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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Michael Closter

President, Reach Music Publishing

Michael Closter is the founder and owner of Reach Music Publishing, Inc. and its affiliate Reach Global. Michael, a native New Yorker, started Reach in Manhattan almost 30 years ago as a small independent music publisher.

Today, headquartered in Burbank California, Michael has kept Reach true to its hands-on independent roots; focused and dedicated to representing a select group of top songwriters and music copyrights throughout the world for traditional rights administration as well as co-publishing deals with full creative services.

Reach administers and publishes songwriters and catalogs across all genres, including the catalogs of John Mayer, Common, Zac Brown, Ice-T, The Knack, Lisa Loeb, Sierra Hull, Public Enemy, Danzig and Lindsey Stirling.

Michael first established Reach while still in college, and began it full-time just a few years after graduation. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU, and an MBA from Duke University.

AIMP presents Pivoting the Music Publishing Business Post-COVID

The sudden shut down of live performance and Film/TV production, along with in-person collaborations and recording, upended the traditional income streams and promotional opportunities for many publishers. Hear from top minds about how they have worked with their teams to adapt to the new reality and opportunities presented in the post-COVID world.