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Saturday, April 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Securing Fair Compensation Online: How You and the U.S. Congress Can Make a Difference

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The ability for songwriters, composers and music publishers to be compensated fairly for their work is being challenged on more than one front. From international digital piracy to emerging business models that devalue music, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of working music professionals are at stake. Don’t miss this important discussion of the key legislative and copyright issues that impact music creators. Learn how the music creator community can make its best case to members of Congress, how you can become more involved in the legislative process and why it is so important that you do.

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Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor; President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again... Read More →

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US Representative Marsha Blackburn

Representing the 7th District of Tennessee
Representing the 7th District of Tennessee Growing up, Marsha Blackburn learned that the promise of our nation depends on each generation of Americans working hard to leave the country a better place than they found it. As a small business woman, author, mother, grandmother, and Member of Congress, Marsha Blackburn has dedicated her service to the sacred obligation all citizens have to their communities: making Tennessee and America a better... Read More →
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US Representative Judy Chu

Representing the 27th District of California
Representing the 27th District of California Dr. Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 32nd District in July 2009. She immediately got to work, voting on several environmental bills and working through the night on her first day in office, during a marathon debate on important healthcare reform legislation as part of her first assignment on the House Education and Labor Committee, where she served on the... Read More →
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Brett James

Songwriter, Producer - "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," “Out Last Night,” "The Truth"
Songwriter, Producer - "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," “Out Last Night,” "The Truth" From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts . . . to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Will I Am, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 350 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world.  His songs have appeared on albums with... Read More →
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John LoFrumento

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP | | As Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), John A. LoFrumento sets and directs the strategic growth for one of the world’s largest performing rights organizations. LoFrumento represents ASCAP as a member of CISAC’s Board of Directors (Confederation International des Societies D’Auteurs et Compositeurs), is the Chairman of its Finance... Read More →

Saturday April 20, 2013 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

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