par Jon Dekel When Jennifer Mitchell first heard “What a Wonderful World,” she could never have imagined that one day she would be working to represent the timeless anthem (that was written in 1968 by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss and recorded by Louis Armstrong), alongside other classics like “My Way,” “YMCA,” and the […]
by Jon Dekel In a perfect world, Helen Murphy would be celebrating 2020 by spearheading José Feliciano’s long-awaited comeback. The Chief Executive Officer of Anthem Entertainment Group, Murphy spent the better part of 2019 setting the stage for a comeback by the legendary guitarist and singer. She directed and co-wrote a new documentary titled Behind […]
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.
Julie Dix – Mechanical Licensing and Tariff Coordinator, CMRRA You work in licensing, specifically with the major labels, I’ve heard that your day-to-day could be described as a bridge – could you explain what your week looks like at CMRRA? I definitely do feel like a bridge between the major labels and our publisher clients. […]
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 […]