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April 27, 2006

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Getting It Right: Making the Most Money - Publishing Deal to Royalty Check

Case studies and analyses of real-life situations. Follow the trail from signing a publishing deal to royalty statements and payments, including discussions of unexpected scenarios and useful solutions in order to maximize earnings.



Randi Olsen
Universal Music Publishing, VP

Gary Calderone
BMG Music Publishing, VP of Ro

Kyle Staggs
Bug Music, Sr. Dir. of Busines

Leticia Alvarez
Windswept Pacific, Sr. Directo

Moderator: Karen Rodriguez
Windswept Pacific, VP of Admin

Moderator: Erik Steigen
Provident Financial Mgmt, Mgr.


No Moderator Details Available

AIMP Panel

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Wyndham Bel Age Hotel
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., just south of Sunset in
West Hollywood. Valet parking, $4.00. Phone 310-854-1111 for directions

Randi Olsen (Panelist) has been with Universal Music Publishing for the past nine years. Ms. Olsen started the department when it was MCA Music Publishing and has been with the company through its merger with Polygram Music and the acquisition of Rondor International. Prior to that, she was at Windswept Pacific for almost three years, also doing Income Tracking.

Leticia Alvarez (Panelist) received a B.B.A. with emphasis in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Alvarez began her career with GO Management/ Mike O'Rear Publishing. She subsequently spent three years at the Barbara Orbison start-up company Still Working Music. After a brief stint at BMG Music Publishing, she has spent the last nine years with Windswept Holdings LLC.

Gary Calderone (Panelist) began his career in 1988 at Coopers and Lybrand as a CPA. He joined the Internal Audit Department of Sony Music in 1992 and spent one year in London, England assisting in the set up of the European Audit Department. In 1994, Mr. Calderone joined EMI Music Publishing as an Assistant Director of Royalties, based in New York. From 1997 to 2003, he served as Senior Director of Royalties and Income Tracking for Zomba Music Publishing and then in 2004 moved to BMG Music Publishing, where he currently is VP of Royalties and Income Tracking.


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