EASL'S ANNUAL MUSIC BUSINESS AND LAW CONFERENCE
NEW DATE: Friday, November 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: New York Law School | Rooms W400 and W401 | 185 West Broadway | New York, NY 10013
EASL Section Members: $249 | NYSBA Members: $289 (Join EASL Today for only $35 and save $35 on your registration)
Non-NYSBA Members: $329 | Law Students: $149
Accountants receiving CPE Credits: $299
The Music Business and Law Conference will feature a variety of speakers from law, finance, business, and technology, with several panels focusing on global perspectives of representation, tax, and practical concerns for music artists and businesses alike.
Panel Topics and Speakers:
Case Developments Impacting the Music Industry
- Ross Bagley, Esq., Pryor Cashman
- Brian D. Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
Termination Rights and Related Issues
- Lisa A. Alter, Esq., Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP
- Robert H. Bienstock, Esq., Carlin America
- Katherine Baron, Esq., Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP
Anatomy of a Music Festival
The popularity of music festivals is becoming a dominating force the music industry. Live musical performances are revenue earners for festival owners, promoters and artists alike. For those in attendance, music festivals provide an atmosphere fostering creativity, unity and self-expression, and are also crazy fun. Before the first set starts, there is extensive planning, administration, and organized execution that goes into putting on your favorite music festival. This panel will deconstruct the components of a music festival and take a look into the business and legalities involved in such a venture. Discussions will include: talent buying and programming; safety and insurance; financial planning and concerns; intellectual property implications; and agreements with talent, staff and sponsors.
- Joyce Dollinger, Esq. Dollinger, Gonski and Grossman
- Peter Tempkins, HUB International (Insurance Brokers)
- Peter Shapiro, Promoter (Brooklyn Bowl Founder, et al.)
- Janine Small, Esq., Janine Small, PLLC
- Nicholas Judd, Judd Financial
No Direction Home: Tax and Legal Planning for Multi National Groups
Hit songs and the successful bands that record them are not limited to one territory. We now have band members spread over three or four territories, which requires careful coordination of legal and accounting matters. This session traces the legal and accounting issues of a fictional group, its members and corporate entities, from recording to touring, addressing along the way: tax residence, international tax structures, estate taxes without borders, contract jurisdiction shopping and impact of income streams, expansion overseas by US entities, treaty protection and domestic law in a changing environment, royalty remittances, and trademark issues (i.e., Rhianna and Ukulele Orchestra cases).
- Eric Longley, Chartered Accountant, Prager Metis (UK)
- Hal Peterson, Prager Metis
- Robyn Guilliams, Esq., Goldstein & Guilliams, PLC
Planning for Celebrities and Beyond
The recent and tragic passing of Prince has caused renewed focus on the risks of poor planning, or even worse, no planning at all. This panel of experts will present a case study to explore the legal, tax and practical business considerations that should be addressed before this thing called Life comes to an end.
- Gabe M. Wolosky, CPA, Prager Metis CPAs, LLC
- Linda J. Wank, Esq., Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
- Justin Buencamino, (Valuation Expert) Prager Metis CPAs, LLC
DOJ Decision and PROs
The DOJ recently interpreted the consent decrees governing ASCAP and BMI to require them to abandon decades of industry practice with respect to fractional licensing of songs, and require that each PRO license 100% songs only. This panel will discuss the effect of that decision on the industry, what it means for songwriters publishers, the PROs themselves, as well as licensees.
- Marc Jacobson, Esq., Marc Jacobson, P.C.
- Monica Corton, Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
- Paul M. Fakler, Esq., Arent Fox
Trends and the Outlook for Music Publishing and Master Catalog Transactions
As streaming services gain traction and emerging technologies come into focus, many music industry professionals see both opportunity and cause for concern over the potential for future growth. This panel of industry experts will discuss recent trends in catalog transactions as well as factors impacting the market for music publishing and master recording catalogs and what attorneys and valuation experts are recommending to their clients.
- J. Christopher Hull, CPA, Prager Metis
- Doug Colton, Esq., Colton Entertainment Group
- Nari Matsuura, Partner, Massarsky Consulting Inc.
- Andrew Bergman, Esq., CEO & General Counsel,Downtown Music Publishing
- Jason Pascal, Esq., VP/Catalog Development & Assoc. General Counsel, The Orchard
- Full Day Continuing Education Program with up to 6.0 MCLE Credits / 7.0 CPE Credits (this program isnot transitional and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys)
- Continental Breakfast, Refreshments and Luncheon
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