Monday, June 25, 2007

"Bag-it" Luncheon with Mike Connelly

"Bag-it" Luncheon with Mike Connelly
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
12 PM- 2:00 PM

The Recording Academy, 156 W. 56th St., Suite 1701 (bet, 6th & 7th Aves.)

Join the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy on Tuesday, June 26, as we present a "Bag-it" Luncheon with Mike Connelly, Executive VP, Business Development, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Inc., moderated by Linda Lorence - Critelli, New York Chapter Governor and Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC.

Mike Connelly has been with Cherry Lane since 1985 and during that time has worked in all aspects of music publishing including administration, licensing, finance, royalties, creative, acquisitions and business development.

For many years, Mike served as VP/GM at Cherry Lane and supervised all aspects of the administration, licensing and income tracking departments. Mike's current role focuses largely on bringing new business to Cherry Lane. Recent signings include production companies such as The Weinstein Company, Walden Media, Lakeshore Entertainment, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), Cirque du Soleil, 2929 Entertainment, ContentFilm, Pokémon USA and Punktuition, a new animated educational program. Mike has also signed recent deals with the Sex Pistols and the Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan.

Mike also oversees Cherry Lane's relationships with foreign affiliates and sub-publishers, and recently established Cherry Lane's newest affiliate, Cherry Lane GmbH, headquartered in Berlin.

Linda Lorence - Critelli, VP of Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC in NYC is a veteran in the business of performing rights. She works closely with SESACs growing roster of songwriters and music publishers and is passionate about protecting the rights of music creators in this ever changing climate in our industry today. Linda has been a past host of the "Bag it" luncheon series and is delighted to be re-introducing the event as part of the Education Committee.

Please join Linda and Mike in an informal and intimate setting as they discuss the latest developments in our industry, concerns for songwriters and publishers, and explore new business models and opportunities for songwriters and music publishers in today's market.

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