A packed Sportsmen’s Lodge was the scene of the recent PMA event in Los Angeles where panelists discussed The Future Of Production Music: Threats, Challenges & Opportunities. Panelists Al Kennedy (CBS Television Marketing), Shawn LeMone (ASCAP), Hunter Williams (SESAC), Ray Yee (BMI), and Gary Gross (Universal Publishing Production Music) were guided in a multifaceted discussion by Warner/Chappell Production Music’s Randy Thornton. Topics included were digital carve-outs, challenges to copyright, foreign royalties, and the especially problematic issues of direct licensing and the frequent requests composers receive to write music for free with only back-end compensation.
(Left to Right: Randy Thornton, Shawn LeMone, Al Kennedy, Ray Yee, Gary Gross, Hunter Williams)
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