11, The Foreign Press Association, Carlton House Terrace, London
London, United Kingdom, England

Beyond The SoundBytes Conference:

Record Industry In Crisis? – Billy Bragg Joins The Debate

Following his very public spat with MySpace, YouTube and MTV Flux earlier this year over artists’ rights, Billy will now be adding his voice to MusicTank’s urgent debate on how the recorded music industry can better embrace the digital age for the benefit of artists and consumers alike

Billy Bragg is well known as a politically-tinged singer-songwriter and as a captivating and eloquent public speaker on subjects as diverse as the Meaning of Englishness, the Fireman’s Strike and Artist and Performers’ Rights.

Other speakers confirmed include:

Alison Wenham to Keynote Panel 4: “Managing The Process”
President, Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) Chairman & Chief Executive, AIM (Association of Independent Music)

Doug D’Arcy to Keynote Panel 1: “Consuming Music Part 1: What’s The Big Idea?”
AIM Board, formerly President Chrysalis, Dedicated Records

Martin Mills, Chairman, Beggars Group and IMPALA

Emma Pike, Chief Executive, British Music Rights, Co-Chairman, Music Business Forum

Tom Watson MP (Lab), Former Under Secretary of State for Defence

Peter Jenner, Former Pink Floyd, The Clash, T. Rex Manager; current Billy Bragg Manger; Secretary General, International Music Managers Forum and Author of “Beyond The SoundBytes”


With the IFPI reporting a 4% global decline in music sales for the first six months of 2006, the record industry worldwide has come to realise that the time is NOW for an urgent debate on necessary reforms to standard business practices in order to adapt, evade oblivion and build tomorrow’s market.
Address: Foreign Press Association, 11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1
Phone no: 020 7915 5412
Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross
Dates: Wednesday 15th November 2006
Times: 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Prices: £135, £115 concessions, £65 students

Places MUST be booked and paid for in advance via www.musictank.co.uk

Official Website: http://www.musictank.co.uk/bts_conference.htm

Added by MusicTank on November 6, 2006