UNDERSTANDING PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES
Join The Recording Academy PNW Chapter for a panel of entertainment lawyers, artists, and performance rights representatives. Panelists: Jennifer Czeisler, Sub Pop, Dave Dederer, PUSA, Peter Madsen, SeSac, Brendan Okrent, ASCAP, Ed Pierson, Attorney at Law, and Tracie Verlinde, BMI (Full bios below)
Performance royalties collect revenue generated when songs and sound recordings are played on radio, TV, in clubs, online, and in restaurants. These royalties are then paid to the songwriter, composer, performer, and publishers by performance rights organizations. But where do you start? How are performance royalties tracked and calculated? How can you best maximize this revenue stream as a performer, composer, or songwriter? What are the differences between the different companies?
Whether you are a budding songwriter or you've been in the business for years, this panel will be a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the value performance rights organizations can have on your career.
This event is FREE for Recording Academy® members, $25 for non members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.834.1000.
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Jennifer Czeisler serves as Vice President of Licensing for Sub Pop Records, having started her career at Sub Pop as an intern in 1996. She is responsible for all music licensing at Sub Pop, which includes licensing for films, television, commercials, videogames, and soundtrack albums. Some of Jen's most well known music placements include the use of "New Slang" by The Shins in Garden State, Iron & Wine in Twilight and CSS in an iPod Touch commercial. As an attorney, Jen also handles various aspects of the Business Affairs department at Sub Pop, including drafting and negotiating agreements on behalf of the label.
Founding member, guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and sometime manager with multi-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America, Dave previously served as a NW Chapter Board member for four years, including a year and a half as President. Dave currently works with Music and Media Business Development at Hewlett Packard.
Peter Madsen is a licensing consultant for SeSac where he is responsible for marketing, contract negotiations, music royalty assessments & licensing, account management & customer service throughout Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine, Washington & Alaska. Prior to SeSac, Madsen was a Territory Account Executive at DMX Music, Senior Licensing & Sales Manager for ASCAP and President of the Music Advisory Council.
Brendan joined the west coast Membership staff of ASCAP in 1989. Some of her signature achievements at ASCAP include starting the nationally-known Quiet On the Set showcase series in 1991, co-producing the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, leading the Lester Sill Songwriters Workshop and serving on the Content Committee for ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO.
Prior to ASCAP, Brendan had a brief stint as a publicist after graduating from the Ohio State School of Journalism. She went on to run her own independent music publishing company before serving as west coast Creative Director for Motown’s publishing arm, Jobete Music, directly before coming to ASCAP. Brendan has had a lifelong fascination with, and appreciation for, songs and songwriters. She feels privileged to be able to work with and for ASCAP members.
Ed Pierson is a Seattle attorney and owner of Inside Passage Music, a music publishing company. He is the co-author of a law casebook "Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries" and an Adjunct Professor teaching Entertainment Law at Southwestern University Law School. He was the General Counsel and EVP of Warner/Chappell Music in Los Angeles.
Tracie Verlinde serves as Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for BMI Los Angeles. Verlinde joined BMI in 1997, and has since held the positions of Director and, most recently, Senior Director. Prior to joining BMI, Verlinde worked at Avalon Attractions in Los Angeles where she held the positions of Talent Buyer, Media Director and Media Coordinator. She is a member of the City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry Executive Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside, where she majored in Public Relations.
May 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm