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Social Music Summit 2012: Taking On the "New" Music Industry

The Social Music Summit, an annual event celebrating innovation and creativity in the music business, will take place Febrary 22nd - 23rd at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Hosted by Digital Media Wire online magazine, the Summit brings together both some of the biggest names from the music and technology industries together with those with an in-the-trenches perspective, including entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, musicians, top journalists, and organizations who work to further foster innovation.

"The launch of Social Music Summit at DMFE is especially exciting as… the event features a diverse array of speakers ranging from some of the hottest start-ups from the 'new' music industry to the senior most executives from established entertainment companies and top brands." said Ned Sherman, founder and CEO of Digital Media Wire.

The event is the industry's most comprehensive digital music conference focused on the evolution and future of digital music. Featuring senior participants from major labels, leading indie labels, social networks, online music retailers, mobile companies, artists and association heads. Keynotes, discussions and panels on topics including mobile apps, music and social web, music, money and innovation, music in the cloud, online video, digital innovation, investments, the digital copyright debates, rights management, live music, touring & concerts, social networking and building music community will also be featured over the weekend.

Among the many incredible discussions and presentations taking place are:

"Spotify and the New Artist Revenue" with Spotify's Content and Distribution guru Sachin Doshi 

"Gamifying Music and Culture" with Red Light Management’s Matt Ringel will discuss with Marc Ruxin, Founder and CEO of TastemakerX 

"Developing Non-Popular Music & Catalog Content for the 21st Century" With industry icon, legendary record label executive and NEA Jazz Master, George Avakian


A “fireside chat” on reform copyright with Google’s Senior Copyright Counsel William Patry and  Jim Griffin, Managing Director of OneHouse 

So come and see as music industry insiders and top digerati converge for 2 days of demos, live music, panels and networking in an event that is an absolute must for anyone looking to make it in the rapidly evolving world of music or technology!

For more information, check out

Social Music Summit
February 22-23, 2012

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

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