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Chris Gaines
06-06-2000, 04:51 AM
Monday June 5, 2:24 pm Eastern Time<BR>Company Press Release<BR>SOURCE: Radio & Records<P>Radio & Records Goes On-Air, Online and Into the Ring with R&R Convention 2000<P>- Capitol Recording Artist Oscar De La Hoya Talks About Being a Champion - Potential Sparring Matches between Napster, MP3.com & Record Label Execs - Broadcasters Get Ringside Seats with Leading Internet Innovators - Labels Present Nonstop Exclusive Artist Showcases and Hip Performances (And if that isn't enough, eligible millionaire Rick Rockwell will be there!)<BR>LOS ANGELES, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio & Records' annual gathering of over 2,000 industry executives, broadcasting personalities and recording artists will take on a new dimension this year with a complete track of sessions and speakers addressing the Internet and emerging technologies. R&R Convention 2000: On-Air/ONLINE will take place June 14-17 at the Century Plaza Hotel (2025 Avenue Of The Stars) in Los Angeles.<P>Newly signed Capitol recording artist Oscar De La Hoya will be among the featured speakers at the legendary convention. The championship boxer will address convention attendees Friday, June 16, at 11:15 a.m., the day before his big match with Shane Mosley. Prominent guest speakers such as De La Hoya and Dr. Spencer Johnson, best selling author of Who Moved My Cheese (who will discuss how to deal with change in these evolving industries), will be joined by radio and record industry leaders addressing critical issues at sessions throughout the four-day convention. Over 20 artist showcases and exclusive performances by today's hot new artists will be among the highlights and eligible millionaire bachelor Rick Rockwell will make an onstage appearance at the Saturday luncheon.<P>Verbal punches are most likely to be thrown at sessions addressing the ongoing controversy surrounding online music, digital distribution and the future of online communities. Sessions will include panelists from such controversial sites as Napster and MP3.com while Kerbango, Sonicbox and Webradio.com execs will discuss broadband technologies, a wireless web and the portable devices that may ``rock the world'' for broadcasters. Leading satellite radio companies will be the focus of Friday's luncheon.<P>R&R Convention 2000 will feature innovators from such leading online companies as Launch.com, Listen.com, Live365, Microsoft, RealNetworks, Liquid Audio, Music.com, Feed The Monster, Music Choice, Yahoo Broadcast, <A HREF="http://www.com" TARGET=_blank>www.com</A> and a long list of others. The traditional model of radio is being shattered by new technology and its impact on consumer habits. At the same time, websites have brought Internet radio to the desktop and now wireless devices are making it truly portable. New technology also allows radio stations to address market fragmentation with localized, targeted programming and promotions- all of which will be discussed at R&R Convention 2000: On-Air/ONLINE.<P>Publisher and CEO of Radio & Records, Erica Farber, commented on this year's new technology sessions, saying ``Stations and group owners who are not paying attention to emerging technologies are going to be left behind. R&R Convention 2000 has the tools needed to compete in this new media landscape. We are also hoping to open up a dialog for cooperative interaction between the labels and some of the more controversial online music distribution companies.''<P>The convention, known for informative sessions covering the major radio formats, promises variety and impact. Format sessions will range from minority ownership issues and the state of industry stocks on Wall Street to Alternative radio's Rate-A-Record panel moderated by Gary Owens, a CHR session with Dick Clark, and an all-female lineup of top personalities including Leeza Gibbons, Carole Bayer Sager, Delilah and Ellen K at one of the adult contemporary sessions. R&R Convention 2000's featured entertainment, to be announced, and an abundance of artist showcases will represent virtually all genres of music. The Third Annual R&R Industry Achievement Awards will also be presented at the convention, with honors to be given out in 110 categories.<P>Past R&R Convention speakers and artists have included Virgin Group's Richard Branson; The Seagram Company's Edgar Bronfman, Jr.; X-Files creator Chis Carter; Reverend Jesse Jackson; Tommy LaSorda; Broadcast.com's Mark Cuban; Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino; model Kathy Ireland and music legends Ahmet Ertegun and Phil Spector. Special performances for convention attendees have included such superstar talent as <B>Garth Brooks</B> and Trisha Yearwood, Melissa Etheridge, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie and George Benson. Each year record labels feature their finest up-and-coming talent. Past showcases have included performances by Paula Cole, Shawn Colvin, The Murmurs, K-CI & JoJo and Vitamin C.<P>Now in its 28th year, Radio & Records is the industry's leading weekly trade publication for business news, airplay information and marketing innovation. Read by decision-makers at all levels of radio management and by key record label promotion executives worldwide, R&R also provides breaking news through a daily fax service, R&R TODAY, and on the Internet with R&R ONLINE. For more information on R&R Convention 2000: On-Air/ONLINE, please visit the R&R web site at <A HREF="http://www.rronline.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.rronline.com</A> .<P>Contact: Laurie Peters-Watkins for Radio & Records, 619-222-8004, <A HREF="mailto:lppr@earthlink.net">lppr@earthlink.net</A> . <P>SOURCE: Radio & Records <BR>N

honky
06-06-2000, 07:52 AM
VERY COOL :D<P>TommyN

hugeGBnutt
06-06-2000, 09:46 AM
Cool! :)......but, Oscar De La Hoya a singer? sorry but thats too funny :o<P>aRiN

Pilgrim
06-06-2000, 11:08 AM
Very cool :)<P>BrianN