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Friday, April 14 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Getting Credit Where Credit is Due

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You got a big break as a co-writer and the track is destined to be a hit. But though people seek out your song on streaming services, your name is nowhere to be found on their webpages or apps. With the demise of liner notes along with the decline in physical music sales, how can songwriters and producers get the recognition they deserve in the virtual world of streaming? Are there any streaming music services or music websites that provide this information for fans? If not, what are the consequences for songwriters, and particularly classical music composers? Is there a next step toward greater recognition on music services? This panel, featuring hit songwriters Desmond Child and Aloe Blacc and composer Alex Shapiro, moderated by music attorney Dina LaPolt, will examine the growing concern about proper credit for songwriters and producers on streaming music services, and what you can do to make sure your work is recognized.

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Dina LaPolt

LaPolt Law, P.C.
Dina LaPolt is a top music attorney and owner of LaPolt Law, P.C. In addition to practicing law, Dina is a creators’ rights advocate and is one of the attorney advisors to the GRAMMY Creators Alliance and Songwriters of North America (SONA). In 2015 and 2016, Dina was named to... Read More →

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Aloe Blacc

Singer, Songwriter
Singer, Songwriter - "I Need a Dollar," "Wake Me Up," "Let The Games Begin," "Candyman"Aloe Blacc is a singer/songwriter who crossed over from the indie scene in 2010 with his hit single, "I Need a Dollar." He subsequently released his major-label debut album Lift Your Spirit on XIX... Read More →
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Desmond Child

Songwriter, Producer, ASCAP Board Member
Songwriter, Producer - "Livin On a Prayer," "Waking Up In Vegas," Dude Looks Like a Lady," "I Was Made for Lovin' You"Joining ASCAP in 1978, Grammy-winning songwriter/ producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most accomplished, genre-defying hitmakers, having written and/ or produced... Read More →
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Niclas Molinder

Songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur. Founder of Auddly and Music Rights Awareness Foundation., Auddly
Niclas Molinder is the former songwriter who is now running several organisations to innovate the music industry’s data flow and rights management with the music creators in focus. After 20 years of songwriting and producing for artists as Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige... Read More →
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Alex Shapiro

Composer, ASCAP Board Member
Alex Shapiro’s extensive and diverse catalog is published by her company, Activist Music. Ms. Shapiro’s works are heard daily in performances and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and can be found on over twenty commercially released CDs from around the world. In... Read More →

Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)