MDIIO: Music Publishing and Royalties 101

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Event Dates
Tuesday / November 2, 2021 / 4:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join Justin Gray, founder of MDIIO (Music Data Intelligence In/Out), for a rich overview of royalties, deals, and how to navigate opportunities that present themselves. Participants will:

  • Learn about different types of royalties and how to collect them
  • Review types of publishing and sync agreements and hear a discussion about the impacts of specific deal points
  • Gain insights from industry professionals


MDIIO is offering one year of free access to the platform for all Berklee alumni. (Code: BerkleeAlumni)


    Songistry’s MDIIO (Music Data Intelligence In/Out) and MDIIO+ platforms utilize state-of-the-industry AI to bring together music creators, industry creatives, and enterprise organizations into one transformative and transactional professional music ecosystem. The traditionally laborious process of tracking collaborators, audio assets, lyrics, playlists, metadata, and sharing is a thing of the past. Through MDIIO+, music discovery and licensing are easier than ever for users at every level, by leveraging trademarked processes such as S.M.A.R.T playlists. Industry wide, MDIIO is the world’s only true 360-degree music licensing solution for everyone.

    Justin Gray is a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter, record producer, music executive, and tech entrepreneur. Over the years, Justin’s projects have sold in excess of 40 million copies and more than 8 billion streams worldwide. He has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, John Legend, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Joss Stone, James Bay, and Reignwolf. In 2020 Justin enjoyed several global, number one hits with artists Avril Lavigne, Six60, and UMG China artist Sunnee.

    Justin also has collaborated with major brands such as Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Nordic Track, Target, Budweiser, Disney, Netflix, Starz, FreeForm, Herbal Essences, Proctor and Gamble, ABC Television, AT&T, LG, KFC, MTV, WWE, and Chevrolet.

    His extensive film and television work includes Toy Story 4, Life of the Party, Lego Ninjago, Oz the Great and Powerful, Sisters, Spy, Letters To Juliet, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Legally Blonde, Soulplane, Hannah Montana, Beverly Hills 90210, Modern Family, Lethal Weapon, Hawaii 5-0, and America’s Funniest Home Videos. Most recently he co-wrote and produced four songs for famed anime director Sinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), to be featured in the director's comeback series Carol & Tuesday.

    Justin has been a guest speaker at Canadian Music Week, SXSW, NXNE, and Beijing International Music Conference. He also has taught masterclasses in songwriting and production at Berklee College of Music, USC's Thornton School of Music, and UCLA.

    His plans for 2021 include identifying, signing, and developing talent through his newly formed entertainment company AntiGravity Entertainment, with partner Brad Aarons, as well as continuing to collaborate with world-class songwriters, producers, and artists.

    Justin is the founder and chairman of the recently launched, a global social platform for songwriters and music professionals.

    This event will be held on Zoom. After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with connection details.