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April 27, 2017

Time: 11:30 - 1:45 p.m.

International Luncheon Panel - Meet SACEM!

Join us as we welcome our international guests from Paris, France, the executive team at SACEM! We will have a dynamic discussion on the latest course of events in France and the European Union. We will explore SACEM’s activities and developments in the digital market as well as on the international scene.  

This event will allow all of us to get to know SACEM and gain a better understanding of international performing rights.


Jean-Noël Tronc
Directeur Général-Gérant

Cécile Rap-Veber
Directrice des Licences et de l'International

Louis Diringer
Directeur des Sociétaires


Todd Brabec, Esq.
Co-Author of Music, Money and Success/Former ASCAP Executive Vice President/AIMP Board Member

AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 N. La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Our banking sponsor for this event is:

Parking: Self-parking is available on site at no additional charge. 

Reservations accepted online at www.aimp.org or by telephone at 818-771-7301 until Wednesday, April 26th at noon.  Advance registration deadline with entree choice also ends on Wednesday, April 26th at noon
 Premier Members and/or groups of 5 or more who have RSVP'd and paid online may request reserved seating by e-mail or phone, 818-771-7301.  We will do our best to accommodate late reservations made the day before the event, but please be advised that entrée selection and space may be limited. Online reservations can be paid online by credit card.  Payment at the door is by cash, check or credit card (with a $5 surcharge).  Those who walk up without a reservation will be served whatever is available, space allowing, but most likely prime rib. If an event is sold out, walk-ups will not be accommodated.

Full-time students with a current student I.D. - $47.00 per person*

*Qualifying students must reserve by phone and pay in advance by check or at the door. There are no online reservation or payment services for this discounted rate.
NOTE TO BERKLEE ALUMNI: If you are inquiring in response to a special offer via the Berklee Newsletter, please email 
LAinfo@aimp.org for registration instructions.

Attention Students!  The AIMP has launched its education initiative at Lawry's.  What this means is that up to 8 students are allowed to attend each panel for $20 per person.  The fee does not include food. This is a great opportunity to learn about music publishing and network. You must RSVP and pay in advance via e-mail or by calling 818-771-7301.

Attention attorneys: this activity has been approved for .75 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys wishing to register for MCLE credit should bring their state bar number with them for the sign in sheet.
Attention CPA’s: This activity follows the continuing education guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations. CPA’s wishing to register for .75  CE credit should bring their CPA license number with them for the sign in sheet. [Pick up your certificate at the luncheon – AIMP cannot

issue certificates after-the-fact.]

Additional Speaker Information

Jean-Noël Tronc is Chief Executive Officer of Sacem, the world's second largest music society for authors, song writers and publishers with 145,000 members from 163 nationalities, founded in 1850 and collecting 803,5 M€ revenues in 2012. From 2011 to 2012 he was is an independent consultant working for clients in the telecommunications, media and IT industries From 2008 to 2010, he served as Chairman & CEO of Canal + Overseas (Canal + Group - Vivendi), with pay-tv operations in Poland, Vietnam, Western and Central Africa 27 countries, French West Indies, South Pacific and Indian Ocean territories. He was a member of the Management Board of Canal + Group. With revenues above 800 M€ and EBITDA above 120 M€, 2,5 M customers and more than 1000 employees (2010), Canal+ Overseas activities cover all dimensions of pay-tv : channels edition & packaging, contents acquisition, programming, marketing & sales, customers management, IT, decoders & satellites operations. Prior to joining Canal +, Mr. Tronc had held a variety of positions within France Telecom Group, from 2002 to 2007. He joined Orange (France Telecom Group) in 2002 as Strategy and Brand Director. After becoming Chairman of the board of Orange Réunion in 2005, French Indian Ocean territory 2nd mobile operator, he became Chief Executive Officer of Orange France and a member of the Group Leadership Team of the France Telecom Group from 2006 to 2007. With revenues above 9 000 M€ and EBITDA above 4 000 M€, 23,4 M customers and 5 550 employees (2007), Orange France is France #1 mobile operator.

Cécile Rap-Veber joined Sacem (Societe des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) in 2013 as Director of Licensing and International. She is in charge of dealing phono and video mechanicals, private copy levies, broadcasting, on line and international collections. She comes from a family of creators including writers, journalist, fashion designer, directors and screenwriters. Cécile Rap-Veber has a Master's Degree in Contracting Law and International Private Law and is licensed to practice at the Paris Bar. After practicing as a lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Paris for four years, she was hired by Universal Music France in 2000, initially as Director of Legal and Business Affairs and subsequently, from 2009, as Director of the new business development.

Matters pertaining to the management of the repertoire, rights distribution, and services to members are the responsibility of Louis Diringer. A graduate of the Institut de Musicologie (advanced studies) and Strasbourg Law School (commercial law), Louis Diringer joined SACEM in 1980. He has worked in two of the society's major operational sections: firstly, in rights collection - as a regional delegate and then Head of the Licences Department; and secondly, from 1995 to 2012, in authors' rights distribution - as Director of the Documentation and Distribution Department.

Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney, a Deems Taylor Award winning co-author of the best selling music business book " Music, Money and Success: the Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business"(7th edition, 560 pages/Schirmer/Music Sales), an Adjunct Professor at USC where he teaches the course on Music Licensing, Music Publishing and Film, Television and Video Game scoring and song contracts and is a Governing Committee member and former Music and Budget Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. He is a recipient of the 2005 Educational Leadership Award from the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)and the 2015 Texas Star Award from the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Field of Entertainment Law. During his 37 year career at ASCAP, he was responsible for signing many of ASCAP 's most successful songwriters, songwriter/artists and film and television composers. In addition, he significantly changed most of ASCAP's distribution, payment and survey rules and was responsible for significantly increasing the royalties and payment formulas for successful radio writers and film and television score and theme composers as well as eliminating most policies, formulas and rules which were not in the best interests of songwriters and composers or which had a negative effect on their earnings. Website: musicandmoney.com. Contact: toddbrabec@gmail.com.

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