Neeta Ragoowansi has been a music business professional and entertainment attorney for 30+ years, serving as a strategic advisor, business development resource, and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients. She is President of Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US), Co-Founder of NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), a Global Co-Chair for Women in Music and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. Neeta serves on the advisory boards of IMMF (International Music Managers Forum), Gritty in Pink, and All About Music Conference (India). Neeta was Executive Director of Folk Alliance International, Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs for Global Citizen, founding head of artist-label relations and legal counsel for SoundExchange, Vice President of Business Development & Legal Affairs for Tunesat, Assistant General Counsel for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Symphony Orchestra Association, and a former board governor for 10+ years for The Recording Academy (New York and DC Chapters). Neeta has served as a speaker at over 400 music industry conferences re: the global music business, new licensing models, legal and copyright topics, as well as diversity and women’s leadership and empowerment. Neeta received her B.A. from Emory University, Atlanta, GA and her J.D. from American University, Washington, DC, as well as attended Georgetown University as part of their LL.M., International Law program and University College, Oxford, UK. Neeta’s passion for the music business and law is founded on her own creative passion -- She is a performing musician with the band, Oxymorons, and earned first prize in the Rock Category of the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition (USA) as well as an honorable mention in Billboard’s Songwriting Contest.
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