Winter Music Conference Top Panel Picks

Here are some of the more interesting panels and events to check out (IMHO) at the Winter Music Conference kicking off today.

If I would attend one conference a day, well, these would be my choices. I hope to see you there.

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9:00AM - 6:00PM Exhibit Area Open
Mediterranean East

Experience the latest technology, products, services and gear representing every aspect of the Industry. The WMC Exhibit Hall is an International Marketplace where business and consumers meet face to face. See the most cutting edge innovations and breakthroughs in technology.

12:30PM Meet the Media
Regency Ballroom -ready room Ocean Bar/Bistro
Don’t be scared! We’ll introduce you. If armed properly, the media can be your best promotional ally. Discover details on relationships between publicists and journalists, artists and publicists, and artists and writers. Learn how to write a proper press release, how to best expose artists and events to the media and so much more!

Moderator: Jim Tremayne- DJ Times

Panelists: Fab 5 Freddy
Paul Clement- Residentadvisor.net
Betty Kang- Plexi PR
Kerri Mason- Billboard Magazine
Michael Melfi- Six Degrees Magazine
Lesley Wright- DJ Magazine
Ron Slomowicz- DanceMusic.About.com
Darryl von Daniken- tilllate.com
Charles Ward- Pacha/Lamba PLC
Jonathan Llewellyn- Get In! PR

12:00PM Advances in Production Technology
Valencia -ready room Madrid

Did you know that now you can record 4 tracks directly into an iPod? Do you know how to produce in 5.1? From gear to software to web technology- leading producers, manufacturers, and software developers discuss technological developments in mixing and production technology.

Moderator: James Bernard- Propellerheads Software

Panelists: Heath Tougas- Numark/Alesis/AkaiPro
DJ Pierre- Afro Acid Digital
Omar 'Supersoul' Clemetson- Metatronix Inc.
Michael Pearson-Adams- Waves Audio Ltd
Keith Shocklee- Shocklee Entertainment
Jonnie Wilson- Electic Method

1:30PM Intellectual Property:Songwriting & Publishing Forum
Valencia -ready room Madrid

Make money off your music! Learn how to protect your songs, programs, and ideas effectively. What are the pros and cons of publishing under a label or independently? How do you make sure that your agency is recouping royalties? Can you copyright your songs years after the release date? This panel takes an in-depth look at copyright laws and publishing agreements.

Moderator: Brandon Bakshi- BMI

Panelists: Karl Avanzini- ASCAP Latin Department
Frank Liwall- The Royalty Network
Eric Wiener- US Patent & Trademark Office
John Saunderson- Notting Hill Music
Andrew Bailey- Independent Music Group
Brian Hamilton- DeWolfe Music/Beats & Rhymes
Eric Beall- Shapiro, Bernstein, & Co.

12:00PM 2nd Annual WMC International Record Collectors Show
Mediterranean East

Attention vinyl enthusiasts! The 2nd annual Record Collectors Show will bring together the best collectors, diggers, and dealers from all over the world for a day of music mania on Miami Beach.

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