Join AMEC for this year’s 23rd international edition of one of the world’s leading music business and showcase events – MUSEXPO (, which takes place March 19 – 22, 2023 in Burbank, CA “The Media Capital of The World.”

The event brings together insights, networking and access to many great executives and opportunities from across the creative and business sectors around the world from A&R, digital, synch, management, distribution, radio/streaming, live, music publishing, performance rights, brands, live and so much more! Companies that participate at MUSEXPO have included the likes of ABC TV, Universal Music, Interscope Records, Disney, Netflix, Universal Pictures, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Shazam, Atlantic Records, BMG, Island Records, Capitol Records, EA Games, Activision, Pepsico, Live Nation, AEG, BBC Radio 1, FKP Skorpio, Primary Wave, peermusic, RCA Records, Columbia Records, Republic Records, Glassnote, 20th Century FOX, NBC Universal Television, PlayStation Studios, Red Bull Records, Universal Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, Concord Music Group, Amazon Music, Coca-Cola, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Music Business Worldwide, TuneCore, InGrooves, Times Music India, and 100’s of others.

Some of the artists who have performed, launched or been signed to deals from performing at MUSEXPO include: Katy Perry, Jack Savoretti, Forest Blakk, Jessie J, Frank Turner, The Temper Trap, Robyn, Gavin James, Sheppard, Lime Cordiale, Passenger, Teddybears, Ida Maria, LMFAO, Missy Higgins, Tina Dico, Mads Langer and many others.

Registration to MUSEXPO gives you access to all panels, keynote interviews, networking breakfast, awards lunches (including for Pete Ganbarg, President A&R, Atlantic Records & President ATCO Records), showcases, evening networking mixers and the opening night wine-tasting reception, as well as access to the Global Synch and A&R Summit where you have an opportunity to meet up with almost two dozen different executives from the A&R and film/TV, movie trailers, videogames music supervision community.

MUSEXPO is offering AMEC members a 10% discount to attend this year’s event. Register HERE and enter the discount code MUSE10 when prompted to receive the AMEC discount.

Click HERE for more information on MUSEXPO.

Video game maker to pay $520 billion to resolve FTC privacy, dark pattern allegations

Buckley LLP

On December 19, the DOJ filed a complaint on behalf of the FTC against a video game developer for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by failing to protect underage players’ privacy. The FTC also alleged in a separate administrative complaint that the company employed “dark patterns” to trick consumers into making unwanted in-game purchases, thus allowing players to accumulate unauthorized charges without parental involvement. (See also FTC press release here.)

According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the company allegedly collected personal information from players under the age of 13 without first notifying parents or obtaining parents’ verifiable consent.

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