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  • Broadcast Music, Inc.
  • Writers Guild of America
  • America’s Mechanical Rights Society
  • European Writers’ Council
  • SESAC
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Music Confidential
  • EUobserver
  • Musicdish/Mi2N
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Centre of the Picture Industry
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers
  • National Music Council of the United States
  • Federation of Film and Audiovisuals Composers in Europe
  • IMPALA
  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
  • Edition Multimedi@
  • Canadian Music Week
  • Directors Guild of America
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
  • Artists Rights Society
  • The Recording Industry Association of America
  • Publishers Licensing Society
  • Intellectual Property Magazine
  • Songwriters Guild of America
  • Digital Media Wire, Inc.
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • Copyright Alliance
  • Getty Images
  • British Copyright Council
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • VAGA
  • Songwriters’ Guild of America Foundation
  • IFPI
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • European Visual Artists
  • Authors Registry
  • HFA
  • Bureau Export de la Musique Française
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • International Music Council
  • GESAC
  • Society of Audiovisual Authors
speakers 2013
Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

Eugene Mopsik has a long and distinguished record with the ...

David Carson
David Carson

David Carson joined IFPI as Executive Vice President, ...

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

Jay Rosenthal is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel ...

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

Mr. Satoshi Watanabe is Deputy General Manager of the ...

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

Chris is Assistant General Counsel for Pandora Media, Inc. ...

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

Ms. Temple Claggett is Associate Register of Copyrights and ...

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

Tom specialises in Digital Media and technology-related ...

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

Susan Cleary has served as IFTA’s Vice President and ...

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

Achille Forler has over three decades of experience in both ...

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

He was born in México, City, he has a B.S. in Political ...

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

Scot Morris is Director of International at APRA|AMCOS, the ...

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

The French visual artist and painter Hervé Di Rosa strives ...

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

Bruce A. Lehman is an attorney with nearly 40 years of ...

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

John Simson
John Simson

John L. Simson is the Executive in Residence and Program ...

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall
Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall

Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall is General Manager of ADAGP, the ...

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit ...

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

Ralph Peer, II, Chairman and CEO of peermusic, oversees a ...

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

John A. LoFrumento is Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

Sharon’s career in the music industry spans 20+ years, ...

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

Simon Raymonde owns and runs the indie label Bella Union. ...

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

Nicholas Motsatse is the Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

Chris Castle is Managing Partner of Christian L. Castle, ...

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

Klaus Thymann is an award-winning photographer and ...

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

Trisha Ziff (Mexico City) is a filmmaker and photography ...

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

Casey Rae is the Deputy Director for Future of Music ...

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

David Israelite
David Israelite

David Mark Israelite is the President and Chief Executive ...

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

CEO/Founder: Mobilium Global - UK/LA/Mumbai Chairman ...

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

Régis FLAD is the General Manager of ISAN International ...

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

Recognized by Digital Media Wire as one of the “25 ...

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

Chris Ruen is an author whose essays and criticism have ...

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

FX Nuttall is an expert in the field of Digital Copyright. ...

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

Yves Nilly, French author and scriptwriter, wrote for ...

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

Maria A. Pallante is the 12th Register of Copyrights of the ...

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974.  ...

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

Jean-Noël Tronc worked for the European Parliament, ...

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

Don Quarles is the owner of Melodyman Productions, a music ...

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

Stan McCoy is Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for ...

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

Jason Merkoski was a development manager, product manager, ...

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

Ursula Mackenzie was educated at Malvern Girls' College and ...

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier is Senior Executive Vice President, Recording ...

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

Stocksy, a digital licensing co-op launched March 25, 2013, ...

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre first came to international fame with his ...

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 29, ...

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen stands at the crossroads of the music, ...

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

Michael S. Simon is the President and CEO of the Harry Fox ...

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital ...

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

Trained as a lawyer, Christophe Depreter has been active in ...

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen joined NCB in January 2008 as CEO ...

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

Brett Cottle (AM) is the Chief Executive of APRA|AMCOS, a ...

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in ...

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

Michael Huppe is president of SoundExchange, the nonprofit ...

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

Jorge Mejia is Executive Vice President, Sony/ATV Music ...

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

Vincent Misiano is a dedicated New Yorker and a director of ...

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

Richard Dale Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and ...

David Alexander
David Alexander

David Alexander is the Founder, Owner and Managing Director ...

