2016 Schedule

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

Artist Rights, Fights, Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation

Friday, March 18
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9BC
531 E 4th St

Never before have the political, policy, and legal issues affecting the music industry and commerce been so top-of-mind in the creative community. Licensing rates, copyright relevance, and the battle for pennies are dominating music law policy and legislative initiatives. Ideas regarding what could, should, and must happen in Washington to help sustain the industry and its creative participants will be explored from the artist’s and creative community’s perspectives.

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Curtis Philp

Dept Chief of Staff

Rep Lamar Smith (TX-21)

Ken Abdo at SXSW

Ken Abdo


Lommen Abdo PA

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department and has served as legal counsel to music and entertainment media artists for over 30 years. Clients include multiple GRAMMY...

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Todd Dupler at SXSW

Todd Dupler

The Recording Academy/The GRAMMYs

Todd Dupler is the Senior Director, Advocacy & Public Policy for The Recording Academy, the organization internationally known for the annual GRAMMY Awards. In this role, Dupler works with Academy ...

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