“Songwriters in the Round”

  • June 18, 2019
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6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Federal



Back by popular demand, hit songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs and perform them live. In the second half of the evening, we talk with the songwriters and their representatives about the business side of songwriting: sources of income, licensing deals, publishing deals, co-writing, etc.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

The Federal 

5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601



Mara Schwartz Kuge, President/Founder — Superior Music Corporation

David Quan, Vice President Business Affairs — Angry Mob Music


Francisa Valenzuela —  Songwriter, Activist, and Leader



Mara Schwartz Kuge is President and Founder of Superior Music Corporation, a full service music publishing and synch consulting company. Superior provides international collection, administration, synch pitching and licensing, creative and other services with an emphasis on artist relations. Kuge has 14 years of experience in music publishing, including heading the Film and TV Music departments at Bug Music (now BMG) and 10thStreet Entertainment. She has placed hundreds of songs in various media and has signed major artists to publishing deals including Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), the National, Grizzly Bear, M. Ward, of Montreal, Sleater-Kinney, Ursula 1000 and Mocean Worker. She is a current board member of the California Copyright Conference.


David Quan is a 25-year veteran of the Music Industry. He is currently the Vice President, Business Affairs at Angry Mob Music, where his responsibilities include business affairs, licensing, and administration. He has extensive experience in all facets of music publishing having worked for notable music companies and film/TV studios such as: Universal Music, BMG, PeerMusic, Warner/Chappell, Leiber & Stoller, Music & Media International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and NBCUniversal. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from the California State University at Los Angeles, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California. He currently serves as the President of the California Copyright Conference.


Francisca Valenzuela 

Songwriter, activist, and leader. For more than 10 years she is on the forefront of “Ruidosa”, a movement supporting women in the music industry. Francisca Valenzuela is sage as she is savvy, as clever as she is a beacon of catharsis — and on this next album, her fourth, we expect she’ll continue to hit the mark of feminist pop ideals. – Jhoni Jackson, REMEZCLA


  Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org

Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 2pm, Friday 6/14/19):

CCC Members $35 per person | Non-members $40 per person

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

CCC  Members $40 per person | Non-members $45 per person

Students: $35 per person – must show College ID at the door [contact us]

– No refunds –


Bar Service (cash and credit cards accepted)


Dinner Menu

Build your own taco bar


Please make your dinner reservation by 2pm on Friday, June 14th, 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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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Dinner $40.00