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Music creators – join us at The Royal Room for The Mixer on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and find out how collective management organizations (or “CMO,” which includes ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange, etc.) are designed to work for you. Representatives from BMI and SoundExchange will share tips for how to maximize your music royalties, explain the different types of royalties, and answer questions from the audience. If you haven’t yet signed up with a CMO, you’ll have the chance to register on the spot.
We’ll provide some complimentary appetizers, and The Royal Room’s kitchen and bar will have food and drinks available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
For ADA accommodations or accessibility information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracie Verlinde – BMI, Vice President, Creative, Los Angeles
As Vice President, Creative, Los Angeles, Tracie Verlinde is responsible for overseeing the Pop, Rock and Indie team based in that office. She works closely with her team to discover and sign new songwriters, publishers and bands in those genres, while furthering educational programs, various songwriter showcases and opportunities to build their careers.
In other roles at BMI, Verlinde has been responsible for local, regional and national showcases, events and seminars to highlight and promote BMI’s talented roster of songwriters. Over the last 15+ years at BMI, Verlinde has worked with Linkin Park, The Lumineers, Jack White, members of the Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie/ Ben Gibbard, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, All Time Low, Grizzly Bear and The Head and The Heart, among others.
Wade Metzler – SoundExchange, Artist & Industry Relations
Wade Metzler oversees SoundExchange operations on the West Coast. Wade possess over 25 years of creative and business development experience in many facets of the Music and Entertainment Industry, ranging from major music publishers, independent record labels, performance royalties, content licensing and innovative endeavors.
For the eight years prior to SoundExchange, Wade focused directly on mobile and digital content licensing, marketing and new media business development worldwide, creating value at the intersection of the music industry with technology, mobile, gaming and digital industries. Earlier in his career, Wade was engaged in A&R for major music publishers and independent record labels. In 1999, Wade worked as the Senior Director of Repertory and Creative Affairs at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) and in 2005 Wade was the Head of Content, Licensing, Distribution and Business Development at VeriSign.
P.S. Please save the date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 5-7 p.m. @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute // At the next and final Mixer of 2019, we will celebrate you and hundreds of others who took part in our conversations with the local creative community this year! We’ll also share a summary of key themes we heard, pointing to opportunities for city government to best support Seattle’s artists and creatives. Stay tuned for more details.