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Northwestern Mutual (Jeff Hammer Group) - The Hammer team is excited to transform the financial planning experience for artists and industry leaders by working with them regarding the near-term opportunities to invest in themselves, their artistry and businesses, while also balancing immediate needs with planning for their future in the wake of multiple, complex income streams. They also creatively pursue financial planning for intellectual property that can have generations of impact. In addition, the team thrives on seeing an artist’s philanthropic efforts come to life with a multiplied impact that unleashes tremendous good in the world, while also reinforcing their brand.
Nielsen Music - We know music. We deliver the most complete view of total music consumption, whether it's sales, streaming or airplay, and provide a connected view to help measure and optimize campaign performance. We have the deepest understanding of fans - how they discover and listen to music, how they perceive artists and campaigns, and how these insights evolve over time. Our expertise allows us to help bands and brands maximize and measure the success of partnerships. With the most actionable insights in the marketplace, Nielsen helps companies grow in music.
Fox Rothschild LLP - Nimble. Entrepreneurial. Resourceful. Qualities you want in your lawyers.Fox Rothschild has grown to an 800-lawyer national law firm with 21 offices by focusing on client service and responsiveness, and by attracting bright and creative lawyers who know how to deliver. In a word, by listening. Listening to our clients, listening to our lawyers and acting on what we hear. We give clients the focus and service of a boutique – with the reach and resources of a national firm. We give our lawyers a national stage and equip them with the platform to nurture innovation and drive client success. Individuals and businesses – public, private and nonprofit; startup, family-run and multinational – receive our unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Happy clients. Better lawyers. We like the sound of that.
Universal Music Group - We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world. Our vast catalog of recordings and songs stretches back over a century and comprises the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled. As digital technology refashions the world, our unmatched commitment to lead in developing new services, platforms and business models for the delivery of music and related content empowers innovators and allows new commercial and artistic opportunities to flourish. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities. W
ASCAP - We are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 575,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, we also represent hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. We are the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from our membership. We protect the rights of ASCAP members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. Our licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. We make giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and music users.
BMI - BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues, and country and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, presenting more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.
SESAC - SESAC is the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization representing the best songwriters, composers and music publishers in every genre of music. Established in 1930, SESAC is the ONLY PRO to pay monthly royalties and was the FIRST among the PROs to pay for live performances to songwriters and publishers. SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes all genres of music. Additionally, SESAC has long represented the music on some of TV’s biggest shows. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. (www.sesac.com)
Perkins Coie - With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 500 corporations. Perkins Coie is frequently recognized for its leadership in the legal profession
Around Digital Media - Becky Yee is a photographer and founder of Around Digital Media. She is an award winning photographer having appeared in PDN's Photo Annual for the best photos of the year and she has shot for all the major publications around the world.
Sparkplug -Sparkplug is the first community marketplace where musicians and artists can rent instruments, equipment, and space from one another. We evolved out of a simple idea: it should be easier to make and share your music with the world. By creating greater, transparent access to affordable equipment as well as generating additional income for owners who wish to rent to other musicians, our goal is to connect you with whatever you need to further support your creativity and growth. Sparkplug exists to drive connections around the world through the power of the sharing economy, helping artists to more effectively share their creative resources, ultimately to greater creative impact.
Cosynd - Cosynd is a simple, cost-effecitve, and legal way for you to protect all of your creations. Whether you're creating videos, music, documents, imagery, or another creation, creating content is a labor of love. Things can get ugly and expensive when it’s time to discuss ownership and rights with your collaborators - especially if you want to sell or license your content. Cosynd makes it easier to get all of your collaborators on the same page by helping you to establish who owns your content, who can license it, and more with simple agreements and copyright registrations.
NPREX- NPREX is a marketplace for direct licensing transactions in the music performing rights industry. A transaction in NPREX has two stages: before and after music usage. During the first stage, the broadcaster agrees to pay a fee in the future in exchange for permission to perform music of the rights holder. The fee may be a fixed fee or a variable fee. If the fee is variable, then the broadcaster will agree to pay an amount determined by the NPREX Pricing Algorithm, based in part on the NPREX Price Parameter, a measure of the rights holder’s bargaining power. The agreeable broadcaster will receive a license. During the second stage, the NPREX Pricing Algorithm will generate a range of acceptable prices based on actual music performance data and the agreed upon Pricing Parameters. The parties to a transaction will negotiate a price within the acceptable price range. Once an agreement is reached, NPREX will handle the funds transfer through the NPREX clearing house. Writers, Publishers, Artists and Labels will pay pennies on the dollar for this service, which will usher in a renaissance in the performing rights industry. The future of the troubled music performing rights industry is not its past. The future of the industry is NPREX.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP - Osler is a leading business law firm practicing internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. Our clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. We have built our reputation on our commitment to our clients' success and the experience, expertise, and collaborative approach for which we are recognized. We believe that our success is a reflection of our clients' success.
SynchTank - Highly configurable platform that provides your business with an interactive portal and internal system through which to control, pitch, deliver, and license your creative digital assets and catalogues from anywhere, operate more efficiently, reach customers and licensees directly, and keep 100% of your revenue.
SoundExchange - SoundExchange develops business solutions to benefit the entire music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 155,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts and administers direct agreements on behalf of rights owners and licensees. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $5 billion in royalties. SXWorks, a SoundExchange subsidiary, acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) which represents music publishers and administers the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.
Mpress Records - The Muscle Behind The Glitter! We're an indie record label in NYC, putting out records by Rachael Sage, Seth Glier, A Fragile Tomorrow & K's Choice. We aim to release amazing music by innovative, multi-dimensional artists who are passionate, hard-working, love to tour and will do whatever it takes to connect with an audience. Visionaries welcome!
Reservoir- Reservoir is an independent music publisher based in New York City. Founded as a family business in 2007, the company began with a small, experienced team and a modest collection of long-standing hits. Today, with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and London, over 200 #1 releases worldwide, and writers based everywhere from Hollywood to Hamburg, Reservoir has emerged as the boutique publisher with a global reach.
CD Baby - CD Baby began as a garage start up in 1998, and has grown to be the largest distributor of independent music. We have paid more than $300 million to artists, and counting and there are over 400,000 independent albums in stock. Our clients consist of more than 330,000 indie artists and we have
5 million+ tracks in our digital distribution catalog.
Merch Cat - is a one-stop solution to merchandise ("merch") sales and inventory management. Designed for the live performing artist, the app enables users to turn their stagefront into a successful storefront. Recognizing the importance of merch sales to an artist's business, Merch Cat founder Vanessa Ferrer developed the app as a solution to her own challenges managing merch as an artist manager.
Midem - Midem is an annual international b2b event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances. It’s the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands & talents come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.
NYME - NY Media Festival brings together senior games, music, television and video leaders, brands and marketing execs as well as investors and start-ups over two days for Digital Music Forum (October 4), NY Games Conference (October 4), Future of Television (October 5), and Rights Tech Summit (October 5). The events focus on networking, meetings and deal-making and the conferences feature two tracks with fireside chats, panels, VR/AR and innovation demos and presentations on digital content creation, distribution, marketing, investment and monetization, meeting areas for power networking and receptions/after-parties. Check out www.mefest.com
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