Report: Witness Lists Set For House Panel Hearings On Music Licensing
June 6, 2014 at 7:07 AM (PT)
The witness lineup for the House Judiciary Committee hearings on music licensing to be held on JUNE 10th and 25th includes NAB Joint Board Chair CHARLES WARFIELD, SIRIUSXM VP/CFO DAVID FREAR, and PANDORA General Counsel DELIDA COSTIN, reports BILLBOARD. WARFIELD, FREAR, and COSTIN will all appear at the JUNE 25th session.
On the witness list for JUNE 10th, according to BILLBOARD, are NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION Pres./CEO DAVID ISRAELITE, RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW, DIGITAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION Exec. Dir. LEE KNIFE, NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL Pres. THOMAS MILLER, and ONEHOUSE LLC Managing Dir. JIM GRIFFIN.
Joining WARFIELD, FREAR, and COSTIN on the 25th will be ROSANNE CASH, RIAA Chairman/CEO CARY SHERMAN, ASCAP Pres./Chairman PAUL WILLIAMS, SOUNDEXCHANGE Pres./CEO MIKE HUPPE, and AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC board member DARIUS VAN ARMAN.
The hearings are part of the committee's examination of possible updates to copyright law,