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Friday, April 14 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Music Licensing Reform: The Fight for Your Rights

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As fans continue to embrace streaming services as their dominant source for music, it is more critical than ever to reform America’s music licensing system. Outdated regulations that govern how you make money from your work are making it tougher than ever to make a living. This panel of songwriters and lawmakers will outline critical reforms underway in the courts, Congress and at the Department of Justice and highlight why you need to join the reform effort to make a difference. What needs to change? What can you do to help? Don’t miss this important panel that directly impacts your life as a professional music creator and the future of our profession.

Moderators
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Paul Williams

President, ASCAP
Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations. As President and Chairman of ASCAP, he is also a leading... Read More →

Panelists
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Karen Bass

Congressmember, D-CA
​Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fourth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa. She was selected by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic... Read More →
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Doug Collins

Congressman, R-GA
A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Congressman Doug Collins saw public service modeled by his father, a Georgia State Trooper, and mother, who provided care to local senior citizens. After graduating from North Hall High School, Doug earned a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia. Even then, Doug took the vision and values of northeast Georgia to Washington as an intern in the House of... Read More →
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Clara Kim

General Counsel, ASCAP
avatar for Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea

Songwriter, Fifth Harmony “Worth It,” Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up,” Selena Gomez “Who Says,” Mariah Carey
Priscilla Renae is an artist and proven hit maker. She cowrote hits such as Fifth Harmony “Worth It,” Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up,” Selena Gomez “Who Says,” Mariah Carey "Infinity" and Pitbull ft. Ke$ha “Timber”. Priscilla’s music has been synched extensively; most recently she penned NBC Sunday Night Football’s theme song “Somethin’ Bad” performed by Carrie Underwood. As an artist, Priscilla features on new... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

Attendees (246)