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August 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. PST

Summer Educational Weekly Webinar: Data in Music Publishing on Both Sides of the House - Current Picture and Future Opps

Sponsored by


Music Publishing Administration | Songtrust


Please join us for this week's summer educational webinar, presented by Songtrust.  

This webinar is free for all AIMP members and non-members, thanks to a sponsorship from Songtrust, but registration is required via Zoom.   


Please note that the time for this webinar is 9:00am PST/11:00am CST/12:00pm EST

Nobody questions the importance of data in the music publishing industry anymore, but its role in A&R and rights management - as well as the relationships between those two sides of the house now and in the future - continues to evolve. Mick Hayes from ICE Services and Corey Roberts from Downtown Music Publishing will discuss how the importance of data access, interpretation, and quality continues to affect their work in both rights management, administration, and A&R and client services.


Mick Hayes
Director of Product Management, ICE Services

Corey Roberts
VP of A&R Research, Downtown Music Publishing


Anna Bond
Senior Director of Global Business Development, Songtrust

AIMP Panel

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via Zoom (details to follow)


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Additional Speaker Information

Mick Hayes leads the development, launch and life-cycle management of all products and services within ICE and has been involved in ICE since in conception in 2007 and was also a Consultant for ICE on the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project. Mick has worked in the music rights industry for over thirty years, as an independent consultant, a founder of Rightscom, and as an IT Project Manager for Cap Gemini and MCPS-PRS. Prior to ICE Mick worked for over five years at PRS on several key industry projects, notably the implementation of the first pan-European online licensing service, CELAS. Other previous experience includes working for ASCAP leading the Requirement engineering on their Usage, Distribution and Royalty systems, and at MCPS developing and implementing MCPS’ core mechanical licensing systems for physical media and broadcast usage.

Corey Roberts is the Vice President of A&R Research at Downtown Music Publishing, where he utilizes a data-driven approach to identify, sign and develop songwriters and producers. Since joining Downtown in 2018, Roberts has signed some of this generation’s most exciting hip-hop producers including Chris Barnett — who has worked with culturally defining artists like Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Lil Pump, Juice WRLD, Desiigner, Wiz Khalifa, and Chief Keef, among others — as well as Midas 800, the producer behind NLE Choppa’s infectious 2019 hit, “Shotta Flow.” At Downtown, Roberts also signed soulful R&B duo The War and Treaty and folk trio CAAMP. Prior, he spent over a decade in the Universal Music Group system, working in A&R Research with Avery and Monte Lipman at Universal Records and Sylvia Rhone at Motown Records. He later worked under L.A. Reid at Epic Records, followed by a five-year stint at SONGS Music Publishing — where he identified and helped bring in a-list talent including Lorde and Desiigner.

Anna Bond is the Senior Director of Global Business Development for Songtrust, the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator. Bond works with record labels, music publishers, and music technology companies to register tastemaking talent with Songtrust, enabling songwriters and music rights holders to collect the global publishing royalties they’re owed. Bond has been in the music industry for more than 15 years, and prior to Songtrust, she was US label head for storied indie powerhouse Rough Trade Records. She has also spent time at independent distributor Secretly Distribution, digital music service eMusic, and in label management for Brighton, UK based rock/experimental label FatCat.

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