Neeta Ragoowansi helps women in music, technology, and law use their power to create lives, businesses, and careers they love, and to protect and monetize their creative projects and intellectual property. Neeta 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 head of artist-label relations/legal counsel for US digital performance rights organization, SoundExchange; 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 and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment & Sports Law; and is the fundraising and membership lead for the Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US), as well as its international co-liaison to the IMMF (International Music Mangers Forum). Neeta is also on the advisory board of 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 recent recipient of the Women in Music Trailblazers Award at Midem 2018; has a B.A. from Emory University and J.D. fromAmerican University, and is an actively performing musician and award winning songwriter.