Music Business Now: How Music Makes Money

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property (PiiP) announces an evening panel presentation of industry professionals discussing how music can make money now. Since the advent of digitized music, the methods of making, using, and delivering music to its listeners have grown exponentially. As a result, many royalty revenue streams and creative ways of monetizing music have emerged. The ways in which music is now marketed, bundled, downloaded, streamed, and otherwise used has resulted in many new opportunities and challenges, and have kept legislation and business practices moving at an accelerated pace to keep up. Payments have changed considerably since the heyday of record royalties, making it more important than ever to understand how the new licensing, financing, and payment models affect the income of music creators. If you want to understand what's happening in the music business today, join us:

Moderated by Michelle Bogre, Esq. associate professor and Founder of the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property (PiiP) at Parsons The New School for Design, panelists include:

  • Barry Heyman, Esq. Heyman Law, a boutique law firm specializing in business, entertainment, music, new media, fashion and IP.
     
  • Bill Stafford, co-founder, Missing Link Music, is an independent music publishing company that specializes in the publishing and rights management of modern music ranging from urban, jazz, and gospel, to bluegrass. Founded in 1996, Missing Link represents its writer, artist, and producer clients on a worldwide basis through its sub-publisher affiliates abroad.
     
  • Kendel Ratley, Kickstarter, director, Marketing and Outreach, focuses on implementing Kickstarter's mission in the real world via events, community relations, and helping artists conceptualize projects. She has spent a decade marketing NYC music and tech start-ups. She previously served as Marketing Director of (Le) Poisson Rouge, a multimedia arts space in Greenwich Village, overseeing promotion and publicity for hundreds of creative events annually. She has toured with bands and consulted live event and digital music launches. She graduated from New School University.
     
  • Cameron Mizell, musician / co-founder, MusicianWages.com is a Brooklyn based freelance musician and online musician's advocate who knows how to straddle the divide between music and business. As an artist, Mizell leads his own jazz/funk trio and released Tributary, his third album, in 2010. He is also a busy sideman, playing guitar, mandolin, and bass in NYC clubs, restaurants and theatres. Before becoming a full time musician, Mizell had a gig of a different sort as head of production at the Universal Music Group subsidiary Verve Music Group. In 2008, Mizell decided to combine his knowledge of the industry with his understanding of life as a musician and together with Dave Hahn, Mizell founded the website MusicianWages.com, which offers music industry advice specifically geared towards the working musician.
Location:

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served




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