Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium.

Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium.

In a candid one-on-one session, Frankenheimer, co-chairman of legal firm Loeb & Loeb, will interview Lack, CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, about key music-industry issues, including the challenge of merging Sony and BMG and the development of new business models for the digital age.

The one-day event returns this year to the St. Regis Hotel in New York. It will attract top executives and entrepreneurs from the music, legal, management and Wall Street communities. The gathering provides a prime time for networking and gives entrepreneurs and investors a unique opportunity to discover common ground.

Panel discussions will explore a host of crucial topics. Among the panels are Brands & Bands: New Funding Sources for Artist Development, Valuing Music Assets 2005, Small Companies/Big Opportunities and Fuzzy Math or Transparent Reporting.

Confirmed panelists include RED Distribution president Ken Antonelli; EMI Music Publishing chairman/CEO Martin Bandier; attorney Michael Elkin of Thelen Reid & Priest; Violator Management/Records CEO Chris Lighty, manager of 50 Cent; attorney Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Indursky; business manager John Meneilly; Translation Consultation & Brand Imaging chairman/chief creative officer Steve Stoute; and attorney Michael Sukin of Sukin Law Group.

For a complete schedule of events, visit billboardevents.com.

Early-bird registration of $750 is available through Jan. 28. For information, contact Kelly Peppers at 646-654-4643 or e-mail bbevents@billboard.com.

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