Musicians At Work Forums

Spring Lineup of Musicians at Work!!

Our Creative’s at Work Music Forums bring together experts from the music industry to talk about the most current and pressing issues relative to working musicians and music business owners.  It’s a chance to hear from leaders in the field directly and provides a space for dialogue and exchange of ideas among industry peers to stimulate professional growth.

Program Partners: CMC, DCASE Music Office,  Columbia College, and
Time and Length: 6pm to 8pm

Monday, May 13, 2013 – Old Town School Folk Music

Topic: Licensing Your Work

Summary: A thorough conversation on the subject of licensing music. Our  panelists are the foremost experts on the subject in Chicago. They will take you throughthe process of getting your music heard, and possibly licensed.  As well as, what to look out for and what opportunities are available.

Chris Clark – Senior Music Producer – Leo Burnett –  Chris Clark is an advertising, media and music industry professional with 8+ years of versatile experience across television media buying, boutique music marketing, client management and creative/production of music-focused advertising.  He is currently the Senior Music Producer at Leo Burnett USA in Chicago responsible for music strategy, identification, negotiation and licensing execution across the agency client roster.  Brandon Smith – VP of Business Development at Music Dealers

Brandon Smith – VP of Business Development –  Music Dealers

Bonny Dolan – Managing Director/Executive Producer – Comma Music – As executive producer and artist liaison of Comma, Bonny Dolan is that key figure between the advertising agencies and the music makers. At Comma, Bonny—working closely with six in-house composers—produces original music for ad campaigns. An expert at sourcing, securing and properly licensing music, she is also responsible for Comma’s expansion into music supervision. Since joining Comma in 2007, Bonny has transformed and energized the music licensing business with her personalized, streamlined approach.

Joe Bogdan – Assistant Professor in the AEMM Department – Columbia College – Joe Bogdan has been an entertainment content licensing lawyer for over 25 years.  His last turn on the Corporate American carousel was as Sr. V.P. of Business and Legal Affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, where a large portion of his work was managing and licensing the extensive portfolios of audio/video and music IP owned by WWE.  Today, Joe is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Live and Performing Arts Management Concentration at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches “Managing and Licensing Intellectual Property Portfolios” and several other classes.  Joe is also the principal of Silvershift™, A firm providing both legal and business consulting in the areas of intellectual property & intellectual asset management, entertainment & media, and other areas.

Moderator: Scott Fetters, Chicago Music Commission

MAWF are free, monthly, open-to-the-public forums hosted jointly by CMC, Columbia College and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Inspired by the popular Artists at Work Forums, this series invites industry professionals to share their expertise on making a living through music in Chicago. 

You can hear about upcoming MAWF or listen to past discussions for free by subscribing to either the iTunes or the RSS feed.

MAWF are sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, the Chicago Federation of Musicians, and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Also of interest:  Chicago Artists Resource, a website established by the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, to provide resource material for people in all the major arts disciplines.

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