Your Music. Their Video. Your Money.
Every minute, millions of new videos are uploaded and viewed. Music plays a crucial part for almost 75% of these videos. How is this music being used and paid for? What are the benefits and pitfalls to these emerging video platforms? Explore the challenges in monetizing music on video platforms and opportunities to track and collect on it.
VP Business Dev
Melissa Goodman has been involved with the music business in NYC for the last decade. Melissa graduated from Indiana University, home to one of the most prestigious music programs in the country, where she surrounded herself with musical talent and learned from some of the best educators in the country. She has an extensive background in Business Development, Music Production, Advertising, Artist Management and Fundraising. She has also played a large role in the success and expansion of several well known NYC based music production companies. Melissa's unique ability to understand the needs of each client, combined with her straightforward and friendly interaction with customers, have been a major attribute of her continued growth and career success. Melissa joined TuneSat as VP of Sales and New Business Development in March 2009.
Atlas Music Publishing
Richard Stumpf is the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, a progressive, full service music publishing company. Established in 2013, the company currently represents songs performed by artists such as John Legend, Colbie Caillat, Chris Daughtry, The Wanted, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Krewella.
Prior to founding Atlas, Richard was the inaugural President of Imagem Music, US. He grew the Imagem roster considerably, which included hip-hop sensations Ludacris and MIA, the legendary Sammy Cahn, Elvis Presley and Rodgers & Hammerstein catalogues, world renowned writer/producers John Shanks and Mark Ronson, multi-platinum artists The Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff and Anna Nalick, cutting edge bands The Temper Trap, Wakey! Wakey!, and Hunter Hunted, and many other talented clients.
Before being recruited by Imagem in 2010, Richard was the SVP of Creative Services and Marketing for Cherry Lane Music Publishing (The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, John Denver, Elvis Presley, Ashford & Simpson). Richard oversaw writer signings, content acquisitions and he managed business development strategy, including the implementation of strategic joint ventures (NFL, Electronic Arts, NASCAR). He also oversaw the marketing team, who were responsible for identifying and negotiating song placement opportunities for film & television, advertisements, records, and new media outlets.
Previous to joining Cherry Lane in 2001, Richard held management positions with numerous entertainment-related companies including EMI - Capitol Records, new media pioneer MCY Music, PC Artist Management, and Musicland. Creatively, Richard also has experience as a live sound engineer, producer, and performing musician.
Throughout his career he has worked with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Wolfmother, The Who, Sammy Hagar, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Willie Nelson and others.
Richard sits on Boards for National Music Publishers Association, American Association of Independent Music, Association of Independent Music Publishers, and The Recording Academy, for which he is a voting member.
Assisting students and children has remained a personal mission for Richard. He funds a scholarship for his alma mater, North Rockland High School, in the name of Eleanor and John Murphy that awards a music proficient student who plans to pursue music creatively or in a business manner upon graduation. He also founded and produces “StumpFest,” an annual music festival that supports various children’s charities.
Richard attended Binghamton University where he studied Marketing. He continued his education to receive his master's degree in Marketing from Pace University.
Music Content Partnerships Mgr
Elliott Walker is Manager of Music Content Partnerships at YouTube, where he develops strategic partnerships for the music team and manages music partner relationships, with a particular focus on independent labels.
Prior to joining YouTube, Elliott spent 10 years on the label side of the music business, most recently as Senior Director of Digital Development and Distribution for Ultra Music, where he led digital strategy for the label and its roster of artists.
Elliott received his Master in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.