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Archive for January 26th, 2011

MIDEM 2011 – Press Kit (20th Jan)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011



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MIDEM 2011 – MIDEMNET (22nd-26th): PANELS & Manager Summit…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011

Here’s a mixed selection of some very interesting panel discussions coming fresh from the MIDEM 2011 – MIDEMNET (22nd-26th January ’11) in Cannes…

All videos are hosted by the official “MIDEM Youtube Channel” ( )

Panel: Reinventing the Music Biz | MidemNet 2011

Speakers: Jeff Castelaz, CEO, Dangerbird / The Pablove Foundation (USA)Mathieu Drouin, Founder, Crystal Math Management (Canada)Toby Langley, Founder, Transgressive & Rockfeedback / Creative Director, LoveLive (UK)Emily White, co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment (USA)

Moderator: Virginie Berger, Founder and Music Strategist, Don’t Believe the Hype (France)

A new music generation is driving the industry forward. With a more holistic business vision, they are embracing all avenues for revenue generation for their artists. Talented music executives discussed the type of business organisation needed to support artists, and how to make a living in today’s music industry


Panel: Digital Services & Authors’ Society Partnerships – MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Robert Ashcroft, Chief Excutive, PRS for music (UK)Mitko Chatalbashev, Director for European Affairs, CISAC/BIEM (Hungary)Axel Dauchez, CEO, Deezer (France)Catherine Kerr-Vignale, Deputy Director, SACEM (France)Steve Purdham, CEO & Founder Investor, We7 (UK)

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand, Journalist & Media Consultant (UK)

Authors’ societies have a history of helping online and mobile services to access the largest possible music repertoire. This session focused on the conditions necessary to make these licensing deals viable for all parties with the perspectives from both sides and on the solutions at the European level. This conference continues at the World Copyright Summit, taking place June 7-8, 2011, in Brussels.
Panel: The Next 200 Years of Music Publishing – MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Ed Averdieck, Director, Real World (UK)Laurence Le Ny, Head of Music Content, Orange (France)Arnold Mabunda, Music Publisher, Gallo Music Publishers (South Africa)Hartwig Masuch, CEO, BMG Rights Management (Germany)Mary Megan Peer, VP Business Development, peermusic (USA)

Moderator:Jane Dyball, SVP International Legal & Business Affairs, Warner/Chappell Music (UK)

Panel: Opportunities in Social Music Gaming MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Charles Hudson, Co-Author, Inside Virtual Goods (USA)Juha Hynynen, CEO, SongHi Entertainment (Finland)Keith Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Booyah (USA)Albin Serviant, CEO, MXP4 (France)Jonathan Shambroom, Chief Product Officer, Ning (USA)

Moderator: Ralph Simon, CEO, The Mobilium Advisory Group/Chairman Emeritus & Founder, Mobile Entertainment Forum — Americas (USA)

Social music games represent an entertaining, interactive music listening experience. They offer a unique platform to market and monetise music to an audience of immersed fans. Here, key players in the field discussed new opportunities in social music gaming entertainment.

Panel: Music & Brands’ Innovative Partnerships | MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Katrina McMullan, Senior Counsel Music & Entertainment, Mattel (USA)Julie Nollet, International Communications Manager, Hennessy (France)Joan Sardà Masia, New Projects Director, Mahou San Miguel Group (Spain)Christoph Scobel, Head of Music Cooperation, New Yorker (Germany)Steve Swenson, Global Brand Manager, TDK Life On Record (USA)Stefano Taboga, Global Head of Digital Marketing, Diesel (Italy)

Moderator: Daniel Glass, Founder, President & CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group (USA)

Key executives from respected consumer brands explained why music is, more than ever, a key channel to engage with consumers. They also unveiled their recipes to achieve ‘win-win’ partnerships with the music industry.
Manager Summit: Optimising Opportunities for Artists | MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director, Intermusica (UK)Stephen Wright, Chairman and Head of Artist Management, ICA (UK)

Moderator: Atholl Swainston-Harrison, Chief Executive, IAMA (UK)

Managing artists and expectations in these more difficult times is a challenge but there are also opportunities not least to take stock of the core values that matter in developing an artist’s career. Marketing and PR is surely a recession-busting strategy but how important is it and what should one bear in mind?
Manager Summit: Anthony Addis & Jamie Kitman: Managing Muse & OK Go | MIDEM 2011

