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Wednesday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Major Label Mergers & Digital Distribution

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Now that Universal Music Group has bought the storied EMI major record label, the major label market is more consolidated than ever. What does this mean for online music services that depend on sound recording licenses to function, and what does it mean for the artists and fans that use digital music platforms? Representatives of artists, consumers, online services, and record labels discuss the effects of the UMG/EMI merger and consolidation in the recorded music market. What incentives do record labels have to cooperate with or attempt to control digital distribution services? How are those incentives are changed by consolidation in the industry?
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Vernon Brown

Chairman & CEOV Brown & Company
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Charles Caldas

CEOMerlin Bv
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Paul Geller

CEOThe BKRYFounder and CEO of The BKRY NYC and SPONSR.com Fmr. Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Grooveshark.com
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Jodie Griffin

Staff AttyPublic KnowledgeJodie Griffin is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge. Jodie specializes in telecommunications and copyright law, advocating on issues that range from online music licensing to the technological transition of our phone network. She holds a J.D. from... Read More →
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Lita Rosario

Pres & CEOWYZ GIRL Entertainment Consulting

Wednesday March 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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