digitalmusic.org to Hold Second "App Alley" at Music Biz 2013


digitalmusic.org, the home of music business association NARM’s digital initiatives, is bringing the popular App Alley popup demo and exhibit showcase back for a second year at Music Biz 2013. The event will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. It is designed to give established and aspiring app developers and service providers a chance to put their products in front of a high-powered audience, while allowing industry executives to get a first look at the powerful new innovations set to impact the music business in the year ahead.

Companies currently confirmed to participate at App Alley 2013 include:

· 7digital

· AccountingSuite

· Almighty Music Marketing

· Bandzoogle

· Choose Digital

· Hearo.fm

· Jamplify

· Musicmetric

· Playbutton

· Spotify

“The inaugural App Alley was a big success last year, with a steady stream of people flowing through the exhibit space all day checking out a great slate of innovative apps, many of which have made a serious name for themselves over the past year,” said Bill Wilson, Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development at digitalmusic.org. “We’re excited to repeat that success this year with another lineup of companies that highlight the limitless potential of the music space and illustrates how technology can be used to bring it to reality.”

A limited number of Basic Display packages, which include a high-top table, signage, wired internet, electricity, one complimentary full registration to Music Biz 2013, and two 2-day passes to the event, are still available for $499 each. Those who would like to reserve a space can do so by contacting Pat Daly at [email protected]. Those who would like to attend App Alley can do so by registering for Music Biz 2013 at www.narm.com/events/musicbiz2013/rates-registration. To see a video recap of last year’s App Alley, visit http://bcove.me/i18xb8s4.

The full Music Biz 2013 event runs May 6-9, and includes a comprehensive slate of panels, keynotes, and townhalls ranging from the Music Business Academy for those just starting out to the first-ever Metadata Summit for those already immersed in the business, to the Billboard “Future of the Biz on the Future of the Biz” panel followed by a performance by alt-folk sister act von Grey. The event closes with an Awards Dinner, where Buddy Guy will receive the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement and Emeli Sandé will receive the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award. Other honorees include Ted Cohen, Founder and Managing Partner at TAG Strategic, and Record Store Day, who will receive NARM’s Presidential Award for Sustained Industry Achievement and Independent Spirit Award, respectively, with more to be announced.

About digitalmusic.org

digitalmusic.org is the home for the digital initiatives of NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the trade association for the business of music. NARM provides the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business. While primarily focused on physical formats for much of its history, NARM has expanded its mission in the past ten years to include all facets of music commerce. This includes physical, digital, and mobile commerce partners as well as gaming, applications, and other emerging revenue models. DMO is governed under the by‐laws of NARM, by NARM President Jim Donio, the NARM Board Of Directors, and directly by digitalmusic.org Co‐chairs Christina Calio (Microsoft Entrainment), Kevin Arnold (Sony Music Entertainment) and Bill Wilson, NARM VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development. Topics and actions for each individual work groups are determined by the individual work group leaders.

About NARM

Established in 1958, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is the trade association for the business of music, providing the central platform for the discussion of industry‐wide concerns, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote music commerce, and advocating for common interests. Members include companies and individuals from all aspects of music distribution, including physical, digital, and mobile outlets as well as gaming, applications, merchandise, video and more. NARM members have access to a variety of conferences, virtual seminars, networking opportunities, information and education resources. NARM is a nonprofit organization based in Marlton, New Jersey. Visit www.narm.com for more information.