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Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum Powered by Songtrust [clear filter]
Monday, May 6
 

1:00pm

Songtrust Introduction
A Songtrust team member will be giving a brief overview demo of our rights management platform and how creators can best utilize our service for their royalty collection.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Chief Strategy Officer, Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Songtrust , and the VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust, an online service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties, is Downtown’s rights management platform. Conyers... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:10pm

Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum Keynote: Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard
Music Biz 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient and Co-Founder of independent distributor The Orchard, Richard Gottehrer, will keynote this year’s Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust. Gottehrer is an industry innovator who has left his mark on virtually all areas of the music world as an esteemed songwriter, producer, performer, entrepreneur, and executive.


Gottehrer’s dedication to the advancement of the indie music community culminated in the late 1990s with his founding of The Orchard with partner Scott Cohen. Coined as “A Place to Grow” for indie artists, the company pioneered a system of storing, delivering, and supplying music digitally. Today, The Orchard is the world’s largest indie music distributor, which works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Hodak

Brittany Hodak

Co-Founder, The SuperFan Company
Brittany Hodak is Co-Founder of The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak), a company that creates loyal customers by harnessing the power of fandom. She has spearheaded assignments for Walmart, Katy Perry, Unilever, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. Hodak has published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gottehrer

Richard Gottehrer

Co-Founder, The Orchard
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard, the largest distributor in the world for independent music and film. The Orchard currently works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith. A true... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:55pm

How Streaming is Evolving the Path to Mainstream Success
The rise of digital streaming platforms like SoundCloud is evolving the way a creator kickstarts their career - giving them immediate access to a community and tools. Likewise, these digital streaming platforms have also evolved the broader music industry’s approach to discovering new talent and developing their careers, offering more data and insights than ever before. This discussion will cover how streaming has changed the way creators forge their own path in transitioning from "bedroom musician" to "mainstream success," its impact on the broader music industry, and what terms like “discovery” and “success” mean in this new age.

This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Music Journalist and Pop Culture Expert
Sowmya Krishnamurthy is a music journalist and pop culture expert with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. She has appeared on TV as a host on MTV's Hip Hop POV and contributes commentary for E!, CNN and Fuse, Revolt TV and The Huffington Post. She has interviewed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for LaTrice Burnette

LaTrice Burnette

EVP and General Manager, Island Records
LaTrice Burnette is EVP and General Manager of Island Records, where she oversees a roster including Shawn Mendes, The Killers, Fall Out Boy and Jessie Reyez. Prior to joining Island Records, Burnette spent eight years as a senior marketing executive with Epic Records where she conceived... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis

Global Head of Music, Artist Relations & Label Services, SoundCloud
Lisa Ellis is the Global Head of Music, Artist Relations, and Label Services at SoundCloud. In her role, Ellis leads the platform’s global artist and label services teams, and is responsible for its relationships with the global creative community of artists, managers, and labels... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Hervey

Jillian Hervey

Member and Artist, Lion Babe
Jillian Hervey is one half of New York-bred funk and soul duo, Lion Babe. Along with her musical partner, producer/DJ Lucas Goodman (also known as Astro Raw), the pair are known for their unique sound and look, described as ‘futuristic nostalgia.” The pair broke out with their... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:55pm - 2:35pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:35pm

Songtrust Presentation
A Songtrust team member will be giving a brief overview demo of our rights management platform and how creators can best utilize our service for their royalty collection.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Bond

Anna Bond

Director of Business Development, North America, Songtrust
Anna Bond is the Director of Business Development for Songtrust in North America. A 15-year veteran of the industry, Bond helps musicians make important advances for their careers and enables them to share their unique visions. Prior to her role at Songtrust, Bond worked in artist... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:45pm

The Collaborator’s Dilemma: Getting What’s Yours Even When You've Given Up Control
You partnered up and worked hard during the creative process. Despite some push-and-pull along the way, in the end, an amazing piece of music has been birthed.  The delicate conversation about who did what has been had and the split sheets are signed. So the hard part is over… or is it?  


From idea to administration, this panel will explore the legal and practical implications of collaborations and provide sound advice on protecting your interests in co-authored songs and records. Topics will include statutory rights of co-authors, copyright assignments, (co)publishing and (co)administration agreements, fractional licensing, and the impact of recent changes brought about by the Music Modernization Act. Additionally, we will cover best practices when it comes to registering your contributions with the various collection societies and ensuring your co-collaborators hold up their end of the bargain.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berger

Jason Berger

Partner, Margolis Edelstein
Jason Berger is a partner at Philadelphia-based law firm Margolis Edelstein and chairs the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. Berger’s expertise lies in recognizing talented artists, individuals and companies; developing strategy to achieve long-term success; and... Read More →
avatar for Ash Kernen

Ash Kernen

Founder and Principal Attorney, Kernen Law
Ash Kernen is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, focusing predominantly on the music industry. Having spent over a decade as an independent musician prior to becoming a lawyer, Kernen’s... Read More →
avatar for Molly Neuman

Molly Neuman

Global Head of Business Development, Songtrust
Molly Neuman is the Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust, the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator. At Songtrust she leads the business development, sales, and marketing teams of in their service to over 100,000 songwriters and... Read More →
avatar for Misha Hunke

Misha Hunke

AVP of Distribution & Administration Services, BMI
Misha Hunke is the AVP of Distribution & Administration Service for Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), an American performing rights organization that represents more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 14 million musical works. Hunke... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:25pm
Griffin Ballroom

3:30pm

Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will Lead the Blockchain Revolution
Blockchain will disrupt everything and artists will be on the frontline. Learn about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how to utilize them in the new music industry. There are many problems that can be solved by using the blockchain in the music industry and this presentation will get to the bottom of it and provide real life examples. There is a lot of talk about the blockchain but little is said about how it applies to people who do not code.


Interviewer
Britnee Foreman — Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust


Interviewee
Shelita Burke — Blockchain Music Artist


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Britnee Foreman

Britnee Foreman

Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust
Britnee Foreman is the Head of Data Strategy at Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing, where she uses data to leverage insights and advocate for songwriters. After more than a decade in the music industry, she knows what drives an artist’s career forward and works to help artists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shelita Burke

Shelita Burke

Blockchain Music Artist
Shelita Burke is a groundbreaking Pop music artist and futurist who has achieved impressive Billboard and other chart positions without the help of major labels. Burke is the archetype of what is possible for artists as she holistically integrates her talents in data science and blockchain... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Griffin Ballroom