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Billboard Dance Music Summit 2003-10th Anniversary!

Author: Betty Kang
Sunday, September 14, 2003
Monday, September 22, 2003

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
All Mixed Up and Nowhere to Go: The Art of the Remix

Due to the state of the industry, remixers are finding it that much more difficult to find work. Twelve months ago, big-name remixers were working on two tracks per week. Now, these same remixers are lucky if they work on two remixes per month. Also playing into this scenario are the many newcomers (DJs and producers) willing to do remixes for little or no money. Who wins, who loses-

Chris Cox, Thunderpuss
Johnny DeMairo, Atlantic Records
Debra Eriksen, Oracle Entertainment & Marketing
Jesse Houk, The Scumfrog
Ellis Miah, Orange Factory
Peter Rauhofer, Star 69 Records
Curtis Urbina, Quark Records (moderator)

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7 Degrees of Separation

The artist. The DJ. The publicist. The manager. The booking agent. The promoter. The club owner. Each individual truly affects the futures of all the players--which, if you think about it, is all of our futures. Is it time for a music revolution- You be the judge.

Dave Aude, Dave Aude Productions
Chris Barbour, Global Underground
Lee Bridle, Most Wanted
Lainie Copicotto, Aurelia Entertainment (moderator)
Gilles Luka, Galleon
Ken Smith, Crobar
Jimmy Van M., The Collective Agency

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Hail to the Chief

The marketplace has changed. Vinyl and CD sales are down. Many blame this on the Internet, while others blame a lack of quality control and too many releases. All of which has made it more difficult to shop a demo. Join these label presidents for a frank discussion on today's ever-changing marketplace.

Lynn Cosgrave, Trust the DJ
Daniel Glass, Artemis
Jurgen Korduletsch, Radikal Records
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records
Michael Paoletta, Billboard (moderator)
Cory Robbins, Robbins Entertainment
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Billboard DJ Meet & Greet
sponsored by ACT 2 RECORDS

An informal meet 'n' greet for DJs and promoters. Come meet the people you speak to on the phone.

10:00pm - 5:00a.m
Opening party featuring
Marlon D. (Underground Collective)
Tony Humphries (Yellow Orange)
Jellybean Benitez (Jellybean Recordings/Ain't Nothin' But a House Party)

10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.

Deep Space Party with legendary DJ/producer Francois K. and his special guest DJ, Maverick recording artist Meshell Ndegeocello

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
12 noon. - 1:15 p.m.

The (Internet) Revolution Will Be Televised

Why is it that many people become devoid of morality the moment they log on- The person who would never dream of stealing a candy bar from a convenience store sees nothing wrong with being a serial online offender. What happens when the Recording Industry Assn. of America then hunts down illicit P2P file sharers- Are legitimate online retailers like Apple Computers' iTunes Music Store providing the right alternative- Prepare for a bumpy ride.

Barry Ashworth, Dub Pistols
Rob DiStefano, Twisted Records
Brian Garrity, Billboard (moderator)
Eddie Gordon,
Kevin Hedge, West End Records
Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions
Jonathan Whitehead, Recording Industry Assoc. of America (RIAA)

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The NARAS Panel

Attendees will learn everything they wanted to know about the annual Grammy Awards but were afraid to ask. Additionally, producers, artists and DJs will discuss the current state--as well as the future--of dance/electronic music, and how the genre can gain additional exposure in the mainstream.

Jason Bentley, Machinehead (moderator)
Errol Kolosine, Astralwerks
Jennifer Masset, K7 Records
Kurosh Nasseri, Nasseri Music Business Solutions
Carmen Rizzo, Carmen Rizzo Productions
Lisa Shaw, Naked Music Recordings
John Simson, Sound Exchange

3:30 p.m. - 4: