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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members, which combined account for more than $140 billion in annual sales. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.
The Entertainment and Media Group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the world’s most accomplished entertainment law groups. Our clients encompass high-profile talent in the music, motion picture, television, stage, radio, and publishing industries, as well as leading global entertainment and media companies. Our lawyers are distinguished by comprehensive industry experience involving both the law and the business of entertainment.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in the new and non-traditional ways in which entertainment is delivered to the consumer. These include production for traditional means of delivery as well as IPTV, video games, digital publishing, content licensing and exploitation over the Internet and wireless devices.
Macrovision is focused on providing a uniquely simple digital home entertainment experience by delivering solutions to companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and online distribution markets to bring greater value and a more robust user experience to their customers. The result of deploying Macrovision’s solutions is a simple end user experience for discovering, managing and enjoying digital content. Macrovision provides connected middleware, media recognition, interactive programming guides, copy protection and rich media, data and metadata on music, games, movies and television programming. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
Loeb & Loeb is at the forefront of digital media and has structured a significant number of the earliest agreements for ring tones, digital downloading, digital content, aggregations, P2P distribution and webscasting.
Dada Entertainment, a joint venture between Dada S.P.A. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is a leading direct-to-consumer entertainment service. Dada Entertainment offers the next generation web and mobile personalization and entertainment services, combining a wide variety of music content from full length audio and video tracks to ringtones, with a rich Web 2.0 and social networking experience.
As the evolution of technology and corporate ownership continues to blur the traditional boundaries of media, entertainment, telecommunications and information technology law, DWT remains sharply in focus as a national leader ready to address all the legal issues in these areas. From media and First Amendment issues to telecommunications and entertainment. From broadcast and cable to intellectual property. From advertising and marketing to technology, eBusiness and digital media. In all of these areas, our firm has the breadth of expertise to provide top-level counseling, regulatory, business and litigation services for international, national and regional clients. DWT has more than 120 attorneys —based in seven cities from coast to coast— who specialize in the many aspects of communications law. Davis Wright Tremaine provides the counsel our clients need, helping them stay ahead of the trends and guiding them through the evolving legal landscape.
The Consulate General of Sweden in New York represents Sweden in the United States, specifically in the New York area. Its broad mission is to provide assistance to Swedes and to promote Swedish interests in the United States.
The DCiA is a voluntary organization representing all sectors of the distributed computing industry. This includes content providers, software developers and distributors, and service-and-support companies. The DCIA is engaged in developing standards-and-practices to advance this innovative consumer-based distribution channel.
Fish & Richardson’s Media and Entertainment Group provides proven transactional, intellectual property, and litigation services for clients in the ever-changing entertainment industry. Our attorneys remain on the cutting edge of emerging legal and business trends.
The goal of Filter is to bring great music to people who will enjoy it. With the demise of radio, and the rise of teen pop sensations, finding new and creative artists has become increasingly frustrating. Filter uses every resource to expose artists that we feel intelligent credible music fans will love.
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM, www.a2im.org) is a non-profit trade organization fighting for and protecting the rights of the Independent music label community. A2IM is an organization made up of Independent music labels that have banded together to form a central voice advocating for the health of the Independent music sector. Our membership includes both labels and associate members (those who work with, depend upon, or support Independent music). A2IM’s mission statement is to obtain tangible economic gains for its members via lobbying, commerce opportunities, and member services. INDEPENDENT LABELS MEAN BUSINESS! A2IM is hard at work every day to improve the business of Independent music companies.
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally.
KCRW is a recognized tastemaker for new music from around the world, with trendsetting hosts such as Music Director Nic Harcourt, who features live in-studio sessions and interviews with established and emerging artists on Morning Becomes Eclectic and the nationally syndicated Sounds Eclectic; music supervisor and electronic music champion Jason Bentley with Metropolis; indie and alternative rock on The Open Road with music supervisor Gary Calamar.
