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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Oscar Pelaez

VP Business & Legal Affairs | Global Digital Partnerships, Kobalt Music Group/AWA

Oscar Pelaez is Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs | Global Digital Partnerships at Kobalt Music Group/AWAL where his responsibilities include negotiating and drafting digital license agreements with major DSPs and innovative startups for both Kobalt’s music publishing catalog and AWAL’s recorded music catalog, as well as settlements with past infringers.

Oscar received his B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University and J.D. from Rutgers School of Law at Newark. Prior to Kobalt, he was a part of the Business & Legal Affairs teams at Universal Music Publishing Group and Atlantic Records.

CLE: Exploring the Convergence of Music, Video Games and Esports: Novel Issues in an Emerging Virtual World

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.