Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to our clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of specialized capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. Manatt has been at the forefront of the issues surrounding digital media, including digital music, from the very start. Our corporate and entertainment practices represent the entire spectrum of digital music clients, from independent content producers to the largest digital media companies. We work with our clients to create and capitalize on monetization opportunities and to navigate around the legal pitfalls, piracy issues and infringement actions that can stand in the way of success.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.Innovation-Movement.com and www.CESweb.org.
LyricFind is the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions. Founded in 2004, LyricFind exists to fill the void of the most popular music content on the Internet – lyrics.
In order to provide a successful lyrics service, LyricFind has not only amassed licensing from over 2,000 music publishers, including all four majors – EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing – but has also built a quality-controlled, vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.
Additionally, LyricFind has a customized search solution available to licensees to identify music based on lyrics, and answer that age-old question of “What’s that song?”
HFA is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. HFA also serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company’s fast and easy online licensing tool. Slingshot, HFA’s rights management service offering, includes a suite of information management and technology solutions designed to simplify and facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights. As a technology innovator, HFA is leading the industry in establishing global data standards and is a founding member and Board member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX). Additionally, for the past four years HFA was recognized by InformationWeek on its Top 500 Relentless Innovators list. For more information about HFA visit harryfox.com, songfile.com and hfaslingshot.com.
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences. This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 32 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 46 practice areas included in the 2013 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, serves as an advocate for the value of music by representing the performing rights of more than 550,000 songwriters, composers, and publishers. The Company negotiates licenses to play more than 7.5 million musical works, distributing the fees it generates as royalties to its members when their songs are performed publicly. In 1939, BMI’s open-door policy made it the only organization to represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, BMI’sstrategic vision and technological innovations permit it to maximize the opportunities offered by the global demand and unparalleled popularity of the Company’s repertoire. As a result, BMI music is consistently among the most-performed music in the world. Visit BMI.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI and stay connected through Facebook.
Groundbreaking new technology has always been a driving force of the media and entertainment industries, so it is no coincidence that Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a leader in representing companies in these fields. Our firm specializes in representing leading entertainment innovators who break new technological ground while delighting entertainment consumers. We offer media and entertainment companies assistance with a wide range of business and legal issues, including: Antitrust, Corporate Finance, Corporate Law & Governance, Employee Benefits & Compensation, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate & Environmental, and Tax. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.
Music Reports is the leading provider of music rights administration services in the United States. Music Reports’ IT-centric approach to music rights administration has set the standard for technological innovation in the music industry. The company has developed proprietary databases and software applications which facilitate accuracy, transparency, and accountability for all aspects of music rights administration. Music Reports offers a full spectrum of music rights administration services to clients including strategic consulting, copyright research, licensing, and royalty reporting. The company’s clients include the world’s most successful broadcasters, record labels, digital music services, wireless carriers, and consumer products companies.
Loeb & Loeb LLP is a national law firm, well recognized for our leading entertainment, media, IP and technology practices. Our clients include many of the world’s preeminent music companies and numerous technology, advertising and promotion companies, as well as institutional investors and today’s most successful talent. We provide advice and counsel with respect to industry agreements, finance and lending, and mergers and acquisitions matters. When it comes to the accelerating convergence of content, technology and business, our experience is unparalleled in depth and scope. It’s just another way LOEB & LOEB adds Value.
Siemer & Associates LLC is a global boutique merchant bank dedicated to offering candid insight and guidance to digital media, software and Internet companies throughout their business life cycles. Composed of industry veterans who have worked both inside and out of technology enterprises, S&A has successfully completed more than 50 transactions that aggregated over $3 billion in sell-side mandates and surpassed $1.5 billion in equity capital. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, S&A offers exceptional corporate capital raising, financial advisory services and M&A, specializing in complex cross-border transactions.
TargetSpot is the largest Digital Audio advertising network. TargetSpot connects top national brands, regional, and local advertisers to highly engaged internet and mobile audiences. Advertisers work with TargetSpot’s team or use its self-service platform to create rich media campaigns delivering high-impact audio, display and pre-roll video advertising across thousands of online properties. TargetSpot advertisers can target consumers by demographics, listening preferences, and geography down to zip code level; while benefitting from real time reporting and analytics. TargetSpot has more than 85 distribution partners, including CBS RADIO, ABC News Radio, Univision, Entercom, Live 365, and Slacker. TargetSpot is based in New York City.
SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties for recording artists and master rights owners. SoundExchange has paid out more than $1 BILLION in royalties since its inception. For more information, visit www.SoundExchange.com
Chirpify turns replies and comments into cash, enabling businesses and consumers to buy, sell, donate, fundraise and pay in-stream on social media.
These are social, device agnostic, frictionless, in-stream, one step payments. We do this in real-time at scale. By removing all frictions of a traditional payments or e-commerce system, Chirpify transforms social platforms from broadcast to transactional.
The combination of frictionless one-step transactions and the real-time reach of social media is what makes Chirpify such a powerful platform.
If people can’t pay in-stream, it’s not social commerce. It’s social advertising.
Thrillcall is a live event discovery service with exclusive daily offers, providing real-time online and mobile alerts, so you can access the best your city has to offer tonight. Using the most comprehensive data available, Thrillcall keeps you informed on the local live music scene.
Our new mobile app lets you decide on a whim to go to a show, access an exclusive offer or browse local concert listings. With “one-touch” ticket purchase right in your hand, the Thrillcall mobile app gives you insider’s access to incredible shows every night.
Shindig is a revolutionary platform for large-scale video chat events. Our technology enables artists, DJs, and hosts to create video chat events with all the dynamics of physical events at internet scale. Shindig events ignite word of mouth amongst an entertainer’s most ardent fans and deepens the audience`s sense of community. This VIP access offers substantial new opportunities for monetization while also producing a low-cost video archive with significant follow value. It also segues naturally to paid events, webinars and musical panels. Already embraced by hundreds of best-selling authors, DJs, and musicians, Shindig is pioneering the next generation of online engagement.
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Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify is available for PC, Mac, home audio systems and mobile phones. The music plays live. There’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. It’s now easier to discover and share music with friends. You can see and hear what your friends are listening to. You can also share music with a flick of the wrist. Send it straight to your friends, or post tracks on social networks. It’s how music should be!
iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio service that lets you find more than 1,500 Live Stations or create commercial-free, all-music Custom Stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.
Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love. www.pandora.com
Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Learn more at AppsAlliance.org.
TAG Strategic leverages its collective experience and expertise to accelerate business opportunities for the digital entertainment, technology and mobile industries. Visit us at www.tagstrategic.com.
A2IM is an organization of independent music labels that promotes business opportunity, provides advocacy and representation, as well as networking opportunities for the independent label community.
digitalmusic.org is the trade association for the digital music industry. As the hub where content and commerce meet, our charter is to advocate, educate and organize on behalf of the entire digital music ecosystem – digital music services, digital retailers, mobile operators, app/game developers, technology providers and rightsholders from the label and artist community. We also promote member-to-member business opportunities and provide various marketing and communications platforms for our members.
Celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy is the premier organization for honoring achievements in the recording arts, and supporting the music community. Each year, our Voting members decide who receives a GRAMMY, the most prestigious and respected award in music. The Recording Academy invites active recording and music professionals to join a diverse membership that supports, promotes, and honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences and advocates for the well-being of its community. Become a member and apply for membership at www.GRAMMY365.com.
Part media company, part marketing agency, MusicDish*China connects live entertainment and social media to reach and interact with today’s Chinese music fans. Through partnerships with major events such as Midi Fest (biggest and longest-running rock festival), MusicDish*China engages fans through cutting edge content, social media and live events. In addition to MusicDish*China representing a growing talent roster, we’ve also hosted events for major acts including Mayday, Da Mouth, Shanren and Bearbabes.
The National Association of Record Industry Professional (NARIP) is the biggest music business network in the world, now reaching over 100,000+ around the world. Formed in 1998, NARIP brings together the brightest minds and leading innovators in the global record and music industries.
Created specifically for record industry professionals, NARIP promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. With an emphasis on becoming better informed and more effective, NARIP offers professional development opportunities, educational programs and seminars, the opportunity to meet and interact with peers, a job bank, a member resume database for employers, a mentor network, a newsletter and other services. Our purpose is to help you get connected and stay connected.
SoundCtrl is a blog and community aimed at creating an open dialogue and exchange of music and technology culture and is NYC’s premiere event platform for the convergence of music and digital media.
SoundCtrl identifies emerging trends in the creation, discovery, and consumption of music. Our goal is to encourage collaboration and promote the convergence of the music and online industries to enable people to connect both on and offline.
Each event or platform showcases top innovating music tech companies, artists, music industry executives, and icons. Our crown jewel is the annual FlashFWD awards – a music & technology award ceremony now in its fourth year, highlighting and honoring individuals, groups, and organizations using and developing innovative technology in the music space.
We are able to connect brands with music industry tastemakers and technology influences, positioning them as leaders in the digital space and aligning them with others who are passionate about the advancement of digital music.
Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. In just under five years, Social Media Week has become a platform and a community that has grown to more than 100k members in 26 cities around the world.
The National Association of Mobile Entertainers is the largest Association for WORKING entertainment professionals in the US. We provide real benefits to DJ’s, VJ’s, MC’s, Club Jocks, EDM enthusiasts, Photobooth operators, Bands, Production Companies and entertainers of all types that help save money and expand business. N.A.M.E.’s benefits include the industry’s #1 discounted General Liability and Equipment coverage insurance benefit program, deeply discounted auto, home and renter’s insurance programs, direct referral web listing benefits on DJKJ.com, LocateAdj.com and Nameentertainers.com as well as other top web referral website’s like weddingwire.com and marthastewart.com, subscription music discounts, gear and laptop purchasing programs and hundreds of additional benefits! Make a NAME for yourself today and become a N.A.M.E. member by visiting NameEntertainers.com!
