Neighboring Rights 101 – 5/8/24

| May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

On May 8, 2024, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed Ryan Lehning and Darcie Molina, who presented information on the basics of Neighboring/Ancillary Rights and the latest trends in the industry. The luncheon event was held for Society members and their guests at the offices of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Nashville.

Topics discussed included an overview for both sound recording owners and artists in regards to ancillary rights and how it fits into the world of royalty collections.

Darcie Molina is VP of Client Relations for Kollective Neighbouring Rights, and has worked in neighboring rights for seven years, managing the KNR Client Relations team and helping performers, labels, and their teams understand this complex area of the music business and maximize their earnings.   Molina presented to the Society via Google Meet from KNR’s office in London.

Ryan Lehning is Assistant General Counsel, International at SoundExchange, and is responsible for international activities on behalf of the company’s member artists and labels.

The Society expresses its appreciation to the Barbershop Harmony Society for providing their meeting room and facilities for the event.


The Copyright Society of the South board of directors welcome Ryan Lehning and Darcie Molina to its May 8 Event.

L to R:  Kent Draughon; Aaron Hartley; Ryan Lehning; Amanda Hruska; John Barker; Tim Wipperman; Brian Buchana; and Colin Rushing.

(Not pictured: Darcie Molina)

The Copyright Society of the South was formed in 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of music publishers, attorneys, music industry personnel, and academicians interested in the field of copyright law. Its mission is to provide a forum for study and discussion of domestic and international copyright law and other matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. It provides seminars, speakers, presentations, and the opportunity to present various points of view on subjects of interest to the membership. The Society refrains from taking a lobbying role or endorsing or sponsoring political positions or candidates.  The Society also offers a scholarship awards program for students majoring in copyright-related fields.

Members are accepted into the organization by board vote. If you are interested in joining the Copyright Society of the South please email us at [email protected] . Please attach a PDF copy of your resume, CV, and/or bio in your email communication.

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