“Mind The Gap – Money, Investors, Owners & Administration”

    • November 14, 2023
    1024 536 The California Copyright Conference

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    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


    “Mind The Gap – Money, Investors, Owners & Administration”

    Investors are bringing a lot of money to the music publishing table – with catalog purchases, leasing of royalties, loans, etc. We also have many songwriters whose rights are reverting to them. Many investors and new owners struggle with the dynamic of understanding the process of a catalog transition and when to expect royalty money to flow from one administrator to a new one. These hurdles are often the same when any owner changes administrator. What are the steps when post-signing papers on a catalog purchase? When should an owner think about getting an administrator? What should owners be looking for? How can an administrator best manage expectations? What are the challenges to transition to smaller administrators versus major publishers? What are the transition processes and timelines one should expect at each source–HFA, MLC, YouTube, sub-publishing, etc. And what do you do when it all goes sideways?



    Rene Merideth | Co-Founder & COO, Exploration



    Michelle Bayer | Owner, Shelly Bay Music

    Miles Feinberg | Founder & President, Music Rights Group

    Sindee Levin, Esq. | Law Offices Of Sindee Levin


    Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

    2:30pm – 4:00pm PST | Zoom Webinar Broadcast


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    Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 1:30pm PST


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    Rene Merideth | Co-Founder & COO, Exploration

    Rene Merideth is the co-founder and COO of Exploration, a digital rights management company for songwriters, music publishers, artists, and small labels.

    Rene graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Music Business, after which she quickly climbed the music publishing ranks. Starting as a Mechanical Licensing Manager at Windswept, she has since served as Director of Licensing at Bug Music, Director of Licensing at BMG Chrysalis, and VP of Operations at AdShare.

    Rene has been a speaker and writer at events and publications produced by Billboard, National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), California Copyright Conference (CCC) and others. She is a member of NARAS, ASCAP, AIMP, WIMN, and is the Vice President of the California Copyright Conference.

    In addition to her industry success, Rene is a renowned rugby photographer, having shot hundreds of matches worldwide, including the Rugby World Cup in 2015. She is a powerful and respected voice in a male-dominated industry, and a proud advocate of women’s empowerment and equality. She is passionate about helping veterans of war however she can, and is happy to speak with anyone about the reality of PTSD.

    Michelle Bayer | Owner, Shelly Bay Music

    Michelle Bayer founded Shelly Bay Music LLC in 2002 to help generate income streams for songwriters, music producers and independent labels, as well as collect publisher earnings in the ever-changing music business. With an emphasis on Synch Placements and Publishing Administration, Shelly Bay has over two decades of success under its belt. Prior to opening the doors of Shelly Bay Music, Michelle was the head of Creative Business Development and Music Publishing at Tommy Boy Music, and Tracking Manager at EMI Music Publishing, among other positions in her long career in music. Shelly Bay Music provides music consulting, synch placement, music publishing administration, music supervision, and music clearance. Michelle recently completed ten years as an adjunct professor at Baruch College/CUNY teaching undergrads about today’s music business.

    Miles Feinberg | Founder & President, Music Rights Group

    Miles Feinberg is founder and president of Music Rights Group, a rights management and advisory firm specializing in the brokerage of music rights.

    An experienced music publishing executive and copyright attorney, Miles previously served as EVP at Music Sales Corporation/Wise Music, where he headed their Los Angeles office and oversaw legal, business affairs, copyright, and licensing departments. He also served as an adjunct law professor, teaching “The Music Publishing Industry” at Southwestern Law School.

    He is currently a member of the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers), CCC (California Copyright Conference), CSUSA (Copyright Society of the USA), ELIPS (Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section) and The Recording Academy (GRAMMY).

    Sindee Levin, Esq. | Law Offices Of Sindee Levin

    Sindee Levin is a veteran entertainment attorney with more than 30 years of experience and unique knowledge. The entertainment industry has been the backdrop of her life. She grew up in Beverly Hills, the daughter of a film executive and received an undergraduate degree in television production before going on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School. She has been practicing in California since 1985. She began her career at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, Kuchel & Sibert, a law firm that represented MGM/UA as well as other major studios. Early on, music and film copyrights were her specialties, and she has been working on related legal issues ever since. Throughout her decades in practice, she worked for several other firms and went on to start her own, pursuing her passion for entertainment law.

    Attention Attorneys: This virtual activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour. The CCC certifies that this activity confirms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.  Following this virtual presentation, we will verify your attendance via Zoom reporting and email your certificate of attendance to the email provided at registration.

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