Neeta Ragoowansi (US)
Women In Music, IMMF
Neeta Ragoowansi has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years and is Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Legal Affairs for USA based company, NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange) – the first-ever online platform for direct licensing of performance, mechanical and sync rights between music copyright owners and music users (e.g. radio, TV, streaming services, etc.). Formerly, Neeta was the founding head of artist-label relations/legal counsel for US digital performance (neighboring) rights society, SoundExchange, where she was for eight years helping to build the organization; President of Women in Music; VP of Biz Dev/Legal for Tunesat; and Asst. General Counsel for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Symphony Orchestra. She is also a consultant to the finance/investment sector re: licensing/rights management and music industry issues, and strategic advisor, business development resource and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients. Neeta serves on the boards of Women in Music (& WIM’s Global Co-Chair, Chapter Expansion), The American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment & Sports Law, and Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US). She is also on the advisory boards of IMMF (International Music Managers Forum), Midem, and SXSW, and is a former board governor of The Recording Academy/Grammy organization (NY chapter). Neeta has served as panelist/speaker at over 200 music industry conferences re: legal and copyright topics, as well as women’s leadership and empowerment; is a recipient of the Women in Music Trailblazers Award at Midem 2018; has a B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from American University, and is an actively performing musician and award winning songwriter.
Neeta’s main passion is to inspire and aid in the global network build for Women in Music, and to advise and counsel women in music, technology, and law to use their power to create lives, businesses, and careers they love, and protect and monetize their creative projects and intellectual property.