Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange) – the first-ever online platform for direct licensing of performance, mechanical and sync rights between music copyright owners and music users (e.g. radio, TV, streaming services, etc.). Neeta has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years and was head of artist-label relations for US digital performance rights organization, SoundExchange; President of Women in Music; VP of Biz Dev/Legal for Tunesat; and Asst. General Counsel for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Symphony Orchestra. She is also a consultant to the finance/investment sector re: licensing/rights management and music industry issues, and strategic advisor, business development resource and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients. Neeta serves on the boards of Women in Music and The American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment & Sports Law, as well as the fundraising and membership lead for the Music Managers Forum – US, which helps educate and advocate for managers and their artists. She is also a former board governor of 10+ years for The Recording Academy (Grammy organization) – NY & DC chapters; has served as panelist/speaker at over 200 music industry conferences re: legal, licensing/copyright and metadata topics as well as women’s leadership and empowerment; has a B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from American University, and is an actively performing musician and award winning songwriter.