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Friday, March 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You - Music Licensing

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In the old economy pricing was set by labels. In the new access economy, with interactive services such as Spotify and semi-interactive custom radio services such as Pandora, the revenues received are based upon advertising sales and/or subscription revenues. When a digital service earns revenue by either charging a subscription fee or by selling advertising, it ends up with a fixed revenue pie from which it shares revenue with all rights holders. Artists and labels compete for those revenues as well as promotional opportunity access. Join us to learn details of the new music economy, as well as what artists and labels need to know to get their fair share of access and compensation.

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Darius Van Arman

Co-Owner, Jagjaguwar
Darius Van Arman founded the record label Jagjaguwar in 1996 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since then, he has become a co-owner in the labels Dead Oceans, Secretly Canadian and Numero Group. These four labels are now known as Secretly Group, a label group that is headquartered in... Read More →
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Rich Bengloff

Pres, American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
Rich Bengloff has been A2IM President since January 2007, A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents over 300 dues paying Independent music labels located across the country stretching from Hawaii to Florida, that have banded together to form a central voice advocating... Read More →

Charles Caldas

CEO, Merlin BV
Charles Caldas is the CEO of Merlin, the global rights agency for the independent label sector, representing over 20,000 independent labels from 41 countries. Merlin, which operates on a not-for-profit basis, focuses purely on protecting and enhancing the strength, diversity and unique... Read More →
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Chris Harrison

Asst General Counsel, Pandora Media Inc
Chris is Assistant General Counsel for Pandora Media, Inc. (“Pandora”) where he focuses on Pandora’s music licensing issues. Prior to joining Pandora, Chris worked for commercial music service provider DMX, Inc. (“DMX”) where he held a number of positions, including General... Read More →
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Jim Rondinelli

SVP Head of Content Licensing & Catalog, Rdio
Jim Rondinelli, Global Head of Content Licensing and Catalog, Rdio, Inc.

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 12AB

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