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12th Annual Digital Music Forum: East

Loeb & Loeb LLP is proud to sponsor the 12th Annual Digital Music Forum: East, hosted by Digital Media Wire.

From the conference website:

The 12th Annual Digital Music Forum in New York City is 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!

Selected Agenda
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
3:00PM - 3:45PM
- Music, Money & Start-Ups

2011 was a good year for digital music with the sector seeing a significant increase in financings. We’ve also seen an emergence of new incubation models for digital music focused start-ups – all in all a good sign for the business as a whole. This panel will discuss funding and incubation models for music-tech start-ups with a focus on innovation and where the money will flow in the years to come.

John Frankenheimer, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Jeff Bronikowski, The Echo Nest
Jesse Israel, Cantora Records + Labs
Jonathan Axelrod, ER Accelerator, MusicGremlin (SanDisk) &  Music123 (Guitar Center)
Howard Han, ReverbNation

Thursday, February 23, 2012
9:30AM - 10:15AM -
Rights & Licensing: If I wanted to reform music copyright law, I would...

A common complaint of entrepreneurs attempting to license music for digital music-based services is that the current laws governing music licensing are too complex and unfavorable to digital music start-ups. In this panel, we will hear from experts in the field as they discuss what's working and what's not under the current licensing laws? What the arguments for and against reform? In an ideal, what changes should be made or not?

Barry I. Slotnick, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Michael Drexler, BMI New Media
Cecily Mak, Rhapsody
Michael Petricone, Consumer Electronics Association
Jeff Price, TuneCore
Julie Samuels, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Maurice Russell, The Harry Fox Agency

Additional Details
For more information, including how to register, please see the 12th Annual Digital Music Forum: East website.