Karaoke Industry Movers and Shakers to Meet in Nashville June 22 for Summit

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All the major players in the karaoke industry will meet in Nashville, TN on June 22 to discuss the state of the industry, innovations in technology and ways to combat karaoke piracy. It will be the first meeting of its kind in the US, and will bring together karaoke studios, hardware and software manufacturers, technology, legal and delivery experts, and more.

Twenty-five of the biggest names in the karaoke industry are set to meet on June 22 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown for the Karaoke Cloud Music City Summit 2012 – The End Of The Age Of Plastic.

The event will mark the first time in history that all of the major industry names will gather together to discuss the state of the industry, innovations in technology and delivery, and piracy interdiction.

“Much like the broader music industry, the karaoke world has undergone a sea change in recent years,” said Joe Vangieri, CEO of Digitrax Entertainment, LLC, which is hosting the event. “Changes in the way that end users and industry professionals use and interact with our products are telling us that we must evolve in order to remain viable and relevant.”

Adapting to those changes is of paramount importance to an industry that has seen many of the same specters that haunt the general music industry since the rise of file-sharing and torrents, eroding margins even though markets have expanded.

"Most people are not aware that the karaoke industry in the United States has been on the verge of imploding,” Vangieri said. “We come together to find common cause against the challenges we all face, so that high-quality karaoke music won’t vanish completely.”

Speakers, presenters and attendees at the Summit, which will be streamed live over the internet in its entirety at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/karaoke-cloud-music-city-summit-2012, include Master of Ceremonies Dr. Hugo Drax, President of the American Disc Jockey Association, Kurt Slep of Sound Choice, Bernardo Melo of The Singing Machine, Jim Woodford of SBI Global, John West of Sunfly, entertainment and licensing legal experts Allen Jacobi and Vincent Castellucci, Doug DeLuca, Executive Producer of the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Bob Latshaw of Karma, Derek Slep of Stingray, Greg Lazzaroni of Karaoke.com, Tomas Gorrio of Magic Music, and Ryan Sherr of PCDJ.

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