Apple vice president of Applications and Internet Services Eddy Cue is to deliver a keynote speech at the Jupiter Plug.IN Conference & Expo, taking place in New York today (July 26).

The event brings together key music industry players to discuss and debate the issues impacting the digital-music industry, including legislation and digital rights, distribution and retailing, online radio and programming strategies, label/artist relationships, and the latest file-sharing technologies.

Panels will assess and define the challenges transforming today's music business, and offer insight into current industry trends. Issues to be discussed include: the current status of file sharing; how content owners can get paid; what music services consumers find compelling; how industry visionaries are approaching the Internet; how digital music should be priced; and whether paid downloads will save the music industry.

Cue oversees Apple's iLife applications, .Mac and the online Apple Store. He received a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University – which has recently revealed plans to give every freshman an iPod.