2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You - Music Licensing

Friday, March 20
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
Austin Convention Center

In the old economy pricing was set by labels. In the new access economy, with interactive services such as Spotify and semi-interactive custom radio services such as Pandora, the revenues received are based upon advertising sales and/or subscription revenues. When a digital service earns revenue by either charging a subscription fee or by selling advertising, it ends up with a fixed revenue pie from which it shares revenue with all rights holders. Artists and labels compete for those revenues as well as promotional opportunity access. Join us to learn details of the new music economy, as well as what artists and labels need to know to get their fair share of access and compensation.


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Rich Bengloff


American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)

Rich Bengloff is the President of the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”), a not-for-profit trade organization that represents over 330 dues paying Independent music labels located a...

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Darius Van Arman



Darius Van Arman founded the record label Jagjaguwar in 1996 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since then, he has become a co-owner in the labels Dead Oceans, Secretly Canadian and Numero Group. These ...

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Chris Harrison

Asst General Counsel

Pandora Media Inc

Mr. Harrison is the Vice President, Business Affairs, at Pandora Media Inc., focusing on the acquisition and licensing of content. A frequent speaker on music licensing issues, Mr. Harrison was an...

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Jim Rondinelli

SVP Head of Content Licensing & Catalog


Charles Caldas


Merlin BV

Charles Caldas is the CEO of Merlin, the global rights agency for the independent label sector, representing over 20,000 independent labels from 41 countries. Merlin, which operates on a not-for-pr...

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