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 Speakers Include:

Alison Wenham

Advisor,
Music Credit Fund

Allen Bargfrede

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,
Verifi Media

Bret Heiman

VP Global Partnerships,
AEG Presents

Bruno Guez

CEO,
Revelator

Christopher Kenneally

Senior Director, Content Marketing,
Copyright Clearance Center

Cristina Perpiñá-Robert Navarro

Director of Legal Affairs,
CISAC

Danielle Coffey

Executive Vice President and General Counsel,
News Media Alliance

David Marlin

President and Co-Founder,
MetaComet Systems

Drew Delis

COO,
Orfium

Helienne Lindvall

Chair of the Songwriter Committee & Board Director,
The Ivors Academy of Music Creators

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

International Music Managers Forum, Copyright Committee

Jim Griffin

VP Licensing,
Pex

Jo Keymoore

Senior Director of Global Content Acquisitions,
FilmRise

Jordi Puy

CEO,
Unison

Kelly Sumner

Chairman,
SonicData

Mark Isherwood

Secretariat,
Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX)

Martin Cernosek

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director,
BMC Management Corp

Matt Lutz

Founder and CEO,
Music Benefactors

Michael Pitoglou

Director of Product,
Orfium

Michele Cobb

Executive Director,
Audio Publishers Association

Mike Hurst

CEO & Co-Founder,
Exactuals

Patrick Russo

Partner,
Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC

Peter Rafelson

Co-Founder,
ElectraCast

Phil Ranta

CEO,
Wormhole Labs

Rory Bernard

CEO,
Synchtank

Roy Kaufman

Managing Director, Business Development and Government Relations,
Copyright Clearance Center

Sandra Chastanet

Rightsholders & International Director,
The Centre Français d’exploitation du droit de Copies (CFC)

Seth Shapiro

CEO,
Artaku NFT

Stefan Schulz

CEO and Co-Founder,
Bitfury Surround

Wout van Wijk

CEO,
News Media Europe

2021 Agenda

Day 1
14 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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Peter Rafelson
Bret Heiman
Jo Keymoore
Michele Cobb
Paul Sweeting

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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Wout van Wijk
Danielle Coffey
Sandra Chastanet
Roy Kaufman
Christopher Kenneally

Featured Presentation: Liberating the True Value of Content

Liberating the True Value of Content Join Drew Delis and Michael Pitoglou of Orfium as they discuss the current state of digital rights exploitation, the technical challenges both rights holders...
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Michael Pitoglou
Drew Delis

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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Martin Cernosek
Patrick Russo
Matt Lutz
Alison Wenham
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt
Day 2
15 Sep 2021

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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Mathieu Desoubeaux
Cristina Perpiñá-Robert Navarro
Kelly Sumner
Mark Isherwood
Jim Griffin

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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Helienne Lindvall
Rory Bernard
Mike Hurst
David Marlin
Paul Sweeting

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? Panelists:  Jordi...
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Seth Shapiro
Stefan Schulz
Bruno Guez
Allen Bargfrede
Jordi Puy

Past Speakers Include:

Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO,
YouNow

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,
NMPA

Ben McEwen

Commercial Director,
ICE (London)

Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel,
Music Reports

D.K. Smith

CMO & Co-­Founder,
dxDigital.com

Dae Bogan

Head of Third Party Partnerships,
Mechanical Licensing Collective

Daniel Dewar

Founder,
Paperchain

Daniel Doubrovkine

CTO,
Artsy.net

Deep Ghumman

Principal,
Advisory Services
EY

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

Co-Founder,
Ujo Music

Jessica Sobhraj

CEO,
Cosynd

Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder,
Square

Jonathan Skogmo

Founder & CEO,
Jukin Media

Keith Kupferschmid

CEO,
Copyright Alliance

Lee Greer

Founder & President,
NPREX

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,
NPREX

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,
Bertelsmann

Rasty Turek

CEO,
PEX

Robert Kasunic

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

Robert Norton

CEO & Co-founder,
Verisart

Rodney Edler

VP Commercial Operations,
Virtusales Publishing Solutions

Stu Levy

Founder,
TOKYOPOP, POP Comics, POP Crypto

Sun Jen Yung

Partner,
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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