Name: Cameo Carlson
Title: executive VP, Universal Motown Republic Group
Panel: Digital Now (Thurs. March 4, 11:40 am - 12:25 pm). More info at

Fill in the blank: Money is the...
Most challenging part of our business but the thing that keeps our artists’ mortgages paid.

At this moment in time, what most worries you about the music business?
From a label perspective, our ability to develop and understand relationships directly with our consumers quickly.

What most encourages you?
That the interaction with and demand for music has never been higher.

What's the last album you bought?
Surfer Blood/Astro Coast and VA/Hope For Haiti

What's the most important lesson you've learned while navigating your way through the recession?
That music still matters, it still brings people together in a way that nothing else can.

Who's going to win American Idol?
If I knew that I would not be head of digital business, but I would not bet the farm on another Lambert.

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