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

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

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

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

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

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

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

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

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

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

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

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

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

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

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

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

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

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

John Simson
John Simson

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

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

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

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

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

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

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

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

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

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

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

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

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

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

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

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

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

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

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

David Israelite
David Israelite

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

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

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

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

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

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

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

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

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

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

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

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

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

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

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

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

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

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

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

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

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

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

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

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

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

David Alexander
David Alexander

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

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

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

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

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

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

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

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

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

David Carson
David Carson

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

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

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

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

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

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

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

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

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

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

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

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

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

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

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

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

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

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

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

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

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

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

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

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

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

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

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

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

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

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

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

John Lapham
John Lapham

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

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

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

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

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

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

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

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

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

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

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

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

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

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

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

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

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

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

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

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

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

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

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

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

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

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

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

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

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

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

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

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

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

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

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

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

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

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

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

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

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

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

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

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 ...

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

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

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

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

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

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

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

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

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

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

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

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

John Morton
John Morton

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

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

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

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

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

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

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

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

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

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

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

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

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

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

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

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

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

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

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

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

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

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

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

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

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

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

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

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

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

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

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speakers 2013

Susan Butler

Susan Butler is an entrepreneur, professional journalist, publisher, international business attorney and published author. Through Butler Business & Media, Susan currently writes and publishes Music Confidential, a weekly international news and analysis report for executives who do business in music and for government officials and advisors who work with intellectual property issues. Music Confidential is distributed digitally to paid subscribers in 35 countries. In the past, Susan represented for over 20 years the legal and business interests of film, TV and record producers; sound engineers; recording studios; independent record labels and music publishers; visual and recording artists; songwriters and film composers; Internet technology developers; dot-com entrepreneurs and others in the entertainment and technology industries in the U.S., Japan and Europe. While practicing law, she was also columnist for ZDNet (acquired by CNET), contributing writer for several international technology magazines and author of eBusiness Legal Kit For Dummies written for entrepreneurs.