6th Annual

Mobile Music Leadership Summit
February 28 - March 1
, 2006 | New York City





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Mobile Entertainment Forum Chairman - Americas Ralph Simon leads the Mobile Music Leadership Summit roundtable at the 6th Annual Digital Music Forum in NYC.

Digital Media Wire CEO and Conference Co-Chair Ned Sherman moderates a panel on Digital Commerce Strategies at the 6th Annual Digital Music Forum in NYC.

Nettwerk CEO & Founder Terry McBride is interviewed by Passalong Networks CEO & Founder Dave Jaworski at the 6th Annual Digital Music Forum in NYC.
Photos courtesy of Todd Beals.

Speakers at the event included:


Larry Kenswil
President, Universal Music Group - eLabs

Kenswil has headed eLabs from its founding in 1999. Previously, he was UMG's EVP, Business and Legal Affairs. Mr. Kenswil sits on the Board of Directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and, previously, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Terry McBride, Founder/CEO, Nettwerk Productions

Master manager and promoter of such acts as Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Dido and Coldplay, McBride is widely respected as a brilliant strategist dedicated to his exclusive client roster. In 1996, McBride, Sarah McLachlan and partners founded one of the most prolific concert tours of the 1990's; "Lilith Fair".

David Del Beccaro
President, CEO & Founder, Music Choice

Del Beccaro has pioneered innovative ways to deliver entertainment content to television, broadband and cell phones. Music Choice is currently the industry leader in VOD music content, programming a comprehensive selection of music channels and producing exclusive content.

Shawn Gold
SVP, Marketing & Content, MySpace.com

Shawn Gold comes to MySpace, an online social network with over 50 million registrants, with a 13 year history in digital marketing and content strategy. Previous, Shawn was publisher of WeblogsInc (now an AOL company), the largest publisher of professional blogs on the web.

Seamus McAteer
Chief Product Architect & Senior Analyst, M:Metrics

McAteer has covered the wireless industry since the early 1990s and is one of the most respected and credible analysts in the industry. He held director and research fellow positions in several corporations before founding his own wireless and telecommunications advisory services firm.

Ralph Simon
Chairman - Americas, Mobile Entertainment Forum

Ralph Simon, Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas (MEF), is recognized as one the leading international authorities on mobile entertainment and mobile content rights and delivery. Simon leads the strategic vision and success of the MEF in the U.S. and Americas.


Ted Cohen
SVP, Digital Distribution & Development, EMI Music
Cohen oversees worldwide digital business development for this "big five" record company. Under his guidance, EMI has led the industry with new technology initiatives such as digital downloads, online music subscriptions, custom compilations, wireless services, high-definition audio and Internet radio.

Rob Barnett, President, Programming, CBS Radio
Barnett oversees programming operations at CBS’s 179 radio stations, as well as leads initiatives for the Company, including talent recruitment and development and integration of CBS RADIO content with emerging technologies. Prior, Barnett was supervising producer for the Discovery Times Channel’s “Staffers,” a reality series on the 2004 Presidential campaign.

Jonathan Whitehead
SVP, Online Copyright Protection, RIAA
Jonathan is counsel to RIAA’s Internet anti-piracy program. He regularly represents the recording industry at entertainment, technology and University conferences focusing on the role of intellectual property in an emerging online market and the degree to which Internet piracy has affected its growth.

Michael Hausman, Artist Manager/Co-Founder, SuperEgo Records and United Musicians
In 1999, Michael and artist Aimee Mann founded their own independent label, Superego Records and released Mann’s LP “Bachelor #2”. This record received the AFIM’s Independent Album of The Year Award. Bolstered by the success of Superego Records, Michael formed United Musicians.

Lesley Bleakley, CEO, Beggars Group North America
Lesley Bleakley began her music industry career at Beggars Banquet in the UK 16 years ago. She moved to NYC to start the label's US office in 1995. Lesley is currently the CEO of North American operations of The Beggars Group, which represents 4AD, XL, Beggars Banquet, Matador, & Too Pure. She is also actively involved in establishing a US trade association AAIM.

