One Rights Society To Rule Them All: Meet The GMRO
Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
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
Annie Lin is senior counsel at Loudr (www.loudr.fm), a company that builds products and services that make it easy for content creators, aggregators, and digital music services to identify, track, ...Show the rest
Annie Lin is senior counsel at Loudr (www.loudr.fm), a company that builds products and services that make it easy for content creators, aggregators, and digital music services to identify, track, and pay music publishers. As Loudr's attorney, Annie addresses complex issues relating to digital music rights, music publishing, copyright licensing, metadata management, and music technology. Prior to joining Loudr, Annie helped launch and expand The Orchard's rights and licensing business as its creative licensing director. While in private practice, she also served as production counsel for numerous film and television projects, and external counsel for early and mid-stage entertainment, media, and technology companies. A former film music supervisor and touring singer-songwriter, Annie is a board member of the 501(c)(3) organization Women In Music and currently lives in San Francisco.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 the legal interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act. In addition to supervising the litigation-related and rulemaking activities of the Office, she advises Congress, the Department of Justice, and other agencies on a wide range of copyright-related law and policy matters.
Jacqueline was appointed General Counsel in July 2013. Previously, she served as Senior Counsel to the Register of Copyrights. She joined the Copyright Office in 2012 from a New York City law firm, where she focused on music and copyright issues. Before entering private practice, she held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), representing music publishers and songwriters in litigation, regulatory and other matters. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA).
In addition to precedential copyright cases, Jacqueline has handled significant transactional matters within the music industry. Acting on behalf of publishers and songwriters, she worked with digital media companies and record labels to enable the launch of early on-demand streaming services, successfully negotiating the first rates and terms for those services to be adopted under the statutory licensing provisions of the Copyright Act. She is also responsible for a long-term, multiparty agreement to improve industry licensing practices.
Jacqueline received her J.D. from Yale Law School and holds a B.A. in American Civilization from Brown University. At law school, she served on the Executive Committee of The Yale Law Journal. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York and Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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. Kevin manages the global legal music team at Google. Kevin has earned a patent for helping to develop Google's model for world-wide content management. Kevin is also a member of the cross-functional leadership team for music strategy and business at Google. Kevin is a native to Washington state, and received his Bachelors from Harvard College, his Masters from Trinity College, Dublin and his Juris Doctorate with honors from Harvard Law School.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 Rights Management Holdings, he provides strategic consulting services to the owners of entertainment rights and properties and invests in emerging technologies serving the entertainment rights economy.
Prior to founding RMH, he served as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) where he launched the corporate strategy and digital business units.Hide the rest