Virtual Creator Credit Summit 2020


Welcome and introduction

Mark Isherwood (DDEX Secretariat) introduces DDEX and its standards and provides an explanation about what the Creator Credit Summit is designed to achieve.


Slide deck 


Jimmy Jam in conversation with Maureen Droney

Five-time Grammy Award winner Jimmy Jam is a world-renowned songwriter, record producer, musician, entrepreneur, who, along with his partner Terry Lewis, comprises one of the most influential and successful songwriting and production duos in modern music history. Hosting the conversation with Mr. Jam is Maureen Droney, an author and former audio engineer who is Sr. Managing Director of the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Awards, Producers & Engineers Wing.



How credits improve contributor identification and payment

Tony Brooke (Warner Music Group) moderates a panel consisting of Dae Bogan (The Mechanical Licensing Collective), Adam Gorgoni (Composer), Sara Jackson (Kobalt Music Group) and Ali Lieberman (SoundExchange) which explores everything that the industry is doing on a global scale to promote implementation and optimise current uses for creator credits.


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Entering credits in the recording process: Whose job is it anyway?

Maureen Droney (Recording Academy) leads a panel of Cameron Craig (Producer/Mixer/Engineer), Sylvia Massy (Record Producer), Jr. Regisford (New Heights/New Heat Entertainment) and Craig Rosen (Atlantic Records) that examines the fact that the entry of creator credit metadata during a recording session is a mixed bag. They all give their points of view on whose job is it to key this initial metadata.



DIY musicians and the metadata miasma

MJ Herlihy (CD Baby) moderates a panel consisting of David Amsel (Soundrop), Travis Atreo (Producer/Artist) and Brett Chance (DistroKid) which evaluates the processes that DIY artists and the distribution platforms use to capture this creator credit data, identifying where the pitfalls are, and what can be done to avoid them.


Open discussion

Mark Isherwood leads the representatives of the platforms for gathering creator credits that presented their applications (see below) in a discussion of the issues raised by attendees over the two previous days of the Summit. The conversation covers of wide range of subjects including who owns the data, how is the data verified, what relevance the data has in respect of archiving and many more.


Platform presentations


Carlotta de Ninni – Creative Passport (


Marcus Cobb – Jammber (


Kyran de Keijzer – (  


FX Nuttall – Quansic (


David Campbell, Niclas Molinder, Turo Pekari – Session (


Gebre Waddell – Sound Credit (


Deborah Fairchild – VEVA Sound (


You can click here to view bios for our Creator Credit Summit speakers



During the Summit, presenters, panellists and attendees identified links to a number of interesting resources which are listed below.

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