Tommy Nast speaks at Musexpo
May 03, 2006 13:57:01 (ET)
BURBANK, Calif., May 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CenterStaging Corp. (CNSC, Trade), a creator of digital entertainment content for multi-channel online distribution worldwide, today announced that Tommy Nast, Executive Vice President of Business Development has been invited to participate on an expert panel to discuss the latest artistic and business innovations in the music industry at the MUSEXPO 2006, an annual music industry event featuring artists and delegates from three dozen countries, being held in West Hollywood, Calif., April 30-May 3.
The panel, entitled, "The State of Global Independence," will be among the concluding events on the fourth and final day of MUSEXPO 2006. The panel is scheduled for 3:30 - 5 pm, at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood.
Mr. Nast, a distinguished music industry executive, recently joined CenterStaging, where he will spearhead the Company's new digital portal, rehearsals.com. A unique new web destination, rehearsals.com provides original content for music fans worldwide, showcasing artists in various aspects of both their creative process and their working environment. Content includes video streams of "behind the scenes" rehearsals as musicians prepare for tours and television appearances, in live performances and at work in recording sessions.
"rehearsals.com is ecstatic to be a part of MUSEXPO 2006," said Mr. Nast. "This is an amazing conference that shares our vision on the integrity and artistry of new music."
In addition, CenterStaging and rehearsals.com will sponsor and host the MUSEXPO's concluding business and networking reception at The Key Club, on Sunset Blvd., from 6 - 8 pm, for all registered conference delegates. DJ Vice will be the deejay at the event and emerging band Tremolo is performing.
"We're delighted about CenterStaging and rehearsals.com's participation at MUSEXPO 2006, both with Tommy Nast as a panelist and rehearsals.com's hosting the event's business networking reception," said CEO Roger Paglia. "MUSEXPO is a major gathering that attracts many of the industry's most recognized business leaders and artists."
The State of Global Independence panel discussion will be co-moderated by Bob Lefsetz, the Editor of The Lefsetz Letter, and Tony Wilson, the Founder of Factory Records/In The City. In addition to Mr. Nast, panelists will include Alex Hodges - EVP, House Of Blues Concerts, Inc., Andy Kipnes - President, AAM Inc., Chris Taylor - Founder/Music Attorney, Taylor Mitsopulos Burshtein, Derek Sivers - Founder, CD Baby, Don Rose - Acting President, A2iM, Donald Tarlton - Chairman/Founder, Donald K. Donald Productions/BCL Entertainment Corp., Gary Chen - Co-Chairman/CEO, Orca Digital Inc./Top 100, China, John Cloud - Head of Playground Int'l & Creative Director, Playground Music (Scandinavia) and Jonathan Shalit - Managing Director, Shalit Global.
About CenterStaging Corp.
CenterStaging Corp. (CNSC, Trade) is a public company based in Burbank, CA with an office in Bensalem, PA and is the parent company of CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc. and its division rehearsals.com. The Company provides rehearsal and production services for all facets of the entertainment industry. The 150,000 square foot facility features 12 rehearsal studios and sound stages, a high-definition broadcast center, thousands of musical instruments and backline equipment in Burbank, CA. The facility houses rehearsals.com which is envisioned as a gateway into the professional artist's workshop, and provides streaming video as well as digital audio programming, exclusive performances, candid artist interviews and intimate lessons from the masters. The teaming of CenterStaging and rehearsals.com mounts a powerful vertically integrated entertainment model that not only develops and produces content, but also delivers compelling programming to an online audience.
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