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The 30th Cutting Edge CE

Music Business Conferences and Events

Schedules for each section is below

 

 

All panel takes place in Central Daylight Time [CDT]

Cutting Edge

Music Business Sessions

July 7 – 9, 2022

 Schedule

(Coming Soon)

All panel takes place in Central Daylight Time [CDT]

 

 

Wednesday, July 6

Roots Music Gathering – Sustaining Culture – Open to the Public Sessions

Thursday, July 7 

[MORNING SESSIONS]

 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

 

9:30: – 9:35                Welcome

9:40 – 10:00 AM                   Perspectives of a Woman Producer – Michele Vice-Maslin

Producing has long been a ‘Boy’s Club,’ women producers has had to endure questioning of their capabilities, shade from record executives and the ultimate
being mistaken as the assistant. Michele, may or may not sit on the next panel

Speaker

  • Michelle Vice Maslin, Emmy winning, #1 Hit Songwriter, Producer, Arranger

 

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM         New Production Tips, Tricks, & Secrets [MUS. BUSINESS]

Recording either in a commercial studio, home studio, or LIVE requires insight into the tools of the trade of engineers and producers. This panel will discuss equipment, techniques, and planning needed to avoid common mistakes.

Speakers:

  • Dale Penner, Engineer, Producer, Owner, Paradise Alley Productions
  • Danny Jones, Engineer, Producer, Owner, Danny Jones Production
  • Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor, Owner, MusicSupervior.com (Moderator)
  • Paul Diaz, Owner, TreeSound Studios, Atlanta, GA

 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM         Music Business Law: Recording Contracts Explained – Important clauses and deal points in recording affect the outcomes for artists and record companies. [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers:

  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY

 

Thursday, July 7

[AFTERNOON SESSIONS]

 

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM           The A&R Process in the Digital Age, Part I: How to get discovered and stay relevant

A&R representatives, record label owners, managers, and publicists will explain the A&R process from their role in an artist’s career. [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers:

  • Zach Lund – A&R, Universal Music Publishing, Nashville, TN (Matt Shulz of Cage the Elephant, Dave Cobb, Morgan Wade, The Flaming Lips (Moderator)
  • Lou Plaia – A&R, Sentric Music, former co-founder ReverbNation
  • Sam FISH Fisher, Artist Development, Artist Conseling, brand Design, Promotions
  • Rico Brooks, Owner, Adella Thomas Management (Sonny Digital, Quay Global, June James, , Bobby Johnson, iBeatz, Pull-up Lam, D.Rich, XL, and Grammy winning songwriter/producer Tasha Catour)
  • Cathy Hendrix, SodaRock Music, Manager (Ron Sexsmith), Website Developer 

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM              Performance Review – Why artists fail on Stage

Sometimes it is anxiety; other times, it is training, management, or sabotage – Artist Development guru Linda Septien will lead a panel of artists, managers, and publicists as they explore proper stage training, audience rapport, and dealing with rejection. [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers:

  • Linda Septien – Septien Entertainment Group, #1 Artist Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jessica Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, Destiney Child) (Moderator)
  • Kerry Brown, Musician, Talent Buyer, Gretna Fest
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Musician, Festival Producer, TV Host
  • John Tovar, Manager (Marilyn Manson, Mavericks, Nuclear Valdez)

 

3:30 PM – 4:30PM               Let’s Write a Song Part I: For Film/TV – Veteran Songwriter and Producer Michele Vice-Maslin leads the first of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not.

Speaker:

Michele Vice-Maslin

Spend three days de-mystifying the world of music licensing with songwriter/producer and licensing expert Michele Vice-Maslin. This immersive workshop intensive will introduce participants to many layers of the tools, expectations, and principles involved with licensing their own music, or that of clients. The session will round off with an overview of basic licensing and royalties definitions and resources that all content providers should be familiar with (Publishing, PROs, deal memos, cue sheets, etc.). Each participant will leave the intensive having practiced researching and submitting songs for licensing opportunities, developing a sense of how to jump in to this essential music industry arena.

