2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Allan Law Group
A panel of most noteworthy Music Journalists who have written the stories with or about great talents and the Music Photographers who have photographed the great talents. The behind-the-scenes accounts of how they got those interviews, stories and photographs, and what they took away from the experiences.
Plus, the legal aspects of Copyright • Name-and-Likeness Rights • How Writers and Photographers Protect Their Work in This Digital Age.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
2:30 PM PST – 3:30 PM PST
Reggie Calloway | Director of Music Royalty Funding, Sound Royalties
Ronny Schiff | Owner, Ronny Schiff Productions
Fred Bronson | Journalist, Author, Screenwriter
Cynthia Horner | CEO/Publisher | Right On! Magazine and RightOnDigital.com
Henry Diltz | Photographer, Musician, Documentarian
Ken Harris | Photojournalist | Right On! Media Holdings, LLC
Charley Londoño | Attorney at Law | Law Office of J. Charley Londoño
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Reggie Calloway | Director of Music Royalty Funding | Sound Royalties
Five-time Grammy-nominated, Reggie Calloway has always displayed a unique ear for music, trends and business. It is no surprise that the music pioneer received a Grammy nomination for R&B Songwriter of the Year for the hit song “Casanova,” in 1987.
Calloway graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music. In 2011, he began providing financing for artists and publishers who needed a way to monetize their royalty assets. He directed a sales team that was instrumental in bringing to the market thousands of song titles including the music of artists Whitney Houston, 50 Cent, John Legend, Will Smith, 3 Doors Down, J Lo, Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Earth Wind and Fire, Travis Tritt, and more.
Best known as the founder of the popular techno-funk band, Midnight Star, Calloway led the group to international success writing, producing, and arranging a string of top mega #1 hits including “Operator,” “No Parking on the Dance Floor,” and “Freak-a-zoid.” He has penned songs for LeVert (“Casanova”), Teddy Pendergrass (“Joy”), Gladys Knight (“Love Overboard”) and Natalie Cole (“Jump Start My Heart”). One of Reggie’s original compositions entitled, “I’ll Be Good for You,” was featured on *NSYNC’s 10x’s-platinum CD, No Strings Attached—the best-selling album of the last decade.
Ronny Schiff | Ronny Schiff Productions, Owner
Over 2,000 music books and books about music bear Ronny Schiff’s name as editor, co-writer, agent, publisher, or author. Several of her music books have received the distinguished Paul Revere Award for overall concept and design excellence.
She’s produced music books for and worked with artists as diverse as Quincy Jones, Earth Wind & Fire, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Chick Corea, the Eagles, KISS, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Iron Maiden, and numerous jazz greats.
For Yamaha Music Division, Schiff was chief editor for their massive Music in Education multi-media project for schools. She has represented and produced many trade books on music that have enjoyed multiple printings, including John Braheny’s Songwriting: The Craft & Business; Paul Zollo’s Songwriters on Songwriting; Jim Beloff’s The Illustrated History of the Ukulele and UKEtopia; Richard Niles’s The Pat Metheny Interviews; Ian Whitcomb’s Ukulele Heroes; Shelly Peiken’s Confessions of a Serial Songwriter; Tracey and Vance Marino’s upcoming Hey! That’s My Song!—A Guide to Getting Music Placements in Film, TV, and Media; and Jeff Rona’s Reel World.
She served for 10 years as Vice President of Audio Programming for DMI Music, where she established the Inflight Audio Programming Division by winning the prestigious bid for United Airlines, and subsequently added their Ted Airlines, plus Air Force 1 and 2 to the roster. Her Inflight Division won Avion Awards from the World Airline Entertainment Association for their channel programming.
Schiff is a Past President of the California Copyright Conference, and past member of the Boards of Directors of AIMP and Los Angeles Women in Music. She has taught Music Business and Music History courses at UCLA Extension, CSUN, and Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music, where she’s a Career Mentor.
Her undergraduate major at ASU and CSUN was in Secondary Music Education. Her main instrument was viola, and she continues to play guitar, ukulele, and fiddle.
Fred Bronson | Journalist, Author, Screenwriter
Fred Bronson has been called “America’s foremost chart journalist” by the editor of Billboard magazine and as an expert on music has guest-starred on “American Idol” four times. He was a guest judge, with Kristin Chenoweth, on the premiere episode of the TV series, “CMT’s Next Superstar.” He is the author of six books: The Jacksons Legacy (with the Jacksons), Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (with Dick Clark), The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook, The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Billboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits and The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits (with Adam White).
