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Listen to innovators, change agents, entrepreneurs, creators, and researchers who all are making big leaps, nudging change, creating differently, or watching what is happening from a unique POV.  Dr. Gigi Johnson from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music explores with our guests how tech is transforming how we create, collaborate, and create communities around music in a connected age -- in our home towns and in communities across the globe.

May 25, 2016

Sam shares his experiences in music management and rights management, both as an entrepreneur and in larger organizations. From that viewpoint, he shares thoughts on innovations past and present, ranging from trends in songwriting to opportunities in new VR experiences, distribution, evolution of the consumer, and continuing needs for rights systems in an innovating world.

GUEST:  Sam Kling, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Creative Operations

As part of SESAC’s senior management team, Kling is responsible for helping create and execute growth strategies for SESAC’s creative departments. He also manages the creative operations’ day-to-day department objectives. Before his position at SESAC, Kling served as Vice President at peermusic and was in charge of overseeing the independent music company’s Pop A&R as well as Film & TV creative operations. He holds a an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from the New School University in New York City.


Alisa Clyne
almost five years ago

Very interesting conversation, thank you. Glad to hear the future is bright, working for an independent artist gets cold and lonely out here. So we are always looking for new ways to connect with the fanbase to keep offerings exciting and fresh. DTR sounds very cool. Cheers!