Monday, June 28


Here is some background information on the panelist speaking Thursday at 595 North! There are more ways to get paid in the music business then just selling compact disc and digital downloads. Welcome to the world of music licensing! These individuals might be able to help you.

Janet Wade Dixon: Turner Entertainment Group

Janet Wade has been a professional in the Music Industry for almost 30 years, with expertise in the area of Music Clearance and Licensing for production and synchronization rights for the past 20 years. Janet is currently working for Turner Broadcasting here in Atlanta in their Entertainment Group in charge of Music Clearance and Licensing for the promos and marketing campaigns for all of Turner’s networks, as well as clearing and licensing music for some of the series productions. This includes negotiating all of the licensing deals for music use in promotions of Turner’s TNT network original programming (The Closer, Saving Grace, Hawthorne, Men of a Certain Age, Leverage, Southland, Dark Blue and new series Memphis Beat and Rizzoli & Isles); TBS network (House of Payne, Meet The Browns, Family Guy, Lopez Tonight plus feature films airing on the TBS network); TNT Sports (promos for NBA All-Star game and Play-offs, NASCAR and Major League Baseball); Cartoon Network (Star Wars: Clone Wars); Cartoon Network’s MMOG (Fusion Fall online game), as well as promos for CNN, TruTV, TCM and all of the Latin America networks and programming. The deals negotiated include music to be used on television, radio, Internet and Regal theater promos as well as FaceBook and other special live marketing promotions.

Simon Horrocks- Affix Music. Urban Music Licensing Made Easy TM

As both an artist and a business professional, Simon has over 20 years experience in the music industry. He began as a performing musician and writer in Detroit, and relocated to Chicago to study music business in the Columbia College Art’s Entertainment and Media Management Program. While in the program, he began creating and selling tracks to House Music legend, Larry Sherman, and writing songs for the Latin Dance group TKA. Shortly thereafter, Simon negotiated and signed a production/publishing deal with Chris Blackwell for Island Records. After 5 records and 8 years of nationwide touring with Capricorn Recording artist The Freddy Jones Band, Simon transitioned from artist to manager, handling on behalf of Alliance Artist such clients as Survivor, Bad Company, Wayne, Blue Epic and the Grammy-nominated Howard Tate. Since 2004 he has been entrenched in Atlanta’s Urban music scene as a management consultant for Multi-Platinum and Grammy-nominated artist Ciara, and as General Manger for Upfront/Universal Records where he spearheaded projects for four-time 2008 Grammy nominee Akon and Chilli (TLC). Simon sits on the Board of Governors for the Atlanta chapter of NARAS (The Grammys).

Felisha Booker- Dynamic Licensing

Dynamic Licensing, a boutique production library represents music from some of the industries hottest producers. Our writers have produced for Louis Vuitton, Keyshia Cole, and Jason Derulo to name a few. Current clients include: Fox Sports Network, CBS, MTV Networks and Firstcom Music to name a few. Dynamic Licensing also offers a membership based organization to up & coming producers, songwriters, artists and bands seeking insight into the industry and placements in Film, TV, Video Games, and Digital Media.

Founded in 2009, Dynamic Licensing is a division of Dynamic Producer, a membership based organization founded in 2002 for up & coming producers seeking education and opportunities within the music industry. In 2008, Dynamic Songwriter was launched to create the same opportunities to songwriters as Dynamic Producer maintains for producers.

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