 

4:30 – 5:15 PM         Let’s Write a Song Part II Michele Vice-Maslin will be joined by Synch Assassin, Producer, Music Supervisor Barry Coffing, Songwriter, Michael O’Hara and artist, music supervisor Jessi Campo [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers

  • Michelle Vice Maslin, Emmy winning, #1 Hit Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
  • Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor, Owner, Music Supervior.com
  • Michael O’Hara, Songwriter, Producer
  • Jessica Alvarez (aka, Jessi Campo) , Sync Musica

 

Virtual Café in Pete’s Pub Sessions

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM             South American Virtual Speed Meeting with GrooveList’s Maxiliano de la Fuente

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM              Interviews (TBA)

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM              Tech Demonstration

  • DAWN (Digital Audio Workstation Network)
  • SongSplit

 

 

5:00 PM – 8:00                     Music Performance (Acoustic)

                                                5:00 – 5:30               Hannah Belle (Red Lick, MS)

                                                5:40 – 6:00               Septien Entertainment Group

                                                6:10 – 6:30               Septien Entertainment Group

                                                6:40 – 7:00               Bat Allison (San Antonio, TX)

                                                7:10 – 7:30               Ryan Bauta

                                                7:40 – 8:00               TBA

 

Friday, July 8

[MORNING SESSIONS]

Friday, July 8, 2022

Location(s): Frenchmen RM #1, Frenchmen RM #2

 

 

 

9:20 – 9:40 AM                     An Overview of Everything in the Music Business that has NOT change

Speaker

  • Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor, Owner, MusicSupervior.com

 

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM           Visions of the Future of the Music Business

Where will the music business be in five years? What are the “Hot Topics” and “Current Trends” to pay attention to in this chaotic business environment? [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers:

  • Dale Penner, Engineer, Producer, Owner, Paradise Alley Productions
  • Danny Jones, Engineer, Producer, Owner, Danny Jones Production
  • Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor, Owner, MusicSupervior.com (Moderator)
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley, Kumar, Atlanta, GA
  • Maximiliano de la Fuente, Owner, GrooveList, South American, Artist Developer, Promoter, Producer

 

 

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM         Keynote Speaker Conversation – Al “Butter” McLean,  Senior Vice President/Head of Worldwide Creative for Empire Distribution and Publishing, Founder, CEO of SongSplits.com,

Participants:

  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley, Kumar, Atlanta, GA
  • Eric L. Cager, Director, Founder, Cutting Edge CE Conference

 

 

 

Friday, July 8

[AFTERNOON SESSIONS]

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM           You’re in the studio finishing your new album: What should your Record Label, Manager, and Marketing Team do to get ready for your release.

Multi-tasking is the hallmark of the music business; tracts of marketing and distribution should mirror all aspects of production. Vision and its logistics! [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speakers:

  • Derrick D. Thomas-McKinney, Founder & CEO, L.O.U.D. (Moderator)
  • John Autin, Owner, Rabadash Records
  • Hunter Scott, Publicist, Owner, TREND
  • Cathy Hendrix, SodaRock Music, Manager (Ron Sexsmith), Website Developer
  • David Villalta, Engineer, Label Manager, Louisiana Red Hot Records

 

 

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM              AFM SAG-AFTRA Presentation – Collecting your Money Globally – Introduction by Alana Harris, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy [MUS. BUSINESS]

Speaker:

  • Cynthia Sanchez, Associate Director, International, AFM SAG-AFTRA

  

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM              Developing Writers and Artists in Today’s Market [Mus. Bus./Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs.] Frenchmen RM #3

Speakers:

  • Richard Perna, Music Entrepreneur, Music Publisher, IP Rights Aggregator, IP Rights Consultant (Moderator)
  • Bob Doyle, Owner and President of Major Bob/Rio Bravo Music (a well-known publishing and production entity) and Bob Doyle & Associates (a successful artist management firm).  He is also the longtime manager of Garth Brooks.
  • Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, Board member The MLC, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC

 

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM              Monetizing Your Music and Make Money without the Middlemen      [MUS. BUSINESS/Tech]

Learn how to benefit from your music and eliminate the fees and wait of the middleman.