Speaker: Anthony Addis, Manager of Muse & Director, Brontone (UK)Jamie Kitman, Manager of OK Go & President, The Hornblow Group (USA)

Moderator: Bill Werde, Editor in Chief, Billboard (USA)

With record labels just keeping abreast of sound recording usage and sales, tracking artists’ presence is more challenging than ever for managers. Experienced managers unveiled which sectors — records, digital, sync or live — and platforms are essential to artists’ success, and how to monetise them
Manager Summit: 10 Commandments for Successfully Running a Label | MIDEM 2011

Speakers: Fredrik Ekander, Owner, Cosmos Music Group (Sweden) Motoko Fujii, Executive Producer, Solitary Man Records (Japan) Daniel Glass, Founder, President & CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group (USA) James Pitt, Director of Promotions, Your Army Management (UK)Yvan Taïeb, Co-Founder, Roy Music (France)

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand, Journalist & Media Consultant (UK)

Much has been written about the demise of record labels, but a new breed of entrepreneurs still believes there is a room and a business for labels. Label executives who have successfully launched record labels in today’s digital environment shared their experience and provide valuable expertise and tips.


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26th January 2011: India celebrates Republic Day – what it means

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:06 [IST]

India celebrates Republic Day – what it means

written by: Anita Nair

While India is celebrating its 62nd Republic Day with great pomp, show and grace and is making full use of the opportunity to showcase its achievements and the pride of states; do we know everything that needs to be known as a proud Indian?

How many among us, even the so-called patriotic among us fully understand the meaning of Republic Day? What it stands for and how different it is from Independence Day?

As we all know India had to fight hard to attain independence and many lives were lost in the struggle for Independence. Under the able leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Azad and many others India fought a fair battle uplifting the principles of Ahimsa.

OneIndia has taken the duty upon itself to enlighten readers on the importance of Republic Day and what it means for the large number of Indians spread across the globe.

The Republic Day was first celebrated when the Constitution of India came into existence and India formulated an establishment to rule themselves. This constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950, when India became a Republic. Therefore India celebrates this anniversary on January 26 as India’s Republic Day. The day is also celebrated to honour the ‘Declaration of Independence of 1930′ from the British Rule.

Read: Complete list of Padma winners on R-day 2011

While there exists uncertainties in the minds of many on the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day, the most apparent difference being that while Independence Day dwells upon the past and remembers the struggles and achievements of the yore; Republic Day is an occasion for renewing of the pledge and the golden words in the Constitution is highlighted.
Another more visible difference being that while Independence Day is mostly rhetoric-based, Republic Day is an out-and-out visual spectacle with no speeches.

Hope we have been able to give you a better idea on the importance of the Republic Day and an insight into the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950.

Happy Republic Day to one and all and let us all be proud to be an Indian.

(Source: 26th Jan 2011 – OneIndiaNews – http://news.oneindia.inFeature)

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26/01/2011: Bollywood calls for a better India on Republic Day

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011


Bollywood calls for a better India on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Summoning the spirits of patriotism and unity, Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi have called on fans to make India a better country this 62nd Republic Day.

The stars took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish everybody and express their vision of a better India.

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Happy Republic Day guys,” tweeted Salman, adding, “Corruption hattao (remove) guys, we are all guilty of it. Lene waala bhi aur dene waala bhi (The one who takes and also the one who gives)”
“Happy Republic Day! May God Bless our land with greater resilience, peace and prosperity! And may we all respect it,” Bachchan wrote on his Twitter page.

Vivek posted, “We are one nation, with one vision and one identity, together we stand tall, together we stand united and together we are proud to be Indian! Happy Republic Day.”
“Express your true patriotism and what”s in your heart, celebrate Republic Day in its true spirit. Go out there and find an Indian in need… you have the strength and power to help. Bring a smile to a person’s face, make a difference, improve your India… as Gandhiji said, be the change you want to see in the world. The future of this great nation lies in our hands,” he added.

