About MyWerx

MyWerx is a technology company that develops cloud computing software solutions to optimize copyright ownership identification. MyWerx mission is to make it easy for anyone to know who owns and / or licenses’ a work.

The foundation of our platform is a validated-wiki, copyright registry. Registering and validating a work is a free service to help creators and their representatives organize a portfolio of the life’s work of an author. Premium subscriptions provide access to services that will benefit all stakeholders in a work.

Our Beta release allows creators with an interest in a work to add a work to the registry. The registry will automate email communication to all creators associated with a work. The communications contain a hyperlink to access MyWerx on the web. An easy to use interface for validating critical information like titles, author names and their ownership interests make reaching agreement on the creators’ splits a simple step for everyone. No one can see or access any data unless they have a validated ownership interest. Each step in the validation process requires consensus of the parties.

Subsequent releases will allow storing and communicating with business representatives of a work and track copyright ownership transfers throughout the life cycle a registered work. Correct ownership and representative information is increasing in necessity because of the growing number of internet users creating and exposing their copyrighted works. Copyright viability and value is at risk when the market interested in using them must invest hours of time tracking down the owners or licensing agents to obtain permission.

MyWerx will continuously research and develop forward thinking copyright focused services that bring value to the global copyright community.

Executive Management
Tim Smith

Tim Smith is a seasoned entrepreneur and 28 year veteran of copyright administration services and award winning IT solution development. Tim helped architect, design and implement one of the first copyright administration systems which managed hundreds of thousands of copyrighted works from ZZ Top to Rachmaninoff in all major global markets. As a Founder of Copyright.net and a believer in the power of peer to peer file sharing, Tim conceived and developed one of the first automated DMCA notice and take down systems with the intent to legitimize P2P and harness its efficiency for legitimate digital works distribution, not destroy it. He was invited to share the solution with the Senate Judiciary committee. He has spoken internationally on numerous issues related to Copyright. He believes we have entered an Intellectual property age and that by advancing copyright principals and improving the supply chain creative people will benefit globally. Tim is the founder of MyWerx and serves as the President and CEO.

Tim DuBois

Tim DuBois is an award winning songwriter and multiplatinum record producer. He is a respected record executive, industry leader and Vanderbilt University professor of Entrepreneurship. Collectively, the many Artists he signed, which include Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, and Brad Paisley, have sold over 100 million units. Tim serves as MyWerx Chairman. Because we made him put his credits here and they took too much room, click Tim DuBois Credits for more details.

Advisory Board Members
Steve Bogard

Steve Bogard is veteran, multi genre songwriter with ten number one records, over twenty ASCAP and BMI awards, and two Grammy nominations. For the past three years, as President of the Board of NSAI (The National Songwriters Association) he has led the advocacy fight for music creators both in congress, spearheading the Songwriters Tax Equity Act, which became permanent law in ’06, and as a key witness in the recent Copyright Royalty Board Hearings. After twenty-five years in the corporate publishing world, he is the founding partner of One Music Group, a multi faceted publishing, production, label, and management company.

Barry Coburn

Barry Coburn’s career in the music industry began in Australia and continues in the US. His experiences include Atlantic Records President, ASCAP Board member, tour promotion, artist manager and music publisher. As a concert promoter, Barry toured acts such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Chuck Berry, and the Eagles. He also managed and produced Split Enz.

Barry formed Ten Ten Management, Inc. in early 1985. Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, BR549 and Diamond Rio were clients. Jackson won countless major awards, had twelve #1 singles, and sold over nine million albums.

Ten Ten Music Group, Inc. has enjoyed major success with such recordings as “Somebody Like You” – Keith Urban, “The Little Girl” – John Michael Montgomery, “Tonight I Wanna Cry” – Keith Urban, “Between The Devil and Me” – Alan Jackson, “The Baby” – Blake Shelton and “I’ll Wait For You” – Joe Nichols.

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery is a Nashville-based serial entrepreneur and general rabble rouser who was the co-founder and vision behind a multi-faceted digital music marketing force known as Echomusic. The company ultimately sold to IAC/Ticketmaster for $25 million, one of an elite group of technology success stories in a post dot com world. Since leaving echo in early 2009, Mark has been on walkabout, seeking his next adventure and speaking, consulting and mentoring along the way. He strives to live his life on a few basic principles: dream big; fear nothing; never stop seeking; and enjoy the ride.

Terry Smith

Terry Smith - Founder and CEO of Copyright Management, Inc. (CMI) from 1982 until 1998. CMI became the largest copyright administration and licensing organization in North America, representing approximately 1,600 independent music publishers and a repertoire of over 200,000 copyrights. In addition to representing the catalogs for major recording artists and producers, CMI provided music administration services for such motion picture and television companies as Columbia Pictures, Tri Star Pictures, Embassy Productions, Transworld Entertainment, Lorimar Telepictures, Merv Griffen Enterprises, Dick Clark Productions and many others. Terry has lectured at various Entertainment law seminars, Leadership Music panels, song writer organizations and served as a delegate to the Copyright Coalition for the Digital Audio Recording Technology Act.

Bob Whaley

Bob Whaley is the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance and Co-director of the Financial Markets Research Center at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. An academic for more than 30 years, he has written more than sixty articles and published eight books. He is an established expert in derivative contract valuation and risk management and has consulted for major investment houses, security (futures, option and stock) exchanges, governmental agencies, accounting firms, and law firms. In 1993, he developed the Market Volatility Index (i.e., the “VIX”) for the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Additional Options Mywerx, LLC, Copyright Service, Nashville, TN contact  |   blog  |   feedback  |   faq

© 2011 MyWerx. All Rights Reserved.