BMI Sponsors CA Lawyers Music Biz Seminar

Posted in News on September 27, 2001

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.

Panel schedule:


9:15 - 9:45 am

10:00 - 11:00 amAgents, Managers and Attorneys: Who They Are and Why You Need Them
11:10 - 12:10 pmFrom Demo To Deal: Getting Your Music Heard
11:10 - 12:10 pmLaw & the Love of Music: How to Use Your Law Degree in the Music Industry
12:20 - 1:20 pmLunch & Keynote
1:30 - 2:30 pmProtecting Your Work: Publishing, Licensing, Sampling and Copyright
2:40 - 3:10 pmAlternative Dispute Resolution: Avoiding the Courtroom
3:20 - 3:50 pmManaging Your Finances
4:00 - 5:00 pmThe Digital Music Revolution
5:00 - 6:00 pmNetworking 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 &; 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.



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