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Where’s My Money: Current State of Music Licensing Royalties [NY Online]

May 6, 2020   |   7:00pm PDT

The Society of Composers & Lyricists in New York
invites members to the online seminar


Featuring Panelists

Moderated by SCL Board Member

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 PM (EST)



Join the Society of Composers & Lyricists in New York for a panel on music licensing royalties targeted at media composers. Current issues will be examined from the angles of performing rights organizations, entertainment law, and music rights advocacy. Featured panelists will include Doug Wood, founder and CEO of the Omnimusic Production Libraries, BMI Senior Director Antonella Di Saverio, and attorney Joshua Graubart.


Doug Wood is a composer and music rights advocate. During his 16 years serving on the ASCAP Board of Directors, Doug has established a reputation for knowledge and understanding of the organization. He is writer Chairman of the Law and Licensing Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Operations and Administration Committee and serves on the Finance and Survey & Distribution Committees.

Over the years, Doug has spent countless hours helping ASCAP members resolve their issues with the organization. Before his election to the Board, Doug founded the Professional Composers of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young composers about the music business. He is the author of The Commercial Composers’ Guide to Music Publishing and Licensing Agreements, as well as several feature articles on music copyright and licensing. He is a frequent guest lecturer and panel participant discussing media music, music licensing and the rights of composers and songwriters.

Antonella Di Saverio is Senior Director, Administration & Publisher Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this role, she works with songwriters, composers and publishers on royalty/administration issues; and provides direction in the same capacity to BMI’s Writer Relations staff. Di Saverio joined BMI in 1994 and holds a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University and a Masters degree in Mass Communications from Hunter College.

Joshua Graubart is an experienced attorney and advocate whose practice focuses on the entertainment, media, and technology industries. Josh advises a wide range of clients in connection with copyright, trademark, entertainment and advertising matters at home and abroad. He is the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Joshua Graubart, PC.


Mark Roos is an award-winning, New York-based composer for film, television and advertising who thrives on connecting people through the power of music. He has composed for Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeAmerican PickersCatfish, The KardashiansMurder One and various Microsoft/Pixar productions. Mark is currently serving his second term as an SCL Board member.


  • FREE for current SCL members (click HERE  to check membership status).
  • Registered Attendees will be emailed a YouTube Live Stream link 10 minutes before the Seminar starts. The link will be emailed via Eventbrite.
  • Only the SCL Host/Moderator and Panelist will be visible on screen.
  • Attendees may ask questions using the YouTube Livestream chat function. The SCL Host/Moderator will collect relevant questions, and ask them on behalf of Attendees.