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Technology Policy Institute to Host Conference on Music Licensing Reform


Congressman Doug Collins to deliver opening remarks



While the popularity of streaming services is continuing to rise, the music licensing regime is becoming increasingly outdated and harmful to industry participants and consumers. In an attempt to address these problems, Congress is considering four major pieces of licensing reform legislation—the largest such package in many years.

The Technology Policy Institute will host a conference focused on the legislative and regulatory issues surrounding music licensing from 12.00pm – 2.00pm on March 20, 2018. The conference will be held at Top of the Hill at the Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave, NE.

TPI’s music licensing conference will discuss current issues in music use, legislative proposals to reform a broken system and forge a way forward that will bring clarity and equity to a licensing framework that currently is neither.

Following introductory remarks by Congressman Doug Collins, one of the lead sponsors of the Music Modernization Act, a panel of industry experts will discuss these issues.  Panelists include:

  • Chris Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Media Association (DiMA)
  • David M. Israelite, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
  • Panos A. Panay, Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Berklee College of Music
  • Bill Rosenblatt, Founder, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies


Event Contact: Ashley Benjamin, 202-828-4405,
Press Contact: Chris McGurn, 202-828-4405,

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at