CLE: Policy Shifts and their Ripple Effects

Grand Ballroom

Friday, October 14, 2022, 2:00:00 PM UTC

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Moderator:

Monika A. Tashman, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

In the past year there were a number of significant developments to music-related policies and commercial standards. Why do these changes matter and what will be their economic and business impact? This panel will analyze these recent developments and their potential effects on monetization, legal agreements, and business practices. Topics will include the increase in the statutory mechanical royalty rate, the Free Artists from Industry Restrictions bill pending in California, the implementation of Article 17 in Europe, the proposed SMART Act, major labels forgiving unrecouped royalty balances for legacy artists, and BMG's removal of controlled composition clauses. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)

Elliot Groffman

Elliot Groffman

Partner, Carroll Guido Groffman Cohen Bar & Karalian, LLP

Jason Munro

Jason Munro

Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, BMG Rights Management

Sharon Tapper

Sharon Tapper

Executive Director, Music Managers Forum-US

Serona Elton

Serona Elton

Head of Educational Partnerships, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

Monika A. Tashman

Monika A. Tashman

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP