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About Music Reports

Music Reports is a global technology platform for the administration of copyright transactions. Its assets include Songdex®, the world’s most authoritative registry of music rights and related business information, and a rapidly customizable SaaS platform for content management and accounting. Music Reports accounts and settles payments for all music rights types in multiple territories and currencies, and builds and hosts solutions for sales data pre-processing, reporting data analytics.

Executive Bios

Bill Colitre – Vice President & General Counsel

Bill Colitre serves as General Counsel and head of both Business Development and Royalty Services for Music Reports. He began his legal career in the Entertainment Department of Loeb & Loeb LLP where he was a founding member of the iLaw Group and later served as counsel to the firm of Altschul & Olin, LLP, the Roll International Corporation (parent company of Teleflora LLC, Fiji Water LLC, and other enterprises) and CBS Paramount Network Television Home Entertainment. Over the years, he has served leading artists (Diana Ross, Rob Thomas, Tenacious D), publishers (Warner/Chappell, Leiber & Stoller), labels (Universal Music Group, Ruthless Records), digital aggregators (CD Baby, INgrooves), music services (Sirius XM, SoundCloud, Pandora), producers (CBS Paramount, Netflix), and consumer products companies (American Greetings, QVC), among many others. Mr. Colitre holds a BA in Communication from UC, San Diego and a JD from Loyola Law School, where he obtained First Honors awards in Computer Law and Internet Law, as well as the American Jurisprudence Award in Copyright.

Ronald Gertz – Chairman

Ronald Gertz is an internationally recognized authority in copyright law and music licensing practice at the forefront of solutions to issues presented by the development of digital transmission technologies. He specializes in both private transactions and government regulation of collective and statutory licensing and royalty administration. Mr. Gertz oversees all strategic planning efforts for Music Reports´ traditional and new media clients, including cross-border licensing issues related to on-line, Internet and mobile applications, digital broadcasting, social networking and consumer products distribution. Mr. Gertz manages relationships with all music industry stakeholders, including publishers, record labels and music collecting societies throughout the world. Mr. Gertz is a former chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and past president of the California Copyright Conference. He has been a director of the Broadcast Cable Financial Managers Association (BCFM), the National Academy of Songwriters and a member of the Interactive Multimedia Association’s Intellectual Property Task Force.