LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Every day brings news affecting the rights of songwriters, music publishers, and holders of intellectual property. This has led the California Copyright Conference to present an evening exploring “Music Rights from a Global Perspective” on Wednesday, April 13 in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles).
“This is an event where everyone in the music industry can get a fresh look at the latest news from some of the most influential international music executives,” states Teri Nelson Carpenter, President of Reel Muzik Werks and two-term past President of the CCC. “We invite publishers, entertainment attorneys, songwriters, managers and artists to come hear from this distinguished panel of experts,” Carpenter notes.
This examination of foreign markets comes at an opportune time. “While the domestic music market continues to struggle,” notes CCC board member Eric Palmquist of Disney, “copyright owners have become increasingly interested in the opportunities that exist overseas.”
Current CCC President Shawn LeMone noted that “Foreign performance royalties have been a steady source of growth as the industry continues to struggle in other areas.” LeMone, who is VP of Film & TV at ASCAP, added that “Anyone with a financial stake in music should be interested in hearing what this impressive array of international panelists has to say.”
Carpenter, who will moderate the presentation, is looking forward to hearing inside information regarding the territories represented by each panelist as well as hearing their perspective on global music rights in the digital age. “We will discuss foreign royalties, copyright issues, emerging music markets and other relevant topics,” says Carpenter. Following the panel will be a question-and-answer session.
Panelists on the program include:
* Tomas Ericsson, Deputy CEO of STIM (Sweden/Scandinavia)
* Laurence Bony, Director of International Department for SACEM (France)
* C. Paul Spurgeon, VP Legal Services & General Counsel for SOCAN (Canada)
* Teresa Alfonso, SDAE Board of directors (Digital branch of SGAE) and Emeritus Counselor, International SGAE Committee for International Affairs; VP, Spanish Music Publishers Association in charge of International affairs; Owner, Teddysound Music (Spain)
* Cecile Bernier, Head of Copyright & Royalties, Une Musique/TF1 (France).
When and Where:
This special CCC program will take place Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (near Sepulveda & Ventura Blvd., just West of the 405 freeway). The parking entrance is on Orion Avenue and parking is free with validation at the event. Check-in is at 6:15 p.m., cocktails begin at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 with the presentation to follow. Cost is $40 for CCC members and college students with I.D., $50 for non-members.
About the California Copyright Conference:
The California Copyright Conference was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The CCC encourages, fosters and promotes an interest in all materials relating to copyrighting and other protection of intellectual and creative properties.
MCLE credit is available for all CCC programs.
To reserve a seat for the Wednesday, April 13th dinner program, or for more information on The CCC, visit http://www.theccc.org or call 818-379-3312.