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Tuesday, May 17 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hi-Res Music: Expanding the Market

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Learn from leading experts in the industry about the latest initiatives to expand the market  for Hi-Res Music and compatible services and devices. This panel will take a closer look at  the key differences between CD and Hi-Res Audio quality; the efforts being made to increase  Hi-Res Music production; and the best ways to educate and engage retailers and consumers.  

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Marc Finer

Founder & Managing Director/Sr. Director, Communication Research Inc./DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Marc Finer is the Founder and Managing Director of Communication Research Inc. (CRI), a strategic consulting group that provides marketing support for the latest developments in digital entertainment, including a variety of emerging products, platforms and services. Prior to establishing CRI, Finer served as Product Communications Director for Sony Electronics, where he was responsible for coordinating the marketing and promotional efforts behind... Read More →

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Jim Belcher

VP, Technology & Production, Universal Music Group
Jim Belcher is VP of Technology and Production for Universal Music Group’s Global Digital Business division. A 16-year UMG veteran, he works with a global team to evaluate emerging technologies and identify new business opportunities on behalf of the company’s expansive roster of artists and labels. He also works closely with UMG’s key digital music partners Beats, Rhapsody, YouTube, Apple and Amazon. Among Belcher’s... Read More →
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Jeff Van Driel

CEO, Naxos of America
As the CEO of Naxos of America, Jeff Van Driel’s leadership mandate is to sustainably grow the footprint of Naxos in the independent music space. This involves growth of Naxos' digital and physical distribution businesses, licensing representation, and its educational platforms - all of this for both Naxos the label, and the hundreds of classical, jazz and world-music labels it represents globally. An attorney by trade, Van Driel was the... Read More →
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Maureen Droney

Managing Director, The Recording Academy P&E Wing
Currently Managing Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing and Recording Technology at The Recording Academy, Maureen Droney is a former recording engineer who worked with, among others, artists including George Benson, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John Hiatt, Tower of Power and Carlos Santana, including on Santana’s GRAMMY-winning album Blues for Salvador. Prior to joining The Recording Academy, Droney managed the Kiva Family of... Read More →
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Oles Protsidym

CEO, ProStudioMasters
Oles Protsidym is the CEO of ProStudioMasters, an online music download service focused on high-resolution audio. His background in classical music and music technology has led to over fifteen years of multidisciplinary professional experience in entertainment and media. His credits include production, management, audio engineering, composition and software development for music, film, theater, internet, and new media projects, during... Read More →
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Jeff Stevenson

Sr. Director, Digital Accounts, Warner Music Group
Jeff Stevenson is Sr. Director of Digital Accounts for the Warner Music Group (WMG). He is a leading subject matter expert on the hi-res music download category having worked with the hi-res configuration since its launch into the digital marketplace. Stevenson is responsible for overseeing a team that account manages the entire hi-res music retail landscape as well as a variety of other digital music platforms and business models in the U.S... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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