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  • British Copyright Council
  • GESAC
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Canadian Music Week
  • Directors Guild of America
  • SESAC
  • European Writers’ Council
  • Copyright Alliance
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  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
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  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
  • Writers Guild of America
  • European Visual Artists
  • EUobserver
  • Federation of Film and Audiovisuals Composers in Europe
  • Artists Rights Society
  • VAGA
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • Broadcast Music, Inc.
  • Songwriters’ Guild of America Foundation
  • Centre of the Picture Industry
  • Music Confidential
  • Musicdish/Mi2N
  • Authors Registry
  • International Music Council
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  • Songwriters Guild of America
  • IFPI
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • IMPALA
  • The Recording Industry Association of America
speakers 2013
Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

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

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

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

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

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

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

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

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

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

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

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

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

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

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

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

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

David Israelite
David Israelite

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

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

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

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

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

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

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

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

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

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

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

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

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

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

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

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

John Morton
John Morton

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

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

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

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

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

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

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

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

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

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

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

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

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

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

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

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 ...

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

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

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

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

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

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

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

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

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

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

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

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

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

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

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

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

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

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

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

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

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

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

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

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

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

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

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

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

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

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

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

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

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

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

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

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

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

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

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

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

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

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

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

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

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

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

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

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

David Carson
David Carson

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

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

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

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

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

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

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

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

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

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

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

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

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

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

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

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

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

David Alexander
David Alexander

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

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

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

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

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

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

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

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

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

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

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

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

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

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

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

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

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

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

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

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

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

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

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

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

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

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

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

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

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

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

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

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

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

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

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

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

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

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

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

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

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

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

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

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

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

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

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

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

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

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

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

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

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

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

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

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

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

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

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

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

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

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

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

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

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

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

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

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

John Simson
John Simson

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

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

John Lapham
John Lapham

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

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

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

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

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

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

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

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

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

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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.