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Digital Music Forum Set For March 1

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Digital Media Wire's Digital Music Forum will be held in New York on March 1 at The French Institute, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY, 10022. The event, which is being presented in association with Billboard Magazine, features leading music and technology executives from Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EMI Music, ASCAP, Napster, Apple's iTunes, MusicNet, RIAA, Altnet, Sirius Satellite Radio, Wired, Business 2.0, Warner Music, AOL Radio, Digital Media Association, Real Networks, Gracenote, Berklee College of Music, Music Choice, Gray Cary, Orchard Global Media, and Ibiquity Digital, among others

There will be five panels and three keynotes focusing on important questions
concerning the future of music:

–Is there a viable business model for selling music online?

–What is the status of pending lawsuits and legislation concerning digital copyrights?

–Can the music industry profit from legitimate uses of P2P?

–How are consumers reacting to new formats for music delivery?

–What does the future hold for satellite and Internet radio?

Highlights include an interview and Q& A session with Steven Marks of the RIAA, keynotes by Sean Ryan of Real Networks and Jonathan Potter of Digital Media Association and discussions focused on selling music online, peer-to-peer technologies and new formats for music delivery.

Sponsors and media partners include Gray Cary, ASCAP, MusicChoice, PaymentOne, Orchard Global Media, Peppercoin, MusicNow, Gracenote, SPIN/VIBE, Business 2.0, Berklee College of Music, Consect, Digital Media Association, DCIA and MidemNet.

Confirmed speakers include:

Sean Ryan – VP, Music Services, Real Networks

Jonathan Potter – Executive Dir., Digital Media Association

Steven Marks – General Counsel, RIAA

Chris Amenita – SVP, ASCAP

Amy Bernstein – Senior Editor, Business 2.0

Derek Broes – EVP, Worldwide Operations, Altnet

David Card – VP & Research Director, Jupiter Research

Scott Cohen – Co-Founder & President, The Orchard Global Media

Ted Cohen – SVP, Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music

Peter Csathy – COO, MusicMatch

David Del Beccaro – President & CEO, Music Choice

Maureen Dorney – Partner, Gray Cary

Roy Elkins – CEO & Founder, Broadjam

Mark Frieser – CEO & Founder, Consect

Eric Garland – CEO, Big Champagne

Brian Garrity – Senior Editor, Billboard Magazine

Tom Gensch – VP, Content & Distribution, PaymentOne

Laura Goldberg – COO, Napster

Jim Griffin – CEO, Cherry Lane Digital

Ellie Hirschhorn – GM & EVP, MusicNet

Jeff Howe – Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

David Hyman – Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Scott Kauffman – President & CEO, MusicNow (formerly FullAudio)

David Kusek – VP, Berklee Media, Berklee College of Music

Tim Nilson – VP, Mobile Technology, Sony Music

Larry Rebich – VP of Program Acquisition & Market Dev., SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Tim Riley – Worldwide Executive of Music, Activision

Rob Schoeben – Vice President of Application Marketing, Apple

Howie Singer – Chief Technology Officer, Warner Music Group

Perry Solomon – Founder & VP, Strategy, Peppercoin

Bob Struble – President & CEO, Ibiquity Digital

Nikke Slight – SVP, New Media, Atlantic Records

Nada Usina – GM, Entertainment & Media Business, Nokia America

Jim Van Huysse – Executive Director & GM, The AOL Radio@ Network

Jon Vlassopulos – Sr. Dir., Bus. Dev., AT& T Wireless Mobile Multimedia

John Kilcullen – President & Publisher, Billboard Magazine

Ned Sherman – CEO & Founder, Digital Media Wire

–Bob Grossweinerand Jane Cohen