Mitch Glazier is Senior Executive Vice President, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). RIAA is the music trade association whose member companies are responsible for creating, manufacturing, or distributing approximately 85 percent of all legitimate music sold in the United States. He serves as the principal officer under the Chairman and CEO, Cary Sherman. In that role, Glazier guides the industry’s strategic policy initiatives and helps coordinate the activities of the association.
|Steven M. Marks
Chief, Digital Business and General Counsel
Recording Industry Association of America
Steven Marks is Chief, Digital Business and General Counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Marks oversees industry-wide digital business initiatives focusing on growing the digital music marketplace and developing new revenue streams for the industry Marks is responsible for the organization’s business affairs, legal, litigation and technology departments.
For most of the last fifteen years, Marks has spearheaded a variety of initiatives to help the music industry migrate to the digital market. As lead negotiator to help establish streamlined industry-wide licenses, Marks led the creation of the license for Internet radio and other services now administered by SoundExchange. Marks serves as Chair of SoundExchange’s Licensing Committee and on its Board of Directors. Marks has also led efforts to establish historic agreements with music publishers, songwriters, digital music services, and mobile phone companies that set new royalty rates for cutting-edge digital music models to expand consumer access to legitimate music.
Marks was instrumental in launching Music Matters, a first of its kind online guide for authorized music services in the United States. Marks also helped lead negotiations that resulted in the groundbreaking agreement with IPSs to create the Center for Copyright Information, a platform to educate consumers about online uses of music and movies. Marks has served as Vice Chair of CCI since its creation.
Marks represents the industry in many legislative and regulatory proceedings; regularly represents the industry in public dialogues and policy debates, including providing testimony before government bodies; and helps develop strategy for industry-wide projects at the intersection of business, policy, legal and public relations aspects of the music industry.
Marks was chosen by Inside Counsel magazine as one of the Top 50 General Counsels in the United States, and is a frequent speaker on licensing, technical and legal matters at industry conferences and events. He guest lectures on business and copyright music issues at Duke Law School.
Before joining RIAA, Marks was in private practice. He graduated from Duke Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Marks received his B.A. from Duke University. Marks is an amateur musician and serves on the boards of Debbie’s Dream Foundation and the regional board of the Anti-Defamation League.