Partner, Co-Chair of Music Industry Practice, Covington & Burling LLP
Adrian Perry, a partner in the Technology & IP Transactions group of Covington & Burling LLP, is co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Industry group and the firm's Music Industry practice. He is a widely recognized practitioner in the entertainment, sports, and technology industries, with repeat recognitions and rankings in Chambers and Partners, Variety, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. Adrian focuses on transactional and advisory matters involving emerging and innovative uses of technology, intellectual property, and data, handling a wide range of commercial arrangements for clients across various industries. He is one of the founders and leaders of the firm’s Metaverse Initiative, advising on an array of license, development and services agreements to exploit content and products in metaverse and NFT platforms. He is also part of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Initiatives, advising on deals involving AI-powered and internet-connected products. In addition to stand-alone IP and technology transactions, Adrian has advised numerous clients on the IP, privacy, and technology aspects of private equity, M&A, joint venture, financing, and other corporate transactions. Adrian is also a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).
CLE 2023: The Metaverse, NFTs, Web3 and the Music Industry: Where Are We Now?
10/13/23, 7:00 PM
In the wake of the initial boom (and bust?) of the NFT market, the metaverse craze that has yet to fully take hold, and the still emerging Web3 movement, this panel takes a look at where we are now in the music space with respect to these technologies. How are the initial deals playing out? Are industry players still bullish on any of these technologies? What disputes and regulatory issues have arisen from these initial deals? What new risks have emerged? And what opportunities lie ahead with respect to these technologies and their relevance to the music industry of the future? This panel will explore those questions and more, collecting perspectives from deal makers, litigators and regulatory attorneys for a wide scale view of where the music industry is and where it can go with these technologies.
AI and the Music Industry: A Fireside Chat
10/11/23, 4:00 PM
Artificial intelligence is here. It already impacts the livelihood of creators and the listening habits of consumers. From generative AI clones of famous artists to playlist decisions to new and expanded modes of fan engagement, AI will significantly impact the music industry. Please join us for a fireside chat with music and technology attorney, Adrian Perry (Covington & Burling), and music tech and AI expert Alisha Outridge (formerly of TuneCore, iHeart, and Meta), addressing how artists today leverage AI during the creative process and how AI will shape music recording and music reproduction now and in the future.
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. 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.