The PMA had an especially busy week at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. We began with our annual Board of Directors meetings with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. These are always enlightening conversations where we hear the latest updates and news. We share the non-confidential information with our PMA membership so they can also be kept in the loop.
Sunday we had the PMA International Meeting where a panel of 22 invited International publishers spoke on matters of global concern to an audience of other International publishers and PMA members. We discussed boundaries as they relate to Internet territorial issues, the global urgency to protect the value of music against retitling, kickbacks and gratis deals, aggregator concerns and more. It was an action-packed afternoon with much information to share. Photos
Monday evening was the Annual Meeting of the PMA with GET WITH THE NET: LICENSING MUSIC FOR DIGITAL MEDIA, during which an extraordinary panel of high-profile digital media professionals discussed the mysteries of where the money is, what questions to ask, and how to monetize musical copyrights. Our generous event sponsors made this night possible: ProTunes, AdRev and Harvest Media. If you weren’t able to attend and have unanswered questions about how YouTube and Google identify music and report it to the PROs, etc. you can watch the video soon to be posted on the PMA YouTube channel.