Speaker Biography

Jeffrey Brabec

TitleVice President Business Affairs, BMG Rights Management
BioJEFF BRABEC is Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ( BMG) which is the fourth largest music publisher in the world. BMG represents the catalogues of Bruno Mars, Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Roger Waters, ZZ Top, David Bowie and Steve Perry, among other writers. He specializes in evaluating, analyzing, projecting income and negotiating music publishing catalogue acquisitions. He also specializes in all music licensing issues Including digital media, motion pictures, television, video games, apps, Broadway musicals and new technology agreements and negotiations. Brabec is the co-author with his twin brother Todd (former Executive Vice President of ASCAP) of the best-selling book "MUSIC, MONEY, AND SUCCESS: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Business" (7th Edition / Schirmer Trade Books/Music Sales). He has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism and The 2015 Texas Star Award for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Field of Entertainment Law.

Brabec is an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music/Business Division where he teaches music publishing and licensing, is Contributing Editor to the Entertainment Law & Finance Magazine and has written and continues to author numerous articles on the music industry.