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March 23, 2006

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Music Licensing in the Digital Age

Opportunities, obstacles and new developments for music licensing in the digital age. Discussions will include the status of current rates for new media uses and issues involved in setting new standards, as well as projections for growth in revenue from streaming sources, web radio, podcasts, mobile full song downloads, etc.


Bob Kohn

Ted Spellman
Fox Music Inc., Exec. Dir. of

Ted Cohen
EMI Music, Sr.V.P. Digital Dev

Nick Guarino
Universal Music, Assoc. Dir. F

Moderator: Richard Feldman


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AIMP Panel

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Wyndham Bel Age Hotel
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., just south of Sunset in
West Hollywood. Valet parking, $4.00. Phone 310-854-1111 for directions

Ted Cohen (Panelist)

A 30-year industry veteran, Ted Cohen is Senior Vice President of Digital Development & Distribution for EMI Music, overseeing worldwide digital business development. Under Cohen's strategic guidance, EMI has led the industry with its initiatives in new technologies and new business models. Previous experience includes running a successful consulting practice, as well as senior management positions at Warner Bros. Records and Philips Media.


Bob Kohn (Panelist)

Mr. Kohn is an expert on music copyright law and public policy. In 1998, Kohn founded EMusic.com, Inc., the pioneering MP3 music-download service. He frequently serves as an expert on digital media policy and observer of journalistic integrity and malfeasance. His book, "Kohn On Music Licensing" (Aspen Law & Business, 3rd Edition 2002) was called by USA Today "?the bible on legal issues in the music world."


Nick Guarino (Panelist)

Nick Guarino is the Associate Director for Film & TV Music at Universal Music Enterprises. He currently handles licensing of Universal Music Group-controlled recordings for New Media, Videogames and Internet as well as Commercials and Television. Nick joined UMe in 2004 and was previously with Universal Studios.



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