“Pros on PROs”

    • October 10, 2023
    1024 536 The California Copyright Conference

    Date(s) -


    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


    “Pros on PROs”

    Come learn all about the PROs (Performing Rights Organizations) from the Pros themselves!  The PROs are critical to composers and writers. We’ll have an opportunity to ask them directly why they matter and what they do for writers when it comes to collections, synch and more. We’ll hear about the differences in the different PROs and discuss the changes happening at the PROs.



    Debra Delshad | Senior Director, Synchronization and Music Licensing, Angry Mob Music



    Sam Kling | Chief Creative Officer, SESAC

    Brian Reyes | Associate Director of Pop/Rock Membership, ASCAP

    Executives from BMI and GMR to be announced soon!


    Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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


    Advance Reservation:
    CCC Members $0 per person | Non-members $5 per person


    Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 1:30pm PDT


    – No refunds –

    Stick around for the “after hour, happy hour” chat following the webinar!
    Catch up and network with the CCC community from the
    comfort of your own couch


    Questions? Email is at questions@theccc.org


    Debra Delshad | Senior Director, Synchronization and Music Licensing, Angry Mob Music

    Debra Delshad is Senior Director for Synchronization and Music Licensing at Angry Mob Music where she places music in television, films, streaming services, commercials and video games. She interacts with A&R, music supervisors, ad agencies, publishers, and labels, oversees all licensing and negotiations, and advises the creative and acquisition departments on possible deals. Debra has worked in the music industry for 20 years, including at EMI Music Publishing, Anthem Entertainment and for DreamWorks Music Publishing. She is a frequent speaker at music industry events including the Billboard Music Conference, the Nashville Film Festival, ASCAP Expo, BMI, Musicians Institute, AIMP, Los Angeles College Of Music, and Women in Music. Debra earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Variety recently featured Debra’s work in connection with the soundtrack for the hit Netflix series “Bridgerton.” When she’s not working, Debra enjoys taking photographs, traveling, hanging out with her two children, Jonah and Skyler.

    Sam Kling | Chief Creative Officer, SESAC

    Sam Kling serves as Chief Creative Officer for SESAC Performing Rights, where he oversees the company’s growth strategies for artists affiliations, music publishers and new business opportunities within the creative community. Kling also manages the Creative Services team in London, New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles, where he resides.

    Since joining SESAC in 2014, Kling has installed an innovative client services structure as well as elevated the company’s affiliate roster by collaborating with some of the industry’s most significant artists, music publishers and managers. He has led the department’s strategic effort to secure songwriters and composer affiliations such as Bob Dylan, Adele, Neil Diamond, Green Day, Zac Brown Band, Randy Newman, Kings of Leon, Robin Thicke, Rosanne Cash, and many more. Kling also spearheaded the partnership signing of publishing company Universal Publishing Production Music.

    Kling has also took on the responsibility of bridging the gap between Mint Digital Services, (a joint venture between SESAC Holdings and the Swiss collection society, SUISA) and U.S.-based music publishers to ensure a smooth rollout within the U.S.

    Prior to SESAC, Kling served as Vice President at peermusic, where he oversaw the independent music company’s US Pop A&R as well as Film & Television creative operations.  Preceding peer, Kling served as Vice President of Film & Television for BMG Music Publishing where he managed their U.S. synchronization operations.

    Brian Reyes | Associate Director of Pop/Rock Membership, ASCAP

    Brian Reyes is the current Associate Director of Pop/Rock Membership at ASCAP and an accomplished songwriter. After graduating with a degree in Recording Arts from Loyola Marymount University, he began his music career in the indie pop band The Little Ones, a project that was signed to Astralwerks/Heavenly Recordings and published by Universal Music Publishing.

    His work with the band allowed him to perform internationally with artists such as Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen and The National  as well at many music festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. The band also made their late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

    His work as a songwriter has been featured in numerous Film and TV projects including New Girl, Gossip Girl and Kick-Ass as well as international broadcast commercials for brands such as Guinness, Citibank, Microsoft  and PayPal.

    Brian’s current work at ASCAP includes signing new songwriters, producing songwriter workshops/showcases/networking events and finding new ways to help ASCAP’s talented membership reach their musical goals.

    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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