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Tunes@Tuck: Fresh Tracks for the Music Industry
February 4, 2004

Press Release
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Event Schedule
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Panelist Bios
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Demonstration and Display Photos

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The music industry has undergone a massive change in recent years, but many chapters of the book are yet to be written. The Internet and supporting digital technologies have driven radical changes in the value chain for music, impacting everything from the production of music to its distribution and how it is enjoyed by the consumer. This Tech@Tuck provided a glimpse at the components of this changing industry and a look at its future business models.

The main components of the day were displays and demonstrations of the latest digital consumer music devices and a panel of music industry executives who discussed the business models of the future. The displays and demonstrations, held in Stell Hall, showcased the latest devices from companies like Apple, Bose, Dell, and Samsung. In addition, music services like Apple's iTunes, MusicMatch and the new Napster, along with the XM Satellite Radio service were also represented.

The panel discussion was moderated by Jimmy Guterman, music industry writer and editor-in-chief of Gaming Industry News, and stacked with players representing all parts of the industry from P2P to download services to recording labels including:

  • Victoria Bassetti, VP, EMI
  • Peter Fader, Professor of Marketing, Wharton School
  • Wayne Rosso, CEO, Optisoft/Blubster (former CEO Grokster)
  • Tim Schaaf, VP, Apple

Following the panel discussion, there was an opportunity for individual office hours with some panelists as well as a reception.

The Center for Digital Strategies and the Tuck School wish to thank all our participants, panelists, and those who came to listen and learn!

"Digital Music and Subculture: Sharing Files, Sharing Styles," Sean Ebare
Which Online Music Service Will Have the Longest Playing Time? (requires registration)
"Demo Shows Off Digital Novelties," Jean Buck, The Dartmouth