Interactive Forum Mixes Streaming Music and Audio Leaders

Streaming audio issues are revolutionizing the music business, offering dire
threats and great opportunities to major labels and independents alike, as
well as challenges to producers and engineers already in their own technical
revolution. will be hosting
Audiocafe at MB-5, an interactive forum discussing controversial issues
facing streaming music and the music industry, to be held at
the inaugural MusicBiz-2005: Future of Music (MB-5) Conference, Oct. 15-17,
at Expression Center for New Media in Emeryville, CA.

Audiocafe at MB-5’s cafe-like atmosphere provides a unique forum where
leading music and audio industry personalities like Thomas Dolby Robertson,
Founder and Chief Beatnik of Beatnik, Inc., and Chuck D, artist and founder
of will participate in town hall-style discussions and
encourage conference attendees to join in the debate.

Topics for discussion
at Audiocafe at MB-5 include “Minorities in the Music Industry,” “The Future
of Broadband Sites,” “Who’s Really Running the Music Industry?” and “Women
and the Music Industry.”

“Many music leaders have radically opposing views of the future,” said Andrew
Keen, Founder and CEO of “These debates and discussions will
allow attendees to participate in a dialog on important issues affecting us

Day passes to MB-5 are available for $295.

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