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August 26, 2021

Time: 11:30 a.m. PT

A Special Webinar Presentation By Crunch Digital: “TEMPO and No More Excuses!”



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


Transparency is overrated!  No more excuses!

Please join us for a behind the scenes discussion and detailed look at TEMPO before its commercial release, a first of its kind new technology for music clearance and music licensing developed by Crunch Digital. 

Join Keith Bernstein, Founder of Crunch Digital and special guests Chris Castle (Attorney) and Siegfried Paquet (Strategic Advisor) as they call out the BS and excuses for using music that was not licensed and the story of when the pandemic started and the collaboration that began in March 2020 that led to the development of TEMPO. 

Publishers and labels will hear about the free and available features of TEMPO that can benefit them. App developers and music services will see firsthand an application that will become a must have tool to support their music business operations.

A message from Keith Bernstein: “For me, TEMPO represents the solution that music licensees and music licensing novices have always needed to help them manage clearance complexities that they usually know nothing about, which sometimes leads to their inadvertent copyright infringement.  With TEMPO, the excuse of not knowing better is over. TEMPO is a solution that benefits both the users and owners of music copyrights.”


Please note that the time for this webinar is 11:30am PT/1:30 pm CT/2:30pm ET



Keith Bernstein
Founder of Crunch Digital

Chris Castle

Siegfried Paquet
Strategic Advisor



AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
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Additional Speaker Information

Keith Bernstein is the founder of Crunch Digital and CEO of Royalty Review Council. As founder of Crunch Digital, Keith created a new business model to eliminate the barriers of music licensing and payments, ultimately fueling better revenue flow and reducing operating costs through streamlined workflows. Crunch Digital is an independent technology firm based in Los Angeles, California with a long pedigree in the media & entertainment industry. Crunch offers a full suite of solutions and services to provide a simple, affordable, compliant and a reliable way to use music content. Crunch supports content owners – including record labels and music publishers – by managing the flow of data to and from digital services and other licensees. Crunch also manages data flow for content licensees – digital service providers, fitness companies, multi-channel networks, game companies, app developers and mobile carriers – including royalty reporting and payments. In fall 2017, Crunch launched the Digital Music Sandbox™ a music licensing platform that enables qualified app developers to include music legally from participating major and indie record labels and music publishers under short-term restricted use developer licenses - and do it faster. In spring 2021, Crunch beta launched TEMPO, a first of its kind multi-dimensional online tool for sound recording curation and song publisher clearance. With Tempo users can create a list of tracks that they would like to use for their music service, fitness classes, mobile App, or video… and using the platform they can validate whether those tracks are available for use under existing licenses with record labels, music publishers, and performance societies. Keith has 30 years of experience managing the complexities of royalty accounting, reporting requirements, label and publishing operations, and copyrights. In his years prior to Crunch Digital and Royalty Review Council, Keith was Vice President of Operations for Napster, Senior Director of Operations for Universal Global e, the e-commerce division of the Universal Music Group, and Director of Operations for A&M Records.

Chris Castle founded the firm Christian L. Castle, Attorneys in Los Angeles in 2005 and moved the firm to Austin in 2011. He works on a variety of transactional matters in the nexus of music, technology and policy. His most recent public policy study for the World Intellectual Property Organization is available here. His most recent U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in Google v Oracle is available here and op-ed on the case is available here. His most recent Copyright Office comment on the Unclaimed Royalties Study is available here and his most recent law journal article "Defiance or Collaboration: The Role of the Presidential Signing Statement in MLC Board Appointments” is here. Chris is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, including for the American Bar Association, the state bar associations of California, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Texas, and the Austin Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, California Copyright Conference, Copyright Society of the USA, the Dallas Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. He has testified on artist rights issues at the UK Parliament, briefed the National Association of Attorneys General about brand sponsored piracy, spoken at Congressional seminars and lectures at law schools and business schools in the US and Canada on music-tech issues and artist rights including American University, Hastings College of the Law, University of Georgia Terry College of Business, Osgoode Hall, UCLA School of Law and Anderson Graduate School of Management, and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Chris was the founding chair of the Austin-Toronto Music City Trade Alliance, a cooperative effort of the Austin and Toronto city councils to promote commercial music business trade between the U.S. and Canada. Chris is the director of the Texas Entertainment Law Institute and is the Legislative Chair of the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In 2005, Chris was elected as a fellow of the World Technology Network. He received the 2016 Texas Star Award from the State Bar of Texas.

Siegfried Paquet - At StealthWrks, we advise and assist clients in Entertainment and Technology to accelerate growth and carry out digital licensing strategy for their services. All advisors have technical and operational expertise in multiple countries and will not only assit you in electing the right strategy but also ramp up your resources to take on the new challenges and opportunities. We will unlock value, deploy to new markets, optimize operations, unleash the power of artificial intelligence, implement O2C capabilities for D2C business, build partnerships with content owners around the world in music and motion pictures and get your digital service the content it needs. But most importantly we will be there when we are needed and only for the matters that you need reinforcement and additional bandwidth for.

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