Partner, Co-Chair of Music Industry Practice, Covington & Burling LLP
Adrian Perry's practice focuses on matters involving emerging and innovative uses of technology, intellectual property, and data. Mr. Perry works with clients across a range of industries, with a particular focus on advising sports leagues and teams, record companies, television programmers and other entertainment companies on technology transactions, and advising clients on data and content licensing through digital and mobile platforms. Mr. Perry is co-chair of the firm's Music Industry practice and is also part of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things initiatives, advising on deals involving AI and IoT products. Mr. Perry also regularly counsels clients on sponsorship transactions and has significant experience in the ad tech, digital marketing, travel, and beverage industries. A musician who has toured internationally, Mr. Perry brings to his legal practice significant experience in the entertainment and media industries. He has licensed his original music for film and television, worked as an A&R consultant for both Columbia Records and Epic Records, and has experience in television production, spending two seasons working for Saturday Night Live prior to law school. In addition to stand-alone intellectual property and technology transactions, Mr. Perry has advised numerous clients on the intellectual property, privacy and technology aspects of private equity, M&A, joint venture, financing, and other corporate transactions. Mr. Perry is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).
CLE: NFTs and the Music Industry: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
10/14/22, 6:00 PM
Is the NFT boom over? Or are we just at the beginning? While the NFT market has been volatile, many in the music industry continue to explore opportunities in this space, looking to leverage NFTs and blockchain technology in innovative ways, from content creation and subscription services, music distribution and promotion, and royalty monetization, to fan driven engagement, ticketing, and digital and physical event access. Still, there remains uncertainty on where litigation may arise, and how regulators will deal with this ever-evolving space. This panel will discuss lessons learned in NFT deal-making since the boom started, where the NFT market may go, and where the major risks are at this point. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)
Music & Gaming: Anatomy of a Successful Integration
10/12/22, 3:00 PM
This panel will take a deep dive into recent successful integrations between music and video games/esports. Hear firsthand accounts from our panelists as they take you from the genesis of the concept, through the creative and development process, to the challenges faced and lessons learned. Learn how professionals define and measure successful integrations and explore potential opportunities.
Mondo Keynote: Recording Academy Co-Presidents Valeisha Butterfield Jones & Panos A. Panay
10/15/21, 5:00 PM
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 Risks and Rewards of NFTs in the Music Industry
10/15/21, 4:00 PM
NFTs continue to present exciting revenue opportunities and novel legal risks for both music industry players and the NFT platforms working with them. This panel will discuss the ever-changing landscape of NFTs in the music industry, touching on the latest developments from a legal perspective, trends in commercial opportunities, and common intellectual property rights and regulatory issues impacting NFT partnerships. This panel will also explore how the NFT explosion may impact royalty and rights tracking in the music industry.
CLE: Exploring the Convergence of Music, Video Games and Esports: Novel Issues in an Emerging Virtual World
10/16/20, 7:00 PM
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.