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In Atlanta – Music Licensing 101: Making Music Make Money

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

NARIP Presents


Music-Licensing-101-Kaye-Love-JonesMusic Licensing 101: Making Music Make Money

Wed Jul 19 in Atlanta

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Licensing music is key to monetizing it.  But where to begin?  NARIP brings you experts and information you need to succeed to get started in this lucrative and fast-growing area of the music business. 


  • What is music licensing?
  • Where it all begins: rights granted under US Copyright Law
  • Types of music licenses:
    • Synchronization license
    • Master use license
    • Performance license
  • Registrations recommended to monetize:
    • US Copyright Office
    • Performing rights societies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC)
    • SoundExchange
    • Harry Fox
    • Music Reports Inc.
    • Licensing direct
  • Paperwork: performance releases, split sheets


  • Key deal points in standard music license agreement;
    • Term
    • Territory
    • Scope of use: featured, background, etc.
    • Exclusive vs. non-exclusive
    • Re-titling
    • Budgets and fee ranges for different uses
    • Negotiation leverage for beginners and indies

Bring pen and paper, be prepared to take notes!

Industry experts Songfinder’s Melissa Love and Live Nation’s Emily Kaye will share their expertise and insight on this vital and fast-developing area.


Special thanks to SAE Institute of Technology for hosting this event.


Emily Kaye, Head of Licensing and Artist Rights Acquisition, Live Nation
Melissa Love, Senior Director, Songfinder
Brei Jones, President, The Admin Agency, NARIP Board Member & Panel Moderator


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. – Program begins
8:15 p.m. – Break
10:00 p.m. – Program ends


SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Enter building from Andrew Young International Blvd. (behind Hard Rock Cafe). 

Latecomers please ring buzzer for entry.


  • Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
  • A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
  • Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
  • Anyone seeking better understanding of music licensing and related revenue streams


$15 NARIP Members
$25 Non-Members

Members please log in to receive discount.  NARIP reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone.


1. Online: NARIP.com (just scroll down)
2. Phone: 818-769-7007

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating, NARIP Sessions sell out.
No refunds. We appreciate your cooperation.



Call us at 818-769-7007 or email info AT narip DOT com.

Original Media


Kaye-EmilyEMILY KAYE, Head of Music Licensing and Artist Rights Acquisition, Live Nation

Emily spent the majority of her youth growing up in Hawaii and in the South Pacific – surfing and sailing before she could walk.  She left Hawaii after high school to attend UCLA.  Coming from a legacy music publishing family – Lester Sill, (signed songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, co-founder of Philles Records with Phil Spector), being her grandfather. And Chuck Kaye (Rondor Music, Warner Chappell Music and Dreamworks Music), being her father. Emily is married to singer/songwriter, producer and director Jesse Dayton. Jesse has collaborated with Rob Zombie, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, the iconic punk rock band X, among others. Jesse recently appeared in the films Halloween 2, The Sinner, and Two Step. He wrote and directed the film “Zombex”, which stars Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig and Lew Temple.  Emily has been an A&R executive with A&M Records and Timebomb Recordings (offshoot of Arista Records), co-founder of The Chop Shop Music Supervision, Director of Music for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Head of Music for GSD&M Advertising, Producer for Foundation Editorial (commercial production company) and currently Head of Licensing | Artist Rights Acquisitions with Live Nation.

Love-Melissa-2MELISSA LOVE, Senior Director, Songfinder

Melissa provides music supervision services to film companies and television networks worldwide. Honing her industry chops overseeing music licensing, clearance and reporting for Turner Broadcasting’s entertainment networks (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, TNT, TCM, TruTV), she later transitioned her practice to Songfinder, one of the world’s leading music licensing and supervision companies, servicing an even broader array of television networks and independent film producers.  She specializes in general and last-minute clearances for music and projects of all types with a focus on television promos.  Her recent work includes clearances for Dirty Jobs, American Horror Story, Archer, Snowfall, Rick & Morty, The Handmaid’s Tale, Harlots, Difficult People and numerous television, brand campaigns.  She is a member of Georgia Production Partners, Georgia Music Partners and is a Governor with the Atlanta chapter of The Recording Academy (The Grammys) serving in 2016-17 as chapter Secretary.


Jones-Brei-croppedBREI JONES, President, The Admin Agency, NARIP Board Member

Brei Jones is deeply invested and experienced in helping music creatives achieve success. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business, she worked at WJHM 102 Jamz Orlando and at WFTV. Realizing her talents were in music publishing, she moved to Atlanta to be part of the vibrant music scene where she assisted the Director of Membership in the Rhythm & Soul Department at ASCAP. She volunteered at the Recording Academy and worked as an event manager, then moved to Compound Entertainment. After obtaining her Master of Science degree in Entertainment Business, she took her valuable experience and formed The Admin Agency, a firm offering administrative support, event planning and music rights administration. She is board member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP.com) where she helps to connect top industry professionals to NARIP members to enable greater knowledge and opportunity.

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Online registration is CLOSED, WALK-UPs are welcome.
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July 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm