By Isabelle Speerin When Peter Jansson played Disney’s most popular songs on his piano as a child, he never imagined that one day he would be on Disney Music Publishing’s management team. “I loved those songs so much, I memorized them back to front and at the end of every practice session my mother would […]
by Jonathan Dekel As the founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC, Abby North has unique insight into the value of one of the most popular entries in the American songbook. Written by noted film composer Alex North (Abby’s father-in-law) and Tin Pan Alley lyricist Hy Zaret for an otherwise unremarkable 1955 prison film, “Unchained Melody” […]
By Isabelle Spearin You could say that Stephen Dallas, Senior VP of Universal Music Publishing Group’s business, legal and digital business development division, has seen it all. Fronting the legal departments of three of the world’s largest music publishers over the last 15 years, he’s witnessed first-hand the industry’s darkest moments and ultimately, its rebirth. […]
Kobalt’s Executive Vice President of Global Digital Partnerships Bob Bruderman knew the tide was turning. After eleven years at Sony Music Entertainment, mostly spent in publishing and navigating complex digital deals, it was clear the industry was on the brink of disruption.
From Riot Grrrl to royalty advocate, Songtrust President, Molly Neuman, speaks her mind. By Isabelle Speerin Some may know Songtrust President, Molly Neuman, as a pioneer of the 90s riot grrrl feminist movement, but she didn’t stop there. Decades later, she’s still advocating for creators. Aside from a stint in California, Neuman was born and […]
By Jonathan Dekel There is no doubt that the current pandemic has forced the majority of the workforce to shift how they do business, but for Natalie Madaj, Warner Chappell’s Vice President, Digital Licensing, North America, little has changed. “I have been extremely lucky to work remotely fairly often during my time with Warner Chappell,” […]
President and Chief Operating Officer of Reservoir, Rell Lafargue, has come a long way from his days in the orchestra pit. Lafargue hails from Louisiana, where music enjoys a rich history and is deeply woven into the fabric of society, from sidewalks to front porches to performance halls. “I come from a musical family,” Lafargue […]