Very excited to be presenting a one of kind Music Publishing Seminar with former Rykodisc head Arthur Mann January 24th at 1:00 in NYC. This is the first seminar of the year to be followed by others on A&R, touring promotions, etc.
The Mysteries of Music Publishing DeMystified:
Moderator: John McCracken Guest Speaker: Arthur Mann
I am very pleased to begin the new Autonomy Music Series in January. First up is guest speaker Arthur Mann. Arthur is a recognized leader in the world of international music publishing and record label management. He was co-founder of one of the most successful independent music labels, RYKODISC, during the 80's and 90's as well as currently being an in-demand consultant to high profile artists such as Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill among many others. Please see his impressive bio below.
This will be an in depth look at publishing from the bottom up. We will have an overview lecture by Arthur and then open the floor up for Q&A.
Highlight topics will be:
1. What is the difference between recorded music and publishing? Why is this important?
2. Registering and copyrighting your music. The do's and don'ts. What agency to register with and why it's important to sign up by territories.
3. Why it's so important to be the songwriter and not just the performer.
4. TV and Film Exploitation. Where the money is. And how do I get paid?
5. How do you sell your songs to other artists and promote your catalog? Where do you even start?
6. Performance fees abroad. What artists don't really understand when they play abroad. How to monetize your income when touring.
And of course many more issues. Come armed with questions!!
ARTHUR MANN BIO
Arthur M. Mann was co-founder of the multi-national independent label, Rykodisc and President of parent company, Ryko Group. In 2005 Mann stepped down from his post of President of the Ryko Group as well as worldwide President of Rykomusic, Ryko International, and worldwide head of business affairs. Arthur is now an independent consultant and has been hired by artists such as Lauryn Hill and Janet Jackson to develop strategies for their world-wide publishing.
Started in 1983 by Mann and co-founders Don Rose, Rob Simonds and Doug Lexa, Rykodisc was the first CD/digital-only label in the United States (as noted in the 20th anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit). Rykodisc pioneered the use of CD technology, re-mastering and re-releasing catalogues and classic recordings by artists such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Jimi Hendrix, Mickey Hart and Frank Zappa, among many others. Content and packaging were approached from the music fans perspective, garnering the label a loyal and enthusiastic consumer and artist following.
For over 20 years, Mann was one of the principals who played a pivotal role in developing the architecture of the company and assuming multiple operational positions. Fiercely independent, Mann developed a global distribution network, utilizing only other independent companies, enabling the simultaneous release of its repertoire in no less than 50 countries. As President of the music publishing division, Rykomusic, Mann has helped build one of the most respected, multi-national boutique publishing companies, representing over 10,000 copyrights.
Mann got his start in the entertainment industry in the late 1970’s, working with a diverse group of artists and companies as either entertainment legal counsel, consultant, executive producer, music publisher, or manager. Some of those represented include CBS/Fox (programming consultant), NFL Films (consultant/attorney) Bon Jovi (executive producer), Schoolly D (executive producer/publisher), Rachelle Ferrell (executive producer/publisher), Request Television (programming consultant), and the legendary Power Station recording studios (manager of the in-house production company).
The Ryko Group of companies includes the award winning Rykodisc label division (including labels: Hannibal, Restless, Emperor Norton, and Tradition), Ryko International, Ryko Distribution (winner of the NARM award for best medium-sized distributor, five of the last six years), and Rykomusic.
There is a charge of $50 per person for this series. Cutoff for signup is January 15th. Due to limited seating it is suggested that you sign up early.
Should not be able to pay via credit card, please notify and we can arrange other payments.
This should be a fantastic start to the New Year with one of the leading experts in the publishing field. you won't be disappointed.