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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.

 

CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

Entertainment Law Updates

Strategies, Tactics, and Winning Techniques

August 25, 26 & 27, 2016

Location: InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans

Changes in areas of Collective Bargaining, Publishing, Copyrights, Trademarks, Raising Capital and new Transactional solutions in representing clients makes the Art of the Deal more complex, knowledge is important for making money in today’s music, film and sports industries. Experience is essential for making a deal.

 

 

 

 

August 27, 2016
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

What and where are the sources of income for publishers in film and digital media, how should attorneys advise their clients to position themselves to take full advantage of these sources? Areas covered include film and TV, new mechanical streaming consoles, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, streaming live performances and much more.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties. This panel will discuss the 3 billion dollar world of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange and how these organizations generate income for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies as well as how foreign country performance song and record royalties are handled and distributed. Challenges to these collection societies will also be discussed as well as alternative licensing strategies and the viability of new competing business models and entities. What is the future for Harry Fox Agency now that it owned by SESAC

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3
12:30 PM – 12:30 PM Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent filmmaker client. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with the filmmaker, the client funds management, making sure filmmaker/client engagement letter are correct. Review user generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker client. Establish a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review production agreements tax credit financing incentives and distribution

01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tech Talk: Legal and Practical Consideration for Emerging Music Technology Companies

As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. [LAW/INTERACTIVE BUSINESS SESSION]

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: NARAS, management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding. [MUSIC/FILM/LEGAL BUSINESS SESSION]

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August 26, 2016
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Litigation: Entertainment and Sports Cases Updates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Crafting Your Song Part 2

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

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Digital Music Licensing- New Deals, Negotiations and Income [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Opportunities for music use are at an all time high both in the online/ digital world as well as in traditional media. But with these opportunities has come an increasing complexity in deal structure, negotiations and the end result fees and royalties. This panel will discuss many of these new deals download and streaming services, video games, music in apps, interactive toys and live concert streaming), the strategies being employed, the considerations important to both user and copyright owner, the multiple platforms and distribution channels being requested and the money in initial fees and backend royalties being generated.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Social Media Techniques for the Digital World – How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business?

The panel of social media experts will discuss social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Do you have what record labels are looking for???

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSIONS]

01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Copyright and Trademark Protections in New Technology [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Maintaining copyrights and trademark protections in the face of increase consumer transactions presents a challenge for new technology enterprises and their legal teams. This panel will cover intermediary liability threats, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

02:00 PM – 2:45 PM Keynote Address – Jake Schneider, Managing Partner, Madison House Booking and Management
02:00 PM – 3:45 PM Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

03:00 PM – 3:45 PM Keynote Interview: TBA [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
03:45 PM – 5:15 PM From Piracy to Producer Agreements – Shading light on the chaotic world of Film Distribution Economics [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Filmmakers, distributors and film transactional attorneys will discuss the many aspects of film distribution, cash flow, talent negotiations, producers’ agreements and global piracy.

04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
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August 25, 2016
00:00 – 4:30 PM Ralph Murphy “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting” – Part 1

Songwriting Discussion with Maroon 5’s PJ Morton (Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Maroon 5, India Arie) [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

 

04:30 – 5:30 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions

Your latest tracts critiqued by music professional [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/CLE 1.0 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?

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording. Including mixing and mastering techniques [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Transactional Law: Agreements for the Modern Age [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

This panel will review of important techniques to help attorneys and entertainment executives negotiating entertainment and media agreements for artists representation, recording contracts, producers agreements, endorsement and marketing agreements.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Crowdfunding Update: Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

This panel will review and discuss the possibilities created by the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules allowing the sale of equity to investor through Internet crowdfunding platforms.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Got a legal question? Want to know more about contracts? Ask A Lawyer – It is All About the Paperwork

Discussion and questions on music business contracts. Have a question for our team of entertainment attorneys here is your opportunity. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Music Entrepreneurship In the Brave New World: The Cutting Edge

This panel will explore new types of deal made possible in today’s music industry environment!  It will explore creative deals involving music content, branding, Internet distribution and cooperative marketing.  The panel will be presented by nationally recognized entertainment attorney and music executive John F. Bradley and Sweetwater’s Director of Artist Relations and Senior Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

Speakers:

John Bradley, Esq., Bradley Legal Group

Mark Hornsby/Director of Operations, Producer, Engineer, Sweetwater Studios

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics – Rights in the online world [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

Lawyers are often in the position of accessing employees’ personal information i.e. company emails, but how much is too much. How is privacy addressed? What about protecting clients’ data from breaches? What about gaining access to prospect employees or jurors social profiles? What are the ethical concerns as attorneys use technology more in their legal practice?

02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Under The Influence with Martin Atkins: Touring

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F—-“ [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainers in contract negotiation and when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and in the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.      

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Live Performance VIP Packages Agreements and other aspects of the artist/promoter relationship. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

VIP seating and accommodations (e.g. Big Chief VIP Experience, Listening parties, After Parties, artist meet and greet experiences), what are the artist, promoter, venue and ticketing agency agreements and liabilities.      

