Was Aerosmith ahead of its time when they distributed the first full-length commercial song on-line in 1994? How is digital technology changing the way we use music, books and images? What ethical impact is downloading having on intellectual property and royalties? Can the music and publishing industries adapt to changing notions of customer loyalty? Will starving artists continue to struggle or is the new digital highway paving the way to a better world -- an MP3-driven nirvana?
Members of the public are invited to join us as international media and technology consultant Jim Griffin answers these and many more questions as part of the second annual Don Tapscott-Ana Lopes Business and Society lecture.
Jim Griffin is an international technology and music guru and CEO of Cherry Hill Digital. As an advisor and consultant to the music and entertainment delivery industries, Jim works to help his clients understand the uncertainty about the digital delivery of art. He is an internationally recognized author and worked at Geffen Records when it distributed the first full-length commercial song on the Internet.
"One of the brightest minds in digital music." - CNN Money (Eric Hellweg, January 23, 2003)
"Entertainment Technology Visionary" - Los Angeles Times (Paul Karon, April 8, 1996)
As co-founder of the 'Pho group,' Jim brings together thousands of members of Pho's mailing list to promote dialogue about the digital delivery of art and the new economy in music, movies, books and all media. Griffin has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at its oversight hearing on file sharing and music licensing. He has lectured annually at business schools (Harvard, USC, UCLA, Berkeley) and has worked closely with Nokia's Wireless Research Centre in Helsinki.
Business and Society Lecture
The Don Tapscott and Ana Lopes Business and Society Lecture fund was established to support a lecture once a year to bring prominent speakers to the Trent University community to address issues of values and ethics as they pertain to business and society. The first lecture,in 2003 featured Don Tapscott who spoke on Integrity and Trust in a Transparent World, based on his latest book The Naked Corporation.
Don Tapscott is an international authority on the application of technology in business, a consultant to some of the world's largest corporations, author of nine books and speaker on business strategy and organizational transformation. Don is a graduate of Trent University and chaired Trent's successful 1996-2001 Beyond our Walls campaign, which raised $17.2 million. Ana Lopes is a member of Trent's Board of Governors. She founded Saralex Communications in 1995.
Time : 7:30 pm
Place : Peter Gzowski College - Argyle Street, Lecture Room A
Date : March 3, 2004
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For more information contact:
Don Cumming, Senior Director, Public Affairs, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1224