Sandy Pearlman (1943–2016) was a legendary producer and music industry visionary. As an early proponent of online music distribution, he was thinking creatively about how artists could get paid for online music circulation long before the age of mass streaming and downloading. Pearlman also served as the Schulich Distinguished Chair of music at McGill University and was a well-respected member of Montreal’s academic music community. This panel will pay tribute to Pearlman while also revisiting his groundbreaking ideas and tracking their evolution against current industry trends. > David Lametti is a law professor at McGill University. > Tina Piper is a McGill professor whose research focuses on intellectual property law and legal history. > Laurel Sprengelmeyer is a Montreal-based artist who performs music under the name Little Scream. > Ian Dahlman is Manager of Legislation and Parliamentary Affairs for the Copyright and International Trade Branch at the Department of Canadian Heritage. He wrote his Master's thesis on collectivity in Canadian popular music before coming to McGill for his law degree, during which he worked on copyright issues for both Sandy and David before graduating. Before beginning his career in the public service, he clerked at the Supreme Court for Justices LeBel and Côté.