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group Y Presents Industry Panel Discussion May 12th

May 11, 2009

group Y Presents Industry Panel Discussion May 12th
Integrating Music and Brand Marketing

group Y, a collective of youth marketing and communications professionals in the action sports and entertainment industries, will hold a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12th at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. The music-focused panel line up includes authorities from Vans, Fuel TV, and Vestal.
The panelists will be discussing the tightly interwoven connections between action sports, youth marketing and music industries, as well as how brands, musicians and record labels can work together in cross promotion.

Our expert panel line up includes:
• Kurt Soto – Entertainment Marketing Manager, Vans
• Derek Boucher – Director of Marketing, Vestal
• Daryl Berg – Director of Music Supervision & Licensing, Fuel TV
• Ray Ibe – founder, SecretHandShake & music industry veteran
• Austin Brown (moderator) – Music Marketing Manager, Sole Technology

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the panel will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $20.

To pre-register, please visit

group Y invites all those involved in marketing & PR within the action sports, entertainment & communications industries to attend.

About group Y – “Where Action Sports and Youth Marketing Come to Meet”
group Y is the original collective of professionals focused on Action Sports, Youth Marketing and Entertainment. Based in Southern California with a growing national reach, group Y boasts an active membership of the best and brightest these industries have to offer. Sharing insights from key decision makers at key brands, past speakers have included experts from companies such as Quiksilver, Burton, Oakley, MySpace, and ESPN. Through our events, outreach and on-line presence, group Y takes the work out of strategic networking and strengthens our entire industry in the process.