ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Based in Bristol, Conn., with 3,900 employees (6,500 worldwide) ESPN Plaza includes 900,000 square feet in 18 buildings on 123 acres (116 contiguous), with additional office space (400,000 sq. ft.) rented nearby.The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with an audience of more than 110 million choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, at iheartradio.com and on the iheartradio mobile application on iPods and smart phones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. Clear Channel Radio's iheartradio app delivers over 750 of America's favorite local radio stations, celebrity-hosted channels, local traffic reports & exclusive videos. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 215 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com . In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the company's Website at www.guitarcenter.com.
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MillerCoors brews, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment. Miller Lite is the great-tasting beer that established the American light beer category in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to Rocky Mountain cold refreshment. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also offers innovative products such as MGD 64, Miller Chill and Sparks. Through MillerCoors new craft and import company, Tenth and Blake, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Molson Canadian and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel's craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America by driving profitable industry growth. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.
BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable, one-day event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrows music business today. Delegates get an intense program including a keynote speech and four Movements with an incisive curriculum redefining the music business from the artists' perspective. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important do's and don'ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs. The NMS Schmoozatorium will have important exhibits by companies to help artists with their careers and amazing networking opportunities.
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for recently announced transactions, Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
Cakewalk is the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording. These products include award-winning digital audio workstations and sequencers, fully-integrated music software and hardware solutions, and innovative virtual instruments.
Millions of musicians worldwideincluding Grammy and Emmy-winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineersuse Cakewalk products daily to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries.
For more information visit: www.cakewalk.com
Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, owned and operated by MTV Networks Latin America, reaches 6.1 million Hispanic TV households (45% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 34 million total TV households. The network's programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life - Latin American plus American equals US Latino - through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks' portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity -- milestones, making it and music -- as well as social responsibility through its initiative "Agentes de Cambio", which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected through www.tr3s.com.
Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG; www.dbg.tv) is a digital network specializing in the production and distribution of video content across the Internet and other digital media. A comScore rated top 5 video network comprised of close to 107 million monthly unique visitors, DBG distributes advertisers' pre-roll inventory as well as original web programming across the 2,600 sites and properties that are within the network. DBG's Emmy Award winning in-house production team produces original programming that aligns with a brand's communication goals. DBG has recently developed web programming for such clients as Infiniti, Hewlett Packard, Ford, Sprint, Mars, the U.S. Air Force, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, and Coca-Cola. The company was founded in 2007 and has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. DBG was launched in 2007 by online video advertising pioneer Chris Young, former VH1 producer Joseph Gomes, Emmy Award-winning producer Gregg Backer, and digital media veteran Rick Kleczkowski.
CMT'S NEXT SUPERSTAR is executive produced by Legacy Productions' Co-President Simon Lythgoe and Nigel Lythgoe, co-founder and president of Big Red 2 Entertainment, a newly formed company with 19 Entertainment. Bob Kusbit executive produces, and Brad Johnson and Melanie Moreau serve as executive producers for CMT.
Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.
Ernie Ball was the first to offer rock strings with the creation of Slinkys, and further revolutionized the market by offering guitarists Custom-Gauge single strings. The Ernie Ball Company also produces Music Man guitars and basses, volume pedals, and other accessories. The company's strings available in more than 6,000 music stores throughout the U.S. The company also exports to 82 countries.
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney, KISS and American Idols Live. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as America's Original Sports Company and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, the Jack Purcell shoe and the One Star shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including premium lifestyle men's and women's footwear and apparel. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 43 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Converse on the web at www.converse.com.
Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 819 stores in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and most recently Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it's an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to our visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to our employees whose image and style reflect our customers' lifestyle and attitude; the Journeys store is designed to stay relevant and engage our core customer. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through www.journeys.com, a mobile website, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and an annual music and action sports tour - the Journeys Backyard BBQ (journeysbbq.com). Journeys - An Attitude You Can Wear!
Vibe Lifestyle Network is the parent company of VIBE Magazine and VIBE.COM and is the premier destination for the hip-hop generation. Vibe Lifestyle network represents over 25 sites and reaches over 19 million unique users per month. The new Vibe is the premier destination for urban music, entertainment, culture and lifestyle for the aspirational 18-34 year old.
