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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.


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

From left, Michael Eames/PEN Music Group & AIMP President, Caroline Rioux/CMRRA, Richard Conlon/SoundExchange and Teri Nelson Carpenter/Reel Muzik Werks & AIMP Vice President.

Photos by Liz Redwing, courtesy of Lawry's The Prime Rib.

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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