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Thursday, October 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
I'm A P.R.O.! Performing Rights Updates and Info

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An overview of Performing Rights Organizations. Why and when do you need a P.R.O.? What are the differences among the various P.R,O,’s? How does the payout work? Bring your questions and this panel will supply the answers.



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Brieanne Elpert

Brieanne is an attorney at SoundExchange, specializing in licensing, copyright law, and legislation. Prior to joining SoundExchange, she worked at Ropes & Gray LLP specializing in litigation and government enforcement.
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Marc Emert-Hutner

His position entails the recruitment and retention of songwriters and publishers, as well as nurturing songwriters' abilities and helping them navigate the music industry whenever possible. Prior to this, Marc was a professional songwriter, musician, performer and producer for over 18 years.
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Sean Glover

Sean Glover likes to say he has been a part of the industry for over 40 years – a music-lover and consumer for 30, and for the past 9 years, at the forefront of the digital music revolution as Director of Royalty Administration for SoundExchange. Born and raised in Chicago, Sean migrated to another music hotspot to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before coming to SoundExchange to advocate for the rights of artists and... Read More →
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Barry M. Massarsky

Formerly the Senior Economist at ASCAP, Barry Massarsky formed an economic consulting firm in NY to advise and counsel on royalty income flows for the copyright community with a specialty in performance and synchronization revenue strategies. Long serving clients include SESAC, RIAA, SoundExchange, Warner Chappell, UMPG, EMI and BMG. Also well known for music catalog valuation and litigation expert witness assignments.
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Jake Simon

Born-and-raised in Los Angeles, Jake Simon started playing piano at age 4. By age 12, he had picked up the saxophone and begun paving his way towards studying jazz performance at New York University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. | | While completing his final semester at NYU, Jake interned at Universal Music Publishing, working under the tutelage of Jennifer Blakeman and Jessica Rivera in the creative department. After a... Read More →

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