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Eric Polin

Universal Pictures
SVP, Music Publishing

Eric Polin is Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing at Universal Pictures where he oversees the administration of their film and TV music catalog dating back to 1928. Previously, he was a partner at Wixen Music Publishing where he oversaw the publishing administration of some of the top songwriter/artists in the industry. Mr. Polin is a past president of the California Copyright Conference and is the founder and chairman of their scholarship committee. He has moderated CCC panels on artist managers, independent music publishing, film music, digital distribution, and helped assemble panels on SIRA and indie record labels, and was the author of the hauntingly unforgettable CCC newsletter article entitled "The (Lost) Art of Mechanical Licensing." He has also been on two panels, one focusing on independent music publishing and the other on music royalties. Mr. Polin has been quoted in The New York Times, and his opinions have been published by Billboard magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and the U.S. Copyright Office. He has worked in many areas of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, home video, and music. Mr. Polin has also served as a curriculum consultant for the Musicians Institute's Associate of Arts Program in music industry studies. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from UCLA.