Women In Music presents:
Get your Legal Housekeeping in Order!
The Music Law Panel
Thursday, January 10, 2013
6:30pm - 8:45pm
7 World Trade Center, 30th Floor
(250 Greenwich St.)
New York, NY
Free for members
$15 for non-members
*Current members may also renew memberships at the door with cash or checks made out to "Women In Music"
*Non-members may join at the door for entry fee to be waived. Annual member cost is $50/professional, $30/student, cash/check
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to: http://tinyurl.com/WIMLegalPanel
by 5pm, January 9th due to building security
Alison Finley, Esq. (Boyarski & Fritz and General Counsel, Ultra Music)
Janine Small, Esq. (Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP)
Max Verrelli, Esq. (General Counsel, Blackheart Records)
Neeta Ragoowansi, Esq. (Law Office of Neeta Ragoowansi)
Moderator: Mita Carriman, Esq. (Carriman Law Group)
Our panel of experts will help both new and established songwriters and recording artists, and music business professionals to identify and understand legal issues they are confronted with in the music industry.
Specific hot button issues to be discussed include: 1) Timelines for incorporating key team members such as a manager, attorney, publicist or booking agent into an artist’s career and the related legal issues; 2) ownership of creative works and copyrights of songs, sound recordings, digital assets, artwork, trademarks, and fundamentals of owning intellectual property, licensing and revenue generation; 3) obtaining the right to cover a song and generate revenue from it; 4) band member agreements vs. hand-shake deals; 5) how record deals have evolved and the latest trend in deal terms; 6) fundraising for recordings and revenue streams from your assets; and 7) new issues and legislation that may affect your career and businesses.
Real life topics confronting creators, copyright owners and small business owners will be addressed. This panel will provide an overview of valuable information in operating your small business in music and touch upon the issues that every creator and copyright owner should know including selecting and forming a business entity, financing, copyrights and licensing, branding and contracts. The panelists will also address specific audience questions and concerns.
Join us for this extremely important panel and get the crucial information you need to properly run your careers and businesses.
About Us: Women in Music is a dynamic group of music industry professionals working together to support, cultivate and recognize the talents of women in our field. Through educational seminars, panels, networking events, showcases, our annual Touchstone Awards, and other gala events, we provide camaraderie and tools for advancement to hundreds of members at all stages of their careers.
Founded in 1985, Women in Music is now in its third decade of service to the music community. Our members are inspired by the resources and opportunities WIM offers. We, in turn, are inspired by their wonderful achievements and contributions across all areas of the music industry.
For more info: http://www.womeninmusic.org