Mike Gaumond
VP & GM, Digital Media Services, Motorola

Gaumond leads the Digital Media Solutions group, based in Tempe, AZ, which is charged with developing a compelling, seamless digital music experience to consumers. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gaumond served as VP, Operations and Business Development, for Motorola’s cell phone business.

Gary Cohen, President, AOL Music Now
Gary Cohen is President of AOL Music Now. Founded as “FullAudio” in 1999 and purchased by Circuit City in 2004, MusicNow was acquired by AOL in 2005 and operates as a stand alone, wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL Premium Services LLC.

Jim Griffin
, CEO, Cherry Lane Digital

Jim Griffin is CEO of Cherry Lane Digital. Cherry, dedicated to the future of music and entertainment delivery. Before starting Cherry Lane Digital, he started and ran the technology department at Geffen Records. Prior to Geffen he was an International Representative for The Newspaper Guild in Washington, D.C.

David Pakman
President & CEO, eMusic
Pakman is a pioneer and entrepreneur in digital music. Before joining Dimensional and eMusic, he was Co-founder & President of Myplay, which he sold to Bertelsmann’s eCommerce Group in 2001. Prior, Pakman was co-creator of Apple Computer’s Music Group, co-founding the Macintosh New York Music Festival.

Greg Clayman, VP, Wireless, MTV Networks
As Vice President of Wireless Strategy & Operations for MTV Networks, Greg is responsible for managing the overall strategic direction and day-to-day business and product development, operations, and partnership management aspects of the mobile media business for the MTV, Vh1, CMT, Comedy Central, and LOGO brands.

David Card, VP & Senior Analyst, JupiterResearch
David Card analyzes the media and music industries, focusing on cross-media programming, online revenue streams, and audience segmentation. Previously, he directed media and marketing research, and, as Jupiter's Research Development VP, he helped guide coverage architecture, research methodologies, and overall quality.

Thomas Ryan, SVP, Digital & Mobile Strategy and Development, EMI Music

Ryan oversees the company’s worldwide digital and mobile strategy and is responsible for growing the company’s businesses in these areas by defining new business models, negotiating partnership deals, and collaborating closely with EMI’s operating companies around the world.

Greg Scholl, CEO, The Orchard

In addition to his Dimensional role (Dimensional acquires and operates media and technology businesses, including The Orchard, eMusic, and Dimensional Music Publishing), Scholl serves as Chief Executive of The Orchard, which is the world’s leading distributor of independent music.

John Harrobin, VP–Marketing Communications, Verizon Wireless

John is responsible for national advertising, media planning and buying, visual merchandising, and channel marketing programs. John previously served as Vice President–Marketing & Sales Operations for the West Area of Verizon Wireless.

Adam Sexton, VP of Marketing & Product Management, Groove Mobile

Adam Sexton has over 14 years of experience in marketing and management in the music and technology industries. In 2000, Sexton was named by Advertising Age as one of the Top 100 Marketing Executives in the U.S. Prior to Groove, Sexton was VP of Marketing at Macrovision.

Dave Jaworski, Founder & CEO, PassAlong Networks
Jaworski is founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks, the only company allowed by eBay to offer digital downloads from the majors and the first licensed by PayPal for micro-transactions. Early in his career, he spent 8 years at pre-public Microsoft, receiving the first Bill Gates Chairman's Award for Excellence.

Michael Laskow, Founder & CEO, TAXI
Since its inception in 1992, TAXI has grown into the world’s leading independent A&R company, and has done talent and song searches for more than 600 companies including A&M, Arista, Atlantic, BMG, Capitol, Columbia, Elektra, Epic, Geffen, Interscope, Island, Maverick, MCA, Mercury, Motown, RCA, Sony, Virgin, Warner Brothers, and many, many more.

Jeff Howe, Contributing Writer, Wired Magazine
Howe writes about technology’s verdana on the entertainment industry for Wired Magazine. Before joining Wired, he was a senior editor at Inside.com. Previous to that, he wrote about technology for the Village Voice. In his 15 years as a journalist he has written on subjects ranging from the impending water wars in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting.
Aram Fuchs, General Partner, Fertilemind Capital
Fuchs has been the General Partner since he founded Fertilemind Capital in 1999. He was the CEO of Fertilemind.net, a firm that came to prominence due to its emphasis on rational Internet business strategies. He currently invests in the public markets through his hedge fund, Fertilemind Capital Fund, and the private markets through his operating company Riddler.com.

