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

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

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

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

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

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

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

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

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

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

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

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

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

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

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

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

David Carson
David Carson

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

John Simson
John Simson

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

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

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

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

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

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

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

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

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

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

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

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

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

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

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

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

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

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

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

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

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

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

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

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

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

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

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

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

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

David Alexander
David Alexander

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

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

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

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

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

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

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

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

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

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

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

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

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

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

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

John Lapham
John Lapham

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

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

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

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

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

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

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

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

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

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

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

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

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

John Morton
John Morton

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

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

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

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

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

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

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

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

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

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

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

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

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

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

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

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

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

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

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

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

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

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

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

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

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

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

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

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

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

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

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

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

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

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

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

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

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

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

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

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

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

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

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

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

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

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

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

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

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

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

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

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

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

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

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

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

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

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

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

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

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

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

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

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

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

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

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

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

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

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

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

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

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

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

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

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

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

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

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

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

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

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

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

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

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

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

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

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

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

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

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

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

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

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

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

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

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

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

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

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

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

David Israelite
David Israelite

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

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

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

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

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

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

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

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

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

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

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

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

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

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

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

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speakers 2013

Robert Levine

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” The book, his first, was also praised by Businessweek, Fortune, the Financial Times, and other publications. In 2013, Free Ride was translated into Spanish—as Parásitos—and received positive reviews in Spain. Levine has been the executive editor of Billboard and a features editor at Wired and New York, and he has contributed articles to Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He lives in Berlin.