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

Streams, Shuffles and Statutes: Congress and Music

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABCD
Austin Convention Center

Why do we see so few startups enter into the music technology space? Many would argue that the current music licensing structure makes it too difficult for startups to negotiate licenses, come up with creative ideas in the space, and ultimately turn a profit. Come hear representatives from Pandora and the Digital Media Association (DiMA) have a direct conversation with the Member of Congress who is leading the legislative charge to simplify and modernize the music licensing system. The panel will explore topics like how the Internet will shape the future of radio and how even podcasting can be complicated by music licensing. Congressman Chaffetz will talk more about the battles he has been fighting in Congress and the need for transparency in the system. And the panelists will touch on some of the hottest topics in an ever changing industry.


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Elizabeth Frazee


TwinLogic Strategies

Elizabeth is a co-founder of TwinLogic Strategies. Named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper, Elizabeth has a 30 year career in Washington that encompasses over a decade working in high-level jo...

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Greg Barnes

General Counsel

Digital Media Association

Gregory Alan Barnes currently serves as General Counsel for the Digital Media Association (“DiMA”). DiMA is a nationally recognized trade association that represents the interests of several digit...

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Jason Chaffetz


US House of Representatives

Mr. Chaffetz serves on the House Judiciary Committee, responsible for all copyright law. Mr. Chaffetz comes to Congress with a 16-year history in the local business community, executive branch expe...

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Katie Peters

Dir of Government Rels

Pandora Media Inc

Katie Peters is the head of Government Relations for Pandora Media in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Pepperdine University, MA from the Naval War College, and JD from The Catholic Univers...

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