The Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW), the annual music, film and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas, and which attracts some 32,00 registrants every year, took place between 9-18 March.

Our very own Jeff Liebenson moderated the 'Building Artists' Brands Internationally' event, which focussed on the most recent IAEL publication and, specifically, on the international aspects of brand building in various foreign music economies. Anne-Marie Pecoraro, partner in the "Intellectual Property, New Technologies and Media" team at Aklea Societe D' Avocats, Jagdish Sagar, a copyright and entertainment lawyer, and Dina LaPolt, an entertainment attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C. in Los Angeles, were panelists.

Julian Bentley, IAEL member and partner at Swan Turton LLP, also served on a panel. The topic was 'Pennies, Pounds and Piastres: Global Collection of Publishing Money'.