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May 24, 2007

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Digital Rights Management: What Every Publisher Should Know

With the tensions between music copyright owners, online retailers, legitimate and unlicensed users, anti-copyright funding from computer and consumer electronics manufacturers, and recent legislative developments, the use (or withdrawal) of Digital Rights Management access controls has become the entertainment industry’s hottest topic.  Our panel of experts will discuss the issues, risks, variables and options to enable publishers to make informed choices in protecting their copyrights and preserving their income streams.

from left:  Paul Resnikoff, Founder, Digital Music News; Richard Conlon, VP New Media & Strategic Development, BMI;  Moderator - Thomas White (AIMP Board);  Dave Goldberg, Benchmark Capital; Larry Kenswil, EVP Business Strategy, Universal Music Group


All photos by Janet Landrum


Larry Kenswil
Executive Vice President of Business Strategy, Universal Music Group

Paul Resnikoff
Founder & Editor, Digital Music News

Dave Goldberg
Benchmark Capital

Richard Conlon *Panelist Added
Vice President of New Media & Strategic Development, BMI


Thomas A. White
Consultant, Record and Music Pub

AIMP Panel

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House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood., Phone 323-848-5100 for directions.

Additional Speaker Information

LARRY KENSWILL - Most recently, Mr. Kenswill was president of UMG's eLabs.

PAUL RESNIKOFF - Mr. Resnikoff previously headed digital music at Lycos, and was a former marketing executive at Sony Music Entertainment.

DAVE GOLDBERG - Mr. Goldberg co-founded LAUNCH Media, Inc, and was General Manager of Yahoo! Music. Company is an early-stage venture firm whose investment portfolio includes eBay.

RICHARD CONLON - Mr. Conlon leads the new media licensing group at BMI which is responsible for generating royalty revenue from digital media platforms on behalf of BMI represented songwriters, composers and music publishers. He also supervises BMI's marketing and communications outreach to BMI's traditional media customers including radio, television and cable.

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