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Audio: Goin’ Mobile: Investing in the New Connected Consumer

This was the title of an excellent panel at Billboard Music & Money conference earlier this week…focusing on mobile music and the role of labels, aggregators, handset manufacturers, and begrudgingly (!), operators..
Among the topics discussed:
— The new role of aggregators
— Will the aggregators exist in the near future?
— The operator’s revenue pie
— The short tail in mobile content
The panelists included Alex Bloom, Associate Director of Programming, Verizon Wireless; Rio Caraeff, VP/GM Universal Mobile Music US, Universal Music Group; Alan Peyrat, Principal, Apax Partners; Nigel Rundstrom, VP Multimedia, Nokia; and Robert Tercek, Chief Marketing Officer, Mforma
( Download the panel audio from here (8.7 MB, 50 minutes)