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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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Monday, May 15 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Music Policies During the Trump Era

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Considering that the positions of the Trump administration on copyright and royalty issues are largely unknown as he takes the highest office, this discussion between PROs, politicians and industry professionals will shed some light on what the industry might look for from them moving forward. The panel would address the possible Trump perspective on hot button issues such as the status of the PRO consent decrees, streaming royalty rates and the royalty courts, Fair Play Fair Pay, copyright act revisions, and more. 

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John Beiter

Partner, Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC
John Beiter is a partner in the Nashville office of Leavens Strand & Glover, practicing entertainment and intellectual property law. Beiter has represented a diverse array of clients, from recording artists and producers, record companies, songwriters and music publishers, to documentary... Read More →

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Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman, 7th District of Tennessee
As a small business woman, author, mother, grandmother, and Member of Congress, Marsha Blackburn has dedicated her service to making America a more prosperous place to live. Whether it is was leading the fight to defeat the proposed state income tax during her time in the Tennessee... Read More →
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Jacqueline Charlesworth

Attorney, Covington & Burling, LLP
Jacqueline Charlesworth is Of Counsel at the law firm Covington & Burling, where she practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on music copyright issues. Before joining Covington’s New York office, she served as General Counsel & Associate Register of Copyrights at the... Read More →
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Todd Dupler

Sr. Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, The Recording Academy/The GRAMMYs
Todd Dupler is the Sr. Director of Advocacy & Public Policy for The Recording Academy. In this role, Dupler works with Academy leadership to develop policy positions on issues affecting the music community, and represents the interests of the Academy’s 24,000 members before Congress... Read More →
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Dennis Lord

Exec. VP of Creative and Business Affairs, SESAC
Dennis Lord is Exec. VP of Creative and Business Affairs at SESAC Inc., where he oversees the company’s creative and business functions. During his 20 years with SESAC, Lord has managed some of the organization’s most prominent signings to include Zac Brown, composers Randy Newman... Read More →
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Julia Massimino

VP of Global Public Policy, SoundExchange
Julia Massimino is the VP of Global Public Policy for SoundExchange. Responsible for leading the organization’s public policy and government affairs activities, Massimino supervises legislative advocacy and guides overall policy strategy. Prior to joining SoundExchange, Massimino... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Music City Ballroom