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Terry McBride, Sean Fanning, MSN and Yahoo! Music GMs to Keynote at Industry Leading Music and Technology Conference


Music Luminaries to Present at 5th Annual Digital Music Forum in New York

Los Angeles, CA, 02/07/2005 -- Digital Media Wire, the industry’s leading mobile and digital entertainment news, events, and information provider, today announced its keynote speakers for the 5th Annual Digital Music Forum, ( This is the premier event for music industry decision-makers focused on business models and legal issues impacting music and will open with keynote speaker, Terry McBride, CEO and Founder of Nettwerk. McBride, a master manager/promoter, was recently ranked number 33 out of 100 Most Powerful people in Music and represents many of today’s top world-wide recording artists including Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Dido, and Coldplay.

Other keynotes and featured speakers at the event include David Goldberg, VP & General Manager, Music at Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), Mike Conte, General Manager, MSN Marketplaces for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Shawn Fanning, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer for Snocap and former founder of Napster, who will do a 1-on-1 interview with Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired. Other speakers include leading executives from EMI Records, Musicrypt, Sony/BMG, Warner Music, Napster, Billboard, Universal Music Group, Gracenote, Bearing Point, Berklee Music, Alston & Bird, Motorola, RIAA, MusicNow, Sprint, RealNetworks and PaymentOne among others.

“We are excited about the overwhelming response to this show, which is growing in size and significance each year. Having such well-known and knowledgeable keynotes and speakers will provide invaluable industry expertise,” says Ned Sherman, President and CEO of Digital Media Wire. “There is a definite demand for more industry information and market intelligence within the digital music space. We are pleased to be able to deliver top-tier, quality events that the digital industry deserves.”

This annual event brings together key decision-makers from record labels, music publishers, producers, and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, radio, advertising, attorneys, artists, investors, and venture capitalists to examine the role of digital technologies geared towards the future of music. Over 500 industry leaders are expected to attend the Forum. This one-day event will be held on March 2nd at the French Institute in New York City.

Event sponsors include many leading companies such as MSN, Yahoo!, Motorola, Gracenote, Alston & Bird, Musicrypt, Bearing Point, , Berklee School of Music, Marketwire, MusicAlly, DCIA, PaymentOne and Axis Marketing & PR. The event is produced in association with Billboard’s Music & Money event in NYC on March 3.

Digital Media Wire has been consistently producing premier events within the mobile and digital entertainment industry including Digital Music Forum, Games & Mobile Forum, Future of Television Forum, Digital Media Conference, and the much talked about and widely attended Annual Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards. For the most updated information on the conference and event, please visit

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