Speaker Biography

Teri Nelson Carpenter  

TitlePresident & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks, LLC
BioMs. Carpenter is a music industry veteran. Her executive experience includes a background in performing rights management and overseeing major studio and network television music departments. Ms. Carpenter is currently the President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks, LLC. A Full Service Music Rights Management Company that specializes in Global Writer/Publisher Administration, Licensing & Clearance and Music Supervision for all Media. RMW services include management of Performance, Mechanical, Neighboring and Secondary Rights.

As the executive in charge of network television music at Fox Family Worldwide/Saban Entertainment, Ms. Carpenter was responsible for overseeing the Fox Family/Saban's global music business. Prior to that Ms. Carpenter served as a Music Administration & Production Executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM Studios). Before that she was the Director of Music at Academy Award Winning Indie Company, Hemdale Film Corp. Ms. Carpenter began her career at Broadcast Music Inc. in Film/TV relations.

Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance & Composition from Cal State Long Beach where she graduated with honors. Her post graduate studies at UCLA were in International Business and currently she is a guest lecturer in the music department at UCLA. Ms. Carpenter is a recent two-term President of the California Copyright Conference and Finance Chair of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Alliance in Washington, D.C. Currently, Ms. Carpenter serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Counsel for the NMPA. She is also the Vice President of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and serves as a member of the Joint Project Lead at CISAC which governs all X-Industry music projects. Ms. Carpenter is an active member of the Society Publisher Forum where she lends her experience in the A/V working groups and Steering Committee & Working Group for CIS-Net a FastTrack / CISAC global music database project.