Sponsored by the Recording Academy Producers Engineers Wing Nashville, the summit, “Death of the Record Business? The Rebirth of the Music Business,” will takes place Tuesday, June 7, 2005, and bring together a panel of noted and award-winning experts. The panel will cover many of the key points of change for music in the digital age, with an emphasis on music technology and how it has dramatically altered business models.
The moderator for these panels is award-winning producer/engineer George Massenburg (Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, James Taylor and the Dixie Chicks). Panelists include producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Superchunk, the Pixies, Helmet and John Spencer Blues Explosion); attorney Linda Edell Howard (co-chair of Stokes Bartholomew's IP/Entertainment/New Media Group); Ken Levitan, president of Vector Management/Vector Recordings (Emmylou Harris, Michael McDonald, Jonny Lang, Kings of Leon, Damien Rice and Queen Latifah); Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer/owner of Gateway Mastering and DVD (Indigo Girls, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Steely Dan); Mark Montgomery, managing partner/creative, web, marketing and sales manager for echomusic (Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Best Buy and Panasonic Computers).
The summit will be held at RockeTown, 401 6th Ave. South, Nashville, Tenn, and begins at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Recording Academy, AES, NAPRS and SPARS members are $15. Non-members may attend for $30 (or for free, if they join The Recording Academy before the event). Admission is free for currently enrolled students. To RSVP by phone, call 615/327-8030.