Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, BMG Rights Management
Jason Munro is a qualified lawyer and a senior member of BMG Rights Management’s business and legal affairs team in New York City. Having served for several years in BMG’s U.K. offices, Jason was assigned to BMG U.S. in 2018 where he works across the company’s burgeoning recorded music and music publishing divisions. Jason’s role sees him handle a full remit of business and legal affairs responsibilities within the breadth of BMG’s business activities, including steering many of the company’s recent run of catalog acquisitions. Launched in 2008 as “the new music company,” BMG prides itself on a reputation as an artist friendly, forward thinking, home for artist and songwriter clients alike. Jason has helped to shape that BMG policy and is tasked with ensuring that the company’s core values of fairness and transparency are reflected in day-to-day business dealings.
CLE: Policy Shifts and their Ripple Effects
October 14, 2022, 2:00:00 PM
In the past year there were a number of significant developments to music-related policies and commercial standards. Why do these changes matter and what will be their economic and business impact? This panel will analyze these recent developments and their potential effects on monetization, legal agreements, and business practices. Topics will include the increase in the statutory mechanical royalty rate, the Free Artists from Industry Restrictions bill pending in California, the implementation of Article 17 in Europe, the proposed SMART Act, major labels forgiving unrecouped royalty balances for legacy artists, and BMG's removal of controlled composition clauses. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)