President & Chief Executive Officer, SoundExchange
Michael Huppe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SoundExchange, an organization that provides royalty solutions and advocacy to ensure all music creators are paid what they deserve. Under Huppe’s leadership, SoundExchange has distributed nearly $8 billion in digital performance royalties and expanded its operations to serve both the recording and publishing communities. SoundExchange’s footprint has expanded to include two subsidiaries, SXWorks and the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), which provide a range of products and services for the publishing community. Huppe began his career as a commercial litigator and joined SoundExchange as its General Counsel in 2007, helping to forge the policies that would move the organization forward through advocacy, efficiency and strong partnerships. He also oversaw rate proceedings that brought increases of over 300% to artists and labels for the use of their music on Internet and satellite radio. Huppe is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching a course on Music Law, and has also lectured at Harvard Law, George Washington Law School, and George Mason University. He is a member of the Community Advisory Board of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on the National Board of Trustees for the T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research.
The Future of the Music Business with SoundExchange President & CEO Michael Huppe and Crush Music co-founder and partner Bob McLynn
10/10/23, 6:00 PM
For two decades under the Crush Music banner Bob McLynn has been guiding the careers of some of the most beloved artists in music. From Sia, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Train, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco and so many more, McLynn and his business partner Jonathan Daniel and their team, have helped their artists navigate the always evolving music business landscape. In this fireside chat, Michael Huppe, who has spent his career ensuring that artists get paid fairly and efficiently, will sit with McLynn to discuss the technology that is shaping the future of music, how things are changing and how one thing will never change – the artist being at the center of it all.
The Future of Music Consumption – A Fireside Chat with Mike Huppe and Rolling Stone’s Ethan Millman
10/12/21, 3:00 PM
As the economics of listening evolve, so must the industry. This discussion will be around the future of music in the digital-first world as we strive to create a more simple, efficient and creator-friendly future. There will be a deep dive into the technology, systems and services necessary to scale the industry in the years to come as it reaches historic revenue levels. Viewers will gain key insights on how SoundExchange and the industry at large are leveling up for the next decade and beyond of success.