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New Trends and Hot Topics in Music, Film and Interactive Contracts

Including…

Publishing, Copyrights and Trademarks Update

Other visual medias (TV, Video games, Internet, Advertising, etc.) & International Rights

The Cutting Edge aims to present a concise examination of the legal paperwork a practicing attorney or entertainment executive will use in protecting or enforcing the rights of their clients or understanding their professional responsibility.

August 23. 2014
12:10 AM – 1:40 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners? How will it impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists and copyright owners and what effect will it have on the worldwide licensing of U.S. works as well as the Performance Right in sound recording.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

 

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August 22. 2014
09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation – Coprights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry. A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

09:00 AM – 9:45 Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
10:00 AM - 10:45 Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media.

 

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games? This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

11:00 AM – 12:15 pm The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

12:15 – 1:15 pm Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 pm All in One, Modern Day Producer [Business Session]

They’re the creative’s who fine tune the hits, finish the job. What are the fundamentals of producing and creating a hit? What new challenges exist today that may not have been imagined 10 years ago? Joins us at this panel where we will be giving you the information you need from the producers who have consistently succeeded in breaking through.

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Interview Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources.

02:00 PM – 3:15 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

03:30 PM – 4:00 pm [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity in for artist and companies. Eric will join industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

03:40 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]
04:00 PM – 5:30 Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]
04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

 

05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
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August 21. 2014
12:15 AM – 1:15 Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

What do you do when the attorney on the other side is being unprofessional, or nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or simply delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

09:00 AM - 9:45 [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

10:00 AM – 11:15 pm Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

11:30 AM – 12:45 pm The Art of Mixing and Mastering – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions – CE Artists Perform Live [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.

01:00 PM – 2:15 pm A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

Lawyers are often in the position of representing more than one related party to a deal.  How attorneys address these conflicts can make the difference between an actionable conflict and an ethically represented deal.

02:30 PM – 4:00 pm Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports and Labor Law: Where Athletes and the Law Merge or Collide [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The panel will focus on the changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

04:15 PM – 5:15 pm Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
07:00 PM – 9:00 pm The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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Roots Music Gathering
09:00 AM - 9:45 [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

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Music Business
12:15 AM – 1:15 Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

09:00 AM - 9:45 [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

09:00 AM – 9:45 Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
10:00 AM – 11:15 pm Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road.

10:00 AM - 10:45 Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media.

 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
11:00 AM – 12:15 pm The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

 

11:30 AM – 12:45 pm The Art of Mixing and Mastering – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions – CE Artists Perform Live [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.

12:15 – 1:15 pm Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

12:30 PM – 1:45 pm All in One, Modern Day Producer [Business Session]

They’re the creative’s who fine tune the hits, finish the job. What are the fundamentals of producing and creating a hit? What new challenges exist today that may not have been imagined 10 years ago? Joins us at this panel where we will be giving you the information you need from the producers who have consistently succeeded in breaking through.

01:00 PM – 2:15 pm A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

02:00 PM – 3:15 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

02:30 PM – 4:00 pm Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

03:30 PM – 4:00 pm [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity in for artist and companies. Eric will join industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

04:00 PM – 5:30 Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]
04:15 PM – 5:15 pm Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

 

05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
07:00 PM – 9:00 pm The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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CLE
12:10 AM – 1:40 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

12:15 AM – 1:15 Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

What do you do when the attorney on the other side is being unprofessional, or nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or simply delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation – Coprights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry. A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners? How will it impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists and copyright owners and what effect will it have on the worldwide licensing of U.S. works as well as the Performance Right in sound recording.

09:00 AM - 9:45 [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

09:00 AM – 9:45 Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
10:00 AM – 11:15 pm Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road.

10:00 AM - 10:45 Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media.

 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games? This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

11:00 AM – 12:15 pm The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

 

11:30 AM – 12:45 pm The Art of Mixing and Mastering – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions – CE Artists Perform Live [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.

12:15 – 1:15 pm Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 pm All in One, Modern Day Producer [Business Session]

They’re the creative’s who fine tune the hits, finish the job. What are the fundamentals of producing and creating a hit? What new challenges exist today that may not have been imagined 10 years ago? Joins us at this panel where we will be giving you the information you need from the producers who have consistently succeeded in breaking through.

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Interview Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
01:00 PM – 2:15 pm A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

Lawyers are often in the position of representing more than one related party to a deal.  How attorneys address these conflicts can make the difference between an actionable conflict and an ethically represented deal.

02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources.

02:00 PM – 3:15 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

02:30 PM – 4:00 pm Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports and Labor Law: Where Athletes and the Law Merge or Collide [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The panel will focus on the changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

03:30 PM – 4:00 pm [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity in for artist and companies. Eric will join industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

03:40 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]
03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

04:00 PM – 5:30 Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]
04:15 PM – 5:15 pm Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

 

05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
07:00 PM – 9:00 pm The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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