Centre de design (UQAM)
David Turgeon (CA)
Richard Chartier (US)
Taylor Deupree (US)
[Moderator] Philip Sherburne (KE)
RIDING THE DIGITAL WAVE: HOW TO EMBRACE MUSIC DISSEMINATION ON THE INTERNET
Friday, May 30 / 10am - Noon
More and more, the increasing prominence of high-speed internet access, digital music players, recordable CD's, digital distributors, and file-sharing is not only changing the way people access music, but also the way they listen to it.The implications of this technological paradigm shift raise important questions for record labels, distributors, and retailers alike. A panel composed of entertainment lawyers, technology representatives, new media theorists, artists, and label managers will come together to assess the present state of music dissemination in the current infrastructure of the independent electronic music community.What should emerge from this very topical discourse is a sense of how embracing these new technologies can benefit artists and labels in their attempts to draw international attention.