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Michael J. Huppe


President and CEO, SoundExchange, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., Harvard

Michael Huppe is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SoundExchange, where he is responsible for the strategic direction...

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Michael Huppe is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SoundExchange, where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the nonprofit organization that represents the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of over 100,000 recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable and satellite TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services. SoundExchange has paid out more than $2 billion in royalties since its inception.

Professor Huppe has devoted the past 12 years of his career to protecting the value of music. Prior to being appointed to SoundExchange’s top position in 2011, he most recently served as the organization’s executive vice president and general counsel.

Professor Huppe holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a JD from Harvard Law School.  His optimism helped to place SoundExchange among Forbes Magazine’s “Top Names You Need to Know for 2011.

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