Veteran music attorney Dina LaPolt discusses advocating for songwriters’ rights and working on historic Music Modernization Act Dina LaPolt sheds the light on her approach to business, the importance of independence to be trusted and influential, as well as the need for artists to stay true to themselves to succeed and have an impact in our world. – Dina LaPolt is a top music attorney who owns her own law firm representing numerous high-profile artists. Dina is an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation. She is also intimately involved in legislative advocacy on behalf of music creators, serving as the attorney advisor to the Songwriters of North America (SONA), an organization for which she was a catalyst, and as one of the advisors to the GRAMMY Creators Alliance. Most recently, Dina LaPolt was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for her role in spearheading the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, a copyright bill which was signed into law on October 11, 2018. This marks just another honor in her illustrious career championing for the rights of songwriters and creators – a career highlighted by the orchestration of SONA’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice for its 100% licensing mandate and resulting in the DOJ halting its assertions and ultimately deciding not to pursue its claims. Dina even presented a TED Talk on the importance of standing up for songwriters. For the 18th consecutive year, Dina LaPolt taught her UCLA Extension class, “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business.” Billboard called the class an “industry must-attend” and a “breeding ground for some of the music industry’s best and brightest.” Dina LaPolt has been honored with numerous industry accolades including Billboard’s Power 100, Women in Music, and Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys; the Hollywood Reporter’s Top Music Business Attorneys; and Variety’s Legal Impact Report and Women’s Impact Report. Notably, Dina earned recognition for her work on the MMA as Midem’s as 2018 Top Lawyer, one the 2018 Executives of the Year for Billboard’s Women in Music, and the Recording Academy’s 2019 Entertainment Law Initiative’s Service Award recipient. – LaPolt Law, P.C. is a boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law. Our attorneys address the needs of clients, both domestically and internationally and offer a broad array of experience in music and the arts. LaPolt Law focuses on personalized service, quick response time, and a creative billing practice that always considers the objective of the client and the results that need to be achieved. The business mission of LaPolt Law is to create a reputable, artistic, resourceful, and dynamic law firm that is focused on assisting our clients in running their entertainment related businesses as well as being a conduit, on their behalf, to the entertainment industry at large. The attorneys and staff at LaPolt Law enjoy a stimulating and creative environment that, combined with passion for music and the arts, result in long lasting and beneficial business relationships with our clients. Our flexible approach to representing our clients enables us to create quality solutions and profitable business opportunities that are mutually beneficial to all. Both professional and relaxed, the creative culture of LaPolt Law strives to embrace all its members equally. There is an inherent understanding of each person’s role and contribution within the firm. Respect for the different experiences of each member is paramount to the firm’s ability to be of service to a diverse client roster. The firm encourages all its members to step forward with new ideas so that the firm can stand out among the rest. What is Midem Music Talks about? Midem Music Talks helps you face the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the international music business via exclusive content from the Midem conference programme. Every month, our conference team presents visionary conversations with the most respected decision makers of the global music industry to share insightful business tips, case studies, and technical solutions. Here’s a selection of the most insightful quotes or anecdotes from her talk: “I was the bully. I would do my best Claire Underwood and fly in to Washington and would talk to both sides of the isle. And because I was free, I had a lot of influence on the politicians so they would always say “Get Dina on the phone and check that, see if someone’s telling the truth”, because they all knew that I was free. I figured out that because all of my efforts were pro-bono, even though it was a hardship on me personally, and I spent over $200.000 of my own money over the past few years doing this.”   “We all have to work together, because it doesn’t matter if you’re YouTube or you’re Spotify or you’re the record companies, everybody values music. And the bottom line is that they all built their companies on the backs of music creators. Let’s be real. And nobody wants the music creators to run out of existence. But at the end of the day, everybody has to work together to come up with solutions to be able to pay creators a fair wage in today’s digital marketplace. And you know, all of the music business now is governed by metadata and algorithms so it now even more important that we work together to achieve common goals and what we’re going to do to build on that.”   “For the artists in the room, the most important thing is to be true to yourself. I mean, look at Billie Eilish: she is true to herself! Look at this girl! Has she compromised on one thing? Hells no! Did Lady Gaga compromise anything when she started? No way! Did Steven Tyler? No way! We are about the music and the music changes the world, and it makes people think. It’s like if Tupac came up here and started talking about things that were irrelevant, rap music would’ve never crossed-over. He came up and started talking about underage pregnancy and “will we ever see a black president?” and people started listening to what he had to say and, guess what, it created a movement! If anything is going to change the world, it’s music! So for every artist in the room: never compromise yourself and keep going!”