Bronson has written the annual television specials “The American Music Awards” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” His other TV writing credits include “George Strait: The Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert,” “Brooks & Dunn’s The Last Rodeo,” “Girls’ Night Out: The Superstar Women of Country Music,” “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends In Concert,” “Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night,” “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops,” “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” “The 40th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards,” “ACM Honors, Motown 45,” “The Disco Ball,” “Live Aid,” the syndicated TV series “Your Big Break,” two episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and an episode of the animated “Star Trek” series. He has written the annual six-hour live holiday special for the PBS station in Los Angeles and the “Spotlight Awards” hosted by John Lithgow. He was head writer on NBC-TV’s fund-raising special, “Tsunami Aid,” and co-producer of the Ovation TV music performance series, “Notes from the Road.”
He has been interviewed many times on CNN, the BBC, VH1 and the Biography channel as well as many other broadcast and cable networks around the world, including news programs in Japan, Portugal, Malta and Romania.
For SiriusXM Radio, he has interviewed Paul McCartney, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA and the cast of the Mamma Mia! motion picture.
He has programmed music channels for United Airlines and hosted his own internet radio series, Fred Bronson’s Pop Goes the World. With Dick Clark, he wrote the weekly comic strip, Dick Clark’s Rock, Roll ’n’ Remember. Bronson also writes for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety and has interviewed many musicians for those publications, including Keith Urban, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Pat Benatar, Ulf from Ace of Base, Mariah Carey and many, many others.
Cynthia Horner | CEO/Publisher | Right On! Magazine and RightOnDigital.com
Cynthia Horner, CEO/Publisher of Right On! Magazine and the recently-launched media platform RightOnDigital.com, is one of the most well-known and respected journalists in the entertainment industry.
As a journalist, her name is tied in with many well-known entertainers, including the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, The Jacksons, the late Prince, and New Edition. Miss Horner brought most of these artists to public attention through her leadership at Right On! Magazine, one of the most influential magazines in the history of African-American culture.
A graduate of the Seaver College of Pepperdine University, Malibu with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and Journalism, she has spent her entire career in the communications industry.
A philanthropist, Horner sits on the boards for Body Sculpt of New York City, Inc., The Foundation of Youth Development, Inc., the Universal Hip Hop Museum and was honored by Wyclef Jean’s sister, Melky Jean in December 2011 at the annual Carma Foundation fundraiser for her efforts to assist underserved women and youth. For more than two decades, she has been a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., where she has held numerous positions, including the title of president.
An entrepreneur, she is the founder of Cynthia Horner’s Independent Production Services (Cinnamon CHIPS), under which she spearheads public relations projects and coordinates special events. Her clients have included gospel artist Niyoki, the Dare Records’ label, “American Idol” Paris Bennett, Tower Of Power band, Grammy-nominated producer RedOne, Amber Books, Pretty Ricky and Slum Village, plus various authors.
Horner, who has been described as the preeminent hip hop journalist in the country, has edited or contributed articles to such publications as Hip Hop Weekly, The Star, The National Enquirer, The Amsterdam News, New York Trend, and Women Doing It Big.
She lends her services to special projects, including the Newark Business Hub (associated with the Rutgers School of Business), The NAACP and is a volunteer for the Queens, New York library branches, where she assists with special programming. Among her recent honors are speaking appearances at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Operation Push Wall Street Project (2016); feted by Tiny Tequila as a member of The Class of Greatness and receiving recognition by the Borough of Brooklyn’s Leaders of Tomorrow Program. In February 2019, she was honored by the Queensborough President Melinda Katz for her contributions in the field of Journalism. Miss Horner continues to spread her message and legacy of her love for literacy to the hundreds of thousands of fans who admire the strides that she has made in the field of entertainment journalism.
Miss Horner’s television appearances include appearing on the Reelz Channel, VH1’s “The Black Ink Crew,” TV One’s “Unsung,” ABC News’ “20/20,” BET, MTV, and other national programs.
The daughter of former Thousand Oaks, California, Mayor Lawrence E. Horner and his wife Betty, Miss Horner is married to photographer, Kenneth Harris of Right On! Media Holdings, LLC. She spends most of her time these days mentoring students as she brings greater awareness to the legacy of Right On! Magazine.
