2016 Schedule

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

One Rights Society To Rule Them All: Meet The GMRO

Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 15
531 E 4th St

In February 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office published "Copyright And The Music Marketplace", a 246-page policy report that made waves by calling for more centralization in the world of music publishing. Among the recommendations was the proposal to select a single rights organization to be the general music rights organization (GMRO), serving as a central hub for all other music rights organizations and a default licensing and collection agent for musical works that cannot be licensed otherwise.

This panel brings together representatives from major music rights organizations how rights bundling and industry consolidation would shape music licensing in the United States, as well as how the

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Annie Lin at SXSW

Annie Lin

Sr Counsel


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Jacqueline Charlesworth at SXSW

Jacqueline Charlesworth

General Counsel & Assoc Register of Copyrights

United States Copyright Office

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, oversees the legal affairs of the U.S. Copyright Office. As General Counsel, she has primary responsibility for th...

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Kevin Montler at SXSW

Kevin Montler

Legal Dir/Global Music


Kevin Montler is the Legal Director of Global Music at Google, working as the head lawyer for worldwide music licensing, product advising and legal strategy for music across all Google products. Ke...

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Richard Conlon at SXSW

Richard Conlon


Rights Management Holdings LLC

RICHARD CONLON is a long-time leader and innovator in the effort to build the global ecosystem for the monetization and management of rights across analog and digital platforms. As Principal at R...

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