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Appeared on: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
DVD Europe 2003 focuses on music

With music DVD set to be one of the hottest selling items at retail this Christmas, leading professionals from across the business will converge on London to discuss the format’s prospects at the fourth annual DVD Europe conference in October.

Created by CMPi's One to One magazine, DVD Europe ’03 will take place in a prestigious new venue, the British Museum, on October 7-8.

With DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and SACD creating new interest, challenges and revenue streams for companies across the music industry, the event will bring together key players from around Europe to address the artistic, technical and commercial opportunities that these new formats deliver for music.

The programme has been devised so that it provides a thorough grounding for companies considering moving music onto DVD, as well as catering to those who are already doing good business in DVD. Throughout the emphasis will be on intelligent debate illustrated by case studies of some of the leading release to date.

Conference outline

DAY1 looks at the immediate issues facing those moving into music on DVD. The first sessions will explain how the different formats are developing and what each can offer the music market. Updated statistics will show which categories of music are growing fastest, profiling the repertoire, the buyers and the price points. The morning will progress with discussions on the merits of multi-channel, and how it can be achieved for both new projects and back catalogue. The day will finish off with a range of content issues, and how best to produce compelling releases for new and back catalogue product. And of course no DVD Europe conference would be complete without its party, this year sponsored by Macrovision.

DAY 2 focuses on music DVD’s commercial appeal and realities. Major retailers will explain their approach to displaying and selling DVD music, and packaging specialists will detail how different packaging approaches can improve sales. In the afternoon debate will focus on issues including royalty rates, chart rules and copy protection. As with Day 1, the day will also include a case study of a current high profile project, and demonstrations of the best music DVDs.

VENUE: The British Museum, London
DATES: October 7 & 8, 2003

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