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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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Thursday, May 18 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Be Your Own Publisher

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Today’s music industry landscape and new technology have allowed artists and musicians to find success completely independently, from recording to distribution to promotion. Until recently, however, independent songwriters (including artists, bands, and producers who write their own songs), labels, managers, lawyers, and others could not collect the music publishing royalties their compositions earned without a publishing deal. We’ll walk through the benefits of being your own publisher and the resources independent songwriters and their agents can utilize to make it happen.

We’ll briefly discuss the basics of music publishing and the different types of royalties and sources of revenue songwriters should exploit. Then we’ll dive deeper into what a songwriter needs to do to make sure they’re set up to collect everything they are owed, and how exactly a service like Songtrust, CD Baby Pro and others can help. Then we’ll discuss ways that independent songwriters can get the coveted “creative services” they want, without giving up creative control to a publishing company.

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Joe Conyers III

VP of Technology & GM, Downtown Music Publishing/Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is VP/General Manager of Songtrust and VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust helps music makers and rightsholders collect their music publishing royalties. Songtrust offers a one-year, global admin deal with simple terms, completely online working with 42 societies and 92+ countries around the world. They've made it easy to get paid publishing royalties from places like YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Terrestrial Radio, Movies, TV, and pretty much anywhere music is played worldwide. Since joining Songtrust just after the launch of its prototype, Conyers has assisted in growing the... Read More →

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Jon Bahr

VP of Music Publishing, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s publishing administration business, which represents more than 600,000 compositions for 100,000 songwriters. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Sr. Director of Marketing... Read More →
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Robert Clement

CEO/Founder, Songspace
Robert Clement has worked in music, media and technology for over 12 years. As Co-Owner of American Songwriter, he transformed the publication into a nationally recognized media brand, prior to selling in 2012.  Clement founded Songspace in 2013 and has raised over $2.6 million i... Read More →
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John Raso

SVP Client Services, HFA/Rumblefish/SESAC
John Raso is the Sr. VP of Client Services for Harry Fox Agency. In his role, Raso oversees HFA’s and Rumblefish’s Client Services teams, which provide support to thousands of publishers and Rumblefish clients. He has also directed the implementation of Rumblefish administrat... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
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