Here's yet another reason to attend our upcoming EconMusic conference next week: A Spotlight Q&A with music industry vet Fred Croshal, founder and CEO of the Croshal Entertainment Group. Croshal came up through the traditional ranks at Sony (NYSE: SNE) Music and now operates a virtual record label. Croshal works with a mix of artists, including Jackson Browne, American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Elliott Yamin, and Moonalice (featuring tech's own Roger McNamee and G.E. Smith). During a 30-plus year career, which also includes six years as GM of Madonna's Maverick Recording Company, Croshal also has worked with Jason Mraz, Filter, Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rhimes, Jerry Lee Lewis and more.
Croshal joins our roster of digital music industry execs, including our keynoter Courtney Holt, president of MySpace Music; Chris Stephenson, GM of global marketing, entertainment business for Microsoft; Cory Ondrejka, SVP of Digital Strategy for EMI Music; and David Ring, EVP of Universal Music Group's eLabs.
Register now to hear Croshal discuss how he is succeeding with a virtual label and the importance of being able to evolve at the same pace as digital music trends. He will be interviewed by Caroline Little, CEO of Guardian Media, North America, and a member of our board. The half-day conference takes place Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Los Angeles Times Building. If you have questions about the program, email us at events AT contentnext.com. For sponsorship queries, email our business side at advertising AT contentnext.com.
By Rachelle Crum