Digital Music Forum East
February 24, 2011   |  Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

Phone Registration:
Call 1-310-855-0033 ext. 0

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York City
February 24, 2011


2011 Sponsors

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Loeb & Loeb




Music Xray

Media Partners


Sobel Media




Served Fresh Media



IBF Media

Young Upstarts

Green Buzz Agency

Canadian Music Week

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“[Digital Music Forum] is a rare chance for competitors to gather in one place and collaborate on what's working and what's not in digital music”
NY1 News

"Digital Music Forum [is] where start ups and music industry honchos figure out the future of pricing, how to conquer piracy and the role that social networks can play in boosting music revenues."

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Chris Gorog
Chairman and CEO, Napster

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President & CEO, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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VP, Public Affairs & Communications, LG Electronics USA

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Jonathan Potter
Executive Director, Digital Media Association

“Digital Music Forum is a great event and one of the best opportunities to get a read on the industry.”
– Maurice Russell
VP, Bus. Affairs & Licensing, Harry Fox Agency

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– Doug Perlson
CEO, TargetSpot

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Aydin Caginalp
Partner, Entertainment & Media Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

“You have the most interesting and comprehensive conference on the subject of digital music and digital music marketing. If you ever decide you want to expand the music industry audience, I'd love to talk with you about that. I think many more would want to participate.”
– Celia Hirschman
Host, KCRW's On the Beat

“Digital Music Forum is one of my favorite conferences, and Ned Sherman (who runs Digital Media Wire and produces the show) is committed to the space. Digital Media Wire (the daily email newsletter) has been a staple since early 2000.”
– Chris Phenner
SVP, Thumbplay

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– John Fleckenstein
SVP, International, BMG Label Group

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– Brenda Spoonemore
CEO & President, Atomic Moguls

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– Howard Tiersky
VP, CapGemini

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– Al Lieberman

Professor and Executive Director, Entertainment, Media and Technology Program, NYU Stern School of Business

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VP & Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

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President, METAL

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– Bill Sanders

Vice President, Mobile & Digital, Sony Pictures Television International Networks

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– Jill Braf

SVP & GM, Glu Mobile

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– Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor, FastCompany

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– Chris Early
General Manager, Microsoft’s Games for Windows

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Joseph Olin
President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

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– Barry Schaefer

President, Promotional Currency

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Lucy Hood
President, Fox Mobile Entertainment

“ 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

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– Leah Arnold
Communications Manager, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

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– Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications

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– Mike Rich
AOL Music

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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.

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– Michael Gravley
Governor’s Film & Entertainment Industry Liaison, The State of Georgia

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– Mike Yuen
Senior Director, Games, QUALCOMM

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– 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

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– Jan Eglen
CEO, Digonex Technologies, Inc.

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Welcome to the 11th Annual Digital Music Forum:
Where Technology, Music and Creativity Meet...


2/23/11: Follow tweets from Digital Music Forum East: hashtag #DMFE

2/22/11: Two Days until Event!
Lots of Buzz on Twitter #dmfe. Last chance to register at the online/pre-door rate -- Register Now.

2/17/11: DMW Music Reports: Google Music Service Coming With Android Upgrade: #dmfe; iTunes Plug-in TuneUp Media Adds $2 Million to Third Funding Round: #dmfe; Sony Debuts Qriocity Music Unlimited Service in the U.S.: #dmfe

Has Apple crossed the line? This week Apple announced that publishers will be required to pay Apple 30% of all sales generated through its iPhone and iPad platform. Today Rhapsody President Jon Irwin struck back saying that it will pull its streaming service from iPhones and iPads unless Apple amends its new subscription model. More discussion on this at DMFE next week.

2/16/11: Is Streaming the Future? David Joseph, Head of Universal Music UK, was quoted in Wired today saying he thinks streaming music services are the future (they're "eclipsing everything"). More discussion on this at DMFE next week.

2/16/11: Today
Fast Company magazine announced its list of the "Top Ten Most Innovative Music Companies" with Pandora as #1 and BigChampagne #3.  Virtually all of the companies on the list are participants or sponsors at Digital Music Forum. 

