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?
Friday, October 13, 2023
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
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 12:00 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.