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Friday, April 19 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Think Global, Act Local: PROs and Digital Rights Licensing

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As music continues to transcend international borders, the global landscape for digital rights licensing is rapidly evolving. While complexities and risks exist, experienced copyright leaders are meeting the challenges head-on and are creating innovative solutions. Learn how PROs from around the world are adapting their relationships to each other, to their members and to new markets in order to simplify their licensing efforts and to maximize new global opportunities for music creators.

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Dean Kay

President & CEO - Lichelle Music Company; Songwriter - "That's Life"
President & CEO - Lichelle Music Company | Songwriter - "That's Life" Dean Kay has been at the helm of some of the most highly respected and forward-thinking music publishing companies in the world, first as COO of the Welk Music Group, then as President/CEO of the U.S. division... Read More →

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Robert Ashcroft

CEO – PRS for Music
CEO – PRS for Music Robert Ashcroft joined as Chief Executive of PRS for Music in January 2010. A former Senior Vice President at Sony, Robert headed their network services division in Europe and mobile products division in the United States. With a range of experience from global organisations that include both The Walt Disney Company and Convergys Corporation, and more recently Hudson Morris Associates, an investment consultancy specialising in digital media, Robert has worked with the music industry for many years. Launching the Sony Connect Download service and StreamMan digital streaming service... Read More →
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Eric Baptiste

CEO - SOCAN As CEO of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada, Eric Baptiste works to protect the rights of the organization’s more than 110,000 members, upholding the value of songwriting to Canada’s culture, economy and national pride. Eric has influenced broadcast media and cultural policy, and promoted new talent around the world for more than 20 years. Prior to joining SOCAN, he was Director General of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC). He currently serves as non-executive General Secretary of the board of Francophonie Diffusion and Chairman of both Radio NEO (non-commercial FM network devoted to new musical talent) and ISAN-IA... Read More →
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John LoFrumento

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP | | As Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), John A. LoFrumento sets and directs the strategic growth for one of the world’s largest performing rights organizations. LoFrumento represents ASCAP as a member of... Read More →
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Cecile Rap Veber

Executive Committee - SACEM
Executive Committee - SACEM | | Cécile Rap-Veber, 42, comes from a family of artists among whom José Maria de Heredia, Tristan Bernard, Pierre-Gilles Veber (grandfather), Francis Veber (uncle) and Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian (sister). She earned a master's degree in Civil & Commercial Law and International Private Law and is a licensed lawyer at the Paris Bar. After having practiced as a lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Paris for four years, she was hired by Universal Music France in 2000 where she successively held, below the CEO Pascal... Read More →

Friday April 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

Attendees (46)