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Booming business of music streaming to be debated at Mumbrella360

mUmBRELLA360logo 2012The explosion in music streaming services in Australia – and the likely winners and losers – will be debated in a panel session at Mumbrella360 next month.

Last month, Telstra announced a deal with subscription music service MOG enabling users to stream a catalogue of 15 million tracks to their mobile, tablet, computer or net-connected TV. It joined Spotify, Rdio and Songl, who had already unveiled plans to launch in the Australian market.

Joining the Battle of the Bandwidth panel are Dan Rosen, CEO of the Australian Recording Industry Association; Digital Music Distribution CEO Mark Shaw, Sound Alliance commercial director Ben Shepherd, MCM Entertainment Group CEO Simon Joyce and DMG chief digital officer Rebekah Horne.   

The panel will  discuss the different revenue models available in music streaming and who will dominate in the Australian market.
Dan Rosen has experience across digital media, law, policy and music. Prior to joining ARIA as CEO, he was based in New York working as Head of Americas for video operation Kit Digital. He has previously worked as an advisor to the then Minister of Communications, Richard Alston. Rosen’s band ‘Second Dan’ won Triple J Unearthed in 2003.
Mark Shaw was previously the GM of Sensis Digital Media before emerging in April as boss of DMD which is a joint venture between Universal Music and Sony Music offering streaming service Songl.
Ben Shepherd heads up the commercial operation at Sound Alliance which includes online brands inthemix, FasterLouder, MessandNoise and SameSame. The company is also the Australian reprseentative of last.fm and Hype Machine. He blogs at Talking Digital and writes a monthly column for Encore magazine.
Simon Joyce‘s MCM Entertainment  – which is also behind powerful radio brands including Take 40 – recently launched music video service Vevo into Australia.
Rebekah Horne recently oversaw the relaunch of the digital properties of DMG Radio Australia, which includes radio stations Nova and smoothfm. Prior to DMG she was international MD of MySpace.
Mumbrella360 takes place the the Hilton, Sydney on June 6 and 7. For more information and to book, click here.
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