CLE: Exploring the Convergence of Music, Video Games and Esports: Novel Issues in an Emerging Virtual World

Williamsburg Room

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Moderator:

Adrian Perry

Creative partnerships and integrations are proliferating between the music, video game and esports worlds, a trend more dramatic in the pandemic world. The music industry continues to look for new ways to distribute music and promote artists, particularly in a virtual environment. And video game companies and esports leagues/teams continue to look for ways to promote themselves and drive user participation and viewership. Virtual events, concerts and tours, artist partnerships and other integrations with the gaming world will only continue to grow. This panel will explore the novel issues this convergence presents, including the latest developments in the use and licensing of intellectual property and likeness rights, considerations around technology integration, and data collection.

Adrian Perry

Adrian Perry

Partner, Co-Chair of Music Industry Practice, Covington & Burling LLP

Ben Golant

Ben Golant

Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy, Entertainment Software Association

Jim Cooperman

Jim Cooperman

Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, MSG Entertainment

Oscar Pelaez

Oscar Pelaez

VP Business & Legal Affairs | Global Digital Partnerships, Kobalt Music Group/AWA

Simon J. Frankel

Simon J. Frankel

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP