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Recording Academy Co-Presidents
Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A. Panay to Keynote Mondo.NYC 2021
Music & Tech Law Symposium on October 15

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The keynote speakers for the 2021 Mondo.NYC Music & Tech Law Symposium will be the newly-appointed Recording Academy Co-Presidents Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A. Panay, interviewed by noted music and entertainment lawyer Adrian Perry, Partner and Co-Chair of Music Industry Practice at Covington & Burling LLP. In one of their first public appearances together in their new roles, all Mondo.NYC attendees will be treated to an insightful conversation discussing the Recording Academy's® plans to drive innovation and accountability in the organization at 1pm ET on Friday, October 15, the closing day of Mondo’s sixth annual conference. The 2021 Mondo.NYC Music & Tech Law Symposium is presented in conjunction with Michelman & Robinson, LLP and Covington, and sponsors include Manatt, RAP @ Harvard Law School, TIDAL and Angielaw.


“We are so proud to welcome Valeisha and Panos as this year’s CLE Symposium keynote speakers with Adrian Perry – what an extraordinary opportunity for all our attendees to hear from them,” said Joanne Abbot Green, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Mondo.NYC. “Our participants will be treated to an insightful conversation discussing diversity, the future of the Recording Academy, and more.”


“We are thrilled to take the Mondo.NYC stage as we continue to build a strong community and work towards a shared vision across our industry," said Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Co-President of the Recording Academy. “What a fitting setting for Panos and I to discuss the increasing complexity and global nature of today's music business as we continue to usher in a new era at the Recording Academy, and address the ways that we can better serve our members, as well as the industry at large.”


“Coming to Mondo.NYC and speaking at the CLE Symposium is an important moment for the Academy and also for Valeisha and I in our new roles,” said Panos A. Panay, Co-President of the Recording Academy. “We are committed to modernizing the Academy in ways that ensure our industry is as diverse, inclusive and forward thinking as possible. There is no better audience with which to engage for these kinds of conversations.”


The Mondo.NYC Music & Tech Law Symposium brings together top music lawyers and thought leaders for an all-day, virtual entertainment law seminar addressing some of the biggest legal developments affecting the music industry, including recent court decisions upending fundamental industry issues, the re-imagining of key policy matters and how multiple aspects of the industry have been affected by – and forced to adapt to – a post-COVID world. Up to seven Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits can be earned for the New York and California Bar, and a Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided for all other jurisdictions, which attendees may submit to their respective state bar associations for CLE review.


Click here for more details about speakers and CLE registration.

Click here for Mondo general ticket information.

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