Tuesday, March 30, 1999
New York Chapter of the Recording Academy Presents Downloadable Music
The New York Chapter of the Recording Academy(R) announced that recording artist Thomas Dolby and technology pioneer Michael Robertson of MP3 will be among the participants in a day-long conference it is presenting on downloadable music.
The capability of music fans to purchase and download music from the Internet on a song by song basis directly to their computer’s hard drive and then to recordable CD players or other media has created concerns and opportunities for the recording industry. This rapidly developing technology has already changed the way recording professionals and the public perceive and purchase recorded music. The dramatic impact of this technology has created some controversy and uncertainty and this conference will present the most up-to-the-minute look at all of the major cutting edge technological, creative and legal issues surrounding this most contentious subject.
The New York Chapter will present a full-day exploration of all of the key issues surrounding downloadable Internet music. Speakers will come from the creative community, label representatives, experts on copyright issues and the technology leaders who are creating and marketing the hardware and software that are rocking the foundations of the music industry. Key corporate leaders will be on the panels including representatives from ASCAP, BMI, IBM, Lucent Technologies and the R.I.A.A. The conference is sponsored by ASCAP and BMI along with Liquid Audio, Lucent Technologies, AT&T’s a2b music and IUMA.
The conference will take place on Saturday, April 24, starting at 11 a.m. at Webster Hall (125 East Eleventh Street in New York). Advance admission is $15 for Recording Academy members and students and $25 for non-members and can be purchased by calling 212/245-5440 ext. 360, by fax at 212/489-0394 or by e-mail.