MusicDish Founder Eric de Fontenay To Speak At IBS Conference

MusicDish Founder Eric de Fontenay To Speak At IBS Conference

MusicDish Founder and President Eric de Fontenay has been invited to speak on two panels at the 68th Annual IBS (Intercollegiate Broadcasting System – World Convention: ‘Publicity, Marketing and Promotions’ and ‘Beyond Radio: Utilizing New Technology to Become a Media Content Provider’. Being held at NY’s Hotel Pennsylvania, the conference gathers school & college radio stations/ webcasters/ podcasters from across the United States.

Publicity, Marketing and Promotions

Friday, March 6, 6:10 – 7:05 PM

The radio industry today is more dependent on creative and skilled promotions, publicity and marketing staff than ever before. In this session, panelists from both college radio stations and the professional workplace will help you plan to position your station for maximum success and listenership.

Beyond Radio: Utilizing New Technology to Become a Media Content Provider

Friday, March 6, 7:20 – 8:15 PM

This session will provide an overview of new innovations in the world of technology and telecommunications. A panel of experts in the field will discuss ways in which college radio stations and programmers can best utilize the range of technological options available to them to become more than just a radio station, but a media content provider.

About Eric de Fontenay

Eric de Fontenay has devoted his career to understanding and developing solutions for the emerging telecommunications and digital markets, having worked on a wide range of issues including the development of e-marketplaces, the impact of broadband and the state of digital distribution and rights management. A thoughtful and outspoken member of the new media revolution since the early nineties, Eric has been invited to speak at leading industry forums such as MIDEM, Canadian Music Week and Harvard Law School and has been published in numerous publications and books.

Starting off his career as a telecom consultant, Eric worked on some of the most pressing regulatory and policy issues confronting major stakeholders from Europe to Japan and New Zealand. He has been at the forefront of tackling issues facing the publishing industry, including author rights, digital content management, syndication and other business models.

Turning toward the evolving online music industry, in 1997 Eric established MusicDish (formerly Tag It) as a new media firm utilizing emerging technologies and models to produce, package and distribute original web-based content. Eric launched what has grown into some of the leading voices in the growing debates challenging and shaping the industry through trade e-publications MusicDish and Mi2N. Under his leadership, MusicDish expanded into artist development through saturated marketing and online branding, using innovative strategies such as syndicated and relationship marketing, online street teams and p2p viral distribution. Eric continues to be a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide and currently manages Toronto-based ‘kaiso’ band Kobo Town.

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