BOB KOHN is the co-author of Kohn On Music Licensing(Aspen Law & Business, 4th Edition 2010), an 1,800-page legal treatise on the legal and business aspects of the music music industry, which USA Today called,
"…the bible on legal issues in the music world." -- “EMusic Tries To Play Fair On An Uneven Field,” cover story of the Money section of USA Today (June 26, 2000)
Most recently, he was founder, Chairman & CEO of RoyaltyShare, Inc., the premier provider of digital revenue and royalty solutions for the record industry, music publishers, book publishers, and motion picture distributors. In 1997, he founded of eMusic, the pioneering MP3 music-download service, which was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2001. Kohn On Music Licensing was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Eldred v. Ashcroft (2003), by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Bridgeport Music v. Dimension Films (2004), and by other federal courts.
Prior to starting RoyaltyShare, Kohn served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Borland Software Corp. (NASDAQ: BORL) where he previously served as senior vice president and general counsel.
Prior to EMusic, Kohn served as vice president of business development for Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., the developer of the controversial PGP encryption software; senior vice president of corporate affairs and general counsel of Borland International, Inc.; associate general counsel of Candle Corporation, a mainframe software company; corporate counsel for Ashton-Tate, a personal computer software company, later acquired by Borland; and associate attorney at the law offices of Milton A. "Mickey" Rudin, an entertainment law firm whose clients included Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, and Cher. A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Kohn has taught law at Monterey College of Law. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist at entertainment and software industry conferences, including most recently conferences sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held in Guanzhou and Nanjing, China.
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