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DMW Debuts Social Music Summit, Celebrates Innovation and Reinvigorated Business of Music, NYC (Feb. 22-23)

“The launch of Social Music Summit at DMFE is especially exciting as innovation at the intersection of music and the social web is driving more investment and opportunity in music-related businesses than we have seen in years,” said Ned Sherman, founder and CEO of Digital Media Wire. “The event features a diverse array of speakers ranging from some of the hottest start-ups from the ‘new’ music industry to the senior most executives from established entertainment companies and top brands. We are looking forward to a fun two days in NYC!”
The event is the industry’s most comprehensive digital music conference focused on the evolution and future of digital music. The conference agenda, which includes senior participants from major labels, leading indie labels, social networks, online music retailers, mobile companies, artists and association heads, includes top keynotes, discussions and panels on topics including mobile apps, music and social web, music, money and innovation, music in the cloud, online video, digital innovation, investments, the digital copyright debates, rights management, live music, touring & concerts, social networking and building music community.
Among the many highlights will include:

  •     Spotify’s Content and Distribution “Guru” Sachin Doshi will present on the topic of “Spotify and the New Artist Revenue”
  •     Red Light Management’s Matt Ringel will discuss “Gamifying Music and Culture” with Marc Ruxin, Founder and CEO, TastemakerX
  •     Tipping our hat to an industry icon, we are pleased announce that legendary record label executive and “NEA Jazz Master” George Avakian will join discussion on “Developing Non-Popular Music & Catalog Content for the 21st Century.”
  •     Google’s Senior Copyright Counsel William Patry joins Jim Griffin, Managing Director of OneHouse in a fireside chat on the how to reform copyright.

Confrmed speakers include:
Jon Vanhala, SVP Digital & Business Development, Island Def Jam Music Group
Jason Herskowitz, Chief Product Officer,
Mike More, CEO & Co-Founder,
Chris Wiltsee, Director, Business Development, RootMusic
Dan Kantor, CEO,
Ned Sherman, CEO/Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Jeff Bronikowski, Head of Corporate Dev. & Strategy, The Echo Nest
Jesse Israel, Co-Founder, Technology & Creative Director, Cantora Records + Labs
Jonathan Axelrod, Partner, ER Accelerator, Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO,
MusicGremlin (SanDisk), Founder/President, Music123 (Guitar Center)
Howard Han, VP and General Manager of Reverb Live, ReverbNation
John Frankenheimer, Chairman, Music Practice, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Garth Holsinger, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Sales, Klout
Brian Silver, COO & Co-Founder, / Rockrena, Inc.
Chris Swain, CEO,
Sean O’Connell, Founder & CEO Creative Alies, Music Allies
Aimee Higgins, VP Strategy and Planning, Pandora
James Lively, COO, DIY Media
Shannon Connolly, VP, Digital Music Strategy, MTV Networks/Viacom
Brenda Walker, CEO & Co-Founder, Act Local Media
Jonathan Leone, Co-Founder, Head of Strategy and Finance, Thrillcall
Cortney Harding, Music/Entertainment Evangelista, ThingLink
Les Watkins, SVP, Bus. Affairs & Dev., Music Reports
Philippe Perreaux, CEO, Restorm
Michael Drexler, Executive Director, Business Development, BMI New Media
Cecily Mak, Vice President & General Counsel, Rhapsody
Michael Petricone, SVP, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Jeff Price, CEO & Founder, TuneCore
Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Maurice Russell, SVP, Licensing & Bus. Affairs, The Harry Fox Agency
Barry Slotnick, Partner & Chair, IP & Entertainment Lit., Loeb & Loeb LLP
William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google Inc.
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse LLC
Paul Campbell, Founder & CEO, Amazing Media
Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO, Livio Radio
Jim Cady, CEO, Slacker
Tom Brophy, CEO, Raditaz
Myk Willis, Founder, Myxer
Tres Williams, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Clear Channel Digital
Kevin Straley, Vice President, Programming, TuneIn
David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
George Avakian, NEA Jazz Master; Former Head of Columbia Records, Warner Brother Records & Founding Officer of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Carl Griffin, Former Head of A&R, GRP & N2K
Mike Brown, CEO, Cyber-NY
Erik Gilbert, CEO, Essential Music Services, USA / former head, Acquisitions & Content, IODA
Aaron Burton, CEO, Fizzkicks & SpinApp Mobile
Michael Corcoran, CEO,
Jerald Miller, CEO, Nu Jazz Entertainment
Sachin Doshi, Content & Distribution Guru, Spotify
Matt Ringel, Managing Partner, New Era Media & Marketing, Red Light Management
Evan Lowenstein, CEO & Founder, StageIt
Jenn Miller, CEO, Audiosocket
Vince Bannon, VP, Entertainment P’ships & Development, Getty Images
David Kohl, EVP Sales and Customer Operations, VEVO
Darryl Ballantyne, CEO, LyricFind
Yinka Adegoke, Senior Media Correspondent, Reuters
Vincent Borel, Co-Founder, Webdoc
Kurt Hanson, Publisher, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter, CEO, and
Eric Klinker, CEO, BitTorrent
Julien Mitelberg, CEO, Bandsintown
Aharon Weiner, CEO & Co-Founder, FanKix
Kelli Richards, CEO, All Access Group
Greg “Grouchy” Watkins, CEO & Co-Founder,
Kristin Thomson, Co-Director, Artist Revenue Streams, Future of Music Coalition
Kevin King, CEO, MusicHype
Gabe Spierer, Director of Media, Beggars Group
Event sponsors and media partners include Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Harry Fox Agency, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Music Reports,, BMI, Flowd, DIY Media,, AudioSocket, Raditaz, LyricFind, Myxer, MOG, TuneIn, Rightclearing by Restorm, Knock Twice, Watchitoo, NVPR, Midem, A2IM,, EMF, Parks Associate, The Recording Academy, NY-Tokyo, Fusicology, TAG Strategic, AFTRA, Future of Music Coalition, Canadian Music Week, and PRWeb.
For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit:
Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include the LA Games Conference; NY Games Conference; Future of Television East; Future of Film Summit; Digital Music Forum West; Digital Media Conference; and Digital Media Insider. Digital Media Wire is also a programming partner for the annual Canadian Music Week, CES and the NAB Show.
About Digital Media Wire, Inc.:
Digital Media Wire is an events, news, and publishing company serving the digital entertainment & media industry since May 2000. Digital Media Wire produces executive forums featuring the leading executives in digital media and entertainment. Digital Media Wire also publishes an authoritative daily email newsletter and industry directory. For more information, please visit

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