Music Managers Forum / US, Women in Music / Global Citizen
Neeta Ragoowansi - Based out of New York City, Neeta has been an attorney and music business professional for over 25 years, serving as a strategic advisor, business development resource, and legal counsel to entertainment and tech industry clients. She is Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs for Global Citizen, President of Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US), a Global Co-Chair (Chapter Expansion) for Women in Music, Diversity & Inclusion Chair for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries and Co-Founder of NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange). Prior to that, Neeta was founding head of artist-label relations & legal counsel for SoundExchange, VP of Biz Dev/Legal for Tunesat, Asst. General Counsel for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a former board governor of The Recording Academy (Grammy organization). Neeta also serves on the advisory boards of IMMF, Gritty in Pink, IAFAR, SIM São Paulo, and SXSW Conference. Neeta has spoken at over 300 music industry conferences re: the global music business, legal and copyright topics, as well as women’s leadership and empowerment. Neeta’s passion for the music business and law is founded on her own creative passion. She is a performing musician/songwriter with her band, Oxymorons.