921 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Berklee College of Music kicks off a series about the music industry with a discussion by prominent record industry executives, artists, journalists, and managers focusing on one of the key components of the service-based music business model: digital music licensing.

The event is FREE and open to all ages


Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights.

Richard Blackstone, Senior Advisor to the Chair and CEO of Warner Music Group and former Chair and CEO of Warner-Chappell Music Publishing Company, the second largest publishing company in the world.

Susan Butler, Esq., Senior Legal and Publishing Editor, Billboard magazine.

Mike Dreese, Owner and CEO, Newbury Comics, New England’s largest independent in-store music retailer, and Berklee board of trustees member.

Albhy Galuten, Vice President of Digital Media Technology Strategy, Sony Corporation of America, and a Berklee alumnus.

Eric Giler, President and CEO, Groove Mobile, a mobile phone music aggregator.

Steven H. Holtzman, Chair and CEO, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, and Berklee board of trustees member.

Dave Kusek, Vice President for Berklee Media, and co-author of The Future of Music.

Gregg Latterman, President and CEO of A-Squared Management, manager of The Fray, John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, Train, and Five for Fighting. Mayer and The Fray are the leading digital album selling artists in the industry.

Jennifer Link, Vice President of Licensing, SpiralFrog, an innovative ad-based Internet music downloads site, and a Berklee alumna.

Michael Rexford, Senior Director of Business Affairs, Universal Music Publishing, and a Berklee alumnus.

Makeba Riddick, Berklee alumna and Grammy nominated songwriter, with credits on albums by Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and others.

Ben Wysocki, drummer of the band The Fray, who was the industry leader in digital album sales in 2006.

Official Website: http://www.berklee.edu/events

Added by MargotBerklee on April 4, 2008