2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Music Rights Organizations (MRO): What Are They?

Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9BC
531 E 4th St

Music Rights Organizations offer writers, composers, publishers and music users a simplified, efficient and accurate way to make money. A ‘one stop shopping’ business model, MROs are designed to offer singular licenses that covers multi rights allowing creators a way to maximize royalties for their musical works with a streamlined process. This panel drills down to the nuts and bolts on how MROs work and what groundbreaking benefits they offer songwriters, composers and publishers in today’s complex, multi-format landscape.

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John Beiter at SXSW

John Beiter


Shackelford Bowen McKinley & Norton LLP

John C. Beiter is an entertainment attorney practicing in the music and related entertainment industries with a focus on intellectual property and contractual matters. He is a member of the law fir...

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Nigel Elderton at SXSW

Nigel Elderton

Pres Europe/Managing Dir Peermusic UK


Nigel began his career at Chappell Music in 1975 and joined EMI Music Publishing a year later where he remained for the next 12 years.

During this period Nigel worked in various departments inc...

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Michael Simon at SXSW

Michael Simon

Pres & CEO

The Harry Fox Agency Inc

Michael S. Simon is the President and CEO of Rumblefish and the Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a premier American music rights management organization. Previously, Simon was HFA’s Senior Vice Presi...

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John Josephson at SXSW

John Josephson



John is Chairman and CEO of SESAC, Inc., a leading music licensing company and the parent of SESAC Performance Rights. He has served as a director of the company since 1992, following its acquisit...

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