SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (BMG)
Jeff Brabec is Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (BMG). BMG is the fourth largest music publisher in the world and owns and controls over 2,500,000 million copyrights. Brabec specializes in evaluating, analyzing, projecting income and negotiating music publishing catalogue acquisitions in addition to songwriter, co-publishing, administration, subpublishing, Broadway musical, writer-for-hire motion picture and direct license agreements as well as music licensing and termination rights issues. Previously, he has been Vice President of Business Affairs for both The Chrysalis Music Group and The PolyGram Music Group and Director of Business Affairs for The Welk Music Group and Arista-Interworld Music Group. A graduate of New York University School of Law, he has also been a government legal services attorney.
Brabec is the co-author of the best-selling book "MUSIC, MONEY, AND SUCCESS: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Business" (8th Edition (2018) / Schirmer Trade Books/Music Sales). He is also co-author of the Music Publishing chapter of the 2018 Juris Publications multiple volume treatise "The Essential Guide To Entertainment Law". He has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism and The Texas Star Award by the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Field of Entertainment Law. .
Brabec is an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music/Business Division where he teaches music publishing and licensing, is Contributing Editor to the Entertainment Law & Finance Magazine and has written and continues to author numerous articles on the music industry. He Is also on the board of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) which was established by the Music Modernization Act.