Henry Diltz | Photographer, Musician, Documentarian
Henry Diltz is a music photographer who has shot more than 250 album covers and thousands of publicity shots in the ’60s and ’70s, including the iconic Morrison Hotel cover for The Doors. Other artists, whose fly-on-the-wall style portraits he’s known for, include musical legends such as Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, America, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees and David Cassidy. He was the official photographer at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 and the Woodstock festival in August 1969. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the LIFE cover of Paul and Linda McCartney in April 1971, People, Rolling Stone, High Times, Billboard and Cash Box.
A popular musician in the 1960s, Diltz never set out to take some of the most iconic photos of our era—it just happened. Fresh from a globetrotting childhood, he attended colleges in Munich, West Point and Honolulu, where he became known as a musician and founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet. Phil Spector produced one of their last singles. This led to many friendships with emerging recording artists in the California rock communities of the ’60s and ’70s.
Immersed in this world, he accidentally discovered a passion for photography, which turned into an obsession and, later, occupation. His gift did not go unnoticed by musician-friends, whom Diltz documented as he hung out in the scene. “I only wanted to remember exactly what I saw,” he says. “It was all about capturing images and moments, filling the frame with the essence of what I saw.”
Diltz’s professional career began with his first album cover Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful in 1966. In a memorable six-year partnership with design legend Gary Burden, the list of album covers and artists he shot grew to read like a Who’s Who of rock ’n’ roll history. Musicians liked him for the natural quality of his photos and because he was not part of the Establishment press. Diltz’s photos are distinguished by a lyrical sense of composition. There’s an intuitive, naturalistic luminosity that only available light—which he prefers—can deliver. Whether working in conventional film or digital images, he always finds the perfect balance of illumination, color and reportage. Henry and his images are such fixtures in rock culture, he is interviewed regularly and often for books, articles and documentaries about the era and speaks regularly on college campuses.
Today, Henry Diltz Photography handles his extensive archive. He continues to document the music scene from his base in Southern California. Diltz is a partner in, and is exclusively published and represented by, Morrison Hotel Gallery, which specializes in fine-art rock photography. “I am amazed at the accumulation of images that has resulted, simply by doing what I love to do, day after day after day,” he says. “It’s a result of being with countless people over the years, waiting at the sidelines for the moment to happen. Photography has been my passport, and I have arrived in the present, where I have always been, camera in hand. There! That says it best for me!”
His photos of Laurel Canyon musicians are legendary: Watch Henry’s extensive contributions in the Epix documentary series, Laurel Canyon.
Ken Harris |Photojournalist | Right On! Media Holdings, LLC
Award-winning photojournalist Ken Harris is professionally known as KENTHEPHOTOGRAPHER. He has covered many of the most significant recent events in the history of this country, including the historical Million Man March, as well as concerts, high-profile dinners and television and movie sets. As a result, his work has appeared in such media outlets as CNN, Jet, The Amsterdam News, New York Trend, Right On!and Word Up! magazines.
Harris’s catalogue includes images of former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Patti LaBelle and many, many others.
A native of South Jamaica, Queens, many of his images of the city and its residents are available for viewing through the Queens Library Memory Program.
Charley Londoño | Law Office of J. Charley Londoño
Charley Londoño brings a rare combination of specialized entertainment legal services and executive level music industry expertise. Primarily practicing in the areas of film, television, music, and new media, Mr. Londoño counsels both companies and individuals regarding transactional issues. His practice concentrates in the protection, clearance, licensing and distribution of intellectual property rights with past contracting parties including Universal Music Enterprises, Island Def Jam Records, Lionsgate Films, and Warner Chappell Music. Beyond his specialty areas, Mr. Londoño has also practiced real estate and construction law.
Prior to beginning his law career, Mr. Londoño was a record ompany executive. Throughout his career, he worked in the radio promotion departments of Arista Records, A&M Records, IRS Records, and MCA Records. During his tenure as an executive in the recording industry, Mr. Londoño had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names in music, including Elton John, Whitney Houston, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, TLC, Soundgarden, Dido, and Pink.
He received a B.S. in Business Administration–Finance from the University of Florida (Gainesville) and a J.D. from California Western School of Law, San Diego. In addition to being fluent in Spanish, he also has international business experience in Korea and Japan.
Londoño is a member of The State Bar of California, The Florida Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Independent Music Publishers and holds real estate broker licenses for California and Florida. He is a past President of the California Copyright Conference and instituted our Annual Apollo Awards ceremonies.
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