2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

CLE 2: Flipping Publishing Micro-Pennies into a Bucket

Digital distribution and related compensation is now the rule, not the exception.  The de-centralization of publishing money sources requires the identification and payments from those sources.  A dollar here, a quarter there and a penny from anywhere doth a career make.



Bob Donnelly


Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Bob Donnelly has been a full-time music lawyer for nearly 40 years. He has represented artists or managers of artists who have sold three hundred million albums. His clients include several members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Jazz Hall of Fame. Former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer gave Donnelly much of the credit for settling a case with the major record labels resulting in a payment to artists of $55 million dollars in back-due royalties. Bob Donnelly is a frequent contributor to Billboard Magazine and other legal and music industry trade journals. He is also a full-time music geek. He has been awarded 40 platinum record plaques and has been named to the "Super Lawyers" list and as one of the 100 most distinguished lawyers in the U.S. of Irish-American descent.


Kris Munoz

Sr Dir, Business & Legal Affairs

BMG Chrysalis

Danielle Aguirre

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs

National Music Publishers' Association


Andrew Sparkler

VP, Business & Membership Affairs


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