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LES Seattle Chapter: The Music Industry - Digital Change and Intellectual Property

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lane Powell
1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 4200
Seattle, Washington  98101
United States
Contact: Tandi Collisson
(206) 667-2652

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LES Seattle Chapter presents:

The Music Industry - Digital Change and Intellectual Property

David Kaefer from Spotify presents


The music industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past twenty years. In this session, we will explore how the industry transformed from physical sales to digital downloads and now to digital streaming. Each of these transformations impacted the way intellectual property is licensed, causing shifts in economic models and the way different parties exchange rights. We will define and discuss the role various types of right play in the music industry today, including rights for sound recordings, performance rights, mechanical rights, sync rights and rights for videos and lyrics. We will touch on statutory licensing regimes and identify risk sharing mechanisms that help companies do business in countries where clear IP ownership is difficult or impossible to identify. 

Light lunch and drinks

CLE credit pending


David Kaefer,Spotify
Our speaker for this session is David Kaefer. David is Vice President and Head of Spotify’s global content licensing and publishing operations organization, a group responsible for licensing all music, video and podcast content for the company. Throughout his career, David has always been inspired by building partnerships based on the exchange of intellectual property. Prior to Spotify, he led the business development function for Microsoft’s Windows & Devices organization where he managed M&A, technology partnerships, and consumer content licensing for the $40 billion business unit. Earlier in his Microsoft career, David led Microsoft’s patent and technology licensing organization, growing it from inception to a billion dollar business.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Pacific


Lane Powell
1420 Fifth Ave Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98101




Before May 24, 2019
LES Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Student/Unemployed: $15 
After May 24, 2019 and Onsite
LES Members: $30
Non-Members: $35
Student/Unemployed: $20 




The Seattle chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.

A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 24th.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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