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Ryan Lehning

Ryan Lehning

Senior Director, International, SoundExchange

Ryan Lehning is Senior Director, International at SoundExchange, where he is responsible for international activities on behalf of the company’s member artists and labels. Prior to joining SoundExchange, Ryan served as counsel with SONY BMG Music Entertainment in New York, where he handled copyright, trademark, e-commerce, new media, and other intellectual property matters. Prior to SONY BMG, Ryan was an associate in the law firm of Smith & Metalitz LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on domestic and international copyright matters for a diverse portfolio of clients in the music, film, television, software and book publishing industries. In addition, Ryan served as counsel for the Coalition on Online Accountability, a group working to ensure the enforcement of copyright protection in the online world. Ryan is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (2002) and Belmont University (1997).

There’s My Rights, Your Rights, and Neighboring Rights

October 12, 2021, 4:00:00 PM

Neighboring rights are as important as they are complex. Their value as an alternative revenue stream for artists and labels has grown, particularly in 2020 and 2021 as the pandemic robbed creators of live performance opportunities. Join leading legal minds and subject matter experts including SoundExchange’s Senior Director of International, Ryan Lehning, to get insights into the legal dynamics of neighboring rights, the market size, how it translates to business opportunities, and an overview of developments that could affect your income. The panel will close with Q&A and thoughts for the future of international treatment.