Merck Mercuriadis
Founder and CEO, Hipgnosis Songs Fund
Michael Lau
President, AIMP NY Chapter / Operations Committee Member, The MLC

Milana Lewis
CEO and Co-founder, Stem
Jarrett Hines
Founder, Music Tech Works
Vickie Nauman
Founder and CEO, CrossBorderWorks
Richard Thompson
Mick Hayes
Director of Product Management, ICE 

Debbie Rose
President, Kokopelli Creative Music Publishing
Marcus Cobb
CEO, Jammber
Janet Landrum
Royalties Specialist, Synchtank
Niels Rump
Secretariat, DDEX 

Jim Warner
COO, Centtrip
Emma Griffiths
Marketing Manager, Synchtank
Matt Phipps-Taylor
CIO, peermusic
Will Griggs
Chief Experience Officer, HIFI


Join us on Wednesday, May 12th 2021 for a free event to mark the launch of our Drowning in Data report.

We’re bringing industry leaders together to discuss critical issues surrounding music rights, royalties and payments.

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11am ET


11.10am ET

Drowning in data – how are systems coping?

Music publishers and CMOs are facing unprecedented volumes of data and increasingly complex rights and royalty payments. This panel will examine how royalty teams and systems are coping and will address the need for robust, scalable technology.

12pm ET

The great data debate – how do we overcome the industry’s data challenges?

From poor management to a lack of standardization and system interoperability, the music industry is plagued by data issues. In this panel, experts will discuss the barriers to better data hygiene as well as effective solutions and new initiatives.

1pm ET

Royalties and fin-tech – the future of payments in the digital age

As royalties become increasingly complex, artists and songwriters are demanding more transparency and faster payments. This panel will look at the evolution of royalty statements, ‘real-time’ payments, the future of royalty advances, and the increasing need for sophisticated financial technology.

2pm ET

Fireside chat with Hipgnosis Founder and CEO Merck Mercuriadis

As the Founder and CEO of Hipgnosis, Merck Mercuriadis has led the way in establishing music rights as an asset class. We’ll catch up with Merck to discuss the booming catalog acquisition market, the value of music IP on a global scale, changing where the songwriter sits in the economic equation, and more.


Join our Data, Rights & Royalties Summit Discord Server to submit questions to panelists ahead of time and network with fellow attendees:


Follow our Royalties playlist on Spotify for a data, rights & royalties-inspired soundtrack ahead of the event: