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Don’t Show Us Who You Are, Tell Us Who You Are July 25, 2009

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HP Invites People to Express Themselves on YouTube

Hewlett Packard today announced the HP You on You project, a contest on YouTube (News – Alert) that invites entrants from around the world to create and share videos that express who they are – without showing their faces.

The contest uses new video creation tools on YouTube, including improved video remixing and webcam video tools, to allow people of all skill levels to submit videos that run the gamut from comedies to mini-biographies and documentaries, and showcase their individual passions, causes and creative gift

The contest offers the opportunity for contestants to win more than $300,000 in cash and prizes from HP Running through Aug. 30, each of the 100 semifinalists selected by YouTube will receive an HP Artist Edition notebook PC, and the 20 finalists selected by YouTube viewers also will each receive $2,500.

The Artist Edition notebook features a stunning design inspired by the sea and sky in Okinawa, Japan, which earned 27-year-old Hisako Sakihama first place in the 2008 HP MTV “Engine Room” Notebook Design Contest.

The Artist Edition notebook brings together a rich set of options, including a Blu-ray optical drive(2) and AMD (News – Alert) Turion™ processors(3) as well as powerful graphics from ATI. Advanced yet intuitive software applications – including Corel® VideoStudio X2, Corel Painter Sketch Pad, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 and Magix Music Maker 14 – allow users to explore new levels of creativity and fun with pictures, music and video.

More information about the HP You on You project is available at http://www.youtube.com/hp.

Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference 2009 Features a Gathering of the Early Digital Music Leaders July 25, 2009

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The Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference, an annual gathering of music/media executives and digital music professionals, takes place on August 27 and 28, 2009 in San Francisco. Featured at this year’s conference will be the “Hindsight is 20/20” panel, a gathering of the leaders of the early digital music companies. The panel will examine the early possibilities they saw and challenges they encountered as well as their thoughts on the present state of the industry.

The panel, moderated by Ted Cohen of TAG Strategic, will feature Hank Barry who was the CEO of Napster; Gene Hoffman, Jr., the co-founder of eMusic; Gerry Kearby, the co-founder of Liquid Audio; and Ken Wirt, whose background includes being the Founder and CEO of Riffage.com.
Bandwidth Conference 2009 also will feature prominent trailblazers from various segments of the music industry in keynote conversations. Each speaker will provide a unique perspective on the current state of the industry and identify the key opportunities and challenges for today’s music, media, and tech professionals. Announced featured speakers include Cory Ondrejka, Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing for EMI; Livia Tortella, General Manager/Executive Vice President of Marketing & Creative Media of Atlantic Records; Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin; and Jeff Price, Founder and CEO of TuneCore.
Visit the Bandwidth Conference website for registration and further details at http://www.bandwidthconference.com.