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October 12, 2010

DIGI MUSIC: MADE & PAID @ BMI/DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD

Press Release

WHAT: Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the largest U.S. performing right organization, presents its inaugural “Content, Copyright & Commerce” symposium during the Digital Hollywood Fall in Santa Monica, CA (http://www.bmi.com/panel). This one-day symposium will focus on how music and entertainment will be created, distributed and monetized in the digital economy.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20 as part of the Digital Hollywood schedule.

WHERE: Digital Hollywood will be held at the Loews Santa Monica, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA.

SPEAKING:
Evan Lowenstein, CEO, StageIt/recording artist, Evan and Jaron;
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter; 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; Tamara Conniff, Founder, TheComet.com; Allen Duan, VP Global Digital Media, MTV Networks; Claes Loberg, CEO, Guvera; Jeff Price, CEO, TuneCore; 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 Servicessm, LLC; Randy Himes, Assistant National Executive Director, Sound Recordings, AFTRA; Kurt Hanson, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter; Chris Lydle, Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS); Sam Gilchrist, President, Tradescape; Thomas Reemer, Chairman, 88tc88; Burgundy Morgan, Of Counsel, One LLP.

AGENDA:
Content, Copyright & Commerce
8:30 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. – Keynote Q&A: Evan Lowenstein, CEO, StageIt, interviewed by Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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
• Moderator: Tamara Conniff, Founder, TheComet.com
• Allen Duan, VP Global Digital Media, 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 Servicessm, 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
• Kurt Hanson, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter
• Chris Lydle, Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS)
• Sam Gilchrist, President, Tradescape
• Thomas Reemer, Chairman, 88tc88
• Burgundy Morgan, Of Counsel, One LLP

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. BMI and Digital Hollywood present a live musical performance by singer/songwriter Ryan Calhoun, poolside at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
myspace.com/ryancalhounmusic
Download: bit.ly/ryancalhounsongs
“Draining” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INEppiMpc7g

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD FALL: http://www.digitalhollywood.com/DigitalHollywoodReg.html

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. 

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is an American performing right organization that represents songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

CONTACTS:
Hanna Pantle, BMI
310-289-6328; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Marlene Meraz, BMI
310-289-6325; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)