“Young Guns—Innovative and Thriving in the New World Music Order”

  • March 19, 2019
150 150 The California Copyright Conference
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6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Sportsmen's Lodge



These musicians and business executives are ambitious and hungry, they shake things up and challenge the old order. They are surviving and making it work in today’s market. Join us for this panel of up-and-comers with their innovative takes on the music business as they view and engage in it. 

Tuesday, March 19, 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.)



Rhonda Bedikian — Heavy Harmony Music



Jack Udell — Founder, TH3RD BRAIN

Greg Katz —A&R, Defend Music

Neena Rose — Recording Artist

NoMBe — Recording Artist, Composer, Record Producer



Classic Caesar salad

Your Choice of Entree: 

Vegetable lasagna roll with sautéed spinach and fresh marinara

California chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, sundried tomato, spinach and basil veloute

Sliced tri-tip with mushroom sauce with roasted rosemary potatoes


Triple chocolate mousse



Rhonda Bedikian has been in the music industry since graduating from USC with a degree in Business Administration—Finance and Accounting.Rhonda started her career at Motown and has worked for Chrysalis, EMI, PolyGram Publishing, IRS Publishing and Virgin Music Publishing. She established Heavy Harmony Music in 1992.

Rhonda has represented writers and artist/writers including but not limited to Skip Scarborough, “Lovely Day,” “Can’t Hide Love,” “Love Ballad,” “Giving You the Best That I Got”; Hanson, “MMMBop”; Howard Hewett, as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and seven-time Grammy Award Winner, Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind and Fire, whose song “Sounds Like a Love Song” was sampled by Jay-Z, Tory Lanez, Keyshia Cole and The Dream. She works with Howard Hewett, and co-manages producer/writer DJ BattleCat (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube).

Rhonda was music supervisor for the films Bank Robbers and Shadows of the Past.She has placed songs in various movies such as Pulp Fiction, Dangerous Minds, Soul Plane, Soul Food, and television shows, like “The Voice,” “American Idol,” and “Empire.”

Rhonda is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, (Grammys), and is a Board Member for the California Copyright Conference, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the Association of Independent Music Publishers.


Jake Udell is an American music manager, entrepreneur, and founder of TH3RD BRAIN, a talent management company. At the EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas in June 2014, Udell moderated a panel featuring panelists in the industry under the age of 30. After viewing the panel, music industry analyst Bob Lefsetz included an excerpt about Udell in his newsletter, “Jake is a new Shep Gordon, maybe a new Irving or Geffen.” Forbesfeatured Udell in its 2016 list of 30 under 30 in the Music category.


Greg Katz

Label, publishing, management, throwing shows, touring the country in a van, producing records, DJing – there’s pretty much nothing music-related that Greg hasn’t done. Greg manages writer/producer Rogét Chahayed, whose hits with DRAM, Halsey, Travis Scott, Miguel and other superstars have sold well over 10 million records. Greg also heads A&R at boutique publisher Defend, where he’s brought in classic copyrights including Kanye West’s smash “Monster,” Scott Klass’s “5 Steps” (the theme song of long-running TV show “Intervention”), indie rock icon Chris Walla’s catalog including his songs with Death Cab For Cutie, and the songs of funk cult heroes Vulfpeck. A UCLA alum, you can find Greg in a studio, at a show, or in the candy aisle of the supermarket trying to find a fresh package of Red Vines.


Neena Rose 

Canadian born aspiring artist Neena Rose is a powerful and passionate vocalist. She is now recording with 80 Empire of Universal Music Publishing who called Nina an “amazing young talent, incredible vocalist and witty lyricist”. Nina recorded her first original song “Rock N Roll Lullaby “at the age of 12, produced by Roy “Royalty” Hamilton III, she has performed for Oprah Winfrey and was selected by CHCH TV to record the new theme song for Tiny Talent Time.



Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Noah McBeth, better known by his stage name NoMBe, is a German recording artist, composer and record producer. NoMBe released his debut album “They Might’ve Even Loved Me” in January 2017.  His single “Wait”, was premiered worldwide on the popular Australian radio station triple J. The album is inspired by all the women who’ve helped shape NoMBe’s life: from his godmother Chaka Khan, to his high school crushes, summer flings, former girlfriends, and his mother.  His song “Can’t Catch Me” was selected by Pharrell to be the theme song for his HBO series “Outpost”.  He has had multiple syncs in “Ballers” as well as other shows.


Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org

Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 6pm, Friday 3/15/19):

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 –


Dinner Menu: TBA 


Please make your dinner reservation by 6pm on Friday, March 15th, 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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