Dewar-Gibb ‘n’ Rumalla

Nigel Dewar-Gibb, specialist media lawyer at Lewis Silkin + Rahul Rumalla, Founder + Chief Technology Officer of Paperchain

In this episode, we hear Nigel and Rahul talk about the so called ‘Black Box’ royalties that remain unclaimed by artists, auditing performing rights organisations such as PRS for Music, PPL and BMI and the potential for Blockchain in the music industry. They also discuss the Radiohead/Lana Del Rey copyright bust up, when is the right time for a legal scrap, the joy of buying the Ramones in four different formats and living a more minimalist life by selling everything except a back pack and guitar. 

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About the guests:

Nigel Dewar-Gibb is an experienced commercial IP lawyer and his focus is on digital media and technology sectors and he advises companies on the acquisition, production and licensing of content including ‘fingerprint’ tech companies, which track and report revenue. Because of the increasing complexity of copyright, he has set up a team to investigate royalty income flows worldwide to promote transparent and accurate accounting. Previously he was senior in-house Counsel for a number of multinational companies including Virgin Records and its affiliated music publishing company and for Picture Music International, a division of EMI Records active in film, TV and video production.

Rahul Rumalla is founder and Chief Technology Officer of Paperchain, a technology company empowering music copyright owners with products which solve the problem of unpaid royalties. He is a technology professional turned entrepreneur and now builds products and services for the music industry. He has a Master’s in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and was a Fellow at the Open Music Initiative.

Kriss ‘n’ Turner

Kimberly Kriss, the former CMO at Verisure Securitas Direct and AEG Live + Mimi Turner, former Communications Director, Northern & Shell

In this episode, Kimberly and Mimi talk about the ongoing #metoo campaign and give their opinions on this and diversity in business too. They share thoughts on inspiring leadership and discuss a crisis within the UK newspaper industry involving Kate Middleton and the concept of hiring burglars as security consultants…


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About the guests:

Kimberly Kriss has an impressive background in brand strategy, marketing, and communications spanning more than 20 years. She helps companies revitalise and transform to deliver an exciting brand experience, greater commercial results and increased customer preference and loyalty. Her comprehensive perspective combines experience in the UK, Europe, the US, and on both client and agency sides. She has driven the direction of some of the world’s leading brands including Reebok, PepsiCo, Sotheby’s, NewsCorp, AEG Entertainment, Accolade Wines, Rockwool, Verisure Securitas Direct and Prezzo Restaurant Group.

Mimi Turner is Founder of brand strategy consultancy Mimi Turner Associates, helping content businesses redefine their brand in a mobile and social world. A former head of strategy for VICE and marketing director of The Lad Bible, she spent three years working for Richard Desmond as Group Director of Communications and Public Affairs after over a decade in journalism with the Hollywood Reporter and Sunday Times. Mimi is a firm believer in the power of content and protecting the creative view.

Tomlinson ‘n’ Smith

Sam Tomlinson, Partner (Media Assurance), Price Waterhouse Coopers + Phil Smith, Director-General, UK advertiser association, ISBA

In this episode, Sam and Phil discuss the winners and losers of the GDPR data rule change, how procurement and marketing services people can get along better, brand owners bringing their adtech in-house and the trade press tendency to conflate all consultancies into one bucket!


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About the guests:

Sam Tomlinson is a partner in PwC’s media assurance practice. He has worked for the global consultancy for nearly 20 years, working with media organisations in both London and New York. He currently leads PwC’s award-winning work on audience measurement and advertising effectiveness and he has advised clients on issues ranging from media audit to impact measurement to digital strategy to cross-border news consumption.  PwC’s measurement and media assurance services cover publishing, websites, apps, television, radio, out-of-home and live events.

Phil Smith was appointed Director-General of the UK advertiser association, ISBA at the start of 2017. Formerly Marketing Director of Kraft, Phil formerly sat on ISBA’s Executive Committee, which he later chaired while Commercial & Operations Director of Camelot. In grocery retail he has held marketing and general management positions on the boards of Kwiksave, Somerfield and Musgrave. He has also played hands-on roles in a number of early stage marketing technology businesses. At ISBA, Phil has set his sights on protecting advertisers’ interests in the media owner and agency environment and addressing the issues brand builders face in the digital world.