Actress Shilpa Shetty echoed Salman”s sentiments, posting, “Freedom isn”t selective, it is either complete, unfettered or it is not freedom. Celebrate your rights. Happy Republic day.”
“Today is a day of national pride. So, let”s not speak of our present politicians. Jai Hind,” wrote veteran singer Asha Bhosle.

“Happy Republic Day my fellow Indians. May we always know that being an Indian is the best thing that happened to us. Jai Hind!,” posted actor Anupam Kher.

True to her chirpy nature, actress Preity Zinta brought in the holiday mood, writing, “Happy Republic day guys ! JAI HIND !!!! Today is all about watching the republic day parade & chilling at home!” PTI BB

(Source: 26th January – MSN News)

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Indian Republic Day 2011 on Fiji: Govt ministers/officials mark India’s celebrations

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011

Publish date/time: 26/01/2011 [11:43]

Story by: Praneeta Deo

Govt ministers/officials mark India’s celebrations

Govt ministers/officials mark India’s celebrations

Govt ministers/officials mark India’s celebrations (source:

Print this page Email this page Government ministers, businessmen, officials and staff from the Indian High Commission gathered at India House this morning to mark India’s 62nd Republic day celebrations.

Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Vinod Kumar also conveyed the message of India’s President Pratibha Patil to the people of India and to those living abroad.

Kumar said the President also highlighted on the importance of moving forward in Education and Agricultural sector. (There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen here.)

Meanwhile, Attorney General and Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum said these celebrations are important for any country.

He also said Fiji wants to strengthen its relationship with India. (There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen here.)

Fiji is the first country in the world to do the flag raising ceremony this morning.

(Source: 2th Jan 2011 –

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India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011

Updated: January 26, 2011 18:05 IST

The country’s vibrant cultural heritage, its impressive achievements and military might are on a majestic display today as India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day.

Celebration of India’s sovereignty amidst the colours of life is what Republic Day celebrations are all about.

The patriotic fervour of people on this day brings the whole country together even in all Her diversity.

This picture gallery throws light on the Republic Day festivities and brings out India’s myriad cultures and traditions to the fore.

62nd Republic Day of India (26th Jan 2011)

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(Source: 26th January 2011 –

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Indian diaspora celebrates R-Day with fervour, gaiety

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 26, 2011

Press Trust Of India
Islamabad, January 26, 2011

First Published: 12:58 IST(26/1/2011)
Last Updated: 13:01 IST(26/1/2011)

Unfurling of the national tricolour, cultural programmes and festivities marked the 60th Republic Day celebrations by the Indian community all over the world with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm. The Indian High Commission in the Pakistani capital celebrated the Republic Day today, with High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal hoisting the national tricolour at an official function.

Sabharwal read out President Pratibha Patil’s address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day and children of the High Commission’s staff performed patriotic songs.

The function was held at the High Commission within the high-security diplomatic enclave in the heart of Islamabad.

The Indian High Commission will host a special function in Pakistan’s financial hub of Karachi on January 29 to mark the Republic Day for the first time in over 15 years in a bid to boost trade ties between the two countries.

In China, the Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and traditional fervour at the Indian Embassy in Beijing and the Indian Consulate in Shanghai.

Indian Ambassador to China, S Jaishankar hoisted the national flag at the embassy premises in Beijing and read out President’a address to the nation. A number of Indians based in the Chinese capital attended the ceremony.

Jaishankar and his wife Kyoko Jaishnakar hosted a reception. In Shanghai, Indian Consul General Riva Ganguly Das hoisted the National Flag.

Members of the Indian community including the Indian medical students from Suzhou and Nantong (Jiangsu province) attended the function.

‘Sangeetam’ a musical group under the Indian Association rendered patriotic songs on the occasion.

In Singapore, students from Indian schools in Singapore joined the High Commissioner T C A Raghavan and the local Indian community in celebrating the Republic Day.

The students sang patriotic songs and danced after Raghavan read out President’s message to the country at the Indian High Commission premises.

About 500 Indian professionals and Singapore Indian residents as well as students of the Indian schools in Singapore attended the event at the Grange Road complex.

Last night, Raghavan hosted a Republic Day celebration at the Shangri-La hotel, with Singapore Minister of Environment and Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim as the guest of honor.

(Source: 26th Jan 2011 – HindustaniTimes – South Asia)

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