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October 24, 2018

Time: 11:30 - 1:45 p.m.


When SoundExchange purchased the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) in May 2017, SoundExchange established SXWORKS, their new publisher services arm.  Join us and the SXWORKS executive team on exploring what this development means for publishers (in the US, Canada and abroad) and the licensing marketplace in general, plus get a view into the various tools that SXWORKS now offers.

Please note that this panel is on a Wednesday

Reservation Cutoff: October 24, 2018

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Richard Conlon
Chief Corporate Development Officer, SoundExchange

Caroline Rioux
President, CMRRA



AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 N. La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Lawry's Roasted Prime Ribs Of Beef (Cutoff: October 23, 2018)

AIMP Members - $44.00 per person
AIMP Non-Members - $57.00 per person

Our banking sponsor for this event is:


City National Bank


Parking: Self-parking is available on site at no additional charge. 

Reservations accepted online at www.aimp.org or by telephone at 818-771-7301 until Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 a.m..  Advance registration deadline with entree choice also ends on Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 a.m.
 Premier Members and/or groups of 5 or more who have RSVP'd and paid online may request reserved seating by e-mail or phone, 818-771-7301.  We will do our best to accommodate late reservations made the day before the event, but please be advised that entrée selection and space may be limited. Online reservations can be paid online by credit card.  Payment at the door is by cash, check or credit card (with a $5 surcharge).  Those who walk up without a reservation will be served whatever is available, but most likely prime rib, and may have to wait at entry.  

Full-time students with a current student I.D. - $47.00 per person*

*Qualifying students must reserve by phone and pay in advance by check or at the door. There are no online reservation or payment services for this discounted rate.
NOTE TO BERKLEE ALUMNI: If you are inquiring in response to a special offer via the Berklee Newsletter, please email 
LAinfo@aimp.org for registration instructions.

Attention Students!  The AIMP has launched its education initiative at Lawry's.  What this means is that up to 8 students are allowed to attend each panel for $20 per person.  The fee does not include food. This is a great opportunity to learn about music publishing and network. You must RSVP and pay in advance via e-mail or by calling 818-771-7301.

Attention attorneys: this activity has been approved for .75 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys wishing to register for MCLE credit should bring their state bar number with them for the sign in sheet.
[Pick up your certificate at the luncheon – AIMP cannot issue certificates after-the-fact.]

Additional Speaker Information

Richard Conlon manages SoundExchange’s relationships with the company’s wide array of constituents. He oversees the company’s corporate communications, industry relations and public policy efforts, helping to shape the company’s vision and then put that vision into action.Prior to joining SoundExchange, Richard was a Principal at Rights Management Holdings LLC, where he was a senior strategic advisor to major music publishers, collective rights management organizations, record labels and financial institutions involved in the entertainment space. Previously, he was a senior executive at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for more than 20 years, serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media. Richard launched BMI’s digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm’s global corporate strategy efforts. He also held executive positions at Viacom’s Pay per View television production and marketing unit and at The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network. Richard holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and earned his Master’s Degree in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.

Caroline Rioux is President of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA). She also serves on the Boards of CMRRA/SODRAC Inc. (CSI) and the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Caroline joined CMRRA in 1991. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and is a graduate of the Trebas Institute of Recording Arts. Prior to joining CMRRA, Caroline worked for independent record label Les Disques Gamma Ltd. as artist marketing representative. In her various roles at CMRRA, Caroline has participated in the establishment of a number licensing agreements and tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada, notably, CSI's Online Music Services tariff, which sets out the royalty rates and terms for the use of the reproduction right in downloads and streams in Canada. She is a strong advocate for fair royalty rates, robust administrative processes, responsive client service and transparency in rights administration to foster a high degree of satisfaction from the rights holders she represents. CMRRA is a music licensing collective which represents the vast majority of music publishers doing business in Canada. On their behalf, CMRRA issues licenses to users of the reproduction right in copyrighted music, such as record companies, online music services and broadcasters.

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