RIGHTSTECH: THE PRICE OF RIGHTS: HOW THE STREAMING BOOM IS IMPACTING LICENSING FEES AND LIBRARY VALUES
February 06, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Founder, Rights Management Holdings LLC
RICHARD CONLON is the founder of Rights Management Holdings LLC, where he is a strategic advisor to rights owners, major music publishers, collective rights management organizations, record labels and financial institutions in the entertainment space. His practice focuses on the monetization and management of music copyrights with a specialization in the global digital marketplace. His background includes positions in the C-Suite and on the boards of directors at rights organizations. He served as the Chief External Affairs Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer at digital sound recording rights agency SoundExchange where he oversaw SoundExchange’s artist relations, global public policy and communications teams and the company’s expansion into new lines of business serving labels, artists, music publishers, and licensees. Previously, he was a senior executive at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for more than 20 years, serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media. Richard launched BMI’s global digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm’s global corporate strategy and planning efforts. He also held executive positions at Viacom’s Pay Per View television production and marketing unit and at The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network. He served on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd where he was Chair of the Management Committee and on the Board of Directors of SXWorks. Richard holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and earned his M.A.in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California where he was an Annenberg Grant recipient.