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May 21, 2018

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

PMA presents Music Modernization Act panel

 

The Music Modernization Act (the MMA) will change how payments for music are collected and distributed across digital platforms, as well as make other changes to the music licensing landscape. This panel examines the MMA as it sets out to reform the rules governing music use for the digital age. Come hear an expert panel share insight into the exciting, pivotal changes this bill brings to the recorded music world.

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PANELISTS


Joe DiMona, Vice President of Legal Affairs, BMI


Joe DiMona is Vice President of Legal Affairs at Broadcast Music, Inc. Mr. DiMona has been handling legal matters for BMI for more than 20 years. In his role, Mr. DiMona oversees a wide range of matters, including license negotiations and license fee litigation before the BMI rate court in the Southern District of New York, the negotiation and drafting of music performance license agreements, and handling Copyright Royalty Board compulsory license proceedings and copyright infringement actions against unlicensed music users. Mr. DiMona has dealt extensively with legislative and regulatory matters in Washington, D.C., for two decades, including testifying at Copyright Office hearings.


Danielle Aguirre, EVP & General Counsel, NMPA

Danielle Malito Aguirre currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She began serving as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Business Affairs in 2015. During the four years prior to this position, she served as Senior Vice President for Litigation and Business Affairs. Danielle currently oversees all of NMPA’s legal, business and policy objectives.


Sam Mosenkis, Vice President of Legal Affairs, ASCAP

Sam Mosenkis is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ("ASCAP") where he advises on issues related to music licensing, copyright and entertainment-related legislation and regulation, as well as general in-house affairs. On behalf of publishers and songwriters, Sam has negotiated licensing deals with a wide array of users, has authored numerous briefs and position papers filed before various Federal courts and agencies, and has been instrumental in the drafting and introduction of copyright-related legislation. Sam regularly speaks on copyright and music licensing issues.

MODERATOR


Joe Saba, Co-Founder, VideoHelper


Joe Saba is the co-founder of Videohelper, one of the leading independent creators and suppliers of production music. He’s also an active composer / producer both for the library and for custom projects, including show themes, music for the Olympics, and several Super Bowl Commercials.

In 1995, he and Stewart Winter launched Videohelper from a bootlegger’s warehouse. Today, the company has its own studios off Union Square in NYC and its music is used daily in over 60 countries by broadcasters, studios, agencies and other global media brands.

Joe is also a co-founder and current Vice Chairman of the Production Music Association.

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