Keith Bernstein paneling at California Copyright Conference

October 26, 2015

California Copyright Conference

What’s app in music?

What do developers, publishers and labels need to know about launching apps and using music copyrights?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:15 PM Check-In ● 6:30 PM Cocktails ● 7:00 PM Dinner

SPORTSMEN’S LODGE EVENTS CENTER
12833 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (Coldwater Canyon & Ventura Blvd)

The smartphone and tablet game market is $30 billion this year and will increase to $44.2 billion in 2018. Shows like the Voice and American Idol are using apps for virtual auditions. Many of those apps will use music in various ways. The business of licensing music often takes developers by surprise, and publishers and labels have much to learn too. How is the music business evolving and keeping up with the fast paced evolution of music use in apps?

We will explore:
•The business models for licensing music
•Challenges faced by developers and music copyright owners in licensing
•Accounting and tracking payments

Moderator: Cheryl Hodgson, Esq., Founder, Hodgson Legal

Panelists:

Keith Bernstein, Founder of Crunch Digital™ and CEO of Royalty Review Council

Jodi Chall, Attorney and Co-Founder of SongLily Music Licensing Platform

David Ring, Media and Technology Executive

Gregory Butler, CEO Whole World Band