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Rick Riccobon is a 30 year music business verteran with a background in music publishing and Author's rights, he has been on the front line of international digital rights licensing for a series of on-line and mobile ventures including Napster, SK Wireless, eMusic, Vivendi Universal, Sun Microsystems, New Media Law and Swedish Composition Rights Collection Society-STIM. He is responsible for the first of its kind all-in digital rights licenses for ad supported on-line and mobile digital music service providers, mobile karaoke and the "ring back " or "caller" tone.

Response To Jim Griffin and WIPO


ShareTweet It was with mixed feelings that I recently read Jim Griffins comments on the state of composition repertoire information and licensing in Europe and his efforts on behalf of an International Music Registry to represent unbiased and clear multi-territory rights owner information. On one hand, he could not have been more correct. The absence […]

The Clash of Cultures: The disconnect continues between rights owners and tech companies


ShareTweet I was at a conference this week (that I highly recommend; Music 4.5 focuses on being refreshingly informative). There were rights representatives and digital music services represented. One of the music services put forth that there is nothing beyond “business” in the equation of rights licensing and they are just trying to get on […]

Non-exclusivity, direct licensing and the granting of digital composition rights


Rick Riccobono, from New Media Law, drills down on the endless struggle between rights owners and commercial content distributors…

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