2/16/11: We are pleased to announce that David Pakman, Partner at Venrock and former CEO, eMusic will be featured in a fireside chat and will discuss recent investments, including investment trends in digital media and music, and the outlook for the music industry.

2/11/14: High Resolution Technologies
to give-away the iStreamer ($199 value),
which turns any iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod) into a CD quality music server when connected to a home entertainment system. Register Now to be Entered for the Chance to Win.
Register Now and You'll be Entered for the Chance to Win the Sonos S5 andsonos ZoneBridge ($499 value). Bundle includes one S5 Zone Player and one BR100 Zone Bridge; Room-filling, ear-impressing sound with 5 speakers powered by 5 dedicated digital amplifiers; Internet connected for unlimited music; Control with your iPhone or iPod touch with a free App Store download.

2/9/11: Top Execs
MOG, BitTorrent, Mspot, 7digital and Rdio to discuss the Future of "Music in the Cloud." Rdio announces $17.5 million in new financing.

2/8/11: Hitlantis joins as "Social Media" sponsor. Event to feature end-to-end real time social media coverage. Team of Social Media Reporters to interview panelists, speakers, exhibitors and attendees and provide instant reports to YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as well as post photos to (Flickr), tweets, blog posts, etc. to share and engage with the online social media audience. 

Country Financial and Pepsi-Cola North America Execs join panel on "Brands and Bands" to explore the relationship between Madison Avenue and the music industry.
There has long been a close relationship between Madison Avenue and the music industry with music at the core of some of the most engaging brand marketing campaigns. Given the proliferation of new technologies, how are brand marketers and their agencies navigating the digital space?

Beyond Oblivion to demo new disruptive digital music service launching in 2011. Beyond Oblivion is a disruptive music service that combines social networking features with unlimited life-of-device access to a large global music library, for a one-time fee. Content owners are paid per-play regardless of whether the original music file was ripped, bootlegged or legally or illegally downloaded.

1/21/11: IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2011: Digital music revenues grew by an estimated six per cent globally in 2010 to US$4.6 billion with over 400 licensed services, accounting for 29 per cent of record companies' trade revenues in 2010. Read more.

1/19/11: We are pleased to announce the addition of Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association as a speaker for the event. Coming off the highly successful 2011 International CES and the release of his new book "The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream", which has already reached No. 1 on the Barnes & Noble best-seller list and is in the top 10 on, Shapiro will be featured in a fireside chat covering a range of topics focused around his views about how innovation can fuel progress and ultimately save the content and music industries.

1/6/11: We've reserved a room block at a group rate of $269 at W New York Downtown. For more information and to book a room, click here. Hurry, this deal ends February 4th!

1/3/11: Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce the addition of Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group as a keynoter for the event. McCormack will speak on the topic of "More Than Music Videos: Why today’s music fan wants a 360 curated music experience that includes a diversity of music content and digital products". Don't miss the chance to register at the special New Year rate - ends on Jan 7 - click here to register.

12/08/10: Are you a working musician? You may qualify for sponsored registration. Contact us by email at Also, registration discounts available for groups of 5 or more. Contact us 310-855-0033 ext. 0.

The 11th Annual Digital Music Forum in New York City will take place on February 24! We are the only event in the United States that brings together the top music, technology and policy leaders for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and unrivaled networking about the future of digital music. Digital Music Forum is known worldwide for the news that is made in our auditorium, the deals that get done in our hallways, and the friendships and partnerships that are forged year after year. Why wait by the sidelines, when you can join the event that is helping to drive the industry's future!
Register Now and get the special rate available for a limited time!


A Look at Some of the Innovative Execs Who Have Spoken at DMFE...

Rick Alden
Founder & CEO

Lyor Cohen
Island Def Jam
Chairman & CEO
Warner Music Group
Shawn Fanning
Founder, Napster
Founder, Snocap
Terry McBride
Founder & CEO
Nettwerk Music
Tim Westergren
Founder & Chief Strategic Officer

Click here to view the 2011 Agenda!


