CULVER CITY, Ca., September 17, 2009 - Rod Davis has been promoted to Vice President of Music Business Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment (www.sonypictures.com) it was announced today by Shelly Bunge, Executive Vice President of the Music Affairs Group for the studio, to whom he reports.
Davis is responsible for handling music transactions for Sony Pictures Entertainment. In this role, he handles negotiations for composers, artists and soundtrack album agreements for feature films, television series, game shows and interstitial works. He also supervises the music licensing for film and television products and "added value" materials for DVD releases. Furthermore, Davis participates in union negotiations with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) as a music representative on behalf of Columbia Pictures.
Davis joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1999. Previously, he acted as Senior Counsel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios where he handled music transactions for the studio and dealt with issues regarding music rights, exploitation and infringement. Davis graduated from the University of Utah. He received his M.A. in Music from the University of Southern California and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.
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