Music Biz 2017

Music Biz 2017

May 15 - May 18, 2017

Nashville, TN

SoundExchange is a proud supporter of Music Biz 2017! The annual convention returns to the Renaissance Nashville Hotel from May 15-18. Join SoundExchange and the most influential decision-makers in the music industry’s commerce, content and creative communities for four days of informative panels, presentations, special events, networking and more.


The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry.

Panels Featuring SoundExchange:

  • Music Policies During the Trump Era

    Date: May 15, 2017

    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

    Location: Music City Ballroom, Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    Featuring: Julia Massimino (VP of Global Public Policy, SoundExchange); Marsha Blackburn (U.S. Congressman, 7th District of Tennessee); Jacqueline Charlesworth (Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP); Todd Dulpar (Sr. Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, The Recording Academy/The GRAMMYs); Dennis Lord (EVP of Creative and Business Affairs, SESAC)
    Moderator: John Beiter (Partner, Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC)

    Panel Description: Considering that the positions of the Trump administration on copyright and royalty issues are largely unknown as he takes the highest office, this discussion between PROs, politicians and industry professionals will shed some light on what the industry might look for from them moving forward. The panel would address the possible Trump perspective on hot button issues such as the status of the PRO consent decrees, streaming royalty rates and the royalty courts, Fair Play Fair Pay, copyright act revisions, and more.

  • Who Gets Paid for YOUR Music

    Date: May 16, 2017

    Time: 10:00-10:50 AM

    Location: 205 (CC), Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    Featuring: Linda Bloss-Baum (Sr. Director of Industry Relations, SoundExchange); David Boyer (Business Manager, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy); Will Page (Director of Economics, Spotify); Gandhar Savur (Attorney, Savur Threadgold); Alison Smith (SVP of Operations, Distribution, BMI)
    Moderator: Jim Griffin (Managing Director, Hazen, LLC/OneHouse)

    Panel Description: Who gets paid: the middle man or you? In what proportion and with how much accountability? During this panel, we'll review the latest on drilling money down to creators. Whether you share in a royalty pool or cash regular checks for a quarter, or negotiate new deals, you’ll want to join this discussion on how money travels from fan to artist. Part of the backdrop for this topic is a case working its way through German courts right now and will wash up on our shores before very long.