9th Annual Miami Entertainment Law Symposium

9th Annual Miami Entertainment Law Symposium

Apr 05 - Apr 06, 2018

Miami, FL

The 9th Annual Miami Entertainment Law Symposium, presented by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries in Association with the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association, will take place April 5-6, 2018 at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. SoundExchange’s Senior Counsel, Brad Prendergast, will take part in the “Music Licensing Update: A Changing Landscape” panel on April 5.

Panels Featuring SoundExchange:

  • Music Licensing Update: A Changing Landscape

    Date: Apr 05, 2018

    Time: 4:15pm-5:45pm

    Location: TBD

    Featuring: Moderator:
    Todd Brabec, Former ASCAP Executive Vice President/Co-author of Music, Money and Success

    Jeff Brabec, Vice President Business Affairs, BMG, Nashville, TN/Co-author of Music, Money and Success
    Joseph DiMona, Vice President of Legal Affairs, BMI, New York, NY
    Gary Greenstein, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC
    Brad Prendergast, Senior Counsel, Licensing and Enforcement, SoundExchange, Washington, DC

    Panel Description: The world of music licensing has changed dramatically in recent years both for traditional and
    online/digital media as well as for the creative community and their representatives-music publishers, record companies and collection societies. This panel will discuss the current state of music licensing as well as the changes, challenges and considerations being dealt with by both the music producing and music user communities.

    Areas covered include, among others, recent Copyright Royalty Board decisions regarding 2018-2022 writer and publisher mechanical rates and sound recording streaming rates for Sirius XM and other services, the DOJ ASCAP and BMI rate court and consent decree litigation, SESAC and Global Music Right licenses, the SoundExchange purchase of the Canadian mechanical right society CMRRA, the status of pre-72 sound recordings, the role of mediation and litigation in determining rates, new television business models, contract clauses and royalty streams, direct licensing efforts and administration in the song and sound recording fields, video game online streaming models and the new reality of “backend royalties”.