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Before founding Digital Media Wire, Ned was an entertainment attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he handled complex licensing transactions and financings for media and entertainment clients including Universal Studios and MGM and launched dozens of Internet and new media start-ups.

Brian Garrity, Senior Business Writer, Billboard
Brian Garrity is Senior Business Editor for Billboard, where he writes extensively about media, technology and finance. Prior to joining Billboard in September of 1999, he spent three years as a reporter for Investment Dealers’ Digest, a Wall Street trade magazine.

Avery Kotler
Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, Napster

Kotler is responsible for negotiating Napster's music and business agreements. Kotler has also played a key role in developing and expanding the company’s groundbreaking university program, launched in January 2004 in partnership with Penn State University.

Jon Zellner, SVP, Programming, XM Satellite Radio
Jon Zellner has served as Senior Vice President of Programming for XM Satellite Radio since March 2005. Mr. Zellner oversees the programming for XM’s 69 commercial-free music channels, as well as managing the programming aspects of XM’s relationships with AOL, DirecTV, Starbucks, United Airlines and Network Live, among others.

John Kilcullen, President & Publisher, Billboard
Kilcullen is responsible for VNU's music, radio and literary publishing properties including Billboard, Airplay Monitor, Bookseller and Kirkus Reviews. He has been profiled in Investor's Business Daily, The NY Times, People Magazine, and USA Today and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and CNNfn.

Jon Potter, Exec. Director, Digital Media Association
Representing America’s leading online media companies, Jonathan Potter is actively involved in the development of U.S. and global public policy associated with digital entertainment convergence. He was named one of Washington’s top technology lobbyists by Tech Counsel Magazine.

Leslie Poole, CEO, Javien
Since 2001, Poole has led Javien Digital Payment Solutions in developing e-commerce solutions for digital music providers including: Ruckus Network; iMesh and TransWorld Entertainment’s “F.Y.E. Download Zone”.
David Jamieson,
VP, Artist & Label Relations, Musicane

Jamieson began his professional experience with the BMG Management Program where his responsibilities ranged from radio promotion in Australia, to publishing in LA and International marketing in NYC. He finished his tenure as an International Marketing executive at RCA Music Group in 2005..

Tim Quirk
General Manager, Music, RealNetworks

Quirk oversees the team that secures, ingests, publishes and promotes music content across all of Real's music properties, including Rhapsody. Prior, Tim was Listen.com's Editorial Director. Before that, he spent more than 10 years as the singer and lyricist for the punk-pop band Too Much Joy.

JJ Rosen, SVP & GM, Global Digital Business, US
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Rosen oversees SONY BMG’s relationships with US digital business partners and is responsible for maximizing US digital revenue, as well as for working directly with each SONY BMG label to support the company’s efforts to create digital assets around every new release.

Stephen Friedman, General Manager, mtvU
Friedman oversees all aspects of the college-based network, including programming, marketing, and distribution. mtvU can be found on more than 730 college campuses and universities across the country reaching 7 million students. Under his leadership, the channel relaunched from CTN: The College Television network into mtvU, and has grown over 30%.
Leslie Darling, Vice President, comScore Media Metrix
Leslie Darling oversees comScore’s analytical and consulting solutions for key clients in the media industry.  Prior to joining comScore Networks, she was Director of Sales for the Agency/Media team at Nielsen//NetRatings. 

Steve Blatter
SVP, Music Programming, SIRIUS Satellite Radio

A former VP for Big City Radio, Blatter has broad experience in programming. He developed the format for KLYY in Los Angeles – which, within a year, became one of the most listened-to alternative rock stations in the nation.

LaSean Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Motorola
Smith is responsible for product development and product marketing in Motorola's Digital Media Services Group, which includes iRadio, a service that will provide consumers with hundreds of channels of commercial-free radio stations and their personal music collection on their existing car stereo, on-the-go, and at home.
Antony Bruno, Editor, Digital/Mobile, Billboard
Antony Bruno joined Billboard in 2005 to cover the emerging field of digital entertainment, including music downloads, MP3 players, ringtones, wireless downloading, P2P, videogames and interactive technologies, for both the weekly print magazine and online at www.billboard.biz.

