SESAC Music Group is a proud sponsor of Music Biz 2024. Join our team as we focus on the future of music publishing with a variety of panels for every facet of the industry. For more info, visit musicbiz.org

Keynote Conversation With John Josephson, CEO, SESAC Music Group

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM CST

As the long-time CEO of the company, John Josephson will sit down to share his vision of building out a global, multi-line music company, focused on providing a wide range of services for creators as well as independent record labels and publishers. In this opening discussion, he will speak on a variety of topics in licensing & rights management, as well as share insights about future trends & market moves.


The Art and Science of Seamless Music Content Delivery

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM CST

It’s not sexy, but we need to talk about content delivery and hosting. Music streaming’s wild success, its 100 million tracks with 120,000 new tracks added every single day, have created unprecedented infrastructural challenges we must meet as an industry to continue to thrive in the current content explosion.

Coming from a range of industry perspectives, panelists will explore the economic and technical complexities of delivering and managing extensive catalogs, as well as the unique benefits of niche models for specific purposes and audiences, when bigger isn’t necessarily better. They will address the risks artists may soon face, the need for next-gen search and recommendation algorithms, and the ever-present specter of fraud, all of which impact music streaming’s future. They’ll consider why what happens behind the scenes could shape what fans, artists, and labels experience–for better or for worse–and what we as an industry can do to make things better.

Joined By:
Con Raso, Managing Director & Founder, Tuned Global
Brian Miller, CRO, TuneCore
Scott Ryan, EVP Commercial, Luminate


Maximizing Overseas Potential: How Publishers Are Taking Advantage Of International Opportunities

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM CST

In today’s globalized world, the music industry faces unique challenges and opportunities, especially in the realm of publishing. This panel will offer a comprehensive U.S. viewpoint on the complexities and nuances of international music publishing, as panelists discuss effective strategies for maximizing performance, mechanical and synch revenues in global markets. Industry professionals ranging from rights management and metadata solutions to music publishing and financial planning will walk away with insights that can be directly implemented into their businesses for better global reach and revenue.

Joined By:
Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand, Editor, Creative Industries News
Benjamin Bailer, Bailer Music Publishing, Nashville
Teri Nelson Carpenter, Reel Media Werks, Nashville
Nino Lintermo, Head of A&R, Nordic Music Partners


Exploring New Revenues: Growth Areas for Music Publishing

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 11:55 AM – 12:45 PM CST

Global music publishing is a $10 billion business, with independent music publishers capturing over a quarter of such value. The market growth has been fueled by the development of digital services, and the monetization of lyrics, stems and other music assets to a wide range of platforms has opened a new playground for music publishers.

Joined By:
Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand, Editor, Creative Industries News
Rell Lafargue, President & COO, Reservoir
Jessica Powell, CEO, Audioshake
Quentin Bradley, Head of Copyright & Royalty Revenue, Muserk
Molly Neuman, Chief Marketing Officer, Downtown Music Holdings


Are We Prepared?: The Ethics Of New Revenue Streams

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 12:40 PM – 1:40 PM CST

As publishing revenues continue their upward trajectory, and the monetization of lyrics, stems and AI-generated content become an even larger source of revenue, are we prepared for any possible legal implications and copyright infringements? Can our current rights management systems support these new streams? How can we prepare for what’s next? And what steps can publishers & tech companies take to ensure a fair, lawful and ethical future?

Joined By:
Moderator: Russell Karp, SVP Media & Entertainment, DataArt
Edward Ginis, Co-Founder at OpenPlay