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June 11, 2013

Time: 11:30 - 1:00PM

Plain talk about the State of Performance Rights in the U.S.

"Barry Massarsky will be providing his expert views on the state of the performance rights industry affecting Nashville songwriters, publishers and other interested parties. He will demonstrate how to accurately project performance music royalties for country music as well as provide insights as to the best opportunities for deriving performance income benefit in the near term."


Barry M. Massarsky
President - Massarsky Consulting Inc.


Heather Cook
Administrative Director - AIMP Nashville

AIMP Panel

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ASCAP - First Floor Conference Room
2 Music Sq. W.
Nashville, TN 37203

Additional Speaker Information

As the former Senior Economist of ASCAP and now the President of Massarsky Consulting Inc, Mr. Massarsky has pioneered the field of music copyright economics serving revenue-related interests within the U.S. music industry, facilitating strategic opportunities for advancing royalty income, and inspiring new license regimes. He has cultivated and maintained clients whose businesses own or manage over 85% of owned song copyrights and over 90% of sound recordings in this country. In addition, his range of songwriter/composer clients covers the wide spectrum of the music industry and includes such writer luminaries as the Estate of George Gershwin, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Lionel Ritchie, Guess Who and Green Day. Mr. Massarsky's expertise ranges from music royalty valuation, to strategic and analytic counsel for significant collective rights and trade associations, to expert witness litigation in numerous copyright infringement cases, His experience also extends to the music production library marketplace where he has lead many performing rights initiatives on behalf of both its trade organization and individual market leaders.

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