NYU Royalty Conference

Taking Stock: The Impact and Implications for the Music Industry of the Web IV, Phonorecords III, and the SDARS III Proceedings

Please join us for a conversation at NYU on March 23, 2018

On March 23, 2018, this conference will bring together industry representatives, policy experts, and distinguished academics to discuss the ramifications of the rates recently set by the Copyright Royalty Board in the Web IV, Phonorecords III, and SDARS IIIproceedings.

Jointly hosted by The Brattle Group, the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program, in collaboration with the Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), will take place at NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall, 108 West Third Street, NYC, NY 10012

The program, including continental breakfast, is free. Attendees must register in advance.  

To register, contact jeanniewilkinson11@gmail.com 

New York State CLE credits are being applied for.

Program Agenda - Friday, March 23, 2018

8:00 - 8:50 am          Welcome Reception and Buffet Breakfast

8:50 - 9:00 am          Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:00 - 9:45 am          Keynote Address:
 The Honorable David R. Strickler, Copyright Royalty Board

9:45 – 10:00 am        Break

10:00 – 11:00 am       Roundtable 1:

The Economic Impact:  How is the Music Industry Responding to the New Rates Set in Web IV, Phonorecords III, and the SDARS III?   

11:00 - 11:15 AM         Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Roundtable 2:  

Implications for the Future:  Could We Fashion a More Efficient and Less Costly Rate-Setting Process?

12:15-12:25 PM          Closing Remarks

12:30 PM                Conference ends

Confirmed Speakers

Danielle Aguirre (EVP and General Counsel, NMPA)

Richard Assmus (Partner, Mayer Brown)

Jay Cohen (Partner, Paul Weiss)

Andrea Finkelstein (SVP Business Affairs Operations and Administration, Sony Music)

Tom Frederikse (Partner, Digital Media & Interactive Content Practice, Clintons (UK))

David Handzo (Partner, Jenner & Block)

Chris Harrison (CEO, Digital Media Association (DIMA))

Benjamin E. Marks (Partner, Intellectual Property and Media Practice, Weil)

David Reiley (Principal Scientist, Pandora; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley)

Benjamin Semel (Partner, Litigation Group, Pryor Cashman LLP)

Joel Waldfogel (Professor, Carlson School of Management and the Law School, University of Minnesota)