Marlton, NJ (October 3, 2011) - Music business association NARM announced today that , the virtual home of NARM’s digital initiatives. Bruno was previously Executive Director of Content & Programming, Digital/Mobile at Billboard, where he spent seven years reporting on the intersection of new media and music. Now, Bruno brings his extensive experience to digitalmusic.org, where he will help facilitate the complex conversations and cooperation necessary for businesses to flourish in today’s rapidly changing music industry.
“Antony has spent the past seven years examining all the players in the digital media arena, making him the perfect person to build up the digitalmusic.org community,” said Bill Wilson, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development at NARM. “Our goal is to bring together all of the companies that are critical for the business of music in the digital realm, and Antony can bring the right people to the table and then conduct meaningful, productive conversations that move the business forward.”
“The digital music market is an exciting and innovative space that is constantly being redefined,” said Bruno. “I’m very much looking forward to working with digitalmusic.org and all the companies involved in defining the music industry landscape of the future.”
Bruno will continue to be based on Denver, CO, where he will also operate an independent consulting business, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before joining Billboard in 2005, Bruno was Assistant Vice President, Wireless Internet Development at CTIA – The Wireless Association, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry. There, he produced and managed educational programming for CTIA conferences and managed the association’s Wireless Internet Caucus. Prior to that, he was a Senior Writer at RCR Wireless News. Bruno has a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
digitalmusic.org (DMO) is the home for the digital initiatives of NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the trade association for the business of music. NARM provides the central platform for the discussion of industry-wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business. While primarily focused on physical formats for much of its history, NARM has expanded its mission in the past ten years to include all facets of music commerce. This includes physical, digital, and mobile commerce partners as well as gaming, applications, and other emerging revenue models. DMO is governed under the by-laws of NARM, by NARM President Jim Donio, the NARM Board Of Directors, and directly by digitalmusic.org Co-chairs Christina Calio (Microsoft Entrainment), David Levin (Sony Music Entertainment) and Bill Wilson, NARM VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development. Topics and actions for each individual work groups are determined by the individual work group leaders.
Established in 1958, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is the trade association for the business of music, providing the central platform for the discussion of industry-wide concerns, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote music commerce, and advocating for common interests. Members include companies and individuals from all aspects of music distribution, including physical, digital, and mobile outlets as well as gaming, applications, merchandise, video and more. NARM members have access to a variety of conferences, virtual seminars, networking opportunities, information and education resources. NARM is a non-profit organization based in Marlton, New Jersey. Visit us at www.narm.com.
Laurie Jakobsen, Jaybird Communications — email@example.com, 646.484.6764
Nicole Hennessey, NARM — firstname.lastname@example.org, 856.596.1803