Bryan Biniak, SVP, AG Interactive, American Greetings
Biniak is responsible for the strategic planning and leadership for all wireless initiatives at AG Interactive, the new media division of American Greetings Corporation, a $2 billion dollar publicly-held company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of social expression products.

Farrell Reynolds, President & COO, Ruckus
Reynolds has been an innovator in the fields of sales, marketing, operations and training for almost 30 years, primarily in the broadcast and cable industries. Reynolds has represented hundreds of television stations, creating and then coordinating the marketing and distribution efforts.

Aydin S. Caginalp, Partner, Alston & Bird
Caginalp is currently the partner-in-charge of Alston & Bird’s New York office. He is also the chair of the Entertainment and New Media Group and has worked extensively in the entertainment field in connection with the acquisition of music, broadcast and production companies throughout the world.

Matt Kleinschmit, Vice President, Ipsos Insight
As creator and editor of the groundbreaking quarterly report TEMPO: Keeping Pace with Digital Music Behavior, Kleinschmit is recognized as a leading expert in digital music. TEMPO has measured global consumer digital music behavior since 1999, attracting sponsors from retail, consumer electronics, hardware, and music recording industries.

Michael Weiss, CEO, StreamCast Networks, Inc.
Weiss created the company's wildly popular Morpheus peer-to-peer file-sharing application, overseeing its explosive growth to 20 million users within 6 months. To date, over 144 million copies of Morpheus have been downloaded making it one of the most adopted technology products in history.

Jim Hollingsworth, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Gracenote
With over 25 years in the consumer electronics industry, Hollingsworth leads Gracenote's global marketing in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Hollingsworth was previously President of ReplayTV a subsidiary of Denon and Marantz Holdings.

Larry Gerbrandt, SVP & Sr. Analyst, Nielsen Analytics

One of the most experienced media & entertainment analysts in the U.S., Gerbrandt is SVP & Senior Corporate Analyst at Nielsen Entertainment. Previously, he was with AlixPartners, LLC and before that he spent 20 years at Kagan World Media, including the last three as COO/senior analyst.

Scott McKenzie
Group Editorial Director, Billboard Information Group

As Group Editorial Director for the Billboard Information Group, veteran journalist Scott McKenzie is responsible for editorial efforts across all Billboard-branded platforms. McKenzie drives strategy, direction and content efforts worldwide, and leads new media initiatives for the Billboard brands.

Brad Singer, EVP, Products and Markets, PaymentOne
Brad leads the company’s overall market strategy, new product initiatives, and partnership activities. Brad has over 18 years of business and general management experience in the media, payment and technology markets. Previously, Brad served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Content Licensing at NewsEdge, an early pioneer in content syndication.

Rusty Rueff, CEO, SNOCAP
Rueff oversees the strategic direction and corporate finances, manages product development, and directs key partnership negotiations. Prior, Rueff served for 7 years as EVP for human resources at Electronic Arts, the world's largest interactive entertainment software company.

Eric Garland, CEO, BigChampagne
Eric Garland is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BigChampagne Media Measurement, a privately-held technology and market research company specializing in online media, with a focus on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. Garland is recognized as one of the industry's leading authorities on the global file sharing phenomenon.

Jack Isquith, Executive Director, Music Industry Relations, AOL Music and AOL Radio Network
Isquith manages AOL’s relationships with more than 100 labels, managers and artists. His team is responsible for securing and developing exclusive music programming for AOL's network of leading music properties, including aolmusic.com, Winamp, Netscape Music, CompuServe Music and AIM Music.



The annual event brings together decision-makers from record labels, music publishers, producers and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, radio, advertising, attorneys, artists, investors and venture capitalists to examine the role of digital technologies in the future of music.

