with roots in defining the way artists and consumers promote and experience digital media online. Prior to joining Topspin, Rogers was Vice President of Video and Media Applications at Yahoo!, and then served as Director, VP of Product Development, and General Manager for Yahoo! Music.
Before joining Yahoo!, Rogers was founder, president and CTO of Mediacode, a media software developer which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2003. He was CTO at rVision, one of the first Web design firms until 1998, then was part of Nullsoft, an early leader in the digital music revolution and makers of Winamp, SHOUTcast, and Gnutella. Rogers was the President of New Media for the Beastie Boys' record label and lifestyle brand Grand Royal, where he was responsible for the first same day digital/physical album release.
Ian Rogers joins previously announced keynote speakers Cory Ondrejka, Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing for EMI; Livia Tortella, GM/Executive VP of Marketing and Creative Media at Atlantic Records; and Jeff Price, founder and CEO of TuneCore.
Bandwidth Conference 2009 will feature prominent trailblazers from various segments of the music industry. Each speaker will provide a unique perspective on the current state of the industry and identify the key opportunities and challenges for today's music, digital music, media, and tech professionals.
More speakers will be announced shortly. Visit the The Bandwidth Conference website for registration and further details at http://www.bandwidthconference.com –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers