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

Rights Management and Collective Licensing Orgs

Thursday, March 19
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10A
Austin Convention Center

As more creators and independent entities control music rights, and as more digital services need rights to distribute music, one might expect intermediaries to play a major role in the licensing of compositions and recordings. But, technology has enabled rights owners and licensees to bring in-house expertise required to manage licensing and payment of royalties. With publishers threatening to pull repertoire from PROs, and services like SiriusXM threatening to circumvent SoundExchange, the future of these kinds of organizations is unclear. We will analyze the state of rights management and collective licensing organizations and their role in the licensing landscape.



Christopher Bavitz

Clinical Professor of Law & Managing Dir Cyberlaw Clinic

Harvard Law School/Berkman Center

Christine Pepe

AVP Business & Legal Affairs


Åsa Carild

Intl Licensing Mgr


Allen Bargfrede

Exec Dir Rethink Music

Berklee College of Music

Allen Bargfrede is Associate Professor of Music Business/Management and Executive Director of Rethink Music at Berklee College of Music. He is an attorney and recognized expert on content distribut...

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