Please Join the Conversation at NYU on March 23, 2018:

Taking Stock:  The Impact and Implications for the Music Industry of the Web IV, Phonorecords III, and the SDARS III Proceedings

This conference brings together industry representatives, policy experts, and distinguished academics to discuss the ramifications of the rates recently set by the Copyright Royalty Board in the Web IV, Phonorecords III, and SDARS III proceedings.

Jointly hosted by The Brattle Group, the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program, in collaboration with the Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), the conference will take place at NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall, 108 West Third Street, NYC, NY 10012.

The program, including continental breakfast, is free.  Attendees must register in advance. 

To register, contact   New York State CLE are being applied for.

Program Agenda

8:00-8:50am                Welcome Reception and Buffet Breakfast

8:50-9:00am                Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:00-9:45am                Keynote Address:

            The Honorable David R. Strickler, Copyright Royalty Board

9:45-10:00am              Break

10:00-11:00am            Roundtable 1:

The Economic Impact:  How is the Music Industry Responding to the New Rates Set in Web IV, Phonorecords III, and the SDARS III?  

11:00-11:15am            Break

11:15-12:15pm            Roundtable 2: 

Implications for the Future:  Could We Fashion a More Efficient and Less Costly Rate-Setting Process?

12:15-12:25pm            Closing Remarks

12:30pm                      Conference ends

Confirmed Roundtable speakers include:
Danielle Aguirre (EVP and General Counsel, NMPA)
Richard Assmus (Partner, Mayer Brown)
Jay Cohen (Partner, Paul Weiss)
Tom Frederikse (Partner, Digital Media & Interactive Content Practice, Clintons (UK))
David Handzo (Partner, Jenner & Block)
Chris Harrison (CEO, Digital Media Association (DIMA)
David Jacoby (Senior Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, Sony Music)
Benjamin Marks (Partner, Intellectual Property and Media Practice, Weil)
David Reiley (Principal Scientist, Pandora; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley)
Benjamin Semel (Partner, Litigation Group, Pryor Cashman LLP)
Joel Waldfogel (Professor, Carlson School of Management and the Law School, University of Minnesota)