A Special Thanks to the Sponsors and Partners of the 2019 Music Finance Forum!
Gold Sponsor: A premier, midsized law firm, Pryor Cashman boasts nearly 180 attorneys and three offices in the entertainment hubs of New York, Los Angeles and Miami. From our inception as a music law boutique to a full-service firm serving global clients, the firm’s DNA remains entrenched in music and media. From vinyl to digital and the board room to the court room, Pryor Cashman has been at the forefront of industry-altering deals and landscape-changing litigations. Whether buying and selling billon-dollar catalogues of music, fighting to increase royalty rates for music publishers and songwriters at the CRB, developing and representing the new Mechanical Licensing Collective which will revolutionize the way mechanical licenses are issued and royalties are paid, to prevailing on behalf on global icons and major music companies in precedent-setting cases, the firm’s fearless advocacy has indelibly impacted the music industry.
Industry Sponsor: 23 is a capital and solutions company focused exclusively on the sports, music and entertainment sectors. Since inception in 2014, 23 has deployed and advised on over $3.1bn of transactions. As a specialty finance platform, 23 Capital participates in transactions across the capital structure and employs multiple financing strategies ranging from passive IP lending and project finance transactions, to highly structured corporate facilities. 23 has committed and partnership capital of over $2bn to invest across the SM&E sectors.
Industry Sponsor: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is a leading integrated professional services firm of more than 450 professionals that represents a sophisticated client base of Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies. The firm’s groundbreaking approach—bringing together legal services, advocacy and business strategy—positions it to provide a unique and compelling value proposition to its clients. Consistently ranked among the top entertainment law practices, the firm has been recognized four times in the past five years as Law Firm of the Year in Entertainment—Music by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. For more information, please visit https://www.manatt.com/.
Industry Sponsor: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc., it provides comprehensive capital raising, strategic advisory, risk management, and investment solutions to public and private corporate clients across the nation - from emerging growth to the Fortune 500. It offers a complete array of solutions for companies across all industries, with in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking practices across eight core sectors, including consumer and retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrials, media and communications, real estate, and technology and services. Learn more at Suntrustrh.com
Industry Sponsor: Vine Alternative Investments is a specialized asset manager focusing on unique, structured investment opportunities in the sports, music, media and entertainment sectors. Its principals have over 70 years of combined structured finance, credit, and investment banking experience which it uses to evaluate and manage risk. Since 2007, Vine deployed over $1.1 billion of capital by investing as a strategic investor where it can leverage its deep industry relationships to bring value beyond a financing. Vine focuses on financing strong management teams who commit to aligning their interests with investors. Vine is headquartered in New York and deploys capital in the North American and Western European markets. For more information, please visit www.vinealternativeinvestments.com.
Media Partner: Mergermarket provides market-leading proprietary insight with a focus on origination. This actionable information allows firms to track the strategic intentions of potential and existing clients, and to be the first to know of any relevant M&A developments. With a global network of 500 dedicated M&A journalists and analysts, the team can talk to CEOs, CFOs and industry contacts and report what they learn to Mergermarket subscribers. Together with specialized analysis and data, Mergermarket is an indispensable resource for M&A professionals. Mergermarket is an Acuris company, which specializes in creating an information advantage for subscribers in markets ranging from M&A to life sciences.
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Community Partner: The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is the only membership organization that unites players from the content, commerce, and creative segments of the industry into a collective voice to promote overall growth throughout the music business. Association members benefit from our annual slate of events that facilitate business-defining conversations; educational resources that keep them up-to-date on the latest news, data, and issues affecting the music business; and opportunities to engage with our entire community and promote industry-wide growth.
Community Partner: A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 600 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises' (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America's creative class that represents America's diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry's U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector. The organization's board of directors consists of the following: Laura Ballance - Merge Records, Glen Barros - Concord, Tony Kiewel - Sub Pop Records, Lisa Levy - Robbins Entertainment Co., Rosie Lopez - Tommy Boy, Martin Mills - Beggars Group, Thaddeus Rudd - Mom & Pop, Portia Sabin - Kill Rock Stars, Darius Van Arman - Secretly Group, Zena White - Partisan Records and Victor Zaraya - R&T Industries.
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