Content, Copyright and Commerce
Tuesday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Many entrepreneurs face the challenge of acquiring content and the necessary rights to use it. This panel will boil it down to the essentials: who are the rights holders? What are your options? How do I get to key decision makers?
We will discuss hot button topics such as direct licensing vs. blanket licensing, the pros/cons of safe harbor/DMCA protection, specific right clearances needed for each type of content use (e.g. synch/mechanical/performance), international issues, current industry trends and the legal environment.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Chief Commercial Officer
Exec Dir Business Dev Digital Licensing
Michael Drexler is Executive Director of Business Development within Broadcast Music Inc.’s New Media and Strategic Development team. In this role, Michael oversees BMI’s New Media business develop...Show the rest
Michael Drexler is Executive Director of Business Development within Broadcast Music Inc.’s New Media and Strategic Development team. In this role, Michael oversees BMI’s New Media business development while managing efforts to open up new revenue streams for writers and publishers in the digital world, ranging from broadband to mobile. He also leads negotiations with top tier digital media clients and serves on key committees handling business process review and new products.
In his previous roles as Senior Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Sony Music and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Michael co-led various transactions such as the acquisition of metadata powerhouse Gracenote, an investment in digital media distribution company IODA, and a Joint Venture with Dada Entertainment.
Michael is also an accomplished keyboardist, music producer and audio engineer with two GRAMMY nominations for audio engineering and production in both 2001 and 2002.Hide the rest