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PMA panel to look at pressing issues

January 30, 2013
PMA panel to look at pressing issues
STUDIO CITY, CA — PMA members, non-members and guests are invited to attend “The Future of Production Music:  Opportunities, Challenges & Threats,” a discussion with representatives from the PMA, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and others who will look at some of the most pressing issues facing the business. 

The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 7 at 6pm at the Sportsmen's Lodge (12833 Ventura Boulevard) in Studio City. Attendees will learn about the DMX case, the carve-out license, copyright challenges, foreign royalties, and direct licensing, among other topics. The PMA held a similar event in New York and the positive feedback led them to bringing a comparable event to Los Angeles. 
 
PMA Members can attend for $10. Non-members and guests may attend for $15. RSVP to Debra@pmamusic.com. The following is a list of panelists set to appear: 
  
John Coletta  
AVP - International Legal & Business Affairs, BMI
 
Gary Gross 
Worldwide President, Universal Publishing Production Music
 
Al Kennedy
Vice President – Post Production, CBS Broadcasting
 
Shawn LeMone
Vice President - Film & Television / Visual Media Department, ASCAP
 
Randy Thornton, Moderator
Chief Executive Officer and President – Warner/Chappell Production Music
 
Hunter Williams 
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development/Distribution - SESAC