“Music/Tech – The Latest Trends”

  • February 12, 2019
150 150 The California Copyright Conference
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6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Sportsmen's Lodge



The music industry and the tech industry are now deeply intertwined as technology companies license music and make music available to global online audiences. But what are the trends happening beyond streaming services? Music data is a central part of the music/tech Venn diagram and accuracy of core identifiers is directly tied to royalty earnings as well as attribution, compensation and user experience. Join a panel of experts to talk about the trends in music metadata management, royalty flows, and new technologies like blockchain.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6:15 PM Check-In ▪ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour ▪ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Panel Discussion


12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (Coldwater Canyon Drive & Ventura Blvd.)



   Vickie Nauman, Founder, CrossBorderWorks


Vaughn McKenzie-Landell, CEO and Co-founder, JAAK

Richard Conlon, Chief Corporate Development Officer, SoundExchange

Michael Shanley, Vice President & Head of Business Development, Music Reports



Vickie Nauman specializes in the intersection of technology and music, product/device integration, and international business development. She founded the boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks and is busy with an ambitious portfolio of forward-thinking companies in tech, consumer electronics, finance and music. A digital music pioneer, Nauman worked on licensing and product for one of the first legal digital services, MusicNet (RealNetworks JV), led strategic partnerships for connected device company, Sonos, started and ran the U.S. business for global music platform, 7digital, and did digital music business in Europe and China as a consultant. She built one of the first DMCA-compliant services at taste-making Seattle station KEXP and has an MBA through the London School of Economics, NYU-Stern, and HEC-Paris, in the executive program TRIUM. She is an advisor to UCLA’s Music Innovation Program and on the Future of Music Coalition board.


Vaughn McKenzie-Landell

Vaughn McKenzie-Landell is CEO and co-founder at JAAK. He has been a pivotal figure in communicating the bold vision of JAAK to build a space for convergence and collaboration for media industries, and has spoken at conferences around the world including SXSW, FastForward and EthCC. Following an initial spell in finance at Dow Jones, Vaughn co-founded music production group, The Arcade, before venturing into the world of User Experience Design and Product Development. Vaughn most recently spent four years consulting at Virgin Media on Software Adoption. In early 2018, Vaughn was named one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’.

JAAK is on a mission to build a global view of IP rights for the media industries. Through its KORD network which harnesses blockchain technology, it is building a new standard for rights and licensing management that contributes to this global view. In the music industry, KORD connects identifying information from across the business, including labels, publishers, performing rights organisations, artists, songwriters and their representatives.


Richard Conlon manages SoundExchange’s relationships with the company’s wide array of constituents. He oversees the company’s corporate communications, industry relations and public policy efforts, helping to shape the company’s vision and then put that vision into action.

Prior to joining SoundExchange, Richard was a Principal at Rights Management Holdings LLC, where he was a senior strategic advisor to major music publishers, collective rights management organizations, record labels and financial institutions involved in the entertainment space. Previously, he was a senior executive at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for more than 20 years, serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media. Richard launched BMI’s digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm’s global corporate strategy efforts. He also held executive positions at Viacom’s Pay per View television production and marketing unit and at The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network.

Richard holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and earned his Master’s Degree in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.


Michael Shanley is Vice President & Head of Business Development at Music Reports. He has more than 15 years’ experience implementing enterprise level software solutions in the music and intellectual property rights business sector, currently leading the development of Songdex, the world’s largest independent relational database of music copyright and business information. Songdex contains detailed relational data about tens of millions of songs and recordings, covering virtually all of the commercially significant music in existence. 

Shanley began at Music Reports in 2004 as Senior Software Developer, and was later Director of IT Business Development. Throughout his time at Music Reports, Shanley has led all engineer staffing and resource allocations; managed software processes for more than 450 clients; acted as the main architect in the creation and implementation of software processes currently utilized by Microsoft, Apple, SiriusXM, Amazon, Soundcloud, and more; and has helped navigate Music Reports’ IT-centric approach to music rights administration, setting the standard for technological innovation in the music industry today.  

Prior to Music Reports, Shanley started and ran a consulting company focused on physical distribution ecosystems. He attended University of Albany, SUNY, and has been a longtime music lover and guitarist. 


This event is sponsored by Exploration


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Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 6pm, Friday, 2/8/19):

CCC Members $50 per person | Non-members $65 per person

Walk-Up Dinner (pay at the door, no prior RSVP):

CCC  Members $55 per person | Non-members $70 per person

Students: $50 per person – must show College ID at the door [contact us]

– No refunds –



The Sportsmen’s Salad – organic greens, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied pecans, baby heirloom tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette

Your Choice of Entree: 

Vegan tofu stack – roasted asparagus, carrots, portabella mushroom, sweet tamari reduction

Pan-roasted chicken with lemon herb sauce

 Atlantic salmon with dill sauce


Apple tart tatin


Please make your dinner reservation by 6pm on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

Walk-up guests are welcome, but may not be served their first choice of meal. We accept cash, check or credit card payment at the door. Reserve your meal with PayPal or credit card (PayPal account not required).


Attention Attorneys: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.5) hours. The CCC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their state bar number with their reservation. Please remember to sign the sign-in sheet and obtain a certificate when you arrive at the meeting.

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Non-Member Dinner $65.00