AML 071: Interview with Music Industry Icons Todd and Jeff Brabec (Special Feature)

Todd Brabec, former Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Membership for ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), is the co-author (with his brother Jeff, Vice President of Business Affairs for Chrysalis Music Group) of the best selling music business book Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business (7th edition/Schirmer TradeBooks/559 pages).

He is an Entertainment Law attorney, a music licensing, royalty and business management consultant, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the USC Thornton School of Music where he teaches the course on music publishing, music licensing and film, television and videogame scoring and song contracts, a guest lecturer teaching the music publishing/licensing course for Berklee College of Music and is a Governing Committee Member as well as former Music and Budget Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.


Jeffrey Brabec is Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Rights Management (representing the catalogues of OutKast, David Bowie, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, John Denver, Blondie, Paul Anka, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A3 (“The Sopranos” theme), Dan Wilson, TV on the Radio, Ray LaMontagne, Danger Mouse, and Cee-Lo Green). Brabec is the co-author with his twin brother Todd (Executive Vice President of ASCAP) of the book Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide To Making Money In The Music Industry (Schirmer Trade Books/Music Sales) and has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism.

Previously, he has been Vice President of Business Affairs for The Chrysalis Music Group and The PolyGram Music Group as well as Director of Business Affairs for both The Welk Music Group and Arista-Interworld Music Group. A graduate of New York University School of Law, he has also been a government legal services attorney.

Brabec, a former recording artist and songwriter, is an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music/Music Industry Department, guest lecturer teaching music publishing for Berklee College of Music, and contributing editor to the Entertainment Law & Finance Magazine.

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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