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John L. Simson

John L. Simson

Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

Minneapolis, MN, USA

John Simson practices in Washington, D.C., and represents fi songwriters, recording artists, publishers, management and in record companies. He has spent his entire professional career in the music industry and has unique expertise in the collection distribution of international royalties, collective management o reciprocal agreements and the implementation of international including the Rome Convention and the WPPT.

Read John's Billboard Bulletin guest post entitled "Artist Reven Stream Survey -- The Importance of Being Data."

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia, 1979

Representative Clients
Simson's past legal clients have included Harry Belafonte, Mya Brown & The Soul Searchers, and The Seldom Scene. Simson has worked with filmmaker Jim Brown since 1992 on c music documentary films, including the soon to be released "L Folk: The Village Scene" a PBS fundraiser; "Three Pickers" (fe Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs with special guest A Krauss); and "American Roots" a PBS special for which Simso received an Emmy nomination for music supervision.

Classes or Lectures
American University Washington College of Law, Entertainme 2002 to 2006, Adjunct Professor Kogod Business School, Fall 2011, two classes on music busi Membership Leadership Music

  • Leadership Music
  • ABA
  • Folk Alliance
  • Washington Area Music Association, Co-Founder and Membe
  • WALA
  • Americana Music Association
  • Country Music Association
  • Steering Committee DC Bar Arts, Entertainment and Sports S
  • National Recording Preservation Foundation of the Library of CChairman
  • National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Cong
  • Alternate Board Member
  • 21st Century Consort, Board Member
  • Advisory Board of the New Music Seminar

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