Paste Magazine is one of the fastest growing independently published entertainment magazines in the country, recently named "Magazine of the Year" at the PLUG Independent Music Awards for the second consecutive year. We pride ourselves in being the premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and songcraft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit--indie rock, Hip- Hop, Triple-A, Americana, folk, blues, jazz, etc. We're happy to bring you thoughtful analysis on the best in film, books and other aspects of popular (and alternative) culture.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue currently serves 56 cities with 600 daily flights.
Kix Brooks, of the award-winning Country duo Brooks & Dunn, hosts the ABC Radio Networks syndicated program American Country Countdown. The music-intensive four hour program counts down the 40 biggest songs in Country music, as compiled by Billboard magazine, captivating listeners each weekend with exclusive stories about their favorite Country artists and other national celebrities. American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks is heard on over 300 stations nationwide and the show proudly airs on the American Forces Radio Network to U.S. troops and their families wherever they are stationed. American Country Countdown is the longest-running and most listened to number one countdown in the nation. For more information, please check out the American Country Countdown website.
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 180-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).
Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.
Now in its 26th year, Rogers MusicStore CMW is the single longest running and premiere conference focusing on business of Music, bringing together Sound Recording, New Technology and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events... Combining informative, intensive conferences, cutting edge trade exposition, award shows & Canada's biggest New Music Festival. By night Toronto's most popular clubs and concert halls throw open their doors to industry insiders and the general public to create an electrifying musicfest of discovery. The talented emerging new bands are music to the ears of A&R reps on the lookout for next year's stars. The Festival spans 4 nights of performances, with over 500 showcasing bands at over 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
The 2nd annual Virgin Festival will take place on August 4th and 5th in Baltimore, MD at the legendary Pimlico racing grounds. Performers include The Police, 311, Beastie Boys, Velvet Revolver, Wu-Tang Clan, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more!
Founded in 1995 by world renowned mastering engineer Jeff Lipton, Peerless Mastering has completed hundreds of projects for clients ranging from unsigned independent artists to major-label performers. Our expertise in all genres of music has brought a remarkably diverse and talented selection of artists to our studios, and our state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to achieving the precise sound our clients are looking for ensures that they leave happy and return to Peerless for all their mastering needs.
Peerless Mastering is located in Newtonville, Massachusetts and features two world-class studios meticulously designed to be the ultimate listening and sound-refining environments. The studios were personally designed by two of the world's premier acousticians, Bob Alach and Michael Blackmer. We offer the highest-fidelity processing obtainable anywhere, from only the best pro-audio manufacturers. Our vintage equipment is scrupulously maintained and has been rebuilt and custom-modified by Alactronics for the finest possible sound quality.
Most essential, however, to a fully satisfying mastering experience is, of course, the mastering engineer. The best equipment available, in the best sound environment, will not produce the desired outcome without a talented and knowledgeable engineer to operate it. At Peerless, our chief mastering engineer, Jeff Lipton, has extensive training and experience, and will work closely with each client to understand exactly the results he or she is looking for and how best to achieve them. This is why our facility is indeed Peerless.
For the past ten years, youth groups, churches, families, and friends have flocked to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire to experience this electric event. SoulFest features over 100 Christian music artists, along with a number of speakers, ministries, and outdoor adventures. The lineup for SoulFest '08 is scheduled to feature some of the most prominent artists in the Christian music industry. With 5 different stages there is always something to do at the festival. The heart of SoulFest goes far beyond the music of the concerts though. SoulFest exists to motivate people to live their lives from the inside-out and to reach out to others in their community, country, and the world.
CenterNetworks was relaunched in September 2006 to focus on the "new" Internet. The mission is to help industry professionals learn more about topics including: social networking, Web 2.0, and social media. In addition, one of the main goals with CenterNetworks is to help you create better web apps.
Austereo is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies.
Reaching over 4.5 million Australians weekly via our three national radio networks (including the Triple M Network) Austereo delivers a combination of traditional and new media platforms on which to communicate with our audience.
Triple M plays music that rocks!
Across the Triple M Network the music format is contemporary, and targets 30 something's' who love their music, and comedy. Triple M is also the destination for those who love their sport.
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure's diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones and wireless microphone systems for performers and presenters, award-winning earphones and headsets for MP3 players and smartphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.