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Monday, May 14 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Collective Management of Rights: Do We Need More or Less?

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The latest installment of Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series will give attendees an opportunity to interact with — hear from and ask questions of — advocates and influencers who are currently tackling the following tough topics facing their clients and industry partners. 4 CLE credits have been applied for. Proper event sign-in instructions must be followed in order to receive credits. 

In recent years, collective management of rights has expanded with the addition of SoundExchange, administering a brand new right; GMR entering the already crowded field of performance rights; additional organizations challenging HFA's long-time control over mechanical rights in the U.S. At the same time, user organizations have struck some direct deals, avoiding collecting societies.

Now, there is a proposal to create another massive collecting society to cure the problems created by the Section 115 on-demand streaming mechanical. This panel will examine collective management, the issues surrounding collective management and discuss solutions and obstacles to solutions going forward.

Supporting sponsors include Dickinson Wright and Leavens, Strand & Glover

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John Simson

Of Counsel / Executive-in-Residence & Program Director for the Business and Entertainment Program Department of Management, Fox Rothschild / American University
John L. Simson is a practicing entertainment lawyer and is currently of counsel to the firm Fox Rothschild. He has been involved in the music industry since his 1971 signing as a recording artist. His career has included stints as a manager; an entertainment lawyer; an executive... Read More →

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Cindy Charles

Music Licensing Consultant
Cindy Charles is currently consulting in the music licensing space. Until recently, she was Head of Business Development for Music, for Amazon Tickets where she was responsible for leading strategy and business development in connection with Amazon’s new business, offering concert... Read More →
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Richard Conlon

Chief Corporate Development Officer, SoundExchange
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John Johnson

SVP of Licensing, ASCAP
John Johnson is the SVP of Licensing at ASCAP, where he is responsible for ASCAP's Licensing Operations including customer service, licensing administration and general licensing.  During his 23 years at ASCAP, he has held roles in collections, general licensing, business analysis... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
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