Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Evan Parness

AVP, Digital Licensing
Greater New York City Area

Evan Parness is Executive Director of Business Development & Digital Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this position, Parness is responsible for the growth and diversification of digital licensing revenues, with a particular focus on licensing solutions for emerging digital markets. He focuses on fitness, OTT services, and gaming, as well as other unique services utilizing BMI music in often non-conforming manners. Parness is an active musician, producer and songwriter, with his work being used for a variety of television, advertising, professional sports arena anthems, web series, and independent releases.

Previously, Parness spent 11 years at eMusic.com, where he first oversaw royalty accounting and systems for the music and audiobook services, working closely with both indie and major labels, and then expanded into managing the service’s global PRO and publisher agreements. He also served as Sr. Director of Finance and Administration for the company, overseeing worldwide operations as well as the internal restructuring of the company that occurred after it was sold to Triplay, Inc. Parness began his career at Eagle Rock Entertainment, working specifically with US royalties and mechanical licensing.

Monday, May 15

10:10am CDT

3:40pm CDT

5:15pm CDT

8:00pm CDT

Tuesday, May 16

8:00am CDT

10:30am CDT

11:40am CDT

Wednesday, May 17

10:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

4:00pm CDT

4:30pm CDT

5:10pm CDT

6:00pm CDT

Thursday, May 18

9:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

4:00pm CDT