John Coletta has been appointed senior attorney at BMI. He was previously senior director, business affairs, for BMI's Internet licensing group.

John Coletta has been appointed senior attorney at BMI. He was previously senior director, business affairs, for BMI's Internet licensing group.

His responsibilities will include managing copyright infringement actions throughout the United States; providing legal advice on company initiatives; negotiating contracts with third parties; and analyzing case law and legislation that could affect BMI.

Coletta joined BMI in 1991 as an intern in the media relations department and later became the rights group's first director of online communications. In 1997, he became director of business affairs, with responsibility for licenses and business development agreements for new-media customers. He was promoted to senior director, business affairs, in 2001.

Coletta earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. He holds a bachelor's degree from New York University's Music and Business Technology program.

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