Allen Bargfrede focuses his work on the intersection of art and technology. He was the founder and executive director of Rethink Music at Berklee College of Music, where he also launched Berklee’s first master’s degree program in Global Entertainment and Music Business. An American lawyer, Allen now leads the media strategy firm Thought 5, and actively advises various American and European music and technology companies on business, strategy, and policy.

From 2013 to 2014, Allen was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he researched new business models for the music industry. He holds a JD and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from Northwestern University.

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Music Law in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition: Copyright Essentials for Today's Music Business

Learn copyright essentials in order to succeed in today’s music industry. With the free-form exchange of music files and musical…