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Music DVD 3 Announced

30 Jan, 2007 By: Jessica Wolf

For the third consecutive year, Home Media Magazine is producing a one-day business conference on the marketing, merchandising, promotion and sale of music DVDs.

The third annual Music DVD Conference, produced by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, The Hollywood Reporter and the Entertainment Merchants Association, will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood, California.

It's the first and only industry event exclusively devoted to music DVD. Key players from the record labels, studios, distributors and retailers will discuss, analyze and strategize for a power-packed day of information and education.

The event will examine critical issues and trends, including the impact of digital downloading and the challenges and opportunities that await music DVD as next-generation, high-definition optical discs take hold.

Highlights include special market research presentations, a series of executive panel discussions, a product showcase luncheon with celebrity keynoter, and the third annual Music DVD Awards, which last year attracted press attention from more than 20 countries.

More than 200 attendees are expected, including top executives with the major labels and independent record companies, key retailers, leading entertainment reporters and other industry movers and shakers.

Special surprise guests also are expected. Previous conferences have attracted the likes of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and legendary punk-rock pioneer Tommy Ramone.

“Music DVD is a true product of the DVD age, providing the world's biggest music stars with the opportunity to give their fans so much more than their music,” said conference chair Don Rosenberg, VP and general manager of the entertainment group at Questex Media Group, which owns Home Media Magazine. “From concert footage to elaborately staged music video productions, music DVD has become a viable niche industry of its own,” Rosenberg said.

The event is open to the trade only. Advance registration fees are $345 for DEG and EMA members and $395 for nonmembers. Hollywood Reporter readers also are entitled to the $345 discounted registration fee. Special press registrations are available to credentialed media by contacting Vicki Bui at vbui@questex.com.

For more information, visit the Web site www.homemediaconferences.com.

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