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Roots Music Gathering
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

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Film & Interactive
01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tech Talk: Legal and Practical Consideration for Emerging Music Technology Companies

As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. [LAW/INTERACTIVE BUSINESS SESSION]

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: NARAS, management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding. [MUSIC/FILM/LEGAL BUSINESS SESSION]

05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
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Music Business
00:00 – 4:30 PM Ralph Murphy “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting” – Part 1

Songwriting Discussion with Maroon 5’s PJ Morton (Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Maroon 5, India Arie) [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

 

04:30 – 5:30 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions

Your latest tracts critiqued by music professional [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording. Including mixing and mastering techniques [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Crafting Your Song Part 2

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

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Social Media Techniques for the Digital World – How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business?

The panel of social media experts will discuss social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Got a legal question? Want to know more about contracts? Ask A Lawyer – It is All About the Paperwork

Discussion and questions on music business contracts. Have a question for our team of entertainment attorneys here is your opportunity. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Do you have what record labels are looking for???

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSIONS]

01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Music Entrepreneurship In the Brave New World: The Cutting Edge

This panel will explore new types of deal made possible in today’s music industry environment!  It will explore creative deals involving music content, branding, Internet distribution and cooperative marketing.  The panel will be presented by nationally recognized entertainment attorney and music executive John F. Bradley and Sweetwater’s Director of Artist Relations and Senior Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

Speakers:

John Bradley, Esq., Bradley Legal Group

Mark Hornsby/Director of Operations, Producer, Engineer, Sweetwater Studios

02:00 PM – 2:45 PM Keynote Address – Jake Schneider, Managing Partner, Madison House Booking and Management
02:00 PM – 3:45 PM Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: NARAS, management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding. [MUSIC/FILM/LEGAL BUSINESS SESSION]

02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Under The Influence with Martin Atkins: Touring

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F—-“ [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]

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. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
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CLE
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/CLE 1.0 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 – 10:30 AM Litigation: Entertainment and Sports Cases Updates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

What and where are the sources of income for publishers in film and digital media, how should attorneys advise their clients to position themselves to take full advantage of these sources? Areas covered include film and TV, new mechanical streaming consoles, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, streaming live performances and much more.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording. Including mixing and mastering techniques [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Transactional Law: Agreements for the Modern Age [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

This panel will review of important techniques to help attorneys and entertainment executives negotiating entertainment and media agreements for artists representation, recording contracts, producers agreements, endorsement and marketing agreements.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties. This panel will discuss the 3 billion dollar world of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange and how these organizations generate income for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies as well as how foreign country performance song and record royalties are handled and distributed. Challenges to these collection societies will also be discussed as well as alternative licensing strategies and the viability of new competing business models and entities. What is the future for Harry Fox Agency now that it owned by SESAC

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Digital Music Licensing- New Deals, Negotiations and Income [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Opportunities for music use are at an all time high both in the online/ digital world as well as in traditional media. But with these opportunities has come an increasing complexity in deal structure, negotiations and the end result fees and royalties. This panel will discuss many of these new deals download and streaming services, video games, music in apps, interactive toys and live concert streaming), the strategies being employed, the considerations important to both user and copyright owner, the multiple platforms and distribution channels being requested and the money in initial fees and backend royalties being generated.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Crowdfunding Update: Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

This panel will review and discuss the possibilities created by the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules allowing the sale of equity to investor through Internet crowdfunding platforms.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Got a legal question? Want to know more about contracts? Ask A Lawyer – It is All About the Paperwork

Discussion and questions on music business contracts. Have a question for our team of entertainment attorneys here is your opportunity. [MUSIC BUSINESS SESSION]

12:30 PM – 12:30 PM Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent filmmaker client. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with the filmmaker, the client funds management, making sure filmmaker/client engagement letter are correct. Review user generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker client. Establish a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review production agreements tax credit financing incentives and distribution

01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tech Talk: Legal and Practical Consideration for Emerging Music Technology Companies

As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. [LAW/INTERACTIVE BUSINESS SESSION]

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics – Rights in the online world [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

Lawyers are often in the position of accessing employees’ personal information i.e. company emails, but how much is too much. How is privacy addressed? What about protecting clients’ data from breaches? What about gaining access to prospect employees or jurors social profiles? What are the ethical concerns as attorneys use technology more in their legal practice?

01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Copyright and Trademark Protections in New Technology [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Maintaining copyrights and trademark protections in the face of increase consumer transactions presents a challenge for new technology enterprises and their legal teams. This panel will cover intermediary liability threats, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

02:00 PM – 2:45 PM Keynote Address – Jake Schneider, Managing Partner, Madison House Booking and Management
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: NARAS, management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding. [MUSIC/FILM/LEGAL BUSINESS SESSION]

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainers in contract negotiation and when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and in the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.      

03:00 PM – 3:45 PM Keynote Interview: TBA [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
03:45 PM – 5:15 PM From Piracy to Producer Agreements – Shading light on the chaotic world of Film Distribution Economics [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Filmmakers, distributors and film transactional attorneys will discuss the many aspects of film distribution, cash flow, talent negotiations, producers’ agreements and global piracy.

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Live Performance VIP Packages Agreements and other aspects of the artist/promoter relationship. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

VIP seating and accommodations (e.g. Big Chief VIP Experience, Listening parties, After Parties, artist meet and greet experiences), what are the artist, promoter, venue and ticketing agency agreements and liabilities.      

05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
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