NEW YORK, NY (February 8, 2011) – Scott Sellwood, RightsFlow’s SVP and General Counsel, will participate in the upcoming 11th Annual Digital Music Forum East to be held February 24 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He will be featured on the “Rights & Licensing Panel” scheduled from 2:15 to 3:00pm on Thursday afternoon.
PANEL OVERVIEW: RIGHTS & LICENSING – “If I wanted to reform music copyright law, I would…”
A common complaint of entrepreneurs attempting to license music for digital music-based services is that the current laws governing music licensing are too complex and unfavorable to digital music start-ups. In this panel, we will hear from experts in the field as they discuss what’s working and what’s not under the current licensing laws? What the arguments for and against reform? In an ideal, what changes should be made or not?”
Panelists include Sellwood along with Niley Patel, Managing Editor, Engadget, Matthew DeFilippis, Vice President, New Media & Technology, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), and moderator David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.
The Digital Music Forum conference is the only event in the United States that brings together top music, technology and policy leaders for high-level discussions, debate, meetings, and networking about the future of digital music. For more information, visit http://www.digitalmusicforum.com/east/.
Sellwood oversees RightsFlow’s business and legislative affairs. A former litigator and counselor for an international array of companies while at Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP and Landels, Ripley & Diamond, LLP, he applies his substantial experience drafting and negotiating complex agreements and implementing strategic business platforms to develop RightsFlow’s licensing initiatives.
Sellwood also has a wide-ranging background in licensing, publishing, digital distribution and promotion, gained through prior roles as an attorney, artist consultant, manager of a vinyl-only record label (Pedal Bark Records) and independent promoter. He continues to be an active musician, having traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as a long-time member and tour manager of the indie band, Saturday Looks Good to Me (K Records), and is a valuable liaison to the vibrant independent label and artist communities.
RightsFlow is a leading technology-enabled licensing and royalty service provider for artists, record labels, distributors, and online music companies. Our technology powers rapid song identification and provides an unprecedented level of transparency for both licensees and licensors. RightsFlow specializes in obtaining bulk physical, DPD, and ringtone licenses including streaming, tethered, and limited download rights. Our proprietary “FLOW” licensing technology and 23 million song database allow us to serve over 12,000 clients obtaining licenses from publishers and songwriters all over the world – including major, independent and artist controlled works.
RightsFlow also powers Limelight (www.songclearance.com), its online mechanical licensing utility providing the simplest way for musicians, bands, choirs and labels to clear any cover song.
Clients include Rhapsody, Muzak, The Orchard, INgrooves, Guvera, Dada Entertainment/Play.ME, Scattertunes, [PIAS], Alliance, Kontor New Media, Zynga, Beatport, Hoodiny, CAM, Zebralution, E1 Canada & US Distribution, CD Baby, Disc Makers, & X5 Music Group. RightsFlow is a member of DDEX, DiMA, NARM and A2IM.
Contact for RightsFlow:
Michael Kauffman / SVP of Sales & Marketing