Midem And Berklee To Stage Music Conference In Boston

BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — MIDEM and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to bring a new music-focused concert dubbed "Rethink Music" to Boston from April 25-27, 2011.

The conference will seek to bring music industry stakeholders together with experts in the legal, business and academic fields to examine challenges to the music business and intellectual rights.

Topics up for discussion will include an examination of new business models by some of the innovators in digitial technology, including Nimbit, BigChampagne, MOG, Echo Nest, Topspin, RootMusic, NextBigSound, as well as the big players such as Google and Microsoft.

Other panels will include discussion between artists – Mike Mills, member of REM – and managers, including Paul McGuinness (U2); Bertis Downs (REM); Michael McDonald (John Mayer); Mark Kates (MGMT); Simon Renshaw (Dixie Chicks) and Democratic Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee will host a discussion on the future of copyright law.

Showcase concerts in the evening will include performances by Basia Bulat; Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears; Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer and Damian Kulash.

CelebrityAccess is pleased to help you attend this event and if you sign up early, you can knock 40% off the full retail price by using the code 'CELEBRITYACCESS'. The conference is also offering special rates for students and working musicians.

For more information, check them out online at: rethink-music.com. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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