Tuesday, 31st January 2012 from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PMPublishing
The relationship between artists and publishers is fundamental in the new music ecosystem. Publishers are playing an increasing role in developing artists and new talents. This consolidated model of direct partnership is providing artists and managers with a broader control of their business and affords exciting opportunities at a global level.
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European Creative Director, peermusic (France)
Creative manager for Peermusic France, he’s also European Creative Director for Peermusic since 2008. After working for Warner Chappell, he joined Peermusic in 2000 and works as a creative manager for the French office, handling the catalogue exploitation, music searches for synch and the development of singers/songwriters, mainly in the independent field.
Founded by Ralph S. Peer in 1928, Peermusic is the world’s largest global independent publishing company and operates 35 offices in 28 countries. With well over a quarter of a million titles in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz and pop to Latin, concert and rock ‘n’ roll, Peermusic is the largest privately owned company of its kind in the world.
President, Canadian Music Publishers Association (Canada)
After many successful years at the helm of two international music publishing companies Jodie has established the CCS Rights Management company. Based in Toronto, the globally minded company is rooted in the stability and business discipline of music rights management while extending those skills into non-music IP, brand development and strategic management for content creators.
CCS’ unique combination of music and non-music rights management, together with additional specific services, delivers tailor made strategy and attentive service to its partners and clients.
Before founding CCS Rights Management, Jodie was Managing Director for Universal Music Publishing Group where he was instrumental in the careers of Sam Roberts, K-OS, Mobile, Hedley, Stephan Moccio and Alex Cuba and established Canadian superstars Tom Cochrane, Jann Arden, Shania Twain, Daniel Lavoie and Avril Lavigne. His artists have been nominated for or were awarded accolades from the Juno Awards, East Coast Music Awards, SOCAN Awards, Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards.
Before joining UMPG Jodie was the General Manager for peermusic Canada.
Jodie is President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), where he is active in lobbying, copyright reform and media relations. He sits on the Board of Directors of SOCAN and the CMRRA. He was named Canadian Music Publisher of the Year three out of four years at the annual CCMA awards, as well as Publisher of the Year at the annual CMW Industry Awards. He is a founding patron to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the co-founder of the Unison Benevolent Fund.
CEO, Songs Music Publishing (USA)
Matt Pincus is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Songs Music Publishing, a music publishing firm located in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Among the wide range of writers represented by Songs are Big Jerm (Mac Miller), Dev, Q-Tip, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), Jose Gonzalez, Brian Lee (Lady Gaga), and Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate). Songs also owns control shares in a growing number of catalogs, including the works of Pharrell Williams (Hollaback Girl, Milkshake, Rock Your Body, etc.), Living Colour (Cult of Personality, Time's Up, etc.), Das EFX, and Stryper. In addition, Songs has publishing joint ventures with Crush Management, Indie Pop Music, and Mom+Pop Records, a division of QPrime Management.
Under Matt’s leadership, Songs has grown from its inception in 2004 to represent over 250 songwriters in all genres of music. The company now employs a staff of 20 people across its three offices. Songs’ substantial growth has traditionally been organic and bottom up, through the signing of co-publishing agreements with individual writers and, more recently, through a string of catalog acquisitions.
Songs is a family enterprise bringing a long-term ownership oriented perspective, leading-edge practices, and a client service mentality to the traditional music publishing business. The company is a copyright owner in 100% of the repertoire it represents and controls its interest in 100% of the copyrights it holds. The key to Songs’ success lies in its intimate knowledge and direct control of the copyrights it owns and represents, and its efficient, technology-enabled clearance processes to ‘activate’ mid-level catalog copyrights without de-valuing top-earning songs.
Before founding Songs, Matt was a Strategy Associate at EMI Group, plc, one of the 4 major global music companies. Prior to that, Matt founded Some Records, an independent record label, and was a writer and Assistant Editor at New York Magazine.
In 2002, Matt graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA. In 1995, he graduated with a BA in English from Columbia College at Columbia University. Matt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and a member of the ASCAP Board of Review. He is also a member of the board of directors of Community Impact, Columbia University’s undergraduate community service program, and a member of the board of trustees of the Wooden Nickel Foundation, a non-profit organization benefitting cultural arts institutions.
President, Avex Music Publishing Inc (Japan)
Born in Tokyo in 1960. Studied Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN and graduated with BA in 1986. Soon after, joined Sony Music Publishing Japan. Moved to Avex Group in 1994 and became responsible for its International division. Currently President of Avex Music Publishing Inc. Also Chairman of Music Publishers Association of Japan and Director of Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC).
Avex Music Publishing Inc. Founded in April 2010 as a new publishing arm of Avex group companies. Avex started as a record company in 1988 and has evolved into Japan’s largest independent music-entertainment group with 1,400 employees. Its business territory includes record label, music publishing, artist management, concert and event promotion and production, vocal and dance school, etc. Avex Music Publishing was established rather recently to widely promote Avex group’s intellectual properties.
Composer and Producer, Marimelj Entertainment Group (USA)
Marcus Johnson is a Billboard-ranked, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz musician, from Washington, DC.
Composer and Producer, CEO, Artop Records (France)
Djamel Fezzari, aka DJ Kore, is one of the strongest hit maker in France, mixing his arabic influences, with his deep urban / dance floor inspiration.
Program Director, Henley business school - MBA for the music industry (UK)
Helen Gammons - MBA, has had three decades of experience as International Creative Director and business affairs for leading industry companies encompassing music publishing, music supervision, synchronisation, licensing, and label management. Helen is the author of "The Art of Music Publishing" an entrepreneurs guide 2011. Helen is also CEO and owner of 'Sync In The City', a music synchronisation and supervision service based at Pinewood Film Studios and co-owener of Rotolight Ltd a technology company. Most recently Helen has spear headed an exciting new relationship between the Music Industry and Henley Business School whose inspirational leader, professor John Board, has been warmly welcomed by an international steering committee of industry luminaries. The MBA for the Music Industry is designed to empower empassioned entrepreneurs, business managers and executives working in the Music Industry to become future business leaders. The industry has welcomed this significant and timely MBA collaboration. Henley Business School is a leading international business school based in the UK operating around the world. The economist rank Henley as being No. 1 in the world for quality of MBA students and alumni network, and has 65 years experience in developing business leaders. One of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status.
Helen has taken up the role of Programme Director of the MBA for the music industry which launches September 2012. www.henley.com