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Digital NARM Takes Shape

SAN FRANCISCO (Hypebot) – The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has announced that this year's 2008 Convention will feature a two-day Digital conference on May 6 – 7 in San Francisco.

Offering both results oriented info and networking, Digital NARM is designed to create discussion around the convergence of physical, digital, and mobile music fueled by rapid changes in technology. “Digital NARM will feature well-respected thought leaders from an array of industries involved with developing the future of digital music,” says NARM President Jim Donio. “This is an ideal, one-of-a-kind forum to share ideas, create partnerships across industries, and develop the future of digital music.”

Participating speakers include: Amazon, AT&T, eMusic, Facebook, My Space Records, Motorola, Napster, IODA, IRIS, The Orchard, Nokia, 9 Squared, Imeem and the four majors. Sessions will be moderated by analysts and journalists including staffers from the LA Times Gartner Research and Digital Music News.

Highlights of Digital NARM will include debates among key players in the digital industries in sessions that offer artist and management perspectives on today's technologically-shifting environment. Other topics include:

  • Digital Copyright “Crossfire”
  • The Mobile Movement
  • Music and Social Networking