Summus is a Latin word that describes the greatness of things. In our case, SUMMUS is a summit to celebrate the greatness of music. A place where experts from all around the music industry meet to share lessons learnt, build consensus about today's challenges, and design forthcoming landscapes.


Monday, October 29th, 2018

SGAE HQ (Passeig de Colom, 6, 08002 Barcelona)
  1. 9:00 - 10:00 Check-in, breakfast and coffee
  2. 10:00 - 10:15Welcome speech
  3. 10:15 - 12:00From The Studio To The Super Bowl - Music In Commercials
  4. 12:00 - 12:15Coffee break
  5. 12:15 - 14:00Artificial Yet Intelligent - A Vision Of The Next 20 Years
  6. 14:00 - 15:30Lunch
  7. 15:30 - 17:15Live Is Life
  8. 17:15 - 20:00Cocktail

From The Studio To The Super Bowl - Music In Commercials

From the moment it's first conceived in the studio, there's a long journey before it’s played at a half-time on a Super Bowl TV commercial. We will go through the process of syncing music to commercials. We will cover areas such as rights clearance, documentation, sales reports, usage reporting and the flow of royalty payments.

  • Nick Toolan - Melos Publishing
  • Rémi Agostini - Even More Rights
  • Floris Slootmans - SABAM
  • Will Clark - SonyATV
  • Carmen Rodríguez Díaz - BMG

Artificial Yet Intelligent - A Vision Of The Next 20 Years

Gordon Moore established his own law in 1965 predicting that the number of components per integrated circuit would double every year. He was right. Computers are today a few hundred billion times more powerful than they were in 1965 and Moore’s Law is expected to deliver its promise for many years to come. How this will impact the music industry in the next 20 years is the centre of this discussion.

  • Scott Cohen - The Orchard

Live Is Life

Digitalisation has seen the emergence of direct licensing and CMOs rolling out more efficient and transparent member services. Rightsholders are now shining the spotlight on live performance and - with direct deals on the rise, CMOs are once again having to revisit and upgrade their services. This discussion focuses on the "how".

  • Paul Dilorito - PRS
  • Peter Stingel - GEMA
  • Roope Pajasmaa - TEOSTO & Mind Your Rights
  • Cristina Perpiñá-Robert - SGAE

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

SGAE HQ(Passeig de Colom, 6, 08002 Barcelona)
  1. 9:00 - 9:30Check-in, breakfast and coffee
  2. 9:30 - 11:15Directives And Indirectives
  3. 11:15 - 11:30Coffee break
  4. 11:30 - 13:15Welcome To The Jungle - Music Copyright’s Cycle
  5. 13:15 - 14:30Lunch
  6. 14:30 - 16:15Blockchain - Between Hype and Hope
  7. 16:15 - 18:00The Subtle Art Of Conflict Resolution
  8. 18:00 - 19:00Networking

Directives And Indirectives

The new EU Copyright Directive is getting closer to be approved, while its articles 11 and 13 still raise many concerns about their application. In this panel, we will discuss how this new regulation may change the music environment of the European Union and what are the hopes and worries of the music industry operators and the web platforms regarding its execution.

  • John Phelan - ICMP
  • Enric Enrich - Enrich Advocats
  • Patrick Charnley - IFPI
  • Caroline Ekström - Epidemic Sound

Welcome To The Jungle - Music Copyright’s Cycle

We believe the artist perspective should be today more relevant than ever before when it comes to design the future of the music industry. We’ll look into it and see how the music creators -composers, producers and performers- perceive the usage of their content and the distribution of royalties.

  • Jordi Cubino - artist, author and owner of a music production company
  • David Loscos - IMB School
  • Geidy Lung - WIPO

Blockchain - Between Hype And Hope

Named after an MIT special about blockchain, the conference addresses the implementation of Blockchain in the problem-solving cycle of every industry. Before applying Blockchain to the area of music, we have to be sure it adds value to the development and is not just a trendy application.

  • Peter Harris - Resonate
  • Matteo Fedeli - SIAE
  • Frank Rodi - APRA AMCOS

The Subtle Art Of Conflict Resolution

In the ever-changing digital music era we continuously see repeated conflicts between rights holders along with very difficult ones to settle. We will be talking about how the main protagonists - DSPs, labels, publishers and CMOs - are working together to facilitate these resolutions.

  • Greg Quillard - YouTube
  • Neil Gaffney - UMG
  • Paul Dilorito - PRS
  • Angela M. Galeano - ACINPRO


SUMMUS is an event organized by BMAT

It will be held on 29th & 30th October in Passeig de Colom nº6, Barcelona


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