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Maggie Downs

Maggie Downs


Colton Entertainment Group

Scott Air Force Base, IL

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Music Licensing Music Publishing Understanding of the fundamentals of music law, business law, and copyright law Familiar with common legal terminology Microsoft Office Suite Concert Production ProTools Finale Audio Production Online Marketing Photoshop & other photo-editing software Musician & Vocalist

Music Publishing, Licensing, Audio Production, Hiking, Fitness, Baking (Yes, "Fitness" and "Baking" in the same sentence!), Traveling, Auburn Football

Director of Licensing for one of the "Big Four" Music Publishers; Entertainment & IP Attorney
Career medium 02

M.A.D. Publications LLC


- Produced a top-quality CD-release concert for an album released by my company in Oct. 2013
Negotiated contracts with performance venues
Researched and contacted industry professionals to obtain quality services at the lowest price
Raised over $3000 through sponsorships and fundraising
- Publish all material and register works with performance rights organizations
- Manage all legal aspects and licensing of compositions and recordings
- Control budget, planning, creativity and all business or marketing decisions that are essential to the well-being of an album
- Market merchandise and album through website, Internet, media, and concert(s)


Colton Entertainment Group

Intern - Business & Legal Affairs

- Conducted research (U.S. Copyright Act, Kohn on Music Licensing, & various articles) and compiled a spreadsheet of royalty rates & legal definitions for the various publishing rights (mechanical reproduction and distribution of physical phonorecords/DPDs/ringtones, interactive and non interactive streaming, synchronization, etc.); This spreadsheet was presented at the “2013 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference” where my boss was a speaker.
-Registered works with performing rights organizations (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, CCLI), mechanical licensing agencies (HFA, CMRRA), & U.S. Copyright Office
- Broke down royalty statements, divided them between co-publishers, then entered them into the Music Maestro royalty processing software
- Reviewed exclusive songwriter agreements and entered the details of those into songwriter files in the Music Maestro database
- Assisted in the creation of Mechanical (Physical and DPDs) License Agreement templates
- Attended A&R meetings at established record labels such as Warner Music, Show Dog Universal Music, and Curb Records
- Sorted and filed Assignments of Copyright for all songwriters
- Created lyric sheets and discographies for artists and songwriters

Career medium 02
Career medium 04

Hilda Hagins' Music Studio

Piano Instructor

-Was responsible for weekly piano lessons in music theory, technique, performance etiquette, & ear-training to students ages 7 to 55
-Supervised recitals, rehearsals, and other performance events
-Managed studio when owner was out


Enterprise City Schools

Summer Administrative Assistant

-Performed clerical duties
-Scheduled meetings and interviews for the principal and other administration
-Maintained accountability of student attendance and records

Career medium 05
Career medium 03

"LIMELIGHT" (Troy University Talent Competition)

Marketing Assistant - Online Resources

- Responsible for upkeep of Ilium Records LLC website and Facebook page
- Worked with marketing team to determine target audience and construct a successful marketing plan for two concerts
- Provided concise and detailed reports on progress to production team and concert producer


Troy University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Music Industry

Enterprise State Community College

General Studies