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Andrew Bergman

Andrew Bergman

Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Music Holdings

Andrew Bergman serves as Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Music Holdings and oversees all day-to-day operations at Downtown and its expanding portfolio of companies. Previously, Bergman served as Downtown’s Chief Operating Officer for seven years where he architected Downtown’s M&A integrations and operational growth. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, Andrew initially served as the company’s outside counsel before he joined full time in 2008 as General Counsel and Executive Vice President. Prior to his work with Downtown, Bergman served as partner at highly respected music law firms, Roberts & Ritholz LLP and Davis Shapiro & Lewit, where he represented a variety of record labels, publishers, executives and multi-platinum recording artists.

Industry Changes: From Selling Songs To Buying Services

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:00 AM

Over the last decade, there has been an intense focus on the long-term value of music copyrights with more than $5 billion spent on acquisitions in 2021 alone. But as the media focus on the big numbers, the companies powering the industry have expertly developed technology and personnel capabilities to service both the high end of the market and the proliferation of mid and long-tail creators.

While the market for copyright acquisitions continues to hold steady, is it this relatively new slate of service businesses that controls the future of the industry? And as they become more attractive to investors, offering growth and profitability, how will injection of capital support the next generation of creators?

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