How Music Royalties Work with Lita Rosario (Ep. 28)

How Music Royalties Work with Lita Rosario (Ep. 28)

My guest today is Lita Rosario—one of America’s foremost entertainment lawyers. Lita got her start in the entertainment business as a founder and the VP of Business and Legal Affairs for University Music, producers of multi-platinum recording artists Dru Hill, Sisqo and MYA. Lita has negotiated distribution and publishing agreements with all of the four major record distribution/music publishing companies including Warner Music Group, Sony/RCA; Universal Music Group; EMI/Capital Records as…

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA. He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena. Recognized as one of the country’s best CEOs, he grew his first business, USA Super Clean, from $150,000 annual revenue to over $15 million per year. He has received countless awards including the Western Region SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 1996, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small…

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Ad van Loon (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a communications lawyer based in the Netherlands. In 2008, he created the strategy consulting group X-Media Strategies–where he has advised leading broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, MTV, NHK, NPO, RAI, RTL, SBS, TV5, TVE, and operators of electronic communications networks (KPN, Tele2, UPC, Ziggo) on rights management strategies and on distribution and jurisdiction issues. From 2008-2010, Ad coordinated a joint project of the EU and the…

How the FCC Overruled State Municipal Broadband Laws with Berin Szoka (Ep. 25)

How the FCC Overruled State Municipal Broadband Laws with Berin Szoka (Ep. 25)

Berin Szoka is the President of TechFreedom. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Before joining PFF, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations affecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham’s Communications Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC, a…

Gigabit WiFi and the 5 GHz Band with Michael Calabrese (Ep. 23)

Gigabit WiFi and the 5 GHz Band with Michael Calabrese (Ep. 23)

Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program. Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing policies that promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly. Mr. Calabrese currently serves as an appointed member…

If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

Ms. Laura Berrocal has a decade of experience working in strategic alliance and partnership building at both the national and local level. She currently serves as Director of External Affairs at CTIA, where she manages the association’s grassroots, grasstops and third party relationships and develops communications strategies to educate communities about CTIA’s work across the wireless and tech sector. Prior to CTIA, she served as Vice President of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for…

How to Break into a Cybersecurity Career as Quickly as Possible with Alex Kreilein (Ep. 19)

How to Break into a Cybersecurity Career as Quickly as Possible with Alex Kreilein (Ep. 19)

Alex Kreilein is the Managing Partner of SecureSet and over the cybersecurity Accelerator. He engages corporate C-Suites officers, tech luminaries, security researchers, hackers, and academics to develop and implement strategies kickstarting cybersecurity startups. He co-manages a fund associated with the accelerator to brings enormous value to early-stage startups through a focused product development, customer acquisition, and investor engagement strategies. Previously, Alex was a…