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February 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

PMA Meeting: What's The Value Of Music?

PMA members, non-members and guests are invited to attend

With the explosion of social media & new media platforms, music is being used more than ever.  How are copyrights being valued and compensated in this new world order?  Join in a discussion with respected industry experts as we explore the intrinsic and monetary value of music.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Sportsmen's Lodge
12825 Ventura Boulevard (at Coldwater Canyon)
Studio City, CA 91604

PMA Members - $10
Non-Members & Guests - $15
No-Host Bar


Joe Saba – Moderator
Co-founder & Co-owner - VideoHelper
PMA Board Member

Richard Bellis
Steve Celi
Music Manager, FOX ON-Air Promotion
Norman Chesky
Co-founder & Co-owner, Manhattan Production Music & Chesky Records
Steve Pecile
President, Soundminer
David Renzer
Entrepreneur & former Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group


Richard Bellis
Richard Bellis is an Emmy award-winning composer and author of “The Emerging Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business”.  He is a past president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists; served on the faculty of the University of Southern California: served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and mentors the participants of the “ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis”.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASCAP.
Steve Celi
Steve Celi has been at FOX for over 12 years.  As Manager of Music for On-Air Promotion including TV, Radio and New Media, Celi oversees all aspects of music production, clearances and library music for all of the FOX primetime lineup including American Idol, X Factor, Glee, House, Bones, Fringe, New Girl, Terra Nova, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, Raising Hope, Cops, and the entire Sunday night lineup.  Previously Celi worked for 5 years as head of music for E! Entertainment Television and is also a composer, producer, singer-songwriter, vocalist and father of 3.
Norman Chesky
Norman Chesky is the co-founder of Grammy Award winning audiophile record label, Chesky Records.  Chesky Records has recorded hundreds of records with such legends as McCoy Tyner, Chuck Mangione, and the late Peggy Lee.  He is also the co-founder of leading independent music library, Manhattan Production Music.  His newest venture is HDtracks.com, a high-resolution digital music store featuring content from many heralded record labels.  Chesky is a current Governor in the New York Chapter and two-time former Trustee in the Recording Academy.  He is also a founding member of the PMA and currently sits on the board.
Steve Pecile
Steve Pecile is the President of Soundminer, Inc. and was a composer in a previous life writing for several children's series in Canada.  Pecile also owned a post-production studio in Toronto, Canada where he, along with Justin Drury, began developing what would later become Soundminer.  Now a world leader in audio software for professionals, Soundminer clients include both large and small post- production, production, broadcast, film, music and publishing companies. Advanced music searching software, advanced metadata management, web hosting and web portal software (with an advanced iPhone application option) as well as broadcast cue-sheeting software are just some of the notable array of products Soundminer offers.
David Renzer
David Renzer is a veteran music and entertainment executive whose career has included leadership positions with the world’s largest and most well-known music publishing companies.  With over 25 years of experience in music and entertainment, Renzer most recently served at the helm of Universal Music Publishing Group as Chairman & CEO, responsible for overseeing the activities of the company’s 57 offices in 47 countries.  Since Renzer joined the company (then called MCA Music Publishing) in 1996, UMPG grew exponentially through direct signings and catalogue acquisitions, including the BMG Music Publishing, Zomba, Polygram, and Rondor catalogues.  Under Renzer’s tenure, UMPG also became the global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian, and Classical Music.
Joe Saba – Moderator
Joe Saba is the co-founder of VideoHelper, Inc., one of the leading independent music libraries. He's an active composer both for his company's catalog and for projects such as the themes for “ABC News Nightline”, “The Suze Orman Show”, “The Soup” and many others.  He and Stewart Winter launched the company in 1995 from a bootlegger’s warehouse and today VideoHelper’s music is used daily in over 60
countries.  Saba is a multi-instrumentalist, a Columbia grad and a founding father of the PMA.

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