November 15, 2019 - Music Business and Law Conference

Music Business and Law Conference 

New York Law School | 185 West Broadway | New York, NY 10013

Cost to Attend:
EASL Section Members: $219 for EASL Members |  $249 after 9/30  | NYSBA Members: $289 (Join EASL Today for only $35 and save $40 on your registration) 
Non-NYSBA Members: $339 | Law Students: $149 
Accountants receiving CPE Credits: $299 

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MBLC 2019


This year’s Music Business and Law Conference features a variety of speakers from law, finance, and business, with panels focusing on global perspectives, building brands, income streams, tax, and practical concerns for the music artist advisor.


Panels and Program


    8:00 am -    8:45 am            Registration and Breakfast

    8:45 am -    9:00 am            Opening Remarks / Overview of the Day

    9:00 am – 10:30 am             1.  The Basics:  Management, Recording, Publishing, Licensing/

                                                            Revenue Streams

  10:40 am – 11:40 am             2A.  Copyright Registration Challenges

                                                2B.  Blanket Licensing / EU Directive – US and International

  11:50 am – 12:50 pm            3A.  Music Modernization Act – Practical Effects

                                                3B.  Trends in Publishing and Master Catalog Transactions

  12:50 pm –   2:10 pm            LUNCH / KEYNOTE

  1:05 pm -      2:10 pm            Top business and legal executives at Universal/Republic Records

                                                Monte Lipman, Co-Founder and CEO of Republic Records

                                                Avery Lipman,  Co-Founder and President of Republic Records

                                                Steve Gawley, Esq., EVP Bus/Legal, Universal Music Group, East Coast Labels

                                                Daniel Getz, Esq., SVP Bus/Legal, Universal Music Group, RepublicRecords

                                                Moderated by

                                                Larry S. Miller, Clinical Assoc. Prof./Director, Music Business Program,NYU Steinhardt

    2:20 pm –   3:20 pm            4A.  Key Financial Building Blocks for Band Merch

                                                4B.  Diversity Focus:  Disrupting Bias*

    3:30 pm –   5:00 pm            Litigation Update on the Music Front

*Qualifies for NY MCLE Diversity Credit


Questions? Contact Kristina Maldonado @

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Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under that policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis of his/her hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to Kristina Maldonado at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Kristina Maldonado at (518) 487.5588 or