Lunch and Learn 2020: Understanding Neighbouring Rights

Thu 19th November 2020
Zoom Webinar
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2020, CIMA, Connect Music, Lunch and Learn, Neighbouring Rights, Re:Sound

Lunch and Learn 2020: Understanding Neighbouring Rights:

Title: Lunch and Learn: Understanding Neighbouring Rights:

Date: Thursday November 19th, 1:00pm EST

Price: Free for CIMA members; $15 per session for non-members (members contact for promo code)


Descriptor: What are neighbouring rights and why are they so important? This discussion is for artists and those who represent them i.e: managers, labels and artist entrepreneurs.This Lunch and Learn is an introduction session that covers the basics of copyrights, neighbouring rights and how they are distinguished from other rights.

Who is this for? This is for people who represent artists i.e: managers, labels and artist entrepreneurs.


Catherine Jones (Executive Director at CONNECT Music Licensing Service Inc.)

Catherine Jones is a highly experienced music rights specialist with 25+ years of experience. Currently, Catherine is the Executive Director of CONNECT Music Licensing, a member-based collective management organization that administers blanket licenses in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners.

Martin Gangnier (VP Industry and Member Relations Re:Sound)

Martin is Re:Sound’s Vice President of Membership and Industry Relations and serves as board chair of Entandem, Re:Sound and SOCAN’s joint licensing venture. At Re:Sound Martin oversees strategic partnership and outreach efforts with the industry, which includes sponsorship, industry events and tradeshows. Prior to joining Re:Sound in 2006, Martin held very sales and marketing positions in the hospitality industry.

Joshua Graubart (Principal Attorney at Law Offices of Joshua Graubart, P.C.& Global Media)

Joshua Graubart has practiced law in New York City for more than a decade, representing artists, rightsholders, and licensees. His practice focuses mainly on copyright, with an emphasis on cross-border copyright issues. In addition to law practice, Josh is president of Megatron Music Management, Inc., a music royalty administrator focusing on national advertising, and a director of IAFAR Ltd. (UK) and IAFAR Education Ltd. (US), non-profit organizations aimed at neighboring rights education. He has recently held leadership positions at the New York City Bar Association and the Copyright Society of the USA, and is active in the US chapter of ALAI (Association Littèraire et Artistique Internationale).

Moderator David Basskin: (Host, “The Nightfly” at JAZZ.FM91 & Entertainment Lawyer)

David Basskin is a Toronto entertainment lawyer and broadcaster. He was CEO of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) for 24 years and has taught business law at Ryerson University. Mr. Basskin is host of “The Nightfly”, heard weekly on JAZZ.FM91, Canada’s Jazz Station.

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