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Award Presentation and Music Licensing Today: A View from the Front Lines

  • May 08, 2024
  • 12:30 PM
  • Via Zoom


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Lifetime Achievement Award (12:30-1pm)

Lou Petrich

At its virtual meeting on May 8, 2024, the Los Angeles Copyright Society will proudly bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award on Lou Petrich honoring his numerous achievements and contributions to the fields of copyright, IP, and media law, and for serving many important roles in the life of the Los Angeles Copyright Society as a past President, Trustee, presenter, and longtime member. 

Louis P. Petrich is one of the most experienced attorneys practicing media law in the United States. He has argued several landmark First Amendment and intellectual property cases, and his clients include titans of the entertainment industry in television, film, and insurance. Lou frequently lectures on copyright, right of publicity, and media issues, and has advised legislators on the development of media law at the state and federal level. He has served on the Board of Trustees and as past president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, of which he is currently a member.

Music Licensing Today (1-2pm)

A View from the Front Lines

From Spotify to Satellite Radio, from TV/Film to Video Games, from exercise bikes to hospital websites – every kind of company is using music in an ever more expanding manner, yet few may know the difference between a sound recording and a composition. In this panel, we’ll explore the widening world of alternative music licensing matters in response to new market opportunities, and discuss what clients on both sides of these transactions need to know in order to maximize value and minimize liabilities.

W. Joseph Anderson is a Manatt Entertainment partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on transactional matters for talent and corporate clients affecting the entertainment industry—with broad experience across music, film, television, gaming, podcasting and other digital media—as well as potential issues arising from the use of intellectual property and copyrighted material by all manner of end users. He has deep experience drafting and negotiating a variety of leading-edge agreements, including those involving music licensing for all manner of traditional and innovative projects.

Cindy Charles has been working at Twitch for almost 6 years and leads the Twitch Music team. Her primary purview is overseeing Industry Relations and Music Licensing. Cindy is responsible for driving, negotiating and finalizing agreements with the major labels. independent labels, publishers and PROs. In addition, Cindy oversees a team tasked with creating value for the labels by exposing their artists to Twitch. Prior to Twitch, Cindy was at Amazon for nearly 4 years, as both Head of BD, Music at Amazon Tickets, leading business development efforts for concert tickets in the U.S, and Head of BD, Video Shorts working with content creators/influencers to educate customers on Amazon offered products and drive traffic to Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, Cindy was a consultant in the digital music space in the Bay Area, representing streaming services and other music apps, including Spotify, Beats Music and local startups like SoundHound. Cindy also spent 8+ years with MediaNet Digital as their SVP and General Counsel running all legal and business affairs for MusicNet, Inc. (rebranded MediaNet). Cindy started her digital media career at MTV Networks, where she was VP, law and business affairs, responsible for all legal and business affairs work for MTVi, MTV's digital group. Cindy was the co-founder of Women in Digital Media, a New York-based women’s networking group, is a founding member of the SF Chapter of She is the Music, and sits on the advisory boards of Women in Music and the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy SF Chapter. Cindy was named in Variety’s Women’s Impact Report 2019, for being one of the 75 women having an impact on the entertainment industry.

Vickie Nauman is the Founder of CrossBorderWorks and specializes in the intersection between technology and music, focused on music licensing, products, relationships and rights; helping grow companies; and global strategic development. She is Founder and CEO of the Los Angeles-based boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks and has an ambitious portfolio of forward-thinking companies in gaming, tech, consumer electronics, finance and music since 2014. A digital music pioneer and tech enthusiast, Nauman worked on licensing and product for one of the first legal digital services MusicNet (RealNetworks JV), led strategic partnerships for connected device company Sonos, started and ran the US business for global music platform 7digital, and did early digital music business in China as a consultant. She built one of the first DMCA-compliant services at taste-making Seattle station KEXP and has an MBA through the London School of Economics, NYU-Stern, and HEC-Paris, in the executive program TRIUM. She is an advisor to some of the world’s most innovative companies, including those in gaming, M&A, platforms, apps, rights-related, strategic growth, and early-stage startups in music/tech. Client base includes Beat Saber/Oculus, AmazeVR, ParadiddleXR, Downtown Holdings and more listed on LinkedIn.

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