Dr. Portia Sabin is President of the Music Business Association. While working on her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she played drums, recorded, and toured with NYC band The Hissyfits. She founded Shotclock Management in 2004 and ran the legendary independent label, Kill Rock Stars, for 13 years. She is the host of a podcast about the music business called The Future of What. Sabin is a former board member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy, the RIAA, and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) and is currently on the Advisory Boards of NIVA and VevaCollect.