Lawfully Creative | Joe DiMona, climate change activist and ex-BMI in-house lawyer
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Episode n. 15: Joe DiMona, climate change activist and ex-BMI in-house lawyer
Joe DiMona is a legal man, through and through. At BMI, he was a fervent ambassador for music creators, ensuring that they got their fair share through blanket licences, royalties collections and tense negotiations with telecommunications companies as well as streaming and other tech companies. Now, in his new role as a climate change activist, Joe enjoys drafting model environmental laws, which will be ready to enter into force when the next president of the USA finally decides to implement a proper environmentally friendly policy.
28 September 2020 – Joe DiMona, son of the best-selling novelist of suspense novels, Joseph DiMona, chose a career in the music publishing business, as a BMI in-house lawyer. Further to working at this top US music copyright collecting society for 27 years, Joe recently shifted his focus to climate change activism and lobbying. Hear Joe’s war stories and snippets of his vast experience as a music lawyer, here, in his conversation with Crefovi’s founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti.
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