On May 3rd, I will be moderating a panel on the Music Modernization Act at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO 2019 and on May 7th, I will be giving a presentation on innovation in the music industry at the Music Biz 2019. Let’s connect!
• ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo – The Music Modernization Act’s Impact On Music Creators And Who Gets Paid (https://www.facebook.com/events/362222397967522/)
• Music Biz 2019 – Music 2020: The Next Era of Innovation in the Music Industry (https://www.facebook.com/events/2255967711328528/)
Are you attending the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo next week? With so many great panels this year, it’s definitely a task to curate your own schedule. As a music rights enthusiast, my curated schedule is full of panels on topics I care about the most: copyrights, publishing, royalties, and metadata. Check out the full details of each panel, including speaker bios, here.
If you’re planning to attend the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo or Music Biz 2018, please add these panels to your schedule. I’m looking forward to re-connecting with industry colleagues to discuss topics around music rights, royalties, and being a kick-ass business-savvy DIY music creator in the ever-changing digital music landscape.
Here’s my Spring 2018 music conference schedule:
Panel Date/Time: Monday, May 7 • 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Panel Description: Understanding how to manage and make money with digital rights is key to an artist’s financial success. New technologies are dominating the news across industries, and music is no exception. These new technologies promise to empower entrepreneurial artists with affordable, revolutionary rights management and monetization tools. Immediate benefits include fair compensation and transparency around ownership, but the full potential of this technology remains untapped. Join our expert panel to hear more about how new technology and other alternative financing options are revolutionizing the industry.
- Edward Gennis – Founder & CEO, OpenPlay
- Dae Bogan – Music Industry Consultant
- Shari Hoffman – CEO, Transparence
- Ray Young – CEO, RightsLedger
Panel Date/Time: Wednesday, May 9 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Panel Description: The way fans pay for music has changed fundamentally. And that’s had major ramifications on how songwriters and other music creators make a living. Fortunately, there are many new paths to revenue in today’s new music industry. This panel will compile them all, with examples of how artists at every stage is taking advantage, and what that means for your career.
- DeDe Burns – Director, Strategy Services, Royalty Exchange
- Dae Bogan – Music Industry Consultant
- Vickie Nauma – 23 Capital
- Tracy Maddux – CEO, CD Baby
- Andy Hermann – Former LA Weekly Music Reporter
Panel Date/Time: Tuesday, May 15 • 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Panel Description: In recent years, issues related to unattributed and unpaid royalties have made more headlines than ever before. As the digital music ecosystem continues to grow the licensing mechanisms, data flow infrastructure, and royalty attribution and payment methods have been challenged to keep up with and support an insurmountable aggregate of transactions, often leading to unclaimed royalties. This panel will discuss perspectives around unclaimed royalties and review best practices that rights-holders can implement to better capture all of their earned royalties.
- Bill Colitre – VP & General Counsel, Music Reports, Inc
- Kayce Laine – Publicist & Musician, Gold Sky Music
- John Raso – HFA & Rumblefish, SVP of Client Services
- Dae Bogan – Founder, TuneRegistry & RoyaltyClaim
After months of planning, we are finally excited to release additional information about TuneRegistry.
TuneRegistry is an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution to streamline music rights registrations and metadata delivery. We’re building TuneRegistry for the independent music community — to empower you with a powerful, yet simple, platform to manage your music catalog and associated rights administration all in one place.
Who is TuneRegistry for?
From indie artists and artist managers to indie record labels and music publishers, we believe that the any music creator and rights owner within the independent music community will find value in TuneRegistry’s suite of tools and services. Even music attorneys like us!
We are currently seeking private beta testers from the independent music community. Request an invite.
On behalf of my client, I spent the week conducting conference calls and long email exchanges with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, The Harry Fox Agency, National Music Publishers Association, Association of Independent Music Publishers, Crunch Digital, We Are The Hits, Tresona Music, and Audible Magic securing public performance licenses, obtaining synchronization licensing information, obtaining copyright identification service & royalty administration information for their UGC video hosting platform.
What I learned (or confirmed, rather) is that there is a HUGE need to streamline and make efficient the process of securing synch licenses, a HUGE need to standardized/equalize deal structures between labels and digital service providers vs. publishers and digital service providers, and a HUGE opportunity for a collective-bargaining startup to secure pass-through licenses on behalf of many music tech startups, and we should consider making some forms of synch licensing compulsory.
Nevertheless, as long as the music industry is slow to innovate in how it deals with digital startups, there will continue to be confusion and frustration among all stakeholders and work for me to do as a consultant.
ASCAP & SAE Institute presents
“Finding Alternative Financial Revenues For Your Music”
The music industry is an ever-evolving ecosystem of new modes of production and distribution, new sales channels, new marketing tactics, new technologies, new people and decision-makers, new legislation and new implications of legislation. There are many trade magazines and blogs that help to keep musicians and music industry professionals informed. However, merely reading about something new or someone important is not a sufficient way to promote yourself and make great connections.