Panelist Profile


Lisa Margolis

Warner Bros., Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Chief Music Counsel (US)


Lisa Margolis is Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Chief Music Counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. She started her music career as a freelance photographer, shooting the iconic photo that became the cover of Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story album. Lisa’s work is featured in the CD booklet for Hippo Records’ Ten Years After compilation album, as well as the Rhino Records collectible Big Star boxed set. Her photographs have been published in Billboard, Rolling Stone, New York Daily News, Creem, Crawdaddy and Zoo World. Lisa has carried her passion for music into her legal career. In her position at Warner Bros., she has worked on numerous gold and platinum soundtrack album projects such as City of Angels, The Bodyguard, Singles, Space Jam, A Walk To Remember, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and more recently Suicide Squad. Lisa served on the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy for four years, and has shared her expertise by teaching classes on film/TV music and music contract law at UCLA Extension. Lisa supports such charitable organizations as The City of Hope and has served on The City of Hope’s Executive Committee for the Music and Entertainment Industry Chapter and the Board of Directors for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.