Compensation, Part Three: Music

Video recorded June 16, 2022, this session focuses on music compensation for theatre composers and lyricists.

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Sean Flahaven, Kirsten Childs, and Jeanine Tesori

Panelists Kirsten Childs, Sean Flahaven, and Jeanine Tesori talk about the various revenue streams available to music theatre writers including Grand Rights, Small Rights, publishing, royalties, licensing, recording, and more.

 

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Kirsten Childs
Kirsten Childs

wrote The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Obie, Kleban), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Frederick Loewe, Kennedy Prize Finalist, Audelco), Fly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman), Funked Up Fairy TalesMiracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre), Edge of Night (Playwrights Horizons Soundstage podcast series), and Family Portraits: Aunt Lillian (Vineyard Theatre) and the upcoming world premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers (The Acting Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival).

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Sean Flahaven

is a Grammy and Tony Award winning music and theatre producer, writer, composer, orchestrator, and conductor. He is Chief Theatricals Executive of Concord, now the fifth largest music company in the world.

Jeanine Tesori
Jeanine Tesori

is a composer of musical theatre, opera, and film. She is a two-time recipient of the Tony Award for Best Score and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tesori is the Founding Artistic Director of New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series and a lecturer in music at Yale University.

Ralph Sevush, Esq.
Ralph Sevush, Esq.

is an entertainment attorney. He’s been with the Dramatists Guild of America since 1997, and their Co-Executive Director and general counsel since June 2005. He is the Treasurer for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund.