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Tuesday, June 11
 

9:00am

Registration/Breakfast
Join us for breakfast in the foyer after registration, sponsored by SESAC.


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Foyer 2nd Floor

9:30am

Welcome Address
Speakers
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

COO; NY Chapter President, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.; AIMP
Alisa Coleman is COO of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. where she oversees day-to-day operations, business development, and global licensing for one of the foremost independent entertainment companies in the world. Through her leadership, management and vision, Coleman has helped generate... Read More →
avatar for John Ozier

John Ozier

Executive Vice President, Creative, Reservoir Media Management
avatar for Teri Nelson-Carpenter

Teri Nelson-Carpenter

CEO; National Chair & LA Chapter President, Reel Muzik Werks; AIMP


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

9:45am

Opening: "Indie Music Publishing Industry update: The Future is Audible"
Speakers
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

COO; NY Chapter President, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.; AIMP
Alisa Coleman is COO of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. where she oversees day-to-day operations, business development, and global licensing for one of the foremost independent entertainment companies in the world. Through her leadership, management and vision, Coleman has helped generate... Read More →
avatar for Barry Massarsky

Barry Massarsky

President, Massarsky Consulting Inc.
I am the President of a boutique consulting firm in NY that specializes in the valuation of copyrights for the music industry marketplace. We are long term strategists for the RIAA, SoundExchange, SESAC, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, BMG among others. We are also expert... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

10:00am

Songwriter Welcome
Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Solarium 9th Floor

10:00am

Songtrust & AdRev Presentations
Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Pratt Room 4th Floor

10:15am

Nothing but Net [Publishers Share]: The Future of Catalog Valuations
Moderators
avatar for Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Program Director & Producer, NYU Steinhardt & Musonomics
Professor Larry Miller is a Clinical Associate Professor of Music Business and Director of the Music Business Program at NYU Steinhardt. He also advises music creators and rights holders on public policy and litigation. Previously, Miller was a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting, and later... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sherrese Clarke

Sherrese Clarke

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
avatar for Denise Colletta

Denise Colletta

Senior Vice President / Team Leader, City National Bank
With over 30 years of banking experience, Denise oversees a large portfolio of loans and deposits totaling about $1 billion at City National Bank. Denise and her team consistently provide new financing to the various genres of the media and music industries. In 2013 and 2016 Denise... Read More →
avatar for Nari Matsuura

Nari Matsuura

Partner, Massarsky Consulting
As Partner at Massarsky Consulting, Nari Matsuura leads the valuation practice of the firm, and has conducted numerous music publishing catalog valuations, including Boosey & Hawkes, Carlin Music, Downtown Music Publishing, peermusic, Primary Wave, Reservoir Media Management, Rogers... Read More →
avatar for David Dunn

David Dunn

Managing Partner, Shot Tower Capital
David is a founder and the Managing Partner of Shot Tower Capital a leading investment banking boutique providing advisory and capital raising services* to media and entertainment companies. Shot Tower has closed transactions with an aggregate value of in excess of $10.5 billion since... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

10:15am

The Growing Market for Stems, Samples & Lyrics
Moderators
avatar for John Raso

John Raso

SVP, Client Services, HFA
John Raso is the SVP of Client Services for HFA and Rumblefish, where he oversees the teams who provide support to thousands of publishers and Rumblefish clients. Raso oversees the identification and distribution of music publishing royalties generated by Rumblefish administration... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hank Shocklee

Hank Shocklee

President, Shocklee Entertainment
avatar for Phil Barry

Phil Barry

Founder & CEO, Blokur
Phil Barry is the founder of Blokur, a platform that helps musicians and music companies get paid what they should, when they should, by ensuring that their rights are accurately represented. Phil spent a decade on the creative side of the music business as a recording artist and... Read More →
avatar for JJ Rosen

JJ Rosen

EVP, Music Strategy & Industry Relations, Splice
JJ is an experienced music industry executive and a successful tech entrepreneur. At Splice, JJ is responsible for developing relationships with external music companies, and overseeing Splice’s partnerships with established and emerging artists. He joined Splice after its acquisition... Read More →
avatar for Nik McLeod

Nik McLeod

Director of Publishing, LyricFind
Nik is the Director of Music Publishing at LyricFind, the world's leader in licensed lyric solutions with licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, including all the majors. Since joining the company in 2008 as Content Manager, Nik oversaw a team of 12, monitoring and ensuring... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Salon 3rd Floor

10:15am

Songwriter A&R 101
Moderators
avatar for R Wayne Martin

R Wayne Martin

Music Manager / Creator Career Strategist, mthree: Martin Music Management
R. Wayne Martin, a thirty-five year veteran of the music industry, began his career as a marketing specialist representing artists signed to Warner Bros. Records, CBS Records and Sony Music. Following a distinguished marketing career inside the major labels, as a senior management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Vice President and General Manager, Round Hill
Mark comes to Round Hill Music with an extensive Nashville based career. He has been involved in the music industry as a creative in the both the record label and music publishing areas. Mark started his career at Silverline/Goldline Music where he worked with such songwriters as... Read More →
avatar for Mike Molinar

Mike Molinar

GM, Big Machine Music
Mike Molinar is the General Manager of Big Machine Music (BMM) where he brings twenty-twoyears of music business experience and entrepreneurial acumen to lead operations since launch in 2012.Molinar oversees all aspects of BMM which ranked Top 10 in Billboard’s 2018 and 2017 Top... Read More →
avatar for Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly

Counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP
Bob Donnelly is an attorney with the Fox Rothschild law firm and has practiced music law in NYC for more than four decades. He has been associated with artists who have collectively sold more than 200 million albums. Bob was the co-founder (with Dan Coleman) of Modern Works Music... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Solarium 9th Floor

11:00am

AxisPoint Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Pratt Room 4th Floor

11:30am

Keynote: Sue Jacobs, Music Supervisor
Moderators
avatar for Jedd Katrancha

Jedd Katrancha

EVP, Downtown Music Publishing
As EVP at Downtown Music Publishing, Jedd Katrancha oversees the company's global creative department, including efforts as they relate to placement of catalog in film, television, video games, product placement, advertising, and more. Jedd has personally worked on licenses with dozens... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sue Jacobs

Sue Jacobs

Music Supervisor, Owner, SuperVision


Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom 2nd Floor

11:30am

What the Pod? Music Licensing for Podcasts
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Hampp

Andrew Hampp

Founder, 1803 LLC

Speakers
avatar for Evan Parness

Evan Parness

Executive Director, Digital Licensing, BMI
Evan Parness is Executive Director of Business Development & Digital Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this position, Parness is responsible for the growth and diversification of digital licensing revenues, with a particular focus on licensing solutions for emerging digital... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Headlam

Bruce Headlam

Host, Broken Record
Bruce Headlam is the co-creator and co-host of Broken Record, the music podcast featuring Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers, David and Goliath), the producer Rick Rubin (Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash) and a collection of guests including Questlove, Andre3000... Read More →
avatar for Robert Driscoll

Robert Driscoll

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
avatar for Julia Buchheim

Julia Buchheim

Sync Licensing + Business Affairs, Bank Robber Music
Julia Buchheim is manager of synchronization and business affairs at Rough Trade Publishing and Bank Robber Music. Rough Trade Publishing is home to such artists as Future Islands, The War On Drugs, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Against Me!, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Animal Collective and The... Read More →
avatar for Sean McGraw

Sean McGraw

SVP Admin, Songtrust
Sean McGraw is SVP of Administration at Songtrust, the world's largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator, owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings. In this role, Sean focuses on music publishing operations, including: global copyright, international... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon 3rd Floor

11:30am

Getting an Advance vs Advancing Your Career
Moderators
avatar for Joe Rapolla

Joe Rapolla

Dir. Music Business Program, Monmouth University
University Chair, Program Builder, Educator, General Manager & Strategist. Father, Husband, Singer, Songwriter, Surfer, Runner, B-Ball Playa. Giver!

Speakers
avatar for John Ozier

John Ozier

Executive Vice President, Creative, Reservoir Media Management
avatar for Ree Guyer

Ree Guyer

President/Owner, Wrensong
Guided by the leadership of President/Co-Owner, Ree Buchanan, and its own in-house administrative staff, Wrensong’s catalog contains over 3,000 copyrights with five staff writers and artists. Buchanan has focused on developing a catalog of unique, special songs like “Where’ve... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Fedorov

Anthony Fedorov

Songwriter
Anthony Fedorov is a singer/songwriter, activist and season 4, top 4 "American Idol" finalist. Anthony is also a proud member of BMI and is also a part of the Reel Muzik Werks family, founded by Teri Nelson Carpenter.Most recently, Anthony’s music was showcased at The Green Room... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Primont

Brooke Primont

SVP, Synchronization, Concord Music Publishing


Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Solarium 9th Floor

12:00pm

Music Reports Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Pratt Room 4th Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Foyer 2nd Floor

12:45pm

Indie Perspective
Moderators
avatar for Marc Caruso

Marc Caruso

CEO, Angry Mob Music
Marc – CEO and Co-Founder – oversees all facets of Angry Mob Music, a truly independent music publishing company. Under his leadership, Angry Mob has grown since 2009 into a diversified music company with successful operations in publishing, music rights management, and trailer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Singer

Jon Singer

Chairman, Spirit Music Publishing
avatar for Michael Closter

Michael Closter

President, Reach Music
avatar for Mary Jo Mennella

Mary Jo Mennella

Founder/President, Music Asset Management
avatar for Kenny MacPherson

Kenny MacPherson

Founder/President, Big Deal Music


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Salon 3rd Floor

1:15pm

IMPEL Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Pratt Room 4th Floor

1:30pm

Soul on Synch: Navigating Songwriting, Publishing and Synchs in Today’s Hip-Hop/R&B Landscape
Moderators
avatar for Steve Scharf

Steve Scharf

President, Steve Scharf Entertainment
Steven Scharf currently serves as Senior V.P. Creative for Carlin America, and oversees the licensing of well established songwriters and artists such as AC/DC, Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf), The Lovin' Spoonful, The Turtles, James Brown, Bobby Darin, and Billie Holiday.Prior to the creation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arden &quotKeyz" Altino

Arden "Keyz" Altino

Songwriter/Producer, Wonda Music/Altino Music
Has worked with Justin Bieber, Keisha Cole, Jay-Z and More..
avatar for Swagg R'Celious Harris

Swagg R'Celious Harris

Songwriter/Producer, Progressive Musik Group
Producer for Kehlani, Wale, K Michelle, Dej Loaf, H.E.R. and More..
avatar for Travis McFetridge

Travis McFetridge

Founder, Great South Bay Music
Independent A&R, Music Publisher, Royalty Collector based in New York. Practicing worldwide!
avatar for Jeremy Yohai

Jeremy Yohai

Head of Creative, US, Concord


Tuesday June 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Solarium 9th Floor

1:45pm

Conversation with the "US Alliance"
Moderators
avatar for Robert Levine

Robert Levine

Deputy Editor, Billboard

Speakers
avatar for Teri Nelson-Carpenter

Teri Nelson-Carpenter

CEO; National Chair & LA Chapter President, Reel Muzik Werks; AIMP
avatar for Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier

Chairman & CEO, RIAA
avatar for David Israelite

David Israelite

President & CEO, NMPA
avatar for Richard James Burgess

Richard James Burgess

President & CEO, A2IM
President and CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) Richard James Burgess Ph.D. produced many gold, platinum, and multiplatinum albums. He authored The Art of Record Production (pub. Music Sales/Omnibus Press, 1997). In 2013, Oxford University Press published... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 2nd Floor

2:30pm

SOCAN/Dataclef Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pratt Room 4th Floor

2:45pm

Keynote: Karyn Temple, Register of Copyrights
Speakers
avatar for Karyn Temple

Karyn Temple

Register of Copyrights, U.S Copyright Office


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 2nd Floor

2:45pm

The Reality of Music in Unscripted Programming: aka the making of Cardi B
Speakers
avatar for J'Na Jefferson

J'Na Jefferson

Staff Writer, Vibe
J’na Jefferson is a journalist who is currently serving as a staff writer for VIBE Magazine/ VIBE.com. Her work has been featured on sites and publications such as Billboard, Playboy, Paper, XXL, BET, and Bleu, where she has provided commentary on music, culture and society through... Read More →
avatar for Spek

Spek

SVP, Creative and A&R, Reservoir
As SVP of Creative and A&R at Reservoir, Spek oversees the company’s Creative activity throughout the U.S. His extensive experience as a songwriter and executive overseas allows him to act as a bridge between the company’s New York and London Creative teams, supporting newly signed... Read More →
avatar for Doug Bernheim

Doug Bernheim

Music Supervisor, Sound Pictures/Low Key, Inc.
Doug Bernheim is a music supervisor and consultant for film, TV, brands and digital content. He has worked on over 80 feature films and documentaries, including Oscar-nominees "Half Nelson” and “Transamerica”. He has also music supervised numerous TV series for VH1, A&E, History... Read More →
avatar for Rasheed J. Daniel

Rasheed J. Daniel

Executive Producer, Big Fish Entertainment
Rasheed J. Daniel is a seasoned director, producer and Executive Producer at Big Fish Entertainment. His meteoric rise began with his ability to shoot, produce and edit documentaries and reality for A&E and BBC. By the age of 22 his short career was benchmarked by his work on the... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Ritz

Victoria Ritz

Head of Casting and Development, Big Fish Entertainment
Victoria Ritz serves as director of talent & casting at Big Fish Entertainment, overseeing casting for the company’s eclectic development and current slate. Having joined Big Fish in 2014 as casting producer, she has a proven track record of finding, developing and producing untapped... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon 3rd Floor

2:45pm

Women in Song
Speakers
avatar for Judy Tint

Judy Tint

Attorney & Professor, NYU
Judy Tint has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, consultant and producer in the entertainment industry. A graduate of Rutgers College and Columbia Law School, she represents a variety of recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, managers, radio personalities... Read More →
avatar for Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark

Singer-Songwriter, Brandy Clark Music
avatar for Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis

Singer-songwriter, Michelle Lewis Music
avatar for Jessie Jo Dillon

Jessie Jo Dillon

Songwriter


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Solarium 9th Floor

3:30pm

SoundExchange Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Pratt Room 4th Floor

3:45pm

Coffee Break sponsored by LyricFind
Join us for a well-deserved coffee break midway through the day, sponsored by LyricFind.


Tuesday June 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Foyer 2nd Floor

4:15pm

Keynote: Diane Warren, Songwriter
Moderators
avatar for Meredith Ochs

Meredith Ochs

DJ, NPR/ABC Network

Speakers
avatar for Diane Warren

Diane Warren

Songwriter, RealSongs
Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. A quick glance at her list of Top 10 Hits reveals a range of musical genres and styles so diverse it's difficult to believe all these songs could have come from the same person... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom 2nd Floor

5:00pm

Cocktail Party/Networking Reception
Sponsored by MusixMatch


Tuesday June 11, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Salon 3rd Floor
 
Wednesday, June 12
 

9:00am

Premier Member Exclusive: International Forum - Registration/Breakfast
The new June 12 International Breakfast Forum is a half-day session focused on developments within international markets, and is exclusive for AIMP Premier Members, as well as Summit sponsors and Speakers.  Attendees will join representatives from Europe that include John Phelan, Director General of the ICMP; Goetz von Einem, Managing Director GSA & Senior Vice President, Digital and European Legal Affairs of Peermusic; Roberto Neri, Managing Director of Downtown Music Publishing, UK; and Caroline Champarnaud, International Development Director of SACEM, who will share their insight in a conversation with journalist Emmanuel Legrand.  Ali Sachedina, Vice President and General Counsel of JioSaavn, India’s leading digital music streaming service, will be updating AIMP members on the changes that are sweeping across what was considered to be one of most befuddling and opaque music publishing ecosystems in the world: India.  Further, AIMP members will receive updates from SOCAN and CISAC directly from CEO Eric Baptiste at his keynote, making the event an unmissable opportunity for those looking to inform themselves on the global music market.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Foyer 2nd Floor

9:30am

International Forum: Welcome Address
Speakers
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

COO; NY Chapter President, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.; AIMP
Alisa Coleman is COO of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. where she oversees day-to-day operations, business development, and global licensing for one of the foremost independent entertainment companies in the world. Through her leadership, management and vision, Coleman has helped generate... Read More →
avatar for John Ozier

John Ozier

Executive Vice President, Creative, Reservoir Media Management
avatar for Teri Nelson-Carpenter

Teri Nelson-Carpenter

CEO; National Chair & LA Chapter President, Reel Muzik Werks; AIMP


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

9:45am

International Forum Keynote: Eric Baptiste
Updates from SOCAN & CISAC

Speakers
avatar for Eric Baptiste

Eric Baptiste

CEO, SOCAN
Eric Baptiste is one of the world's most accomplished music industry leaders. Under his direction since 2010, SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada – has grown revenues, membership base and the number of organizations licensed to use music substantially... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

10:15am

International Forum: CISAC cross-industry update
Speakers
avatar for Teri Nelson-Carpenter

Teri Nelson-Carpenter

CEO; National Chair & LA Chapter President, Reel Muzik Werks; AIMP


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

10:30am

International Forum: JioSaavn & the Indian Market
Speakers
avatar for Suroshree Dasgupta

Suroshree Dasgupta

Snr. Manager, Music Publishing and Business Affairs, JioSaavn
avatar for Ali Sachedina

Ali Sachedina

General Counsel, Saavn
Ali Sachedina joined JioSaavn in April 2017 as General Counsel and Vice President of BusinessAffairs. Based in New York and Mumbai, Ali oversees all of JioSaavn’s legal and regulatoryaffairs worldwide. Ali’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of all ofJioSaavn’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom 2nd Floor

11:00am

International Forum: European Developments Panel
Moderators
avatar for Emmanuel Legrand

Emmanuel Legrand

Journalist
Emmanuel Legrand is a journalist and consultant specialized in the creative industries and copyright issues. A former Billboard and Music & Media editor, he is currently the Washington, DC-based U.S. editor of U.K. trade magazine, Music Week.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Clements

Paul Clements

Group CEO, MPA
avatar for John Phelan

John Phelan

Director General, ICMP
avatar for Götz von Einem

Götz von Einem

Managing Director GSA, Peermusic
avatar for Roberto Neri

Roberto Neri

EVP, UK & Head of European Business Development, Downtown Music Publishing UK/MPA
avatar for Caroline Champarnaud

Caroline Champarnaud

Director, International Development, SACEM
Caroline Champarnaud is Director of International Development at SACEM, the world’s leading collective management organization. Champarnaud is also actively involved in several international working groups for the improvement of collection administration. She previously served as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom 2nd Floor