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Music Events (more headlines) 02-28-2013

NARM And Digitalmusic.org Combine Popular Music Startup Academy, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Events In Nashville

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Email: laurie@jaybirdcom.com
Website: http://nashvillemusicbizevent.eventbrite.com

- Event to be presented in conjunction with Belmont University and The Copyright Forum

February 28, 2013 – Music business association NARM and digitalmusic.org, the home of NARM’s digital initiatives, will host a special event in Nashville, TN, that combines two of the organizations’ most popular conference series: the Music Startup Academy and the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference. Presented in conjunction with Belmont University and The Copyright Forum, the event will be held Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Belmont University, with the Music Startup Academy running from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference running from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Music Startup Academy gives entrepreneurs, music startups, app developers, students, and music industry professionals the tools they need to better understand key industry concepts such as the interactions between labels and publishing companies, product licensing and royalty reporting, content acquisition, business development, and more. Meanwhile, the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference brings together noted experts on music law to debate some of the hottest topics facing the industry, including sweepstakes and promotions on social media, copyright termination, music licensing for television, and more.

Attendees can register for a full-day pass or an individual event at http://nashvillemusicbizevent.eventbrite.com. Full-day passes cost $179 for members, $229 for non-members, and $99 for students and startups; registration for the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference costs $149 for members, $199 for non-members, and $69 for students; and registration for the Music Startup Academy costs $49 across the board.

The currently confirmed schedule for both portions of the event is below. Speakers, times, and descriptions are being added as confirmed.

MUSIC STARTUP ACADEMY – 9AM-12:15PM

9-9:15 AM
Welcome, Introduction to digitalmusic.org and Topline Results of NARM/The NPD Group's Music Discovery Study
• Bill Wilson, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, digitalmusic.org

9:15-10 AM
Label and Publishing Basics for Entrepreneurs
A deeper dive into the economics of the music industry, including performance rights, understanding the various rights for master recordings and songwriting. We will also go over the various legal issues surrounding music product development.

10-10:45 AM
Music Industry Content Acquisition and Business Development
Want Lady Gaga for your music service? A cool product isn’t enough. What are the “dos and don’ts” in licensing vast libraries of major content. Learn the third rails and how to manage navigating around the barriers to entry.

10:45-11 AM
Break

11-11:30 AM
Music Operations: In-House Or Outsource?
What is metadata? UPC? GRID? ISRC? Do you have a mechanism in place for content delivery and royalty reporting? This session will give you an overview of the music operations, helping you determine whether you should be outsourcing or build your operations in-house. We'll review the questions to ask when looking for an outside vendor and review some of the players in the industry.

11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Digital Liner Notes & More! Digital Asset Management and the Future Of Music Products
Music has transcended the simple boom box or car stereo of decades past to big screen TVs in the living room, gaming consoles, and apps on tablets. As these rich interactive experiences become more critical to maintaining engagement with listeners, it's important that the industry provide a framework to collect and deliver the necessary assets and information to the people who are building the products of the future.

12:15-12:25 PM
FLO {thinkery} Meetup
Join Kevin Grosch, a wicked smart new model thinker, as he talks about the FLO team and sheds some light on the important ways entrepreneurs can crystallize their ideas with strategic thinking, resources and guidance.

NETWORKING LUNCH – 12:30-1:30PM

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY LAW CONFERENCE – 1:30PM-6PM

1;30-1:45 PM
Introductions/Opening Remarks

1:45-2:45 PM
Sweepstakes and Promotions in the Social Media Space
• Moderator: AJ Correale, Partner, Brown Frost Todd
2:45-3:45 PM
Copyright Termination Update
• Moderator: Duff Berschbeck , SVP, Legal Affairs and Business Development, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
• Charlie Sanders, Counsel, Songwriters Guild of America
• Stephanie Tayler, Bone, McAllester, Norton PLLC

3:45-4 PM
Break

4-5 PM
Cutting Edge Topics in Music Industry Litigation
• Richard Busch, Partner, King & Ballow
• Christine Lepera (Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

5-6 PM
Licensing Music for Television
• Jay Fialkov, Deputy General Counsel, WGBH
• Christian Horsnell, Milom Horsnell Crowe Rose Kelley PLC

About NARM
Established in 1958, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is the trade association for the business of music, providing the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote music commerce, and advocating for common interests. Members include companies and individuals from all aspects of music distribution, including physical, digital, and mobile outlets as well as gaming, applications, merchandise, video and more. NARM members have access to a variety of conferences, virtual seminars, networking opportunities, information and education resources. NARM is a nonprofit organization based in Marlton, New Jersey. Visit us at www.narm.com.

About digitalmusic.org
digitalmusic.org is the home for the digital initiatives of NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the trade association for the business of music. NARM provides the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business. While primarily focused on physical formats for much of its history, NARM has expanded its mission in the past 10 years to include all facets of music commerce. This includes physical, digital, and mobile commerce partners as well as gaming, applications, and other emerging revenue models. Topics and actions for each individual digitalmusic.org work group are determined by the individual work group leaders.

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Media Contacts:
Laurie Jakobsen, Jaybird Communications — laurie@jaybirdcom.com, (646) 484-6764
Nicole Hennessey, NARM — hennessey@narm.com, (856) 596-1803

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