(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