On March 23, 2018, this conference will bring 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), 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 events@brattle.com. 

New York State CLE credits are being applied for.

Program Agenda – Friday, March 23, 2018
8:00 – 8:50 am Welcome Reception and Buffet Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote Address The Honorable David R. Strickler, Copyright Royalty Board
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 11:00 am 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 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Roundtable 2 — Implications for the Future: Could We Fashion a More Efficient and Less Costly Rate-Setting Process?
12:15 – 12:25 pm Closing Remarks
12:30 pm Conference Ends

Confirmed Speakers
Danielle Aguirre (EVP and General Counsel, NMPA)

Richard Assmus (Partner, Mayer Brown)

Greg Barnes (General Counsel, Digital Media Association (DIMA))

Tom Frederikse (Partner, Digital Media & Interactive Content Practice, Clintons (UK))

David Handzo (Partner, Jenner & Block)

David Jacoby (Senior Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, Sony Music)

Benjamin E. 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)

Additional Information

For more information about Brattle’s music industry expertise, please visit our Media practice web page.

The public decisions regarding the recent Copyright Royalty Board proceedings are available here: Web IV, Phonorecords III (decision and dissent), and SDARS III.

To learn more about H.R. 4706 – Music Modernization Act of 2017, please visit Congress.gov.

A video recording of the program is available here.