BMI & Digital Hollywood Announce Panelists for ‘Content, Copyright & Commerce’ Symposium

Posted in News on September 21, 2010

BMI and Digital Hollywood have announced the speaker lineup for the first “Content, Copyright & Commerce” symposium at the Fall Digital Hollywood in Santa Monica, CA. The one-day summit will be held on Wednesday, October 20 as part of the Digital Hollywood schedule. Digital Hollywood will be held at the Loews Santa Monica (1700 Ocean Avenue).

BMI and Digital Hollywood initially announced plans for the event in August.

“Content, Copyright & Commerce” will feature conversations analyzing and predicting the evolution of entertainment in the digital world. The agenda offers revolving conversations around hot-button topics and trend analyses including music downloads versus streaming; creating a game-changing digital media start-up; redesigning the music industry’s payment structure in the digital space; and an international, expert-led conversation about copyright protection.

Scheduled speakers include:

9 a.m. – Keynote address

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Music Downloads vs. Streaming: Who’s the Winner?
Moderator: Dan Kimpel, author and journalist, Music Connection
Vickie Nauman, Vice President, North America, 7digital
Max Pellegrini, CEO, Dada Entertainment
David Rosenberg, Legal Counsel, Live 365
Mark Piibe, EVP, Global Business Development, EMI Music

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Disruption and Innovation: How to Change the Model and the Market
Allen Duan, VP, Digital Distribution & Strategy, MTV Networks
Claes Loberg, CEO, Guvera
Evan Lowenstein, Founder & CEO, StageIt
Jeff Price, CEO, TuneCore

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The Digital Globe: Copyright Landscape Around the World
Moderator: Christian Castle, Managing Partner, Christian L. Castle, Attorneys
Bruce Funkhouser, VP of Business Operations, Copyright Clearance Center
Ryan Lehning, Senior Counsel, SoundExchange
Maurice Russell, Senior Vice President of Licensing, Collections and Business Affairs, HFA (Harry Fox Agency)
Nancy Harkness, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Bug Music
Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO, Rightsflow
Darren Briggs, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Landmark Digital Services℠, LLC

4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Getting Paid, Getting It Made: Creating a Viable Music Business within the New Digital Media Ecosystem
Randy Himes, Assistant National Executive Director, Sound Recordings, AFTRA
Chris Lydle, Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS)
Sam Gilchrist, President, Tradescape

Badges can be purchased at

There is a BMI member rate of $100 for the October 20 program, with access to all of Digital Hollywood’s programming that day. Digital Hollywood’s fall conference runs October 18-21.

Register now.

Learn more about Digital Hollywood Fall.

Digital Hollywood is the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country. For over 15 years, Digital Hollywood has assembled the most prestigious group of innovators in the entertainment, technology and advertising industries. With over 2,000 leading executives from global companies such as Google, Disney, NBC, Viacom, IBM, Sony and Microsoft and attendees from the US, Europe, Asia and South America, Digital Hollywood is a true meeting place of ideas and innovation.

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