|Pictured are BMI's Dan Spears; Bob Dunphy, Vice President/Market Manager, Clear Channel; keynote speaker and BMI songwriter Moby; and Daniel Finn, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Greater Media New Jersey.|
A singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, Moby is widely praised for bringing techno music to mainstream American and British audiences. A veteran of the music scene for more than 20 years, his unique sound integrates the genres of techno, dance, rock, pop, folk, hip-hop and soul.
The central theme of the two-day conference was how broadcasters can compete in the fast-evolving world of digital technologies. Topics included HD radio, digital downloading, satellite radio, podcasting, streaming, mobile entertainment and other forms of advanced and emerging technology. An early adopter of digital technologies, Moby has always merged both the digital and analog worlds. His address focused on his innovations and the effects the digital music age has had on how he creates, markets and distributes his music.
|BMI's Dan Spears (right) presents a "Gold Record" to WCTC-AM General Manager Dan Henrickson to commemorate 60 years of service to the listeners of Central New Jersey.|
BMI's Dan Spears, Assistant Vice President of Media Licensing, served as Co-Chairman of the 60th Annual Mid-Atlantic Broadcasters Conference. He is also a board member of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA), host of the event. As an official sponsor of this year's conference, BMI was instrumental in securing Moby's participation as the keynote speaker. The annual event attracts approximately 350 radio station owners, general managers, program directors, engineers and sales executives from New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.
The NJBA, the trade association representing radio and TV stations in New Jersey, conducts educational seminars, conferences, broadcast training activities, federal rules and compliance procedures, and is the voice of New Jersey broadcasters in both Trenton and Washington. The organization was founded in 1946 by several major New Jersey radio stations and has since grown to radio and TV stations within the state and in neighboring New York City and Philadelphia.