Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Christopher Hull is a partner in the New York office of Citrin Cooperman where he is practice leader of the firm's Royalty Audit, Compliance and Consulting Practice. He has over 30 years of professional accounting experience.
Chris has conducted hundreds of royalty audits on behalf of his clients, which include legendary and chart topping recording artists, hall of fame songwriters, visionary music publishers, digital service providers, record companies and other owners of copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights holders in the music, media, theater, video games, consumer products and merchandise industries.
He has conducted financial due diligence engagements in the music industry and has prepared several valuations of a variety of music assets including master recordings, musical compositions and royalty streams. Billboard recognized Chris as a Top Business Manager in 2021.
He is a CPA in the states of New York and New Jersey and graduated from the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Previously, Chris was a partner at the firm of Prager and Fenton where for many years he led the royalty contract compliance group.
He is active in fundraising to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and lives down the Jersey Shore with his wife Cathy and their four daughters.
Better, Stronger and Recouping Faster: The Super Powers of the Audit
October 15, 2021, 8:00:00 PM
There are few rights in any contract that have the power, the might, or the righteousness of the audit. It has the power to expose human errors, bad business practices, and outdated customs. It can accelerate income, facilitate communication, and expose systemic problems. Audits are essential to good business hygiene and to getting artists paid what they are due, but they are especially important if you are contemplating an asset sale and want to maximize a catalog’s valuation. This roundtable discussion will include when and how to initiate an audit, what to expect during the process, and how you can ensure you are harnessing its full potential to improve your business and its bottom line.