Participants are senior executives from the leading record labels, music businesses and technology providers including Sony BMG, EMI Music, Universal Music, Island Def Jam, MTV/VH1, Columbia Records, Napster, MusicNet, RealNetworks, MSN Music, RIAA, Yahoo! Music, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Wired, Billboard, Nokia, Jupiter Research, Sirius Radio, Ibiquity Digital, Morpheus, Motorola, the U.S. Copyright Office, Kazaa, Audible, Music Choice, Sprint, AOL Music, MusicNow, Zingy, and Moviso, among others.

With 400+ attendees, DMF provides the ideal environment for industry thought leaders to share ideas, exchange information and build relationships and for sponsors to reach this elite audience.

According to NY1 News, one of more than 30 press outlets that covers the annual event, the event represents "a rare chance for competitors to gather in one place and collaborate on what's working and what's not" in digital music.

"We should all thank the folks at Digital Media Wire for putting on this forum and keeping us informed through their daily email newsletter. When I read the daily newsletter and attend these events, I have begun to form the conclusion that we may actually be an industry."

---Napster Chairman and CEO Chris Gorog

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the premier event for music industry decision-makers focused on business models and legal issues verdanaing music. For sponsor packages and to submit speaker proposals, please contact Tinzar Than Sherman, Vice President of Marketing & Events at 323-822-0936 or by email at  tinzar@digitalmediawire.com.


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VP, Marketing & Events, Digital Media Wire

February 28 - March 1, 2006 ·
Museum of Jewish Heritage, N



Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Mobile Music Leadership Summit

1:30PM - 2:00PM
Registration, Coffee & Networking

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Ned Sherman, CEO
& Publisher, Digital Media Wire

Opening Remarks
Ralph Simon, Chairman - Americas, Mobile Entertainment Forum

2:30PM - 3:00PM

The State of the Mobile Music Market:
Metrics, Predictions, Provocations & Analysis

Seamus McAteer
Chief Product Architect & Senior Analyst, M:Metrics


3:00PM - 3:30PM

Hosted by:



3:30PM - 5:00PM
Panel Discussion:
This roundtable panel of mobile music insiders will discuss the latest developments in the mobile music market, including revenue-generating opportunities such as music videos, full-track streaming of music, ring tones and "ringbacks". What changes lie ahead as record labels enter the mobile music value chain and wireless network providers enter the music distribution game? Where are the opportunities in mobile music? Who will be the winners and the losers in a world where the mobile phone is the key device for music to be digitally accessed and distributed?  The panel will be structured as a roundtable discussion with audience participation encouraged.

Bryan Biniak, SVP & GM, AG Interactive, American Greetings
Greg Clayman, VP, Wireless, MTV Networks
Mike Gaumond, VP & GM, Digital Media Services, Motorola
John Harrobin, VP, Marketing Communications, Verizon Wireless
Jim Hollingsworth, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Gracenote
Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
JJ Rosen, SVP & GM, Global Digital Business, Sony BMG Music
Thomas Ryan, SVP, Digital & Mobile Development, EMI Music
Adam Sexton, VP, Marketing & Products, Groove Mobile

Ralph Simon, Chairman - Americas, Mobile Entertainment Forum



5:00PM - 6:00PM

Sponsored by:


Wednesday, March 1, 2006
6th Annual Digital Music Forum

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
Sponsored by:


9:00AM - 9:15AM
Welcome &
Opening Remarks
Ned Sherman, CEO
& Publisher, Digital Media Wire
John Kilcullen, President & Publisher, Billboard

9:15AM - 9:45AM

Larry Kenswil, President, Universal Music Group eLabs


9:45AM - 10:45AM

The Outlook for Online & Mobile Music Markets
This panel of industry insiders will discuss distribution platforms, devices and business models driving online and mobile music markets. How are record labels (major and independent), music and mobile companies, telephone carriers and technology providers positioning their businesses to take advantage of opportunities in the digital music market?  How is the industry addressing obstacles - such as interoperability, pricing issues and piracy - to establishing a healthy and profitable marketplace? What is the short term and long term outlook for the online and mobile music markets?

