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Lyor Cohen and Steve Rennie to Keynote at Digital Music Forum

Digital Media Wire, the leading organization focused on the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, will host the Digital Music Forum in New York City March 3 at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Keynote speakers are Chris Gorog, CEO, Roxio – "Why We Purchased Napster;" Lyor Cohen, chairman &CEO, The Island Def Jam Music Group; and Incubus manager, Steve Rennie, who is currently embroiled in a contract dispute with Sony Music.

The Forum will feature leading executives from technology and entertainment industries and is focused on uniting the two oft-opposed camps to examine digital media opportunities designed to maximize corporate efficiency and increase revenue. A panel titled "The Digital Copyright Debate" will bring together the leading experts, including representatives for file-sharing network, Kazaa, and the RIAA, to explore digital dilemmas raging in courtrooms and before Congress as copyright holders and technology leaders seek ways to expand the market for entertainment and media through digital networks.

Other panels include "How Artists & Labels Are Using New Technologies", "Mobile
Music Opportunities: The Coming Wireless Revolution", and "Survivors in the Music-Tech Industry."

"We are assembling the best creative and educated minds to push these conflicting industries toward resolution," said Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire. "There is a natural synergy between technology and entertainment that once realized will decrease the risks associated with digital distribution and significantly increase sales and revenues."