The Daily Swarm is the daily destination for entertainment insiders, savvy early-adopters and voracious fans, seeking the latest in music news. Since 2007 the Swarm has delivered all the music buzz at-a-glance to over 50,000 regular readers. Run and edited by industry professionals, the site is ground-zero for blog editors, journalists and executives from around the globe every morning. The Swarm also consults to a number of brand and label partners, offering insight into the shifting musical landscape.
The New Music Seminar is America’s most important music conference. The shrinking U.S. music industry generated barely as much value in 2012 as it did in 1966. As a result, there are 65% fewer jobs in the business and 80% fewer artists are signed today than 10 years ago. NMS helps both artists and industry players break through in this difficult market by providing the knowledge, tools, and connections they need to succeed. We believe the music industry can become a $100 billion business and we convene the leaders and visionaries who will take us there.
The IAEL was officially founded in 1977 at MIDEM, the main international trade fair of the music business held each January in Cannes. Over the past thirty years, the IAEL has come to fulfil a unique role for lawyers involved in the industry throughout the world. It has expanded enormously in terms of both the numbers of its members and the scope of its activities. Nonetheless, continuity of membership combined with the energy of its officers, past and present, mean that the Association’s style remains distinctly personal.
Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that seeks a bright future for creators and listeners. FMC works towards this goal through continuous interaction with its primary constituency — musicians — and in collaboration with other creator/public interest groups. FMC’s flagship event is the Future of Music Summit which brings an unprecedented group of panelists and keynote speakers together with an engaged, diverse audience for a robust debate about the critical issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. FMC’s next Future of Music Summit is October 27-29, 2013 in Washington, DC. www.futureofmusic.org
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is the non-profit membership organization that represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts. As such, the ECA is committed to a host of public policy efforts, empowering and enabling the membership to effect change. Additionally, the organization provides members substantial affinity benefits including discounts on games-related purchases and rentals, as well as community and educational initiatives.
For additional information on the ECA, including affinity benefits, member discounts and joining the association, please take a few minutes to tour our site at www.theeca.com
SocialRadius is a full-service social media marketing agency, serving clients in a variety of industries worldwide. The agency is focused on thought leadership content creation and syndication, social media outreach and strategy. Recognizing that all client needs are different, and that one size and flavor of social media solution definitely does not fit all scenarios, SocialRadius crafts unique, dedicated solutions to each client’s individual requirements. These solutions can include blog creation and optimization; social media outreach and promotion; lead generation using social media; physical and virtual event marketing to engage top bloggers; Twitter and social network strategy, marketing and execution; and viral video strategy, creation and outreach.
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, broadband, and on-demand services.
Mary-Margaret Network works with a diverse clientele in the game, mobile, web, multimedia, IT, TV and film industries. We successfully fill positions in every department at all levels, including production, engineering, design, art, marketing, sales, operations and executive management.
Uniquely positioned across the Eastern and Western hemispheres, NYT (New York – Tokyo) is a NYC – based creative agency that connects brands to global opportunities in Fashion, Action Sports, Lifestyle, Arts and Entertainment.
NYT started with New York – Tokyo Music Festival 2002 which brought Japanese and US music worlds together in NYC at multiple venues for 4 days.
This unique Festival helped promoting NYT brand and logo awareness strong. Since then, for 10 years, NYT has been connecting brands and consumers through media, marketing communications, events, and unparalleled client services.
Our forte is the ability to develop cross – platform that is digitally integrated and engaged in global media, marketing and creative network coupled with a powerful reach and insight, especially on next-generation consumers.
FILM ANTHROPOLOGY is an online publication started by Filmmaker Eric Norcross. Originally an indie film blog used to catalog his experiences as an independent filmmaker and media producer. The blog has since branched out to include filmmakers from all walks of life and other invited guest writers to expand the catalog of experiences and ideas that will help push filmmaking further into the 21st century, both as an art and a business.
FILM ANTHROPOLOGY is home to FILMMAKER PROFILES, an online video series created to sponsor film festivals by producing short video featurettes comprised of interviews with officially selected filmmakers.
ProductionHUB, Inc. (www.prohub.com) is an online marketplace for broadcast TV, motion picture, pro video, live event, corporate & digital media production. ProHUB connects media & entertainment professionals with those seeking industry products & services. Since 1998, this vertical B2B has grown to become the world’s largest and most active production community search site, attracting more than 4 million searches annually.
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.
Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online/offline marketing campaign creation and execution.
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.