Midem Music Pulse – The Future of Music Streaming How streaming is changing music? What are the main music streaming trends? How the future of music streaming will look like? The global music streaming market has revolutionized the industry the last decade, but platforms are now facing some challenges. Midem Music Pulse helps you understand the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the international music business via exclusive content from the Midem conference programme. Every month, Midem conference team offers you a curated eye on Midem conference programme, to discover insightful business tips, key facts and global strategies on vibrant topics of the music industry. Discover the 5 biggest challenges for the future of music streaming! 1. End the Royalties Battle “We’re still struggling with it! It’s like the ketchup stuck in the bottle; why can’t we get it out? I’m not even sure who to pay sometimes […] we do work with a number of publishers to ensure artists get paid. But the industry could do better.” – Mathew Daniel, VP International, NetEase Cloud Music (China) This quote is excerpted from  Mathew Daniel’s keynote at Midem 2019. With China becoming the 10th largest recorded music market globally, Chinese music licensing pioneer Mathew Daniel, VP of International at NetEase Cloud Music, the country’s fastest growing music service, has launched the first legal independent music store in China 10 years ago, and paved the way for many international artists to legally distribute their music in China. His keynote focuses on the exciting developments taking place in the Chinese music market, as well as his vision on placing Chinese and international independent artists and executives at the heart of streaming. 2. Don’t Take Growth for Granted “Streaming isn’t a format: it’s a business model. But streaming is still only one business model, and a business model that in many ways is so constraining, that we really only have one set of experiences in the market.” – Mark Mulligan, Managing Director & Analyst, MIDiA Research (UK) This quote is excerpted from Midem 2019 “The Rise of New Streaming Markets” conference. This exclusive presentation by MIDiA Research chronologically underlines the big development of Streaming observed in western countries first, to then detail its expansion to emerging markets like Latin America or China in Asia. 3. Refocus on Consumers “Labels’ mission is to provide the best services to artists, and streamers’ mission is to provide the best service to consumers, so when streamers get close to artists, it’s to leverage them as marketing tools to get closer to consumers.” – Marie-Anne Robert, Global Head of Artist Development, Believe Digital (France) This quote is excerpted from Midem 2019 “Are Streamers the Future Labels” conference. At a time when it is often said that content is king, content distributors such as YouTube, Google and Apple are well-positioned to provide artists with the advances and marketing budgets labels are famous for, while also having the technical capabilities to provide digital distribution that labels lack. For these companies, they can leverage their success in the digital content distribution market to branch into the music business, relying on their own platforms as marketing tools, especially as terrestrial radio play has become less important in marketing an artist. 4. Clean and Standardize Metadata “It’s the need for clean data. The need for context. What’s popular and what’s new? […] It’s only created that many more opportunities for confusion. There’s something like 40 bands called Exile, so how do I know which is the right one?” – Scott Ryan, VP of Music, Gracenote (USA) This quote is excerpted from Midem 2019 “Beyond Smart Speakers: the Future of Voice Technology” conference. It has been just over four years since Amazon’s Alexa spoke and understood its first words, allowing us to turn on lights, settle sports arguments and, most importantly, play our favorite tunes on command via smart speakers. Now that the technology have matured, our music requests have become more refined than ever. Over the next eighteen months, these voice-enabled smart assistants will be even better music curators, providing highly personalized music experiences driven by input factors such as mood, weather, traffic and, your heartrate! This panel of experts discusses the ‘possibilities’, more specifically to understand how AI will help make our personal sound-scapes more satisfying. 5. Develop Social Features “I see the artist community wanting desperately to create this fandom and this intimacy with fans… So if the DSPs could find a way to be more social, and foster those connections.” – Bill Patrizio, President & CEO, Rhapsody International/Napster (USA) This quote is excerpted from Midem 2019 “Paid Subscribers War: the New Business Opportunities” conference. Thanks to the exploding popularity of streaming platforms, the music industry has experienced a ‘revival.’ All three major labels – Sony Music, Warner, and Universal – now post billions each year in digital revenue. Now, with streaming music growing in developing countries, one firm now predicts the total number of people paying for services will grow at a skyrocketing rate. Some recent reports attributes the growth of streaming subscriptions to competition and the availa-bility of family plans. In addition, as more people purchase smart speakers, consumers now accept streaming subscriptions as the new music norm.

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Making it in the music industry starts with having hit song or successful music launch, then building you strong clout following. Having your music available on as many outlets as possible as well as shoutouts from reputable brands. A reputable music brand will give your music career the support and foundation it needs to grow and generate more income. With ENDS your music brand, career, and music launches will successfully reach your target listening audience while helping you gain new fans. 

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In an area of music, influence business decisions are being made. Decisions such as endorsement deals, marketing contracts, management deals and more with the right brand presence. Using strategies from data we capture from your mentions everywhere online. Helping us identify key audiences and focus points on how to maximize growth opportunity within different networks 
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