Ted Cohen, SVP, Digital Distribution & Development, EMI Music
Gary Cohen, President, AOL Music Now
Dave Jaworski, Founder & CEO, PassAlong Networks
Tim Quirk, General Manager, Music, RealNetworks
Greg Scholl, President & CEO, The Orchard

David Card, VP & Senior Analyst, JupiterResearch



10:45AM - 11:15AM

Hosted by:


11:15AM - 11:45AM

Featured Interview and Q&A Session
Terry McBride, Founder/CEO, Nettwerk Productions
Interviewed by:
Dave Jaworski, Founder/CEO, PassAlong Networks


11:45AM - 12:45PM
Independent labels accounted for more than 18% of album sales in 2005, according to Nielsen SoundScan data. The increase represents the Indie's biggest share of the market in at least five years, and is due in great part to their use of online message boards, music blogs and social networks to create buzz about underground acts, unite fans and sell music. This panel will discuss the role of the Internet, mobile and digital technologies in the recent success of the independent sector.  

Lesley Bleakley, CEO, The Beggars Group North America
Eric Garland, CEO, BigChampagne Online Media Measurement
Jim Griffin, CEO, Cherry Lane Digital
Michael Hausman, Artist Manager/Co-Founder, SuperEgo Records and United Musicians
Michael Laskow, CEO, TAXI Independent A&R
David Pakman, President & CEO, eMusic

Aydin Caginalp, Managing Partner, NY Office, Alston & Bird LLP

12:45PM - 1:45PM

Hosted by:

Sponsored by:


1:45PM - 2:15PM
Featured Interview and Q&A Session
David Del Beccaro, President, CEO & Founder, Music Choice
Interviewed by: Antony Bruno, Editor, Digital/Mobile, Billboard


2:15PM - 3:00PM
New Technologies Changing Radio As We Know It
From satellite to webradio to podcasting to audio blogging, new technologies are changing radio as we know it. This panel will discuss the future of radio. What are the "killer apps" that are changing traditional radio? What do these developments mean for consumers, broadcasters, content owners, advertisers and regulators?  What other developments are on the horizon?

Steve Blatter, SVP, Music Programming, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Rob Barnett, President of Programming, CBS Radio
Leslie Darling, Vice President, comScore Media Metrix
Jack Isquith, Ex. Dir., Industry Relations, AOL Radio Network
LaSean Smith, Senior Product Manager, Digital Media, Motorola
Jon Zellner, SVP, Programming, XM Satellite Radio


Scott McKenzie
Group Editorial Director, Billboard Information Group
Managing Director, Billboard Radio Monitor


3:00PM - 3:20PM
Hosted by:


3:20PM - 3:50PM
Featured Interview and Q&A Session
Shawn Gold, SVP, Marketing & Content, MySpace.com
Interviewed by: Jeff Howe, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine


3:55PM - 4:40PM
New & Emerging Models to Monetize Music Products

This panel will address commerce strategies for digital music with a focus on consumer response to pricing and emerging business models. What will consumers pay for digital content? How do consumers prefer to pay? What payment methods most benefit content owners and merchants? What are the likely catalysts to creating a vibrant digital music market?

Aram Fuchs, General Partner, Fertilemind Capital
Larry Gerbrandt, SVP/Senior Corporate Analyst, Nielsen Analytics
David Jamieson, VP, Artist & Label Relations, Musicane
Leslie Poole, CEO, Javien

Rusty Rueff, CEO, SNOCAP
Brad Singer, EVP, Products & Markets, PaymentOne

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire



4:45PM - 5:30PM
The Challenge to Convert Students Into Paying Customers
Apple, Napster, Ruckus and other digital music services have been aggressive in striking deals with colleges offering campus programs that provide free institutional site licenses and the ability for students to purchase songs at a discount or for free in some cases. Initiatives like these have been billed as a way of curbing illegal file-swapping and laying the groundwork for students to become paying customers when they leave the confines of campus. In addition, legal peer-to-peer is emerging as a viable distribution strategy, as new commerce models are being introduced, including awards and points systems that reward consumers who make song recommendations to friends. This panel will discuss these innovative programs, legal peer-to-peer offerings and the challenge to convert students into paying customers.

Stephen Friedman, General Manager, mtvU
Matt Kleinschmit, VP, Tech & Communications, Ipsos Insight

Avery Kotler, Senior Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Napster
Farrell Reynolds, President & COO, Ruckus
Michael Weiss, CEO, StreamCast Networks, Inc.
Jonathan Whitehead, SVP, Online Copyright Protection, RIAA

Brian Garrity, Senior Writer,


5:30PM - 6:30PM
Sponsored by:


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Thank you to the 403 participants in the 5th Annual Forum! Press Coverage from the 2005 Event:

CNN / News 14 Carolina:
Digital music forum brings music and piracy together

NY1 News:
Music Industry Now Embracing Man Responsible For Napster

Digital Media Wire:
Shawn Fanning Details Snocap Venture at Digital Music Forum

At the Digital Music Forum

Digital Music News:
Digital Music Forum: Fanning, Goldberg, Others Talk Business

NY1 Evening News
Tech Beat Report: Digital Music Forum (March 1, 2004)

Macworld Daily
Analysis: The Future of Digital Music
(March 3, 2004)

PC World
Pondering Digital Music's Future
(March 5, 2004)

NY1 Evening News
Tech Beat Report: Digital Music Forum (March 3, 2003)

CBS Marketwatch
Interview - Roxio CEO Chris Gorog
at 2003 Digital Music Forum

(March 3, 2003)

Online Tonight
Interview with DMW CEO Ned Sherman (Feb. 27, 2003)

Macworld (Print)
Online Music Future Uncertain
(March 5, 2003)



Lyor Cohen
Chairman & CEO
Island Def Jam
(now Chairman & CEO
Warner Music)

Chris Gorog
Chairman & CEO
Roxio (now Napster)

Shawn Fanning Founder & CSO, Snocap, Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office - Jeff Liebenson, Partner, Entertainment & Media, KMZ Rosenman - John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation - Craig Palmer - President & CEO, Gracenote - Brad Duea - President, Napster - Jeffrey Bronikowski - VP, Bus. Dev., eLabs, Universal Music Group - Ted Cohen - SVP, Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music - Thomas Gewecke - SVP, Digital Business Group, Sony BMG Music - Mike Gaumond - VP & General Manager, Motorola Media Solutions - Brian Garrity - Senior Editor, Billboard - Shahid Khan - Managing Director, BearingPoint - David Kusek - VP, Berklee Media, Berklee College of Music - Gerd Leonhard - CEO, ThinkAndLink / Sr Advisor to Sony Net Services - Phil Corwin - Partner, Butera & Andrews - Martin J. Elgison - Partner, Intellectual Property, Alston & Bird - Mark Levy - Vice President, Content, InfoSpace Mobile - Steve Marks - General Counsel, RIAA - Jim DeLong - Senior Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation - Adam Eisgrau, Executive Director, P2P United - Jonathan Potter - Executive Director, Digital Media Association - Gary Cohen - President, MusicNow - Peter Diemer - VP Sales & Marketing, Musicrypt, Inc - David Card - VP & Senior Analyst, Jupiter Research - John Kilcullen - President & Publisher, Billboard - Ned Sherman - CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire - Nancy Beaton - GM, Wireless Music & Personalization, Sprint - Don Teague - VP of Sales & Marketing, PaymentOne - Mike Rich -Vice President, Product Integration, America Online, Inc. - Thomas Ryan - Senior VP, Mobile Development, EMI Music - Richard Conlon - VP, Marketing & Business Dev, Media Licensing, BMI - Nancy Hauge - Chief Customer Advocate, Ruckus Network - Chris Amenita - SVP, ASCAP - Amy Bernstein - Senior Editor, Business 2.0 - Derek Broes - EVP, Worldwide Operations, Altnet - Scott Cohen - Co-Founder & President, The Orchard Global Media - 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 - 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 - Jack Isquith, Executive Director of Music Industry Relations, AOL Music - Scott Kauffman - President & CEO, MusicNow (formerly FullAudio) - Tim Nilson - VP, Mobile Technology, Sony Music - Daniel Porter - VP, Bus. Dev., Be Music / BMG Music Service - Larry Rebich - VP of Program Acquisition & Market Dev., SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Tim Riley - Worldwide Executive of Music, Activision - 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, Nokia - Jon Vlassopulos - Sr. Dir., Bus. Dev., AT&T Wireless Mobile Multimedia



























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