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October 11, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PMA Panel - The Future of Production Music: Opportunities, Challenges & Threats

Join the discussion with representatives from the PMA, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and others as we cover the most pressing issues facing our industry.  Learn about the DMX case, the carve-out license, copyright challenges, foreign royalties, direct licensing, and more.  This may be the most important meeting you attend all year!


Thursday, October 11th
6 PM
BMI Headquarters

7 World Trade Center
(250 Greenwich Street)
New York, NU 10007

PMA Members - $10
Non-Members & Guests - $15

RSVP to Debra@pmamusic.com

RSVP deadline is October 8th


Joel Goodman – Moderator
President, Cue Music
PMA Board Member
Matthew J. DeFilippis

Vice President, New Media & Technology - ASCAP
Stuart Rosen
Senior Vice President & General Counsel - BMI
Adam Taylor
President, APM Music
PMA Vice-Chairman

Chris Valentini
General Manager - Leftfield Pictures
Hunter Williams
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development/Distribution - SESAC
Panelist Bios
Joel Goodman - Moderator
Joel Goodman is an Emmy-nominated composer who has written music for over 100 films.  His work includes scores to films and television programs that have received 4 Oscar nominations, 10 Emmy awards and over 20 Emmy nominations. Recent projects include: Being Elmo, the heartfelt and crowd-pleasing documentary about the man behind the Muppet; Clinton, a four-hour documentary about the 42nd president; and the Main Theme for the long-running and critically acclaimed PBS series American Experience. Prior to scoring films, Joel composed music for advertising and produced records, including those for Chuck Mangione, Livingston Taylor and Carla Lother.  In 1999, he founded the record label Museum Music and in 2002 co-founded the music licensing and publishing company MusicBox. Joel conducts university master classes in the US and Europe, is a regular panelist for such organizations as ASCAP, IFP, AFI and SCL amongst others, serves on the board of the Production Music Association where he is the Chairman of the Technology Committee, and is currently campaigning to join the ASCAP Board of Directors in 2013 (www.joelgoodmanforascap.com).
Matthew J. DeFilippis
As Vice President for New Media & Technology at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), one of the world's foremost music licensing organizations, Matt is responsible for issuing public performance licenses to Internet, wireless and other new technology-based services, as well as helping steer the organization’s adaptations and strategies for the digital age.  Matt has been immersed in intellectual property licensing and business development issues relating to new media music and entertainment for more than 17 years.  In addition to his tenure at ASCAP, he also served as Strategic Planning Coordinator at the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and its licensing subsidiary, The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), from 1998 to 2001.  Matt is a graduate of Columbia University in New York.
Stuart Rosen
As Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Stuart Rosen reports directly to BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, and oversees global operations of the BMI Legal department, directing the organization’s legal affairs as well as all attorneys working within the company.  Rosen joined BMI in 1996 as an Associate Attorney, and was promoted to Senior Attorney in 1999, to Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs in 2002, to Vice President, Legal in September 2007 and to his current position in August 2011.  From 2004 through 2011, he also served as the company’s Corporate Secretary.  Prior to joining BMI, he was in private practice.  Rosen received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1981, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984.
Adam Taylor
For over two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As President of APM Music, he has made APM a leader in breaking into new markets and in the use of technology for music delivery.  Adam also continues to grow the company's standing as one of the largest and most diverse collections of original production music available by adding the latest in authentic, urban-contemporary and hard-hitting rock alternative music to APM's catalog through the addition of new libraries and exclusive recordings from up-and-coming rappers and rockers.  For the past four years, as Vice-Chairman of the PMA, he has worked closely with ASCAP and BMI management on their technology, their reporting methodologies, and on getting PRO payments for production music to more accurately reflect the importance of production music in the broadcast community.
Chris Valentini
Armed with over 25 years experience as both a creative and business executive in the entertainment industry, Chris Valentini oversees the financial, operational and strategic growth of Leftfield Pictures/  Prior to joining Leftfield, Chris was an Executive Producer at National Geographic Channel, overseeing hits such as Border Wars, Repossessed!, Taboo, Hooked Monster Fish, and Fight Science. As an entertainment executive, Chris has held successful stints at Hoff Productions, Tremendous Entertainment and Unapix Entertainment as their Vice President of Production and has either created or overseen more than 500 hours of television programming for networks like ABC, FOX, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Court TV, National Geographic Channel, VOOM, Travel and History Channels.  He is also an Emmy and CableACE Award winning Producer/Director in the non-fiction/factual arena with business experience and expertise both in international distribution and film financing.  Chris is a graduate of San Francisco State University with an undergraduate degree in Radio and Television Production and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Hunter Williams
Hunter is Senior Vice President, Strategic Development/Distribution and Research Operations at SESAC, the second oldest and fastest-growing performing rights organization in the United States.  Now in his 20th year with the company, he oversees all royalty distribution operations, including the development of the company’s distribution and survey methodologies, performance tracking across all applicable media, and the maintenance of the company’s repertory and performance databases.  He also oversees the company’s research and analysis division, which helps drive strategic development by identifying new business opportunities.  Under his leadership, SESAC has pioneered the use of digital fingerprint and watermark technologies to track and pay royalties for performances on radio, television, and new media.  Prior to SESAC, he worked as a musician in Nashville and received his degree in Mass Communications and Music Business Administration at Middle Tennessee State University.  He serves on the board of advisors of MEIEA (Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association) and the music industry committee of the College Music Society.  He is an alumnus of Leadership Music, Class of 2012.

RSVP to Debra@pmamusic.com

Production Music Association Board of Directors
Randy Thornton – Chairman – Warner/Chappell Production Music
Adam Taylor – Vice Chairman – APM Music
Ron Mendelsohn – Secretary – Megatrax
Ivy Tombak – Treasurer – Litchfield Entertainment
Norman Chesky – Manhattan Production Music • Joel Goodman – Cue Music
Yoav Goren – Immediate Music • Gary Gross – Universal Publishing Production Music
Cassie Lord – 5 Alarm Music • Joe Saba – Videohelper
Debra Young Krizman – Executive Director

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