Now in its 10th year, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among 45,000 record executives, reaching over 81,000 subscribers worldwide. Headquartered in Los Angeles with chapters in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix and London, NARIP offers professional development opportunities, educational programs with top executives, opportunities to meet and interact with peers, a job bank, mentor network, newsletter and more.
The best of NARIP is now available online with lectures and programs, available for download. Top record execs and experts discuss topics including A&R, producing, music supervision, hit-making, management, publicity, promotion, the digital age and more.
Music Connection magazine is a monthly music trade publication catering to the music industry, its loyal fans, and support services every other Thursday since 1977. Commonly referred to as "the musicians bible," Music Connection caters to the songwriter, producer, studio manager, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the professional and semi-pro musician.
UCLA Anderson's Entertainment and Media Management Institute brings together industry, students and researchers to embrace new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming entertainment and media business model. We challenge companies and managers to focus on the impacts of technology, globalization and deregulation on both content and distribution.
Hypebot.com is the #1 source of news and commentary at the junction where music and technology.
Edited by Bruce Houghton, Hypebot.com chronicles the new music industry. From major label struggles to indie d.i.y. triumphs Hypebot offers hope in tough times by sharing the new technologies and strategies that are revolutionizing music discovery and monetization.
MIDEM, the world’s definitive music market, brings together many key international players from the recording, publishing, digital & mobile, audio/video and the live sectors, under one roof.
The Experiential Marketing Forum is an international community of professionals, students, and other who share ideas and keep abreast of the newest trends and exciting things happening in the media world — including viral marketing, advergaming, guerrilla marketing, word-of-mouth advertising, and stealth marketing.
Billboard Publicity Wire is a major press release distribution service that delivers breaking entertainment and music news to millions of consumers and journalists through a vast SEO and social media network that includes search engines, news sites, RSS feeds and opt-in email.
Women in Music is a dynamic group of music industry professionals working together to support, cultivate and recognize the talents of women in our field. Through educational seminars, panels, networking events, showcases, our Touchstone Awards, and other gala events, we provide camaraderie and tools for advancement to hundreds of members at all stages of their careers.
Founded in 1985, Women in Music, Inc. is now in its third decade of service to the music community. Our members are inspired by the resources and opportunities WIM offers. We, in turn, are inspired by their wonderful achievements and contributions across all areas of the music industry.
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, boradband, and on-demand services.
NVPR is a communications firm based in Los Angeles. It has rich experience and contacts in the digital media sector. Long before Steve Jobs ever figured out what an MP3 file was, our firm has been guiding the digital music revolution since launching MP3.com, Napster, and many other major players. NVPR has launched and built many of the biggest or most talked about brands in mobile entertainment and digital media. NVPR's founder, Hal Bringman, has been featured in The New York Times and is a "Trendspotter" and "a PR pro if ever there was one" as described by power bloggers like BoingBoing.net and uber- influencers like Rafat Ali of PaidContent.org, respectively. With offices in Los Angeles, London, Washington, DC, and Buenos Aires, our team is prepared to help revamp websites, improve copy or launch global PR/marketing campaigns. Our track record speaks for itself.
For more information, visit http://www.nvpr.com.
Aquarium Drunkard has a reputation as being a resource at the vanguard of influential music sites in the web 2.0 era. In three short years, aquariumdrunkard.com has been responsible for shaping trends with an affability and purpose that belies the larger and more established media outlets of the day. Aquarium Drunkard hosts the awarded Blog Radio Show on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Started in 2001, NYT is a company with a mission to provide exposure of techno-cool, eye-popping production from Japan to the U.S.. NYT is currently holding two monthly events: GNG (Gamers Nite Groove) and MDS (Monthly Director Series), and two annual Festivals: Tokyo Robots and eNerGy (Game+Anime+Music).
Consequence of Sound brings the premier music resource to the Web 3.0 world, serving as a news outlet, interactive community, festival tracker and technological hotbed.