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Tuesday, May 15 • 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Who Needs You Anyway? Reinventing the Artist-Label Relationship in the Digital Era

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This session is part of the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust.

Today’s world is giving independent artists more avenues than ever before to get their music created, distributed and consumed. As a result, many are questioning the need for artists to bind themselves to the conventional label deal, while for others, the allure of being a ‘signed’ artist remains a coveted goal. So, how can an artist determine what is the best option for their career?

This panel will explore the relevance of the artist-label relationship in the digital era through the lens of the recording agreement. By comparing and contrasting conventional recording deals with emerging alternative arrangements, we will explore ways in which artists and labels can achieve a more symbiotic, balanced relationship that truly reflects the realities of the 21st Century digital environment. Topic areas will include brand partnerships, joint ventures, master- rights administration, and upstream distribution deals.

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Ash Kernen

Principal Lawyer & Founder, Kernen Law
Ash Kernen is the Principal Attorney & Founder of Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, focusing predominantly on the music industry.  Having spent more than 10 years as an artist, songwriter, and entrepreneur prior to becoming... Read More →

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Brian Aranda

Sr. Manager of Data & Engagement, Fame House
Brian Aranda is the Sr. Manager of Data & Engagement at Fame House (acquired by Universal Music Group in 2016), a Philadelphia-based Digital Marketing Agency specializing in music and entertainment. Over the years, he has worked closely with a numerous clients including Eminem, Pearl... Read More →
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Jason Berger

Partner, Margolis Edelstein
Jason Berger is a Partner at the Philadelphia-based law firm Margolis Edelstein and chairs the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. His practice focuses on securing and negotiating agreements in the music, television/film, digital media, technology, art and fashion... Read More →
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Roy LaManna

Co-Founder and CEO, Vydia
Roy LaManna is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Inc. 500 video technology company, Vydia. Vydia ensures content creators have cutting-edge solutions to manage their digital strategy. LaManna is also the President and Founder of Trendsetter, a PR and Marketing firm that secures premium placement for the visual content of music’s biggest artists including Lady... Read More →
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Chill Moody

Brand Consultant & Musician, nicethings LLC
Chill Moody cemented his status as one of the top lyricists and performers in Philadelphia after winning Best Rapper in Philadelphia Magazine’s annual Best of Philly issue. He was also named Philadelphia’s Music Ambassador by Councilman David Oh, due to his tireless efforts to... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:20pm - 1:55pm
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