“The music industry finally finds itself in a forward-moving fashion embracing technology to increase digital sales as CD sales continue their decade long decline,” said Ned Sherman, publisher and CEO of Digital Media Wire. “To help make sense of this shifting landscape, Digital Music Forum West features top thought leaders and pioneers from the digital music revolution to address the latest trends of how to monetize music in the cloud, which mobile apps make a difference and real world DIY for artists.”

Ever mindful of the fact that this conference was built on people’s passion for music, for the first time, it is offering sponsored registration to working artists on a case-by-case basis.

The two-day event, which started today October 6, is at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, and is the industry’s only comprehensive digital music conference focused on the evolution and future of digital music. The conference agenda, which includes senior participants from major labels, leading indie labels, social networks, online music retailers, mobile companies, artists and association heads, includes top keynotes, discussions and panels on topics including mobile apps, the state of the digital union, the future of Internet radio, online video, digital innovation, investments, the digital copyright debates, rights management, social networking and touring.

Attendees expected to be at the conference include over 300 senior decision-makers from record labels, music publishers, producers and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, radio, advertising, attorneys, artists, investors and venture capitalists.

Event sponsors and media partners include Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP, RightsFlow, Rovi, Cisco, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, NVPR, A2IM, Mashable, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Aquarium Drunkard, New Music Tipsheet, EMF, KCRW.com, Music Connection, Fusicology, Mary-Margaret Network, AFTRA, Filter Magazine, Billboard and PR Newswire

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit: http://www.digitalmusicforum.com/west.