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Wednesday, March 18

12:30pm CDT

Getting Royalties from Streaming Music Services
According to Nielsen’s 2014 Q1 numbers, consumer usage of interactive music and video streaming services is growing – topping a total of 34.3 billion streams in just the first quarter of the year. At the same time, download sales are declining. Historically, the channels of royalty collection were few and significant. Today, royalty revenue consists of micro pennies across multiple sources and distributors. Learn what songwriters and publishers can do to make sure they are collecting royalties due to them and what they need to do to make sure they are not leaving any money on the table.

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Robert Barbiere

President, Dubset Media Holdings Inc
Bob Barbiere is President of Dubset Media Holdings, a technology company specializing in licensing and rights management of derivative works. Dubset has created the music industry's first identification, licensing, and distribution platform enabling the legal streaming of mix and... Read More →
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Joe Conyers

VP/GM, Songtrust
Currently helping redefine music publishing through efforts focused on technology, product development and digital strategy with Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, two leaders in rights managment.
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Jesse Feister

co-founder, Songspace Inc
Jesse Feister is co-founder of Songspace, a technology platform that helps creators and music businesses work together to manage the content and data surrounding songs. Prior to Songspace, he helped launch the edtech startup LiveSchool, overseeing a period of growth that included... Read More →

Chris Potter

Mgr Music Partnerships, YouTube
Chris serves as Manager, Music Partnerships for YouTube with a focus on the independent music publishing community. Prior to joining YouTube, Chris was the Director of Marketing at Google-acquired RightsFlow, where he drove online interaction for the company’s consumer-facing music... Read More →
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John Raso

VP Client Svcs, Harry Fox Agency
John Raso is the Vice President, Client Services for the Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA). In his role, Raso oversees HFA’s Client Services team of agents who provide support to thousands of HFA affiliated publishers. He is also part of the team leadership that supports clients including... Read More →

Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 17B
Thursday, March 19

3:30pm CDT

Yes Virginia, There are still fu*#in jukeboxes!
The jukebox has been around for 100+ years. There was vinyl, compact discs, and now, we have touch-screen jukeboxes that glow like an overgrown cellphone in the corner of your favorite bar. Jukeboxes have historically sat right in the middle of all the best bar debates, eased the pain of the lonely, and started fires in the hearts of lovers. All this said..."same as it ever was"?? Not entirely. Jukeboxes are ever-changing machines tapped into popular culture every day, providing a nightly soundtrack to thousands, and teaching us about music consumers in various niche markets. Let's explore the possibilities of a digital jukebox network, and see how people interact with their favorite tunes in bars and clubs.

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Dave Anderson

VP of Retail & Lifestyle Mktg, Warner Bros Records
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Brian Hoekstra

Music Content Mgr, AMI Entertainment Inc
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Kyla Lombardo

Mktg Dir, Riot Fest
Kyla started her career managing music and sports sponsorship programs for some of the world’s largest brands including McDonalds, Discover Card, The GRAMMY’s and NASCAR. Following that she helped launch a start-up that merged entertainment and gaming to create immersive digital... Read More →
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Matt Lunsford

Co-Pres, Polyvinyl Records
While still in high school, Matt Lunsford and Darcie Knight founded Polyvinyl Press in 1994. The self-published fanzine focused on album reviews while documenting the burgeoning music scene developing in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois region.

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 10A
Friday, March 20

12:30pm CDT

Money, Songwriting and Recording - The Real World of Money in Music
Learn about all of the areas where songwriters and artists make money in today’s world of music for both new and traditional media. Good and bad deals will be explained as well as the actual money you should make from every area. Whether it’s a micro penny from a web caster, a $5 royalty for a live club appearance, a $2,205 “synch” license for a song on The Voice, a $500,000 pay out for a song in a national advertising commercial or 2 million dollars in performance royalties from ASCAP, BMI or SESAC for the #1 song of the year.

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Jeffrey Brabec

VP Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis
Vice President Business Affairs for BMG Chrysalis. Co-author of the book "Music Money And Success: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Business".

Todd Brabec

Author "Music, Money & Success”/Former ASCAP EVP, N/A

Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 18D

2:00pm CDT

Mo' Money: Performance Royalties for Commercials
Collecting performance royalties for music in commercials is a specialized process that has rapidly evolved in the last few years. Panelists will discuss current collection processes, challenges producers face, critical resources, and anticipated industry changes. Music providers frequently don't realize the royalties that can be made from commercial music. Even when they do, they often have no idea how to get their money. An insurance company's radio campaign recently brought its composer $30k for 18 months of airplay.

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Steven Joyce

Managing Director, Sounds Like Publishing
Based in London, UK, Sounds Like Publishing focus on publishing administration and royalty collections for music in advertising. Clients include the worlds leading music production companies, composers and brands, ensuring rights holders are remunerated for broadcasts of their music... Read More →
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Lynne Lummel

EVP Transformation Management Office, ASCAP
Lynne Lummel, just assumed a new role at ASCAP, EVP, Transformation Management Office. She will work closely with ASCAP’s senior leadership team on a variety of complex transformation initiatives to meet the future needs of ASCAP’s songwriter, composer and publisher members and... Read More →
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Hunter Williams

Exec Dir, Production Music Association
Industry-respected professional with 20 years of distinguished experience in management and executive positions at a leading music rights organization. Core competencies include copyright licensing and economics, copyright asset management, royalty income tracking and administration... Read More →
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Nan Wilson

La Jefa, Manage Ad Music Inc
Nan Wilson started MAM in 2000 with the idea of merging together the primary facets of commercial music royalty collection. Years of advertising experience with agencies, music production and media buying had revealed new, more efficient methods for collecting music royalties not... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 15

3:30pm CDT

Life Beyond YouTube - Maximizing Your Monetization Opportunities
Ten years ago, YouTube pioneered the pathway for artists to gain significant revenues from their video assets. Today, there are many more ways to optimize return on your video investment. This group of video experts will explore and highlight the best current approaches to making the most from your fans’ insatiable appetite for imagery.

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Darryl Ballantyne

Founder & CEO, LyricFind
Darryl Ballantyne originally conceived LyricFind in 2000 with Mohamed Moutadayne and Chris Book at Ontario’s University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the Internet. Officially launched in 2004, the company pioneered the licensed digital lyrics... Read More →
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Ted Cohen

Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Ted Cohen is Managing Partner of TAG Strategic. In an industry that’s been slow to embrace change, Ted was the exception to the stereotypical music-exec rule. But, when you start out on the road with The Sex Pistols, Alice Cooper & Van Halen, you’re primed for the unexpected... Read More →

Milana Rabkin

Digital Agent, United Talent Agency
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Marc Scarpa

Producer, SimplyNew
Simplynew founder and executive producer/director Marc Scarpa combines 20 years in the digital space and live broadcasting with an understanding of consumer interests and popular culture. Scarpa’s experience gives him insights which would elude less experienced or integrated competitors... Read More →
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Dana Shayegan

VP of Music, The Collective Digital Studios
Dana Shayegan is the Vice President of Music at the Los Angeles-based premium content network, Collective Digital Studio (CDS). At CDS, Dana operates one of the largest networks of independent music channels on YouTube and SoundCloud, averaging over 150 Million streams per month across... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 17A