Presents: MUSIC LICENSING: A Brave New World, Thurs. May 16, register now!





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Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.



The online/digital world has dramatically changed the way music is licensed as well as the compensation received by songwriters, composers and music publishers.  This panel will discuss:

  • New types of licensing deals and negotiations
  • New contract clauses and royalties
  • How rates are being set and by whom
  • How the online world has changed the traditional world of music licensing

Areas covered include apps, video games, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licenses and payments, direct licenses, digital jukeboxes, film, television and production music, commercials, trailers and promos, downloads, interactive and non-interactive streaming, subscription services, over the air and satellite radio, mobile devices, YouTube, Pandora and more.



Reservation Cutoff: May 15, 2013

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Jeff Brabec, Esq.
VP Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis

Adam Taylor
President, APM Music


Todd Brabec, Esq.
Author of Music, Money and Success/Former ASCAP Executive VP/AIMP Board member

Place: View Map
Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 North La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Lawry's Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef (Cutoff: May 15, 2013)
Lemon-Thyme Chicken w/White Wine & Garlic Sauce (Cutoff: May 15, 2013)
Corn, Chayote and Green Chili Wrap w/Jicama Slaw (Cutoff: May 15, 2013)

AIMP Members – $40.00 per person
AIMP Non-Members – $53.00 per person


Event accounting and financial services provided by Haber Corporation

Parking: Self-parking is available on site at no additional charge. 

Reservations accepted online at or by telephone at 818-771-7301 until Wednesday, May 15th at noon.  Advance registration deadline with entree choice also ends on Wednesday, May 15th at noon .  We will do our best to accommodate late reservations made the day before the event, but please be advised that entrée selection and space may be limited. Online reservations can be paid online by credit card; however, credit cards are not accepted at the door. Payment at the door is by cash or check only.  Those who walk up without a reservation will be served whatever is available, space allowing. If an event is sold out, walk-ups will not be accommodated.

Full-time students with a current student I.D. – $43.00 per person*
*Qualifying students must reserve by phone and pay in advance by check or at the door. There are no online reservation or payment services for this discounted rate.
NOTE TO BERKLEE ALUMNI: If you are inquiring in response to a special offer via the Berklee Newsletter, please email for registration instructions.

Attention Students!  The AIMP is launching its education initiative at Lawry's.  What this means is that up to 8 students are allowed to attend each panel for $20 per person.  The fee does not include food. This is a great opportunity to learn about music publishing and network. You must RSVP and pay in advance by calling 818-771-7301.

Attention attorneys: this activity has been approved for one hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys wishing to register for MCLE credit should bring their state bar number with them for the sign in sheet.
Attention CPA’s: This activity follows the continuing education guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations. CPA’s wishing to register for one CE credit should bring their CPA license number with them for the sign in sheet. [Pick up your certificate at the luncheon – AIMP cannot issue certificates after-the-fact.]


Additional Speaker Information

Jeff BrabecJeff Brabec is Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Chrysalis (representing, among others, the catalogues of, Bruno Mars, OutKast, David Bowie, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, John Denver, Paul Anka, Billy Idol, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ray LaMontagne, and Cee-Lo Green). Brabec is the co-author with his twin brother Todd (former Executive Vice President of ASCAP) of the book "MUSIC, MONEY, AND SUCCESS: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Industry" (7th Edition/Music Sales) and has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. Brabec is a contributing editor to theEntertainment Law & Finance Magazine. The Brabecs’ website is BMG’s is



adam taylor apm musicFor over two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As president of APM Music, Adam continues to reinforce the company's standing as one of the largest and most diverse collections of original production music available by adding the latest in authentic, urban-contemporary and hard-hitting rock alternative music to APM Music's catalog through the addition of new libraries and exclusive recordings from up and coming rappers and rockers. Prior to taking the helm at APM Music, Adam was president of Taylor/Fox Enterprises, where he partnered with doctors, scientists and inventors to direct market and deliver their unique, patent-protected inventions to consumers. Before that, as founding partner of Goldman/Taylor Entertainment, he developed numerous properties including the television series Confessions of Crime for Lifetime Network, and the PBS series Joseph Campbell – Mythos hosted by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon in partnership with the Joseph Campbell Foundation.


todd brabec to use_2013Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney, an award winning author of the best selling music business book "Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business"(7th edition/Schirmer Books), an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC where he teaches the course on Music Licensing, Music Publishing and Film, Television and Video Game Scoring and Song Contracts and is a Governing Committee member of the American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Industries. During his 37 year ASCAP career, he was responsible for signing most of ASCAP's successful songwriters and film and television composers including Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Neil Young, Metallica, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Journey, Joni Mitchell, Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean), James Horner (Avatar, Titanic),James Newton Howard (Dark Knight), Randy Newman(Toy Story) and Alan Silvestri (Marvel's Avengers) among many others as well as increasing ASCAP's market share from 20% to market share competitive dominance in radio, television and worldwide top grossing feature films. In addition, he significantly changed most of ASCAP's distribution, payment and survey systems as well as eliminating practically all ASCAP payment and distribution policies, formulas and rules which were not in the best interests of songwriters and composers. He lectures extensively throughout the world at conferences, universities, foreign societies, law firms and management companies. Website:

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