On June 17 2016 the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy and the Technology Policy Institute, hosted a conference Music Licensing: Innovations for Modern Times at NYU Law School in NYC. Described as “A conversation among academics, industry representatives, and policy experts on how the music licensing ecosystem can compensate the right people more transparently, fairly, and efficiently,” the event comprised three panels. Video is below (uncaptioned).
Roundtable 1: How do we structure a modern digital music distribution music-licensing ecosystem to be more competitive and work efficiently and fairly for all stakeholders?
Moderator: Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt; Panelists: Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and Professor, Economics Department and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; David Levin, Vice President, Digital Licensing, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); Steven Marks, Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America; Katherine Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.; Daniel Rubinfeld, Robert L. Bridges, Professor of Law and Professor of Economics Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Christopher Sprigman, Professor, NYU School of Law.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7YMFijJ1FEY
Skip intro: https://youtu.be/7YMFijJ1FEY?t=541
Roundtable 2: Deep Dive into Digital Databases
Moderator: Christopher Sprigman, Professor, NYU School of Law. Panelists: Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office; Mark Eisenberg, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, SoundExchange, Inc.; Andrea Finkelstein, EVP Global Business Affairs Operations, Sony Music Entertainment; James Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse; Casey Rae, Director of Music Licensing, Sirius XM; Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh, Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economic Department, NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SgGyoZf6QKs
Skip intro: https://youtu.be/SgGyoZf6QKs?t=154
Roundtable 3: What Changes to the Current System Are Feasible that Would Facilitate a Transition to a More Competitive Market?
Moderator: Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute. Panelists: Dale Collins, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association; Richard Masio, Director of Music Licensing, Pandora; Brad Prendergast, Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement, SoundExchange, Inc.; Tim Quirk, Founder/CEO, Freeform Development; David Wolfert, Songwriter and Producer; Co-Founder, Council of Music Creators and Music Answers; Songwriting Faculty, NYU Steinhardt.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FV4V5eJOiUc
Skip intro: https://youtu.be/FV4V5eJOiUc?t=90