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Jeffrey J. Brabec

Jeffrey J. Brabec

BMG Chrysalis US
Vice President, Business Affairs
Beverly Hills, CA, USA


JEFF BRABEC is Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Chrysalis (representing, among others, the catalogues of will.i.am, Bruno Mars, OutKast, Cee Lo Green, David Bowie, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, Gnarls Barkley, Danger Mouse, John Denver, Leon Russell, Blondie, David Bowie, Paul Anka, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dan Wilson, Paul Anka, TV on the Radio and Ray LaMontagne). 

He specializes in evaluating, analyzing, projecting income and negotiating music publishing catalogue acquisitions as well as songwriter, co-publishing, participation, administration, subpublishing and joint venture agreements.

Previously, he has been Vice President of Business Affairs for both The Chrysalis Music Group and The PolyGram Music Group and Director of Business Affairs for The Welk Music Group and Arista-Interworld Music Group where he represented the catalogues of Elton John, Henry Mancini, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Hall & Oates, Jerome Kern, and Oscar Hammerstein II, among others.  A graduate of New York University School of Law, he has also been a government legal services attorney. 

Brabec is the co-author with his twin brother Todd (former Executive Vice President of ASCAP) of the best-selling book "MUSIC, MONEY, AND SUCCESS: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Business" (7th Edition / Schirmer Trade Books/Music Sales) and has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. 

 Brabec is an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music/Business Division, guest lecturer teaching music publishing for Berklee School of Music and contributing editor to the Entertainment Law & Finance Magazine .Brabec also lectures extensively on the business and legal aspects of the music industry.

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