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

Kim Ravers is a visual writer: she writes in images. She ...

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

Longtime associate of british band Level 42, Wally Badarou ...

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

After training at the Polytechnic and then at Procter & ...

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

As the head of the Society of Composers, Authors & ...

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

Tania trained as a journalist in New Zealand and worked in ...

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

Luciano studied law at the University of Buenos Aires ...

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

John Lapham
John Lapham

John serves as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel ...

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

Marjorie David was born in Baltimore, MD and graduated with ...

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a respected Urdu scriptwriter, poet, and ...

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

Janet was MP for Rossendale and Darwen (1992-2010).  From ...

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

A native of France, Laurent Hubert, BMG Rights ...

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

Born in Viña del Mar (Chile) in 1951, Alejandro ...

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung is the Director of the Intellectual Property ...

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

Susan Butler is an entrepreneur, professional journalist, ...

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest ...

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

Born in a musical family, Marisa Gandelman studied music ...

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

Pat Collins is President and Chief Operating Officer of ...

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

Matt Mason currently serves as Vice President of Marketing ...

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

Edmund Lam, engineer by training, is the CEO and Director ...

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

Rupert’s career spans more than 30 years and 120 albums. ...

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

Richard Hooper has devoted his career to the converging ...

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

Jeremy Fabinyi is the General Manager of the Australasian ...

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

Amanda Harcourt is a UK-based IP consultant. In the 1990s ...

John Morton
John Morton

John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of ...

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

Sean O’Connor is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of ...

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

Since 2006 Harald Heker is Member of the Executive Board of ...

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

Tero has a strong and versatile 20+ year long experience in ...

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

Jean-François is the founder and CEO of Transparency, a ...

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

Eriq Gardner is Senior Editor at The Hollywood Reporter ...

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

Stephen has had a multi-layered career spanning 30 and more ...

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

Penny Grubb has been Chair of the Authors' Licensing and ...

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero was born in Torino, Italy, in 1951. He ...

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

Kun has helped drive Crunchyroll from idea to a profitable ...

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

Dr Eleonora Rosati is an Avvocato (Italian-qualified ...

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney.  He is the author of ...

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief administrative officer and ...

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

Born in 1950, Laurent Petitgirard studied the piano with ...

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

Albert Pastore works at Nokia with a focus on copyright and ...

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

As Kobo’s director of merchandising, Nathan oversees an ...

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

Simon Darlow was head chorister of Chichester Cathedral and ...

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

Robert Ashcroft is Chief Executive of PRS for Music, the ...

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected ...

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright ...

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

Chantal Restivo-Alessi is the Chief Digital Officer for ...

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is a media and technology analyst, and a ...

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg


CISAC

CISAC

CISAC, Serving Authors Worldwide

The World Creators Summit is an event created and organized since 2007 by CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.
Chaired by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, until his death on the 20th of May 2012, and French visual artist and painter Hervé Di Rosa (Interim President), CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) aims at increasing both the recognition and protection of creators’ rights worldwide. In a global and digital world, CISAC’s main missions are to reinforce the international network of copyright societies, to be the spokesperson of creators and their societies in all international debates and to reassert authors’ inalienable right to live by their creative work.

CISAC 231 members are authors’ societies that hail from 121 countries. Through them, we represent about 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, drama, literature, audiovisual and the visual arts.
Royalties collected by CISAC’s members in 2011 reached € 7.6 billion (up 1% from 2010)..

Established in 1926, CISAC is an international NGO with head office located in France, and regional offices in Chile, Hungary, Singapore and South Africa. As an international organisation, CISAC’s fundamental role is to facilitate the operation of its member societies with a view to enabling them to seamlessly represent authors across the globe and, in particular, assist them in ensuring that royalties flow to authors for the use of their works anywhere in the world.

CISAC deals primarily with legal, business and technical questions related to royalty flow, digital exchange of information on works, creativity and cultural diversity, the status and rights of creators.
CISAC has a broad audience: the creative and entertainment industries; the “commercial users” of works protected by copyright such as radio and TV broadcasters, cable operators, telecom operators, ISPs, etc.); policy-makers and Government officials (in particular the European Parliament and the European Commission); IT developers and providers; software industry and the manufacturers of recording devices and blank media; Intellectual Property and copyright lawyers, teachers and legal experts; authors’ societies and creators.