For sponsorship/exhibitor packages, please contact:
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2011 Speakers
Craig Besnoy
Vice President Business Development
Universal Music Group (UMG)
Jenny Connelly
Vice President of

Live Nation-Ticketmaster
Ron Faris
Director of Brand Experiences
Virgin Mobile USA
Ted Cohen
Managing Partner
TAG Strategic
George White
Billboard Digital
Andrew Katz
Director of Marketing
Pepsi-Cola North America
Richard Conlan
SVP, Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media
Nicole Cifani
Interactive Director, Partner Relations
Yahoo! Music
Eric Garland
CEO & Founder

David Bakula
SVP, Analytics
Jon Vanhala
SVP Digital & Business Development
Island Def Jam Music Group
Jim Lucchese
The Echo Nest
Christina Calio
Director, Music Relationships & Strategy, Media & Entertainment Group
Microsoft Corp.
Russ Crupnick
President, NPD Entertainment
The NPD Group, Inc.
Jon Satterley
SVP, New Media & Global Business Development
Roadrunner Records
Mark Eisenberg
Digital Media Executive & Consultant
LatticeWorks Media
Evan Lowenstein
CEO & Founder
Vince Bannon
VP, Entertainment
P'ships & Development

Getty Images
Ranj Bath
COO & Co-Founder
Desi Hits!
Thomas Meyer
Marketing Director,
Earned Media

Sonos, Inc.
Vickie Nauman
Vice President,
North America

Anu Kirk
VP of Mobile Product
Bryan Calhoun
VP, New Media & External Affairs
John Boyle
The BAM Group
Aydin Caginalp
Partner, Entertainment
& Media

Stephen Dupont
Director of Sales
Ned Sherman
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
Rich Bengloff
Allison Schlueter
VP, Digital Media
Island Def Jam Music Group
 Mark Ghuneim
Michael Petricone
SVP, Government Affairs
Consumer Electronics Association
Konny Zsigo
Wireless Developer Agency
Julie Samuels
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Steve Bradbury
Vlocity Digital
Vincent F. Iwinski
Manager, Umphrey’s McGee
VIP Management
Daren Tsui
CEO & Co-founder
mSpot, Inc.
Eric Klinker
BitTorrent, Inc.
Jonathan Potter
RPG Strategies
Matt Ostrower
Artist Partnerships & Programming
Finbar O'Hanlon
Brian McGarvey
VP, Business Development
Rhapsody International Inc.
Matt Ringel
Managing Partner, New Era Media & Marketing
Red Light Management
Jay Baage
VP, Content & Business Development
Digital Media Wire
Julie Lee
Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs
Kelli Richards
President & CEO
The All Access Group
Craig Bruck
Music Agent
International Creative Management (ICM)
Carter Adamson
Adam Powers
Senior Director, Technology
Rovi Corporation

Scott Sellwood
SVP & General Counsel
Adam Kidron
CEO & Co-Founder
Beyond Oblivion
Matthew DeFilippis
Vice President, New Media & Technology

American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
David Oxenford
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
David Pakman
Constantine Roussos
Founder and CEO
dotMusic (.MUSIC)
Casey Rae-Hunter, Communications Director and Sr. Policy Strategist, Future of Music Coalition Paul Josephsen
Larry Kenswil
Of Counsel
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Casey Rae-Hunter
Communications Director and Sr. Policy Strategist
Future of Music Coalition
Paul Josephsen
Senior Director of Tour Marketing
Keith Brannan - Vice President Strategic Marketing & Financial Security Planning - COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services  Timo Poijärvi
Megan Brown
Talent Negotiations Specialist
Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Keith Brannan
VP of Strategic Marketing & Financial Security Planning
Country Financial
Timo Poijärvi
Gabe Adiv
Mike Masnick
Gabe Adiv
Founder & CEO
TuneUp Media
Gerrit Meier
COO, Digital
Clear Channel Radio
Lee Knife
Executive Director
Digital Media Association
Adam H. Parness
Senior Director, Music Licensing
Rhapsody International Inc.
And many more to come...  


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