Tech-Music Start-ups and Music Industry Leaders to Converge at 7th Annual Digital Music Forum West, October 6-7, Los Angeles as Investment Dollars Flow into Digital Music

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Leading Execs from Pandora, Topspin, VibeDeck, MOG, AllHipHop.com, Tunecore, Vevo, StategIt, Rovi, Warner Music, ThingLink, Slacker and More to Gather for Prestigious Event

Digital Media Wire today announced speakers, keynoters and agenda for the 7th Annual Digital Music Forum West (http://www.digitalmusicforum.com/west), to be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on October 6-7th, 2011.

This year's event comes as $411 Million has been invested in music-tech companies since in the first half of 2011. The event highlights many new and emerging companies in the space and is focused around six topic series: The Artist, The Fan, Rights, Distribution, Monetization and The Future.

Attendees are over 300 senior decision-makers from music-tech start-ups, record labels, music publishers, producers and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, radio, advertising, attorneys, artists, investors and venture capitalists.

Confirmed speakers include:
Gabe Adiv, CEO, TuneUp Media
Nic Adler, Owner, The Roxy
Jeff Bronikowski, Head of Corporate Dev. & Strategy, The Echo Nest
Kevin Browning, Engineer & Producer, Umphrey's McGee
Antony Bruno, Executive Director, Digital/Mobile, Billboard
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation
Ryan Chisholm, Artist Manager, Bill Silva Management (Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, etc.)
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Erin Dwyer, VP, Digital Strategy & Integration, The Marketing Arm/Davie Brown Entertainment
Bruce Flohr, Artist Manager, Red Light Management / A&R, ATO Records
Jay Frank, SVP, Music Strategy, CMT (MTV Networks)
Eric Garland, CEO, BigChampagne
Paul Geller, SVP of Business Development & Public Policy, Grooveshark.com
Jordan Glazier, CEO, Eventful
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse
Dave Haynes, VP of Business Development, SoundCloud
Michael Hobson, CEO, High Resolution Technologies (HRT)
David Hyman, CEO & Founder, MOG
Jack Isquith, SVP, Strategic Development, Slacker Radio
Jeff Jampol, Manager/Owner, Jampol Artist Management (The Doors, Janis Joplin Estate, Michael Jackson Estate, etc.)
Omar Johnson, SVP, Beats By Dr. Dre
Mike Kaminsky, Artist Manager/Owner, KMGMT Artist Management (3OH3!)
Adam Kidron, CEO, boinc
Kevin King, CEO, MusicHype
Adam Klein, President and Chief Executive Officer, eMusic
Julie Lee, EVP, Business Development & Business Affairs, VEVO
Vivien Lewit, Director, Strategic P'ships & Head of Label/Artist Relations, YouTube
Larry Linietsky, SVP, Product & Operations, Clear Channel Radio
James Lively, COO, DIY Media
Evan Lowenstein, CEO & Founder, StageIt
David Marcus, SVP, Worldwide Artist Services, Warner Music Group
Chris Martin, VP of Engineering, Pandora Media
Vickie Nauman, VP, North America, 7digital
David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Adam Parness, Senior Director, Music Licensing, Rhapsody Int'l
Jeff Pollack, Chairman & CEO, Pollack Media Group
Jon Potter, President, Fan Freedom Project
Jeff Price, CEO, Tunecore
Michael Robertson, CEO, MP3Tunes
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin
Rachel Scarpati, Account Executive, Business Development, The Harry Fox Agency
Michael Schneider, CEO, Mobile Roadie
Syd Schwartz, CEO, Linchpin Digital
Lior Shamir, CEO, VibeDeck
Allison Shaw, Director of B2B Marketing, Jakprints
Ned Sherman, CEO/Publisher, Digital Media Wire
James 'J' Sider, CEO/Founder, RootMusic
Victor Siegel, President & CEO, VerveLife
Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO, RightsFlow
Wilhelm Taht, Marketing Director, Flowd
Eric Tobin, Director, Artist Development, Hopeless Records
Claude Tolbert, Vice President, Business Development, BitTorrent
Neil Vineberg, CMO, ThingLink
Greg "Grouchy" Watkins, CEO & Co-Founder, AllHipHop.com
Les Watkins, SVP of Business Affairs, Music Reports
Alex White, Co-Founder & CEO, Next Big Sound

Event sponsors and media partners include Pandora Media, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Rovi, DIY Media, Music Reports, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Flowd, TuneUp, Sonos, WOWee, High Resolution Technologies (HRT), ThingLink, boinc, RightsFlow, Jakprints, NVPR, A2IM, Mashable, UCLA Anderson School of Management, The Recording Academy, New Music Tipsheet, EMF, Fusicology, Mary-Margaret Network, AFTRA, BoogarLists, TAG Strategic, Parks Associates, Canadian Music Week and PRWeb.

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit: http://www.digitalmusicforum.com/west.

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 East; Digital Media Conference East and West; and Digital Media Insider @ CES. Digital Media Wire is also a programming partner for the annual Canadian Music Week.

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 http://www.dmwmedia.com.

Contact:
Duan Li
Digital Media Wire, Inc.
310-855-0033 ext. 0
duan(at)digitalmediawire(dot)com

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Hal Bringman
NVPR
323-851-6877
hal(at)nvpr(dot)com

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