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Monday, May 16 • 9:15am - 9:45am
Keynote: The Royalty Conundrum - Digital Payments With A Vinyl System

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All around the world, the current digital music royalty payment system is in chaos. The race is on to bring order to the confusion. Those who made the music must be paid fairly and fast. Music rights owners, administrators, and licensors all want to see royalties get to those who earned them. The heart of the music/tech discussion has suddenly evolved from “How much should the artists be paid?” to “How effective are the pipes through which the money and data flow?” The system, after all, was built for another era. Today, we are witnessing a profound change in the copyright world. Transparency without accountability is meaningless. This keynote will focus on how to fix the system on a global scale, examining royalty flow, the role of metadata, and the need for modernization.

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Jeff King

Jeff King is responsible for strategy, licensing, distribution, international,  information technology and corporate planning. He is accountable for SOCAN’s revenue and expense management for key operations. Since joining SOCAN in 2001, King has held a number of senior positions... Read More →
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Michael McCarty

Chief Membership and Business Development Officer, SOCAN
Michael McCarty is responsible for leading innovation in the membership department while creating and delivering cutting-edge, 21st Century services to current and future SOCAN members. His mandate is to ensure that SOCAN extends its place as a vital leader among global music rights... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
Grand Ballroom West