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Saturday, April 30 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Copyright Issues Facing Music Creators

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In this era of digital distribution of copyrighted works, the ability for music creators to make a living from their work is being challenged by digital piracy and new business models that are not generating fair
compensation (or any compensation) for songwriters and composers. Don't miss this important discussion of the key legislative and copyright issues that impact music creators.  What's at stake for the future?  How can music creators make their best case to members of Congress?  How can you become more involved in the legislative process?  If you care about your future in music, don't miss this session.


Panelists
avatar for Linda T. Sánchez (U.S. Rep. (D-CA))

Linda T. Sánchez (U.S. Rep. (D-CA))

Senior Member – House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet   Recognized by her colleagues and the national media as a leading voice for working families, judiciary, and trade matters, Linda Sánchez has represented California’s 39th Congressional district since 2003. Congresswoman... Read More →
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Sandra Aistars

Executive Director - Copyright Alliance   Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization of artists, producers and distributors from across the copyright spectrum. She is also the chairman of the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, which provides copyright resources for K-12 educators and classrooms. She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and new media topics at a variety of venues. Prior to joining the Alliance, Sandra served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Inc. In her role at Time Warner, Aistars coordinated the... Read More →
avatar for Irwin Z. Robinson

Irwin Z. Robinson

VP, Industry Affairs - Cromwell Music | Chairman - National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) | Co-Chair - ASCAP Board Legislative Committee   Irwin Z. Robinson is Vice President, Industry Affairs for Cromwell Music. Headquartered in New York, Mr. Robinson formerly served as Chairman of Paramount Allegra Music, the worldwide music publishing division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures. Mr. Robinson formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Famous Music Publishing since 1992. When Viacom sold Famous to Sony/ATV in 2007, it was ranked as one of the industry's top 10 companies. Before leading Famous, Mr. Robinson headed both Chappell/Intersong Music Group-USA and EMI Music Publishing Worldwide. He was appointed President of the legendary Chappell/Intersong in 1977, serving concurrently at Chappell and Company, Inc., starting in 1985. After the merger of Chappell and Warner Bros. Music in 1987, he was asked to re-join EMI and was named President and Chief Executive of EMI Music Publishing Worldwide. Mr. Robinson was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1962. In 1964, he joined Screen Gems-Columbia Music as House Counsel and subsequently became Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Robinson held that position following EMI's purchase and consolidation of the company into Screen Gems-EMI Music... Read More →
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Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP |   | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Paul Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that "No" is often a gift. He began writing for his own amusement and happily discovered his life's work. Williams' songs include: "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "Rainy Days And Mondays," "I... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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