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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

Assistant General Counsel of DSP Relations, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

Rick Marshall is The MLC’s Assistant General Counsel of DSP Relations. Before joining The MLC, he worked for Warner Music Group as the Senior Director of WMG’s Catalog Legal Affairs Team. Rick also served for several years as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Copyright Office. While at the Office, he worked on the music-related initiatives that ultimately paved the way for the passing of the Music Modernization Act in 2018. Rick has also worked for the RIAA as a law clerk in their Business, Legal, and Legislative Affairs departments and has served as Sr. Staff Attorney to the Chief Judge at Florida’s First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida. He holds a Legal Masters degree in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School.

CLE: Rites of Passage: Licensing Rights for Emerging Platforms

October 14, 2022, 8:00:00 PM

As gaming platforms, the metaverse, new social networks, and other innovative technologies gain prevalence, it is essential that these companies license all required music rights on a global scale and that rightsholders are able to collect the resulting payments. This panel will take a deep dive into the current global licensing landscape, exploring the challenges that technology companies face when launching new platforms and apps, best practices in licensing, opportunities for improvement in the market, direct licensing vs. CMOs, and issues with cross-border royalty collections. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)