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CEMB to Host Fourth Annual Leadership Music Digital Summit

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Leadership Music this year to present the fourth annual Digital Summit, hosted by the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, on Tues., April 22 in Belmont’s Curb Event Center. In just three years, LDMS has proven to be a valuable event for both the entertainment community and city of Nashville by becoming one of Tennessee’s largest music-related summits. With an increase from 400 attendees in 2005 to more than 600 in 2007, the growth of the conference has challenged the volunteer and staff resources of Leadership Music. A partnership with the Chamber will allow for its continued improvement and reach and help strengthen relationships within the technology sector. Leadership Music alumni and industry volunteers with expertise in music technology create the programming, with the Chamber focusing on marketing, logistics and accommodating the event’s technology industry speakers and sponsors.


The summit’s overall purpose is to identify and explore new opportunities, innovations and challenges related to music technology as well as to foster a knowledgeable, issue-oriented, vibrant community of music industry professionals. The 2008 LMDS will feature more than two dozen speakers presenting conference sessions.
Serving as Strategic Chair of the conference is Ted Cohen, managing partner of Tag Strategic, LLC. Jay Frank, senior vice president of music strategy at CMT, is Chair of the Programming committee. Frank said, “The caliber of speakers that Ted Cohen and the committee have assembled includes some of the most stellar minds in digital music today. They represent a diversity of thought, ideas and businesses that make this year’s Digital Summit a ‘must attend’ event for the latest knowledge and networking in the digital space.”
Curb College Dean Wesley Bulla will offer a welcome to the event, followed by opening remarks from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
Registration is free for Belmont students, but the registration deadline is April 18. Visit www.digitalsummit.org for more information or contact lmds@leadershipmusic.org.

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