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Royalty Checklist

The Royalty Checklist – Learn how to maximise your Royalty Collection

Understanding royalties can make all the difference to an artist’s survival in the music industry. If you are an artist or represent an artist, then our interactive session The Royalty Checklist – How To Maximise Your Royalty Collection on Nov 4th from 1:20 to 2:20 pm is the right choice for you.


Our panel will break down the intricacies of music royalties: What are the different types of royalties? How are they generated? What societies are responsible for collecting these royalties? What must you do in order to access them?


Our royalty specialists are Mandy Aubry from Songtrust, the biggest technology-driven music publishing platform, Dean Francis from Downtown Music and Sarah Johnston from FUGA. Together they will provide simple answers to these complex questions.


Get to know the experts

As Director of Global Business Development for EMEA and APAC at Songtrust, Mandy Aubry will guide you through the complex music publishing world. She is based in the Netherlands and leads Songtrust’s expansion across EMEA and APAC. Aubry has more than 20 years of experience in the music industry, previously working for music publishing administrator Fintage House, and the renowned hard rock and heavy metal record label, Roadrunner Records. She holds the Rightsholder position on the Executive Board of the Association for Electronic Music.


Dean Francis is a London-based General Manager at Downtown Music. He joined the company in 2018 to lead neighbouring rights collections within the Downtowns’s music publishing division. Prior to Downtown, Francis spent more than a decade with the UK-based neighbouring rights collection society PPL.


And Sarah Johnston is the Senior Operations Manager in FUGA’s London office. She joined FUGA from MERLIN, where she spent 5 years working with 800+ independent labels and distributors and 25+ DSP’s from across 53 territories. Her key areas of knowledge are digital licensing, supply chain and account management.


We’re excited they’re part of Most Wanted: Music and highly recommend joining them via our virtual conference platform for their talk!