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RSVP: A2IM-ITA MDCP Brownbag Series

A2IM-ITA MDCP Brownbag Series

Trade Talks: Introduction to ITA Trade Services & the MDCP Team

Trade Talks is four-part series on international trade resources brought to you by ITA’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) with A2IM.

RSVP for Session 1: Monday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET

    Save the dates for future Trade Talks sessions in 2021:

  • Session 2: ITA-A2IM Music Success Stories | Tuesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Session 3: Copyrights and Music Licensing in Germany and the UK | Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Session 4: Copyrights and Music Licensing in Brazil and Mexico | Tuesday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET

What Is the MDCP and Who Is ITA?

A2IM received a Market Development Cooperator Award (MDCP) from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), to address trade barriers and copyrights in the global Music industry and increase trade and licensing overseas. Please join us to meet the ITA Project Team and learn how our services and the MDCP Export Project can benefit your business!

About ITA:

The U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, supports the global competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and in- vestment, and ensures fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. The Global Media & Entertainment Team works with the U.S. creative sector on licensing and IP matters world wide.

Meet ITA’s MDCP Project Team

Nice to meet you! Get to know the A2IM and MDCP project team.

  • Moderator & A2IM Project Lead: Lisa Hresko, Senior Director Membership & International
  • ITA Project Lead: Andrea DaSilva, Global M&E Team Leader and Senior Policy Analyst
    U.S. & International Team Members

  • Brie Knox, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, Nashville, TN
  • Cheryl Withers, Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, London, UK
  • Cynthia Henderson, IPR Attaché, U.S. Commercial Service, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Isabel Davila, Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Miami, FL
  • Larry Tabash, Senior Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Austin, TX
  • Mark Fleming, Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, NYC, NY
  • Marisel Trespalacios, Co-MDCP Project Lead, U.S. Commercial Service, Long Island, NY
  • Mathias Koeckeritz, U.S. Commercial Service, Berlin, Germany

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.