Sunday, July 18, 2010

Digital Music NY Presents "Leading Ladies Of The Music Biz"

Digital Music NY, a monthly music business networking event series, is proud to be partnering with Women in Music to present 'Leading Ladies in the Music Biz' on July 27th at Gonzalez y Gonzalez. Women in Music is a dynamic group of music industry professionals working together to support, nurture, empower, and recognize the talents of women in our field.

The event will feature an impressive panel of five female music professionals shaping today's industry, including:
* Lia Vollack-Friedman - President, Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures Ent.
* Jennifer Blakeman - Senior Vice President, Universal Music Publishing Group
* Amanda Ghost - President, Epic / Songwriter
* Samantha Cox - Exec. Director Writer Publisher Relations at BMI
* Marsha Vlasic - Sr VP concerts @ ICM

"This event is very special for us - I can't remember the last time I saw such an impressive line-up of women decision makers in one panel,"
noted Digital Music NY co-organizer Eric de Fontenay. "I've wanted to organize a panel like this with Women in Music for over a year and it was well worth the wait!"

President of Women In Music, Evangelia Livanos, adds, "WIM is excited and honored to partner with Digital Music NY on an event like this! This panel is what Women in Music is all about and what we strive for to give back to the community - a recognition of women leaders and a way for the industry to learn from them. We are really looking forward to this fantastic event!

Some topics covered will include:
How have opportunities in the music business changed for women with the growth of the Internet? How have layoffs at the majors and other music companies impact female professionals? Where exactly is the glass ceiling and are there cracks developing? What have been some the growth sectors for women in the music industry?

Digital Music NY Music Industry Networking and Discussion Presented by MusicDish, Fortex Group and Women in Music Drink Specials courtesy of Riazul Premium Tequila
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Time: 6 - 9 PM
Leading Ladies of the Music Biz panel: 7:00 PM
location: Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway, between Houston & Bleecker

About Women In Music
Since 1985, Women in Music has been a dynamic group of music industry professionals working together to support, cultivate and recognize the talents of women in our field. Through educational seminars, panels, networking events, showcases, our annual Touchstone Awards, and other gala events, we provide camaraderie and tools for advancement to hundreds of members at all stages of their careers.

In 2007, Women in Music burst back into the music industry, as a new crop of members emerged and revived the organization. We are hundreds of hard-working and enthusiastic women eager to make a difference in the industry. For more information, please visit

About Digital Music NY
Digital Music NY is collaboration between Fortex Group and MusicDish Founders, Ephraim Cohen and Eric de Fontenay to build a community of New York area based professionals in the digital music sector, from singer/songwriter to app developer. Focused around a monthly event held at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Digital Music NY features company announcements, presentations of the latest tech, and discussions on new business models, guest speakers and plenty of networking.

Eric de Fontenay
Digital Music NY

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