SVP, BIZ DEV & LEGAL/CO-FDR. (NPREX) & GLOBAL CO-CHAIR, CHAPTER EXPANSION (WIM)/MMF-US
She is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Legal Affairs for USA based, NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online platform for direct licensing of music performance rights, between music copyright owners and music users (e.g. radio, TV, streaming services, etc.). Neeta has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years, and was head of artist-label relations/legal counsel for US digital performance rights society, SoundExchange; Women in Music’s President; TuneSat’s VP of Biz Dev/Legal; and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant General Counsel. Neeta is also a financial industry/investor consultant re: licensing/rights management and music industry issues, and strategic advisor, business development resource and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients in her New York based practice. Neeta is a recent recipient of the Women in Music Trailblazers Award at Midem 2018; serves on the boards of Women in Music and American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries as well as advisory board of indie.ninja and as Membership/Fundraising lead for Music Managers Forum-US; was a board governor of The Recording Academy (Grammy organization) for over a decade; has served as panelist/speaker at over 200 music industry conferences; has a B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from American University, and is an actively performing musician and award winning songwriter.