Top online radio legal experts to explain recent royalty developments at RAIN Summit Dallas

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 12:05pm

At least two members of Congress have recently announced plans to introduce bills concerning the royalties webcasters pay to perform copyright sound recordings. News of the proposed legislation from Congressmen Chaffetz (here) and Nadler (here) bookended a Brookings Institution call for reform of webcast royalty determination (here).

For clarity on the complex topics of royalties and music licensing we'll turn to three of the industry's top legal experts for our "Music Licensing Roundtable" panel at RAIN Summit Dallas. RAIN readers are well familiar with attorney David Oxenford. He's a Washington, D.C.-based partner at Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP, and he's represented the webcasting industry before Congress and in royalty negotiations. He'll lead the discussion with SESAC VP/Industry Relations & Business Communications Greg Riggle (left) and SoundExchange General Counsel Colin Rushing (right). 

RAIN Summit Dallas takes place September 18th -- the day before the start of the RAB NAB Radio Show, and at the same location: the Dallas Hilton Anatole. Please visit the RAIN Summit Dallas page for registration info, agenda, speaker roster, and more.

Immediately following the "Music Licensing Roundtable," knowDigital president Sam Milkman will present updated results of his company's ongoing study of "Successful Streaming Audio Brands." Then shortly after that will be the keynote address (more here) from Clear Channel Media and Entertainment President of National Sales, Marketing & Partnerships Tim Castelli (left). The afternoon also includes RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's "State of the Industry" address, and the presentation of the third-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards.

You can see the full RAIN Summit Dallas agenda, with a complete rundown of panel topics and speakers, here.

The Radio Show is currently offering a special two-for-one discount if you plan to attend both the Radio Show and RAIN Summit Dallas. Just register for the Radio Show (here), and make sure you select the "Radio Show/RAIN Summit Two-for-One Discount" option. See you in Dallas!

(We'd also like to remind you about our inaugural RAIN Summit Europe, coming up October 5th in Berlin. You can find more details on that, and links to register, here.)

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