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July 17, 2008

Time: 11:30am-1:45pm

State of the Record Business

Professionals from major record labels, indie labels and new media discuss artist development, promotion, covers, royalties and more.

from left Mike Ross, Founder, Delicious Vinyl; Peter Paterno, Attorney; Richard Feldman, songwriter (AIMP Board); Bill Armstrong, Side One Dummy Records; J Scavo, MySpace Records  (Photo by Janet Landrum)


Mike Ross
Founder, Delicious Vinyl

Bill Armstrong
Owner, Side One Dummy Records

Peter Paterno
Attorney, King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP

J Scavo
GM, MySpace Records


Steven Lowy, Esq.
Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter

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Additional Speaker Information

Mike Ross is co-founder of Delicious Vinyl in 1987. With partner Matt Dike, he produced all early hits on label, Tone Loc "Wild Thing" Funky Cold Medina" Young MC "Bust A Move" "Principles Office" to name a few. He has signed, A&R'd and executive produced almost every act on Delicious Vinyl since 87. Including.... Tone Loc, Young MC, Def Jef, The Brand New Heavies, The Pharcyde, The Masters of Reality, Masta Ace, The Born Jamericans, The Whoridas,, Fatlip, Mr. Vegas, etc..

He recently put the Brand New Heavies feat N'Dea back together and released a new album "Get Used To IT" in 07, and he is releasing a remixed version this month by legendary mixer Tom Moulton. Next month, he will be releasing a 20 Year Anniversary All Star album called Rmxxology, feat some of the hottest club and electronic DJ's remixing classic songs from the DV catalog.

Mr. Ross is currently in studio finishing a debut album by rapper/singer Illa J, who is the younger brother of legendary hip hop producer Jay Dee aka J Dilla. The albums backing tracks will be all unreleased beats by the late Jay Dee that he had in the DV vaults for 12 years. Illa J will be rapping and singing over them - the album is called Yancey Boys.

Peter T. Paterno, Esq of King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner since January 1995; representing a variety of clients in the Music Industry including artists, management, producers, writers and record labels.

President of Hollywood Records from 1989 to 1994 where he signed Bush, Queen, Hi-C, Brian Setzer and others. In private practice from 1976 to 1990 representing clients including Guns n Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, Quiet Riot, The Jacksons, Dokken, Sub Pop Records.

Admitted to bar, 1976, California. Education: Harvey Mudd College (B.S., with distinction, 1972); University of Hawaii (M.A., 1972); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1976). Member: State Bar of California.

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