Santa Monica, CA (May 18, 2007)–A panel discussion, entitled “Navigating Digital Distribution: Mysteries Revealed,” was jointly hosted by the Producers & Engineers Wing and the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy on April 24, at the Academy’s headquarters in Santa Monica. The panel brought together entrepreneurs in digital music distribution to provide insight into the various companies providing the services necessary for artists and labels to offer their music for sale online.
Shown from L-R: Eric Garland, BigChampagne; Kevin Arnold, IODA; Derek Sivers, CD Baby; Bruce Taylor, SNOCAP; Jeff Price, TuneCore. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy/WireImage.com (c)2007. Photo by: Jordan Althaus Panelists for “Navigating Digital Distribution: Mysteries Revealed” included Derek Sivers, founder and president of Web-based indie-music seller CD Baby; Kevin Arnold, founder and CEO of comprehensive digital music service IODA; Jeff Price, founder and CEO of digital distribution company TuneCore; and Bruce Taylor, VP of marketing and PR for SNOCAP, Inc., a service that allows artists to set up their own Web-based stores. Eric Garland, CEO of BigChampagne Media Measurement, which provides analysis on issues involving the intersection of entertainment and technology, moderated the panel, which played to a capacity crowd.
“This panel shed a lot of light on a topic that many feel is complicated and confusing,” commented Maureen Droney, Executive Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing. “The Recording Academy remains committed to bringing these issues to the forefront in a way that benefits everyone.”
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