Message from the President


As the California Copyright Conference begins its 2016 – 2017 year, we find ourselves facing challenges to the very fundamentals of copyright interpretation.

The recent DOJ Consent Decree rulings, Fractional Licensing vs. 100% Licensing, and the future Publisher/PRO landscape are just some of the issues the CCC will tackle head on. Our mandate is to provide the most up to date panels and events to keep you, our membership and guests better educated and well informed. The Board members and Officers of the CCC offer their best efforts to provide you with information that we hope will help you stay ahead of the information curve. And most importantly, we want you to know that we value your time and appreciate your continued support.

I have been a longstanding CCC attendee, Board member, and now I am very proud to be the incoming President for this prestigious organization. Early in my career, I found the CCC a great place to network, make friends and attain information that quite often, was very pertinent to my career. I found both members and guests very knowledgeable and forthcoming in sharing information with someone trying to make sense of the world of music publishing and find his way in the music business.

Through the years, the organization has become an important touchstone for many members in similar circumstances. Both executives and students alike find the California Copyright Conference a vital part of their professional development. I look forward to meeting many of you and providing outstanding, compelling and entertaining panels and event programming for the year. I encourage you to reach out to me throughout the year with your thoughts on the job we’re doing, how you’re enjoying the panels and even if it is just to say ‘Hello’.  The CCC is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and of course via the web at

See you at the meetings…


Best Regards,

James Leach