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Michael J. Huppe

President, SoundExchange, Inc.

As President, Michael Huppe is responsible for overseeing all legal, regulatory, and political strategy for SoundExchange. In recent years, he has directed SoundExchange's approach to rate-setting proceedings and a series of business-positive agreements with industry services. During a diverse career, Mike was Senior Vice President for Business & Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where he was involved in protecting the rights of the RIAA's member recording labels and their artists, in both digital and physical media. He also assisted with legislative and international issues facing the recording industry, including work with federal agencies, as well as state attorneys general. Mike received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for The Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and later was a litigation attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.


Biography last updated January 14, 2013