RightsTech Summit Online 2021

The RightsTech Summit brings together a unique mix of creators, media rights owners, technology developers, investors, legal professionals and entrepreneurs from all corners of the media & entertainment world to see, hear and discuss the latest innovations in media rights management and licensing.

Join us on September 14-15!

2021 Agenda

Day 1
14 Sep 2021
Day 2
15 Sep 2021

View from the Top: Deals and Dealmaking for the New Normal

The Great Covid Lockdown of 2020 sparked or accelerated adoption of new monetization strategies and new licensing models, from live-streamed concerts and virtual events, to direct-to-digital movie releases and dynamic...
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Paying for News: Who Should Get Paid, and How?

From Australia to Europe to the U.S., lawmakers and regulators are taking steps to encourage or require technology platforms to negotiate license and payment terms with news publishers for the...
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Turning Copyrights into Cash: Trends in Rights-based Finance

Investors continue to pour money into music publishing catalogs and other rights-based assets, but is selling out the only way for authors and artists to turn their copyrights into cash?...
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Content Identification, Filtering and Article 17: A Status Report

Article 17 of the European Union’s Copyright Directive is now in effect, requiring UGC platforms to identify, attribute, and in some cases, block copyrighted content uploaded by their users. How...
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Building a Better Payment Pipeline for Royalties and Residuals

The path from a user clicking ‘play’ to a rights owner, creator or investor getting paid can be long and winding, and often difficult to retrace. How new tools and...
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Blockchain 2.0: Will This Time be Different?

From NFTs, to real-world rights-management and payment platforms, the blockchain buzz is back. What’s different this time? What lessons have been learned? Will the reality match the hype?

Past Speakers Include:

Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO,

Adrienne Fields

Director of Legal Affairs,
Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Alisa Coleman

Chief Operating Officer,
ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

Amelia Wang Binder

Vice President,
Government and Industry Affairs,

Ben McEwen

Commercial Director,
ICE (London)

Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel,
Music Reports

D.K. Smith

CMO & Co-­Founder,

Dae Bogan

Head of Third Party Partnerships,
Mechanical Licensing Collective

Daniel Dewar


Daniel Doubrovkine


Deep Ghumman

Advisory Services

Elgin Thompson

Managing Director,
Digital Capital Advisors

Heather Reid

Dean of Library & Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

International Music Managers Forum, Copyright Committee

Jesse Grushack

Ujo Music

Jessica Sobhraj


Jim McKelvey


Jonathan Skogmo

Founder & CEO,
Jukin Media

Keith Kupferschmid

Copyright Alliance

Lee Greer

Founder & President,

Lui Simpson

Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Publishers

Maurice Russell

CEO & Founder,
Media Rights Management

Merck Mercuriadis

CEO, Founder, & Managing Partner,
Hipgnosis Songs Ltd.

Michael Shanley

Vice President, IT Business Development, Music Reports

Michael Simon

President, Rumblefish;
President & CEO, Harry Fox Agency LLC

Neeta Ragoowansi

SVP, Biz Dev & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder,

Nile Rodgers

Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician, and Singer

Panos Panay

Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Berklee College of Music; Managing Director, Berklee: Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Pete Mathias

Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program,

Rasty Turek


Robert Kasunic

Robert Kasunic, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice, United States Copyright Office

Robert Norton

CEO & Co-founder,

Rodney Edler

VP Commercial Operations,
Virtusales Publishing Solutions

Stu Levy

TOKYOPOP, POP Comics, POP Crypto

Sun Jen Yung

Head of Digital Media,
Nfluence Partners

Susan Allen

Attorney Advisor (Copyright), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Taishi Fukuyama

Co-founder, COO,
Amadeus Code

Tatiana Moroz

Founder & CEO, Crypto Media Hub

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Tim DuBois

Award-Winning Songwriter, former VP, ASCAP and President, Arista Records

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