California Lawyers for the Arts presents its 2001 Music Business Seminar on Saturday November 3, 2001 at Loyola Law School (919 South Albany Street, Downtown LA). The full-day seminar, co-sponsored by BMI, will consist of a keynote address, seven panels, and a networking reception. BMI songwriters will receive a discounted admission fee of $40.
The annual seminar is open to artists, industry professionals, lawyers and students to provide information on a wide variety of topics from knowledgeable persons within the music industry. A handbook of useful information for artists including forms, sample contracts and articles will be provided.
9:15 - 9:45 am
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Agents, Managers and Attorneys: Who They Are and Why You Need Them|
|11:10 - 12:10 pm||From Demo To Deal: Getting Your Music Heard|
|11:10 - 12:10 pm||Law & the Love of Music: How to Use Your Law Degree in the Music Industry|
|12:20 - 1:20 pm||Lunch & Keynote|
|1:30 - 2:30 pm||Protecting Your Work: Publishing, Licensing, Sampling and Copyright|
|2:40 - 3:10 pm||Alternative Dispute Resolution: Avoiding the Courtroom|
|3:20 - 3:50 pm||Managing Your Finances|
|4:00 - 5:00 pm||The Digital Music Revolution|
|5:00 - 6:00 pm||Networking Reception|
Confirmed panelists include BMI's Cheryl Dickerson, Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations; Peter A. Barker, Director of Engineering, Sony Music Studios; David Lessoff, Director of Business Affairs, Capital Records; Paul Menes, Esq. of Menes Law Corporation; Kenneth D. Freundlich, Esq. of Schleimer & Freundlich; Anita Rivas, Esq., General Counsel/Vice President of Business Affairs, The Kung Fu Entertainment Group; Cheryl Hodgson, Esq. of Probstein, Weiner & Hodgson; Jeff Cohen, Esq., Owner/Publisher, Music Biz Magazine; Jeff Berke, Esq., Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist of Polke & Berke; Bob Kohn, Esq. of EMusic.com & Laugh.com; Abe Carnow, CPA; Evan Meadow, Esq., President & CEO, Windswept Holdings, LLC; Scott Ross, Moonshine Music; Nancie Stern, Music Resources, Inc.
General Admission = $55; CLA and co-sponsoring organization members (including BMI affiliates) = $40; Discount available for students and seniors; special discount for early registration before October 19. Call California Lawyers for the Arts for more information at (310) 998-5590.
California Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit tax-exempt service organization founded in 1974 which provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations.