CLE: The New Music Acquisitions Market

Williamsburg Room

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Moderator:

Michael Poster

The M&A market for music catalogs and companies has evolved significantly over the past few years. New buyers are entering the marketplace on a regular basis, with funding from a range of domestic and foreign investors. Writers and rights owners who had not considered selling are now rethinking those decisions as sale multiples continue to increase. As the economic impact of streaming continues to develop, valuation models continue to evolve in ways that are more favorable to sellers, especially of more recent material. All of this is complicated by the COVID-19 crisis and its current and predicted effect on licensing income and the consumer market. This panel will cover how the M&A market continues to develop and how it is likely to be impacted by these changes to industry economics.

Michael Poster

Michael Poster

Partner; Head of Corporate & Securities Group, Michelman & Robinson LLP

Nari Matsuura

Nari Matsuura

Partner, Massarsky Consulting

Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon

Founding Partner, Catch Point Rights Partners

Rob Amir

Rob Amir

Partner, Vine Alternative Investments

Sherrese Clarke Soares

Sherrese Clarke Soares

Chief Executive Officer, Tempo Music