Speakers:

  • Linda Septien – Septien Entertainment Group, #1 Artist Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jessica Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, Destiney Child) (Moderator)
  • John Martinez, Director of Innovation, Septien Entertainment Group

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM              The A&R Process in the Digital Age, Part II: 5-Things you should do to attract A&R attention [MUS. BUSINESS]

A&R representatives, managers, and publicists discuss how to:

  1. Build your Brand
  2. Build Your Fan Base
  • Network and Build Relationships
  1. Get Discovered on Music Discovery Websites
  2. Apply Marketing Strategies

Speakers:

  • Zach Lund – A&R, Universal Music Publishing, Nashville, TN (Matt Shulz of Cage the Elephant, Dave Cobb, Morgan Wade, The Flaming Lips (Moderator)
  • Lou Plaia – A&R, Sentric Music, former co-founder ReverbNation
  • Cathy Hendrix, SodaRock Music, Manager (Ron Sexsmith), Website Developer
  • Hunter Scott, Publicist, Owner, TREND
  • Al “Butter” McLean, Founder, CEO of SongSplits.com, Senior Vice President/Head of Worldwide Creative for Empire Distribution and Publishing

 

4:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Songwriting with Michele Vice-Maslin Part II: Your Song

Veteran Songwriter, Producer Michele Vice-Maslin lead the second of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not. [MUS. BUSINESS]

 

Spend three days de-mystifying the world of music licensing with songwriter/producer and licensing expert Michele Vice-Maslin. This immersive workshop intensive will introduce participants to many layers of the tools, expectations, and principles involved with licensing their own music, or that of clients. The session will round off with an overview of basic licensing and royalties definitions and resources that all content providers should be familiar with (Publishing, PROs, deal memos, cue sheets, etc.). Each participant will leave the intensive having practiced researching and submitting songs for licensing opportunities, developing a sense of how to jump in to this essential music industry arena.

Speakers:

  • Michelle Vice Maslin, Emmy winning, #1 Hit Songwriter, Producer, Arranger

 

6:00 PM – 2:00 PM               Artists Showcases (venues across New Orleans)

 

 

@ Historic Carver Theater

 

Lifetime Achievement and Music Influencer Award Show

 

7:30 PM –                              Music Influencer Award – Jan Ramsey, Owner, Publisher, OffBeat Music Magazine

 

8:00 PM                                 Lifetime Achievement Award – Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

Saturday, July 9

[MORNING SESSIONS]

 

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM              Educators Panel [MUS. BUSINESS]

Where do educators and institutions stand today in better equipping artists and entertainment entrepreneurs?

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Managers, Publicists, Booking Agents, Talent Buyers, Venue Operators on their role in the music ecosystem     [MUS. BUSINESS] 

This panel will improve the audience’s understanding of how a professional team works with an artist.

Speakers:

  • Marcia Groff, Publicist, Entertainment Media Group (Moderator)
  • Deanna Bernard, Booking Agent, Producer
  • John Tovar, Manager (Marilyn Manson, Mavericks, Nuclear Valdez)
  • Kristen Long, Casting Consultant and Vocal Director, Royal Caribbean Entertainment

 

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM         Essential Visuals that Establish Your Brand [MUS. BUSINESS]

Those in the music industry often overlook proper images; this panel will set that straight.

Speakers:

Ron Fontenot, Photographer

Megan Coffing, Branding Specialist

Barry Coffing, (Moderator)

Saturday, July 9

[AFTERNOON SESSIONS]

 

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM           Songwriting with Michele Vice-Maslin, Part III [MUS. BUSINESS]

Veteran Songwriter, Producer Michele Vice-Maslin lead the third of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not.

 

Spend three days de-mystifying the world of music licensing with songwriter/producer and licensing expert Michele Vice-Maslin. This immersive workshop intensive will introduce participants to many layers of the tools, expectations, and principles involved with licensing their own music, or that of clients. The session will round off with an overview of basic licensing and royalties definitions and resources that all content providers should be familiar with (Publishing, PROs, deal memos, cue sheets, etc.). Each participant will leave the intensive having practiced researching and submitting songs for licensing opportunities, developing a sense of how to jump in to this essential music industry arena.

Speakers:

  • Michele Vice Maslin, Emmy winning, #1 Hit Songwriter, Producer, Arranger

 

 

 

 

@ Historic Carver Theater – 2101 Orleans Avenue, NOLA

Who can you meet at the Cutting Edge?

 

Confirmed Music Business and Creative Industries Workshop Speakers with more to come

  • John Autin, Owner, Rabadash Records
  • Deanna Bernard, Booking Agent, Producer
  • Rico Brooks, Owner, Adella Thomas Management (Sonny Digital, Quay Global, June James, , Bobby Johnson, iBeatz, Pull-up Lam, D.Rich, XL, and Grammy winning songwriter/producer Tasha Catour)
  • Huntington Blachard, Music Tech, Septien Entertainment Group
  • Kerry Brown, Talent Buyer, Gretna Fest
  • Jesse Campo, Sync Musica
  • Dr, Peter Cho, Musician, Executive Dean Delgado Community College West Bank Campus, Chair of the Business Department
  • Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor, Owner, Music Supervior.com
  • Paul Diaz, Owner, TreeSound Recording Studios
  • Michael Dixon, SodaRock Music, Manager (Ron Sexsmith)
  • Bob Doyle – Manager, Garth Brooks
  • Scott Fetters, 2112 Music Tech Incubator
  • Sam FISH Fisher, Artist Development, Artist Counseling, Brand Design, Promotions
  • Ron Fontenot, Photographer
  • Maximiliano de la Fuente, Owner, GrooveList, South American, Artist Developer, Promoter, Producer
  • Marcia Groff, Publicist, Entertainment Media Group
  • Cathy Hendrick, SodaRock Music, Manager (Ron Sexsmith), Website Developer
  • Danny Jones, Engineer
  • Shafin Khan, University of New Orleans Foundation
  • Curtis Knapp, Photographer, Fashion
  • David Lessoff, Esq. Ingroove Music Group
  • Zach Lund – A&R, Universal Music Publishing, Nashville, TN (Matt Shulz of Cage the Elephant, Dave Cobb, Morgan Wade, The Flaming Lips
  • John Martinez, Director of Innovation, Septien Entertainment Group
  • Michelle Vice Maslin, Emmy winning, #1 Hit Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
  • Derrick D. Thomas-McKinney, Founder & CEO, L.O.U.D.
  • Wayne Dougal Morgan, Upperline Entertainment, Louisiana Produces
  • Al “Butter” McLean, Senior Vice President, Empire Distribution and Publishing, Founder, CEO, SongSplit
  • Alicia Needham, Music Metaphor, Lonely Heart Podcast
  • Michael O’Hara, Songwriter, Producer
  • Dale Penner, Engineer, Producer
  • Richard Perma – Founder, Evergreen Publishing
  • Diego Pinzon, CEO, Digital Audio Workstation Network (DAWN)
  • Lou Plaia – A&R, Sentric Music, former co-founder ReverbNation
  • Cynthia Sanchez, Associate Director, International, AFM SAG-AFTRA
  • Hunter Scott, Publicist, Owner, TREND
  • Linda Septien – Septien Entertainment Group, #1 Artist Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jessica Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, Destiney Child)
  • Chris Stelley, Director, Louisiana Entertainment Office
  • Klervae Stinson, M. A., Grant Manager, New Orleans Tourism and Culture Fund
  • John Tovar, Manager (Marilyn Manson, Mavericks, Nuclear Valdez)
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Musician, Festival Producer, TV Host
  • David Villalta, Engineer, Label Manager, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Lilli Lewis, Vice President, Louisiana Red Hot Records

 

 30th Annual

CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

July 7 – 9, 2022

New Orleans

InterContinental New Orleans Hotel

[MORNING SESSIONS]

Thursday, July 7, 2022

 

9:00 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 unprofessional, nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM        Sport Law Updates 2022 [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Social and technological changes have impacted the sports industry in matters of privacy, compensation, asset management, and licensing agreements.

Speakers:

Martin Fishman, Esq. NFLPA Certified Agent, Bellengee Group, Dallas, TX

Kimberly Haynes, Esq. Haynes Johnson, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM         Litigation: Latest Entertainment Cases [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Speakers:

  • Brain Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, LLP
  • Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance, Professor Emeritus, College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver

 

12:30 Break

Thursday, July 7

[AFTERNOON SESSIONS]

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM             Recording, Producing, and Agency Agreements – What to look for – What to avoid [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

The panel will cover essential deal points when representing artists, record labels, and producers. The panel will focus on potential costly mistakes to avoid.

Speakers:

  • Tim Kappel, Esq., Wells & Kappel LLP, New Orleans, LA(Moderator)
  • Brittney Trigg, Esq. Miami, FL
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM             Trademarks Essentials: Avoiding and resolving disputes. What’s in a name? [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hrs.]

How selecting a company name, logos, branding merchandise raise issues of control. Logos v. slogans v. word trademarks: Branded what can and what cannot. Discussion of recent cases on brands, conflicting rights, and the unauthorized use of word trademarks or marketing campaigns.

Speakers:

  • Gregg R. Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Firm, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley, Kumar, Atlanta, GA
  • Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar, LLP, New York, NY

 

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM             Digital Assets Creation and License [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will discuss various forms of content creation, licensing and marketing.

Speakers:

  • Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, New Orleans, LA
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • Monica Cordon, CEO and Founder, Go to Eleven Entertainment
  • Gregg R. Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Firm, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bradley J. Mullins, Esq. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

 

Friday, July 8

[MORNING SESSIONS]

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM          Ethics: Vernon P. Thomas Ethics Presentation [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct and Social Justice areas.

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Tim Kappel, Esq., Wells & Kappel LLP, New Orleans, LA
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

 

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM        Securing Film Rights – What does that look like – Effects on Distribution [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Speakers:

  • Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • William Ramsey, Esq. Ramsey Law Firm, New Orleans, LA
  • Sabina Ment, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs

 

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM        “Financing Methods for Touring, Recording, Live Production, and other entertainment leveraging practices” [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Speakers:

  • Alex Heiche,Esq. CEO, Sound Royalties

 

Friday, July 8

 

[AFTERNOON SESSIONS]

1:15 – 2:00   Keynote Interview, [Legal/ CLE .75 cr. hr.]

Interviewee, TBA

Interviewers,

Todd Brabec Esq., former ASCAP Executive Vice President, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC

Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, Board member The MLC, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC

 

 

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM  NFTs – The Good, The Bad and the Confusing

Our panel discussion includes the basics of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), including using music, ticketing/live experiences, and brands in conjunction with promoting and selling them. NFTs are all the rage but managing the intellectual property rights associated with them can be a daunting and confusing proposition. Join us for some cold hard facts and strategies in working on this new business frontier. [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.

Speakers:

  • Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar, LLP, New York, NY
  • Monica Cordon, CEO and Founder, Go to Eleven Entertainment
  • Polina Ivko, Esq., Ivko, LLP, New York, NY
  • David Lessoff, Esq. Sr. Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Ingrooves Music Group

 

 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM             What’s New in Synch Licensing: A lot!

With new types of “music centric” shows proliferating on all distribution platforms as well as a significant increase in the production of dramatic shows coupled with feature films now getting “first run” streaming or simultaneous theatre/streaming release dates and many video games now encouraging consumer interactivity within the game, “synch” licensing, in all its forms, has significantly moved away from the standard template.

This panel will discuss many of the new license provisions, options and rights that need to be dealt with and considered due to the increased complexity of “what is being requested” by content producers in all audio-visual media. Areas discussed include media expansion, turnaround times, fees based on duration, internet bonuses, clip streaming, episode downloads, cross-clearance options with talk shows, renewal terms, international territory uses, streaming options, PRO licenses, promos and trailers, lyric changes and more. [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Speakers:

  • Todd Brabec Esq., former ASCAP Executive Vice President, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC
  • Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, Board member The MLC, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC
  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Law Office of Stephen J. Easley, Esq.

Saturday, July 9

[MORNING SESSIONS]

Saturday, July 9

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM           Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does it mean for an attorney and independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, and making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients. Establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA (Moderator)
  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Tim Kappel, Esq. Wells & Kappel, New Orleans, LA
  • Brittney Trigg, Esq. Miami, FL

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM        Today’s World of Buying and Selling Copyrights: What’s Changed? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Imagine Dragons, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, ZZ Top, Motley Crue-just a few of the iconic music catalogues that have recently been sold for extraordinary sums of money. Some deals involve all future publishing rights and royalties, others hold back a certain percentage of all revenue with still others selling both the music publisher share as well as songwriter income streams.

This panel will explain what’s new about these types of deals, how they are structured and how purchase prices are arrived at in light of image and likeness rights, ownership of masters, artist royalties and neighboring rights now part of the mix. The major challenges involved with acquisitions will also be discussed as well as the considerations that come into play for sellers and buyers in both the multi-million dollar headline grabbing transactions as well as the smaller catalogue and single song type of deals.

Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs BMG, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC

Todd Brabec, Esq., former ASCAP Executive Vice President, co-author “Music, Money and Success”, Adjunct Professor USC

Richard Perna, Music Entrepreneur, Music Publisher, IP Rights Aggregator, IP RightsConsultant

Wallace Collins, Esq. New York, NY

29th Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar

 

Faculty

·      Alex Heiche, Founder and CEO, Sound Royalties

·      Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA

·      Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)

·      David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA (Moderator)

·      Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA

·      Daniel R. Friedman, Esq., St. Louis, MO

·      Scott Fetter, CEO, 2112 Chicago: Music, Film/Video and creative Technology, Chicago, IL

·      Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs  BMG/ Co-author of

“Music, Money and Success”/Board member of the MLC

·      Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

·      Monica Cordon, CEO and Founder, Go to Eleven Entertainment, New York, NY

·      Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL (Moderator)

·      Michael Olsen, Esq., President, eOne Records Nashville

·      Navarro W. Gray, Esq., The Gray Law firm, Hackensack, NJ

·      Richard “Rick” French, CEO, French/West/Vaughan, Filmmaker, Board Member,

Buddy Holly Foundation

·      Richard Perna, Music Entrepreneur, former VP/COO Hamstein Music, founder and

CEO Evergreen Copyright

·      Stephanie Adwar, Esq., Furgang Adwar, LLP, New York, NY

·      Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Law Office of Stephen J. Easley, Esq.

·      Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, New Orleans, LA

·      Tim Kappel, Esq., Pierson Wells, New Orleans, LA

·      Todd Brabec, Esq., former ASCAP Executive Vice President/ Co-author “Music, Money

and Success”

·      Nadine Ramsey, New Orleans, LA

Kirk T Schroder, Esq., Schroder Brooks Law Firm, PLC, Richmon, VA

·      Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY

 
 

 

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