Unique PaaS catalog business focused on international music licensing. Company services all the major film and TV networks and specializes in global copyright issues.
The Rights Workshop, Inc.
Feb 2002 – Present
San Francisco Bay Area
Consulting business focused on music supervision, licensing negotiation for new media and copyright clearance. The business offers publishing and PRO administration, content licensing, and catalog/asset appraisal and composer contracting. Clients include: Showtime, NBC, New York Times, Adobe, Verizon Wireless, LAX Sports Network, Jazzercise, Red Bull, North Face, SF Ballet, SF MOMA, Bread & Roses, Ralph Smyth Entertainment, Madison Square Garden, Disney, Florentine Films, Fork Films, HBO, Creative Chaos, Jack Morton Worldwide, JamPlay, Judson Laipply, Kartemquin Films, Mandalay Sports Media, Matchstick Productions, Teton Gravity, Marianne Williamson, Mechanica Agency, NVIDIA, Outside TV, Sherpa Cinema, SkiDive Dubai and numerous film makers.
Music Rights Consultant - Legal
Apr 2001 – Nov 2002
San Francisco Bay Area
Assessed the networks music rights and presented a report to General Counsel of performing rights licensing costs. Cleared commercial music and negotiated library deals.
Feb 1993 – Aug 2001
Oversaw and administed music policy for largest US cable network. Responsible for original scores, commercial music clearance, and production music libraries. Set-up network publishing catalog and spearheaded relationships with foreign subpublishers. Music supervised ESPN CD releases. Worked with ESPN Enterprises on development of merchandise. Conceived & facilitated creative direction of original X-Games branded CD and songs for additional income source.
French Music Office
Aug 1990 – 1992
Helped liaise between French musical artists and the US under the direction of former France's Minister of Culture Jack Lang and Minster of Rock Bruno Lion.
Manager, Business Affairs, A&R Administration
Nov 1988 – Aug 1991
Greater New York City Area
Prepared budgets, tracked monetary and musical status and controlled all production costs from pre-production to mastering. Reconciled all artists’ royalties. Reported directly to VP of Operations & Legal.
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