ASPEN COLORADO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Aspen Live, one of the must-go music conferences is set to kick off this week in Aspen, Colorado. Held at the St. Regis Hotel in the heart of ski country, the conference will provide industry pros a chance to rub elbows with your their colleagues while keeping up on the latest developments in the business.
This year's speakers will include:
Executive Vice President, Business Major League Baseball and President, CEO Major League Baseball Enterprises. A man who knows how to put butts in seats.
Appointed to that position in 2000, Brosnan was given the additional title in 2002 of President, CEO for Major League Baseball Enterprises, the company that holds all the collective businesses of the 30 Major League Clubs. In 2004, he also was named by ownership to develop and launch the Baseball Channel, a planned baseball-only cable network. In 2007 MLB announced that in its first phase of negotiations it had reached carriage agreements for the MLB Network to air in nearly 50 Million homes, making the launch of the network the most successful in television history.
Brosnan spearheads negotiations for all national media rights agreements at MLB and in 2006 struck seven year agreements with FOX Sports and Turner Sports totaling more than $3 Billion. In recent years he has concluded the XM Satellite Radio (eleven years – $650 Million – largest non-television media deal in sports) agreement and MLB’s eight year broadcast rights agreement with ESPN ($2.4 Billion). Total revenues for the businesses Brosnan manages exceeded $1.1 Billion in 2006, with worldwide retail sales exceeding $3B.
As General Manager of Yahoo! Music, Ian Rogers leads the continued growth and development of the world’s #1 online music site. Rogers oversees strategy for the site’s products and services such as Yahoo! Music Unlimited and LAUNCHcast Radio as well as key partnerships and original content and programming.
Ian Rogers joined Yahoo! in 2003 with the company’s acquisition of Mediacode. Before joining the Yahoo! team, Rogers was founder, president and CTO of Mediacode, a media software developer. In his role at Yahoo!, he is responsible for the growth and continued development of Yahoo! Music as a compelling, global music destination for consumers, record labels and advertisers.
Rogers has been building digital media applications since 1992. He created the second-ever, music-related Web site and built many of the original promotional sites for the music and movie industry. 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.
Since 2003, Rogers has served as Director and then VP of Product Development for Yahoo! Music, overseeing the development of the world's #1 Music Web site, Music.Yahoo.com as well as Yahoo! Music Unlimited, Yahoo!'s unlimited music subscription service.
In addition to checking out these speakers, don't miss the chance to hit the slopes. Skiing, snowboard, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities are also de rigeur for this event.
Unfortunately, after a successful twelve year run, this will be Aspen Live's last conference but there is still time to sign up. Space is limited so if you find yourself inclined to go, we recommend you move with haste. If you're interested, check here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers