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California Copyright Conference Launches 09-10 Season with Leiber and Stoller

Posted in News on September 1, 2009
Pictured at BMI’s Los Angeles offices during a reception staged to welcome the duo back to BMI earlier this year are Mike Stoller, BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Jerry Leiber.
Pictured at BMI’s Los Angeles offices during a reception staged to welcome the duo back to BMI earlier this year are Mike Stoller, BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Jerry Leiber. Photo: Lester Cohen

The California Copyright Conference (CCC) will kick off its 2009/2010 season by hosting an in-depth discussion with iconic songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller on Tuesday, September 15 at the Courtyard by the Marriott (15433 Ventura Blvd) in Sherman Oaks, California. David Ritz, co-author of the Leiber and Stoller biography Hound Dog, along with biographies of Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson and more. Past CCC President Michael R. Morris will also moderate the conversation.

Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m., with cocktails following at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Admission is $40 per person for CCC members and $50 per person for non-members. Due to the surge of interest surrounding the event, reservations are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m. To claim a seat or learn more, please click here.

Leiber and Stoller are the composers behind a slew of American music’s most enduring songs, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Treat Me Nice,” “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy,” “Stand by Me” and “On Broadway.” The pair was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 1987, they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well.

About the California Copyright Conference
The California Copyright Conference was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The CCC holds monthly dinner meetings on selected Tuesdays, with a hiatus in June, July and August. The monthly meetings feature a guest speaker or panel on a broad range of subjects of interest to the members, as well as a “Legal Update” on current litigation and legislation that affects our industry. www.theccc.org