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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Phil Hill

Phil Hill

Special Counsel, Music Industry Practice, Covington & Burling LLP

Phil Hill is a copyright, media/entertainment, and technology attorney focusing on counseling, public policy, transactions, and litigation. Mr. Hill works with clients across a broad range of industries spanning traditional and digital media, including record labels, music publishers, trade groups, artists, songwriters, online platforms, generative AI companies, video game and metaverse companies, broadcasters, event producers, and investment firms. Mr. Hill has been recognized as a "Top Music Lawyer" by Billboard, and an appointed Chair of the ABA Music and Performing Arts Committee. He is active in educational efforts in copyright, media, and technology law, including teaching courses at Harvard, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Hill has extensive professional experience in the music industry, including nearly a decade as a professional audio engineer in music, television, film, and advertising.

A Whole New World: Developments in Music and Public Policy Around the World

10/18/24, 3:00 PM

Legislators and regulators all over the world are shaping the future of the global music industry, from generative AI and deepfakes, to platform regulations, to living wages for musicians. This panel will take you wonder by wonder through the most important developments in the United States and abroad.

CLE 2023: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: Hot Topics in Generative AI in the Music Industry from Neural Networks to Fake Drake

10/13/23, 7:00 PM

Generative AI has been the hottest topic in the last several months from board rooms to dinner parties. Our panel will discuss this new technology’s impact on the music industry, and will address topics such as copyright, rights of publicity and privacy, contracts and licensing, and overall policy.

CLE: "Come on Now Follow My Lead"? Lessons from U.S. and U.K. Music Litigations

10/14/22, 3:00 PM

In this program, you will hear from counsel at the forefront of music cases on both sides of the pond. Panelists include those who successfully represented Ed Sheeran in this year's landmark "Shape of You" case at the English High Court. Join us as we examine the latest developments and trends in music litigations, and how they may impact legal strategies, risk assessments, enforcement efforts, and deals in today's music space. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)

Music & Gaming: Spotlight on Emerging Companies

10/12/22, 4:00 PM

Where are music and gaming technologies heading? This panel features a curated selection of startups in the music, gaming and esports industries. Panelists will discuss current trends, untapped opportunities, challenges, and future plans.

Music Litigation Update

10/15/21, 7:00 PM

From the recording studio to SDKs to virtual worlds and NFTs, litigants and courts are delving more deeply and broadly into novel applications of copyright at the intersection of music and technology. This panel of established litigators will distill recent developments in music litigations, and discuss risk assessment and enforcement strategies in this dynamic and evolving music ecosystem.

Anatomy of a Successful Music/Gaming Integration

10/13/21, 4:00 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.

Anatomy of a Music/Gaming Integration: Case Studies

10/14/20, 4:00 PM

So you have a great idea for a music/gaming integration -- now what? Take a deep dive into successful integrations between music and video games or esports. We’ll take you directly to the sources, as the participants themselves describe the genesis of the concept, the creative process, challenges faced, lessons learned, and the integrations that they would like to see next.

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