imgStudio City, CA (January 21, 2014)—The Production Music Association (PMA) has announced the panelists for its next presentation, “Disruption, 2014: How to Survive & Thrive in the New Music Industry.”

The panel will be moderated by Hunter Williams, recently appointed executive director of the PMA. Williams previously spent 20 years at SESAC, most recently in the position of senior vice president, strategic development/distribution and research operations. Under Williams’ leadership, SESAC pioneered the use of digital fingerprint and watermark technologies to track and pay royalties for performances on radio, television and new media. 

Panelists include:

Ryan Born, CEO of AdRev, a YouTube-based asset administration service, micro-licensing platform, and multi-channel network that currently represents 3 million music copyrights and monetizes over 27 million YouTube videos.

Todd Brabec, an entertainment law attorney, a Deems Taylor Award-winning author, an adjunct associate professor at USC and former music chair of the American Bar Association forum on the entertainment and sports industries.

Dan Korobkin, who serves as a VP of sales and business development for Source Media, LLC and is also the founder and owner of CueMx, LLC, a post production music supervision company based in Los Angeles.

Dennis Lord, executive vice president for performing rights organization SESAC. Lord is also an entertainment lawyer who has a knack for writing hit songs himself.

Cassie Lord, founder of 5 Alarm Music & Rescue Records and a long-standing member of the PMA’s board of directors. Now in its twelfth year, 5 Alarm Music represents more than 68 music libraries from around the world and is part of the Imagem Music family.

The panel will be held Thursday, January 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA. Tickets are available via the PMA web site.

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