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Partner Steven R. Englund will speak on a panel titled “NMPA Late Fee Settlement” at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX on March 18. Mr. Englund will discuss the Copyright Royalty Judges’ decision concerning royalty rates and terms for the licenses that record companies and digital music services obtain from music publishers and songwriters for the use of their compositions in physical and online products. Mr. Englund will also discuss the landmark agreement between the recording and music publishing industries to streamline licensing and payment processes and resolve claims to certain unpaid royalties.
Mr. Englund is a partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm's Creative Content Practice. He has extensive experience in copyright law as well as new media and technology transactions. Mr. Englund’s practice focuses primarily on the use of music and other entertainment content in the digital environment and the application of copyright law to new technologies, as well as on more traditional copyright matters.