Collection for Dummies: Maximizing Revenue from Your Music


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September 25, 2018–This is a hands-on panel that gives in-depth explanation into music publishing and neighboring rights registrations and collections. We will explain what neighboring rights are, how performers and sound recording owners can be eligible for these rights, and how to register your claims. On the composition side, we will explain how exactly to fill out an EBR (electronic batch registration) template fr registering works at ASCAP/BMI/SOCAN, and we will demo software that converts EBR files to CWR (common works registration) files. CWR is the global registration standard used by most collection societies and sub-publishers around the world.

Do you have questions about music publishing, how to register compositions and sound recordings, or how to make money from performance of your works? Then this panel is for you.
Scott Berenson
Scott brings 20 years of experience in various sectors of the music business to SoundExchange. As Director of Rights Management, he heads up an initiative to ensure the rightful copyright owner is credited and compensated for their recordings. Through the claims program, copyright owners can claim poorly reported tracks, or dispute ownership if the track is paid to the incorrect master owner.
Prior to SoundExchange, Scott was Senior Manager, Copyright Administration at EMI Music Publishing, where he was responsible for the registration of compositions with performing rights societies around the world as well as with the Library of Congress. He also coordinated with international EMI offices and other music publishers in order to resolve writer split disputes.
Previous to that, he served as booking agent at The Brad Simon Organization, Inc., an artist and production agency in music and entertainment. Scott also held positions in concert production, tour management and operations management at organizations such as The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts and the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Scott holds a master’s from New York University and bachelor’s degree from University of Hartford.
Jonathan David Neal
Jonathan David Neal is a composer and orchestrator with 25+ years experience in composing music for film, TV and recordingprojects. He has recorded with orchestras in across the country and in Europe. Additionally, he has experience composing for and working with ethnic instruments and musicians in Indonesia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He recently composed music for the feature film TheFilm Maker’s Son and the documentary, “Patterns of Evidence:The Exodus,” which,after a theatrical release is now on Netflix, as well as other feature films and documentaries in both the U.S. and Europe. He composed music for TV shows such as “Sponge Bob Squarepants,”“Christmas Child”(Lifetime feature), and NFL Films, among others. He currently has a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Rights Management.
Jonathan doeslectures and workshops onmusic composition, composing for film and TV,and orchestral workshops at several universities,as well as the Omaha Conservatory of Music and a residency for Belhaven University in Jackson, MS on Film Music. Jonathan’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, was premiered by Orchestra Omaha. Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor of Composition at Biola University in Southern California.
He currently sits as an officer of the board of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) and serves on the Music Rights and Social Media Committees. Jonathan represents the SCL to Music Creators of North America (MCNA). The MCNA is an alliance of music creator organizations that,along with international composer organizations,advocates for fair compensation for music creators and the preservation of intellectual property rights to the Department of Justice, the U.S. Copyright Office and the European Union.Jonathan is the treasurer of MCNA.
Abby North
Abby North is the principal of North Music Group, a music publisher and rights administrator based in Los Angeles thatworks with composers, estates, artists and labels to maximize the revenue of their music catalogs. In addition to working with various legacy artists/estates and composers, Abby manages the catalog of her father-in-law, fifteen-time Academy Award nominee (and the first composer to win a Lifetime Achievement Oscar) Alex North, composer of film scores including “Spartacus,” “Cleopatra,” “Death of A Salesman,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and more.
Angela Rose White
Angela Rose White, an attorney from Los Angeles, California, was the C.O.O. of David Rose Publishing Co. (DRP), until its sale to Primary Wave Music in May 2018. DRP was a small, independent, music publishing company created by her late father, composer and conductor David Rose, with a catalog of over 800 titles including evergreens Holiday for Stringsand The Stripper, and TV show themes and cues for shows such as Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza (not the main title written by Livingston and Evans), The Red Skelton Show, Highway to Heaven, and High Chaparral.

In 2009, White founded DaBet Music Services and the publishing companies, Taste This Music (ASCAP), Vintage Gold (BMI), and Mel’s Taste (SESAC).  DaBet provides organization, research and consulting services to songwriters, artists and performers and their estates. connection with. Recently, DaBet’s services have extended into the area of chain of title research, catalog management and royalty collection, registration and payment directions for heirs and estate beneficiaries, and artists, songwriters and performers, as well.