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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.  

Moderators
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Marc Finer

Founder & Managing Director/Sr. Director, Communication Research Inc./The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG)
Marc Finer is one of the founders of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, a Los Angeles-based industry funded non-profit corporation that advocates and promotes the benefits associated with new entertainment platforms, including both physical and digital media. Currently, he serves... Read More →

Speakers
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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 19-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... 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... Read More →
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Maureen Droney

Managing Director, Producers & Engineering Wing, The Recording Academy
Maureen Droney is The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Managing Director.  As a recording engineer, she has worked on projects for Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Santana, including Santana’s GRAMMY-winning album Blues for Salvador, and has accumulated mix credits... 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... Read More →
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Jeff Stevenson

Sr. Dir., Digital Accounts, WEA
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... Read More →



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