SVP, Legal and Business Affairs, National Music Publishers' Association
As SVP of Business and Legal Affairs at NMPA, Shannon handles copyright infringement litigations, represents music publishers' interests in license and settlement agreements, and works on royalty rate-setting proceedings. A former hill staffer, she also manages the bulk of NMPA's policy work, advising on domestic legislative and regulatory matters including copyright, trade and AI. She is responsible for NMPA's international portfolio and chairs the North American Regional Group of the International Confederation of Music Publishers. Prior to her current role, Shannon was one of NMPA's two primary lobbyists and was instrumental in passing the Music Modernization Act of 2018 which brought licensing for digital streaming into the modern age. She sits on the board of the Copyright Alliance, a trade organization representing all creative industries in the U.S. Shannon graduated from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School cum laude in 2015.
CLE 2023: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: Hot Topics in Generative AI in the Music Industry from Neural Networks to Fake Drake
Friday, October 13, 2023
Generative AI has been the hottest topic in the last several months from board rooms to dinner parties. Our panel will discuss this new technology’s impact on the music industry, and will address topics such as copyright, rights of publicity and privacy, contracts and licensing, and overall policy.