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March 12, 2015

Time: 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Demystifying YouTube: How to Get Paid What You’re Owed!

YouTube is the largest streaming platform in the world and music is heavily featured in well over half of the Top 100 YouTube channels.  In order to take advantage of this and ensure that you are being properly compensated for all the streams of your music, join us for a lively discussion that will cover everything from the basics of YouTube monetization to the various options you can choose from to properly manage your catalogue in this dynamic environment.

We will be taking questions in advance of the event this month.  You can access the questionnaire here and submit prior to the event.  


Ryan Born
CEO, AdRev

Jordan Bromley, Esq.
Partner, Manatt

Joshua Mancuso
Sr. Director of Royalties, peermusic

Rene Merideth
COO, Exploration


Timothy A. Cohan, Esq.
Senior VP Legal and Business Affairs, peermusic

AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 North La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


From left, Joshua Mancuso/peermusic, Tim Cohan/peermusic (& AIMP Board Member), Rene Merideth/Exploration, Michael Eames/PEN MusicGroup (& AIMP President) and Jordan Bromley/Manatt.  

Pictures by Toni Koch and Liz Redwing, courtesy of Lawry's The Prime Rib.

Additional Speaker Information

Ryan Born is the founder and CEO of AdRev, a digital rights management technology company servicing major and independent music publishers and record labels in the following capacities: YouTube Content ID administration, including ingestion, accounting/reporting/analytics, and manual claiming of covers and live performances; Licensing, monitoring, accounting and enforcement for micro synchronization licenses brokered with YouTube’s largest MCN’s including Disney/Maker Studios, Fullscreen, and Machinima; Connecting music publishers with digital influencers to produce new master recordings promoted to millennials; Digital distribution of recorded music to hundreds of digital service providers worldwide, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and SoundCloud AdRev currently pays out over $14 million per year to its clients and administers 6 million music copyrights across 51 million YouTube videos that collectively generate over 4.6 billion views per month. Based on its 3 year revenue growth, the company in 2014 was named the #2 fastest growing media company in America by the Inc 500 and the #6 fastest growing company in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal. Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and Pricewaterhouse Coopers alum. He can be reached at ryan@adrev.net.

Jordan Bromley's practice focuses on securing and negotiating a multitude of agreements in the entertainment, art and fashion industries, including content creation agreements (recording, publishing, designer), digital content, production and producing agreements, publishing agreements, catalogue acquisitions, sponsorships and endorsement agreements. Mr. Bromley's client base covers the entertainment and media industries and include established and developing artists, songwriters, producers, bands, independent record labels, digital distribution companies, music publishing companies, apparel companies, management companies, and multi-media fashion and lifestyle companies. Mr. Bromley is a member and active participant in the firm's Digital Media Practice Group, an innovative new practice group that combines Manatt's deep expertise in entertainment, digital media, advertising, and corporate financing. Mr. Bromley helped form and develop Golden Mean Management and Red Ghost Music, two cutting edge artist management, marketing and distribution companies. Mr. Bromley's expertise lies in recognizing talented artists, individuals and companies, helping them set and reach goals, and protecting their interests by rigorously negotiating and drafting the agreements forming the basis of their business relationships.

Joshua Mancuso is the Sr. Director of Royalties for Peermusic; a global independent music publishing company operating in 28 countries around the world. He oversees Peer’s income tracking and royalty processing for North America, Asia and Australia. With over 10 years’ experience in the areas of Administration, Royalties and Copyright, he has also worked for BMG, Chrysalis Music, and Famous Music. Prior to joining Peer, Joshua led the West Coast Copyright Department at BMG Chrysalis. He is currently involved reviewing, analyzing and maximizing the performance of many new digital music agreements, particularly YouTube. He received a BA from the Mike Curb College of Music Business at Belmont University in 2005 and a MBA from Pepperdine University in 2012.

Rene Merideth is co-founder and COO of Exploration, a media management and technology company. Rene oversees the day to day needs of Exploration's 180+ clients encompassing over 2.5 million copyrights on the YouTube, Music Key, and SoundCloud platforms including asset management, video claiming, conflicts, disputes and royalties. She started in the industry as a four year old "roadie" with her Grandfather's gospel band in rural Missouri. And received her BA in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville in 2000. While working across many aspects of the industry, she found her niche in artist management and music publishing. Moving to Los Angeles, she started with Windswept Publishing and survived two high profile mergers to become Head of West Coast licensing for BMG. Over the years, she has worked on music by artists including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Kings Of Leon, KISS, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Eminem, Pink and Pete Townshend among others. I 2012, she founded Red Dragon Management with the goal of educating people about copyright and helping the little guys find a voice. Rene received Certified status from YouTube in 2013. Additionally, she is a previous Board member of LA Women In Music and is a member of NARIP, NARAS, ASCAP, AIMP and the California Copyright Conference.

Tim Cohan is the Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for the US Peermusic companies, negotiating and drafting a range of publishing, acquisition, licensing, joint-venture, and other agreements. In addition to handling all in-house transactional work and litigation supervision, Tim has been an active representative of Peermusic in various industry working groups, discussions, and negotiating committees. He focuses closely on international licensing issues arising among the various US and worldwide Peermusic companies, particular in the realm of newly emerging digital models. Tim has been in the music business for fifteen years, both at Peermusic and as an independent music professional. He received his B.A. in comparative literature from Williams College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar, Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, and a recipient of the Harold D. Fried Memorial Prize for his 2010 Note, “Notice of Intention to Use and the Compulsory License in the Digital Era.”

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