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February 25-26, 2009   |   Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

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Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York City
February 25–26, 2009

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Embassy Suites New York

102 North End Avenue, NYC
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$209 Digital Media Wire Rate
Group Name: Digital Media Wire
Group Code: M36

2009 Sponsors
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP



Media Partners
Filter Magazine
“ We should all thank the folks at Digital Media Wire for putting on these forums 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. ”
– Chris Gorog
Chairman and CEO, Napster

“ DMW conferences are great opportunities to meet new companies and hear about new opportunities. I recommend them highly. ”
– Jonathan Potter
Executive Director, Digital Media Association

“ I just wanted to say thanks for a great event. If you ever need us again, please let me know. Congrats on everything. ”
– Leah Arnold
Communications Manager, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

“ It was a wonderful event. ”
– Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications

“ Please let me know if you have anything that AOL Music or I can do for other events. ”
– Mike Rich
AOL Music

“ I enjoyed it and hope to be working with you in the
future. ”
– Elliot Maxwell
Special Advisor for the Digital Economy, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1998-2001)

“ Very good conference - diverse participants, meaty discussion. ”
– Tolman Geffs
Managing Director, Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.

“ A rare chance for competitors to gather in one place and collaborate on what’s working and what&rsqou;s not. ”
– NY1 News

“ I was thoroughly impressed with Digital Media Wire and the logistical expertise you and your team displayed in executing a successful event. I believe the forum was very informative and afforded everyone in attendance the opportunity to express new ideas about the future of entertainment. I look forward to working with you and your company in the future, and please do not hesitate to call me if I can be of assistance to you. ”
– Michael Gravley
Governor’s Film & Entertainment Industry Liaison, The State of Georgia

“ It was a pleasure speaking at your show. Please keep QUALCOMM in mind for future events. ”
– Mike Yuen
Senior Director, Games, QUALCOMM

“ Fantastic event... ”
– Matt J. Railo
Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

“ I enjoyed the event and appreciated the opportunity to speak. ”
– Thomas Gewecke
SVP, Global Digital Business, Sony BMG Music

“ I had a lot of fun on the panel and thoroughly enjoyed the event. ”
– Thomas Ryan
SVP, Digital & Mobile Strategy and Development EMI Music

“ Great conference and great attendance! ”
– Brad Duea
President, Napster

“ While some of the other conferences in this space may have more ‘bling’, they don’t have the opportunity for meaningful networking like DMF is able to orchestrate. “
– Jan Eglen
CEO, Digonex Technologies, Inc.

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Digital Media Wire, Inc. launched in early 2000 with a simple yet compelling proposition to provide busy executives with a daily briefing of the most important news stories about the business of digital entertainment and media. Over the years, we have become a standard in publishing and events. We currently own and produce 6 annual conferences and publish 7 newsletters, including Digital Media Wire Daily, and run the DMWMedia news and community portal. For more information, visit:

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Our 2009 Sponsors

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.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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

Loeb & Loeb LLP
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
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.

Filter Magazine
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, 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. 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
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
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. is the #1 source of news and commentary at the junction where music and technology.

Edited by Bruce Houghton, 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
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
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, 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 and uber- influencers like Rafat Ali of, 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.

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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, 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.
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