About the Authors

Al Kohn
, a 50-year veteran of the music industry, was Vice President, Licensing for Warner/ Chappell Music, when he retired in 1993.
Prior to his 23-year association with Warner Bros., he served for over 11 years as the U.S. representative for the London-based Francis, Day & Hunter music publishing organization, developing acquisition patterns which moved them into the global pop music market. Prior to that Al was a member of the creative team at Hummert Radio Features and was the key arranger for some of the syndicate’s major network radio programs including Waltz Time and Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

During World War II, Irving Berlin tapped Al to orchestrate his all-soldier show, This Is the Army. He also served as an arranger for orchestras, including those of Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, Ted Dale, Orrin Tucker and others, and arranged night club revues at Lou Walter’s Latin Quarter, Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe, and the Steel Pier Music Hall. Later, he served as a television arranger for the Milton Berle, Katherine Murray, George Jessel, Martha Raye, and Jane Pickens shows. He also arranged or conducted for Bob Hope, Billy Rose, Jerry Vale, and many others. 

Al is a member of The LambsThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts & SciencesPacific Pioneer Broadcasters, the Masonic Fraternity, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Al lives with his wife Edna in Tarzana, California.

Bob Kohn
an attorney and high tech executive, was the founder of eMusic, the pioneering MP3 music-download service. More recently, he founded RoyaltyShare, Inc.the premier provider of digital revenue and royalty solutions for record companies, music publishers, book publishers, and motion picture distributors.

Prior to starting RoyaltyShare, Kohn served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Borland Software Corp(NASDAQ: BORL) where he previously served as senior vice president and general counsel.

Prior to EMusic, Kohn served as vice president of business development for Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., the developer of the controversial PGP encryption software; senior vice president of corporate affairs and general counsel of Borland International, Inc.; associate general counsel of Candle Corporation, a mainframe software company; and corporate counsel for Ashton-Tate, a personal computer software company, later acquired by Borland.

After law school, Bob became an associate attorney at the law offices of Milton A. "Mickey" Rudin, an entertainment law firm whose clients included Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, and Cher. He also was Associated Editor of the Entertainment Law Reporter.

A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Kohn has taught law at Monterey College of Law. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist at entertainment and software industry conferences, including intellectual property conferences sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held in Guanzhou and Nanjing, China. As a commentator on digital media issues and media in general, Kohn has appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360; Fox News Channel's The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Big Story, Fox News Live, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, The Abrams Report, and CNBC's The Capitol Report, as well as many syndicated talk-radio programs. Bob has also served as an expert witness for ASCAP, Warner Music Group, and SonyBMG.