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April 21, 2005

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM


Exciting new revenue sources are emerging with the digital delivery of music. Growth rates are in triple digits from paid downloads, streaming and ringtones - sources that did not exist until recently. What is the future - will the growth continue - what are the royalty models - what new areas are emerging? These and many other topics will be discussed in our next panel with representatives from Yahoo, Napster, SNOCAP and ringtone provider, InfoSpace Mobile.


Chris Castle:

Chris Castle is Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel at SNOCAP, Inc. where he is responsible for negotiating the company?s agreements with content owners and peer-to-peer retailers, as well as overseeing the company?s corporate and securities matters. He has been an advisor to SNOCAP since its formation, and joined the company as an employee in 2005. Prior to joining SNOCAP, he was an attorney in private practice, and continues to represent artists, producers, record labels, music industry executives, music publishers and technology companies in Los Angeles. He was formerly Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at A&M Records in Los Angeles and was a Senior Vice President, Business Affairs at Sony Music in New York. Chris serves as an advisor to the Future of Music Coalition and is a member of the Advisory Board of Austin Music Foundation in Austin, Texas where he was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He writes frequently on the intersection of music and technology, and is a contributing editor to Entertainment Law & Finance. He is also a frequent commentator on entertainment and technology topics, and speaks regularly at conferences such as SXSW, CMJ and the Future of Music Policy Summit.

Jean Chadwick:

Jean Chadwick has served as Director of Content for Napster since May 2004, and is responsible for managing worldwide content from initial acquisition and importing through debut in the Napster client. In her brief time at Napster, she has proven to be an integral member of Napster?s team, managing content for the service?s international launches in Canada and the UK and instituting a new and improved content management system. Prior to her work with Napster, Chadwick held several positions at Universal Music Group (UMG), joining the content management group at the start-up stage in 1999, and played a key role in the planning of UMG?s digital delivery system. Initially charged with creating the structure for handling digital content, Chadwick eventually segued into Asset Management, where she set up a digital workflow system that allowed assets to be transferred via sftp rather than traditional physical transportation delivery methods.

Jay Frank:

As the Head of Artist and Label Relations at Yahoo! Music, Jay Frank oversees all artist promotions with the record labels and supervises Yahoo! Music?s audio and video programming. Over the past two years the work that Frank has done has increased Internet radio and music video user sessions more than 300%. He has developed key relationships with all the major record labels, as well as many independent labels improving Yahoo! Music?s comprehensive music and music-related content, resulting in premieres and exclusives from artists such as Madonna, Eminem, Dixie Chicks, Nelly, Jason Mraz, Jet, Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Faith Hill, Coldplay and many more. Prior to Yahoo! Music, Jay was also the Sr. Music Director at The Box Music Network and Label Manager for an independent record label.

Mark Levy:

Mark Levy is an 18 year veteran of the entertainment industry and oversees the global content licensing and publishing strategy for InfoSpace Mobile the leading wireless content and services company in North America . He is responsible for the global content acquisition and international publishing strategies and maintaining direct relationships with content and data services departments of mobile operators. He has sourced and closed over 200 content license and production deals with leading media companies including: Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Records, EMI Recordings, and Warner Music Group; Walt Disney Company, ABC Television, CBS Television; Universal Studios, Marvel Enterprises. Prior to Infospace, he served as the GM/EVP of Enband - a Hewlett Packard funded broadband media company; was the EVP of Media Ventures Entertainment Group - a multi media company with holdings in film and TV music production, Internet services and music publishing owned by Academy Award Winning composer Hans Zimmer in addition to spending time at Geffen Records and Propaganda Films.

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Moderator: Jay Faires
President - Baby New Year Musi

Moderator: Richard Feldman

Chris Castle
Sr. V.P. Legal Affairs, Genera

Jean Chadwick
Director of Content - Napster

Jay Frank
Head of Artist & Label Relatio

Mark Levy
V.P. Content - InfoSpace Mobil


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