Two-day confab kicks off today

HOLLYWOOD — Jerry Mickelson, chairman of JAMTV Network, operators of the Internet music site Rolling Stone Network, has been tapped to co-host “Creating the Buzz, the Role of Web-Based Music Content,” a panel discussion at Plug in ’98, a two-day multimedia confab kicking off today in Gotham.

The roundtable, set for July 16 at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan, will present advertising and commerce opportunities available on the Internet to attendees from all facets of music, online, computer, consumer electronics, content and communications industries.

Panelists will include Mickelson, along with Dave Goldberg, CEO, Launch; Nicholas Butterworth, CEO, SonicNet; John Morgan, VP, Billboard Online; Marc Cuban, prexy & CEO, AudioNet; Matt Fraber, senior VP, Online Services, MTV; and Mark Mooradian, group director, Consumer Content, Jupiter Communications.

Plug in ’98, New Music Meets New Technology, is presented by Jupiter Communications and the Intel New Music Festival, and boasts panels and speakers from top entertainment industry posts including VH1 prexy John Sykes, Recording Industry Assn. of America CEO Hilary Rosen and N2K chairman/CEO Larry Rosen, among others.

JAMTV Corp. operates the Rolling Stone Network, the Internet’s premier independent music megasite billed as the world’s largest aggregation of multimedia assets and artist information.

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