Maurice Russell is founder of Media Rights Management (MRM), a consultancy created to help music and media companies secure and manage the rights required to drive their businesses. A respected thought leader in intellectual property rights management, he has played a pivotal role in developing structures to better enable music publishing rights for many of the industry’s best known digital music service providers. Prior to launching MRM, he held senior roles in operations and strategy at the Harry Fox Agency, the nation’s premiere music rights agency, where he led the transformation of the company’s core operations and business strategy. With over two decades of experience in music company business affairs, his career has closely tracked the evolution of the industry from the heyday of the CD to downloads to streaming. A consummate music-lover and part-time composer, Maurice hails from the Washington, D.C. area and resides in the heart of NYC’s East Village.