My guest this week is Sean O’Malley who is the CEO of the boutique music publisher Regard Music.
Sean has more than 20 years of experience in music publishing and operations, including royalty collection and distribution, licensing, data processing and systems development.
He was also part of the the team that started GMR, the first new Performing Rights Organization in 75 years. Prior to that, Sean worked at ASCAP for 8 years where he supervised a large, multi-coast team to resolve issues on behalf of its members.
During the interview we spoke about working for ASCAP, the differences between GMR and other PROs, AI-generated songs, the era of derivative content, the future of music publishing, and much more.
I spoke with Sean via zoom from his office in Los Angeles.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the rise and fall of music clubs, and the Global Music Vault.