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Jennifer Newman Sharpe

General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs
Greater New York City Area
Jennifer Newman Sharpe is an entertainment, intellectual property, and transactional business attorney, a serial entrepreneur, and an award winning advocate for gender equality. She currently works as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for ONErpm, a leading digital distribution company and YouTube MCN, in addition to her long-standing private practice. She has counseled clients spanning all areas of music, including record labels, publishing companies, artists, producers, writers, and tech start-ups. She also serves as Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the international non-profit organization Women in Music and as an advisor to multiple technology start-ups. She is a co-founder of Sparkplug, the online marketplace where musicians rent instruments, gear and space, and Cosynd, the collaborative contract creation and administration platform for artists. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and institutions, on topics such as licensing, artist agreements, entrepreneurship, and gender equality in the music industry, including at Music Biz, SXSW, Midem, NMS, Folk Alliance, Rio Music Buzz, Sync Summit, and NYU.