The Entertainment Business Law Seminar


CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

New York University New York City

in association with
CMJ Network, New York University School of Law,
The Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association,
Holland & Knight LLP, Vandenberg & Feliu LLP and Prager and Fenton LLP

When Industries Collide…

CMJ Network will host the all-day Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) accredited Entertainment Business Law Seminar on October 21, 2011, at NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center in the spectacular Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion.

In today’s complex media environment, entertainment companies must serve a new breed of consumers that are engaged, diverse and demanding. To stay ahead of the curve and support an agenda for growth, many savvy players are making moves that leverage trends in cloud computing, increased personalization and gameification. Still, the pitfalls are just as numerous as the opportunities. While hot trends seem promising, we shouldn’t forget that for many consumers, old habits die hard – or at least change gradually. How can attorneys suss out what changes will matter? And what impact will these changes have on entertainment deals? Our top industry lawyers and other expert entertainment business panelists will offer you the insights, strategies and real-world perspectives to help you step up and stand out…when industries collide.

The Entertainment Business Law Seminar at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011 is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker Daniel Glass in a conversation with legendary industry insider Matt Pinfield.

Daniel Glass is the Founder & President of Glassnote Entertainment Group – a full-service, independent music company since 2007. Glassnote is the proud home of Grammy-winning band Phoenix, the platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated Mumford & Sons, as well as The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, Justin Nozuka, Kele, Secondhand Serenade, Royal Bangs, GIVERS and recent signings Oberhofer and Childish Gambino. With its communal spirit, exquisite mix of artists and musically-driven management team, Mr. Glass is proud that his company’s commitment to true artist development is proving successful. In April of 2010, Glassnote Records made history by becoming the first independent label to have four artists in the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart, and in 2011, Rolling Stone named Glassnote “Best Indie Label.”

Glass began his musical career as a DJ at the famed Regine’s Discotheque in New York City. He went on to SAM Records and continued at Chrysalis, then on to SBK Records. Glass’ path in music led him to become President & CEO of EMI Records Group (North America), a founding President of Universal and President of Artemis Records before eventually starting Glassnote. Daniel Glass’ career in the music industry has been marked by such success stories as: Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinead O’Connor, Jon Secada, Warren Zevon, Blur, Goldfinger, Jesus Jones, Erykah Badu, Paula Abdul, Baha Men, Kurupt, Susan Tedeschi, Technotronic, The Pretenders, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sugarcult and Better Than Ezra, to name but a few.

Critically acclaimed music personality and show host Matt Pinfield started his career working as an on-air Talent and Music Director at WRSU-FM, the official radio station of Rutgers University. During a ten-year stint that began in 1984 as a radio DJ on WHTG-FM 106.3, the Jersey shore alternative rock radio station, he received the Gavin Award in 1992 and 1993 for National Commercial Alternative Music Director of the Year.  Pinfield then kicked off his television career, hosting MTV’s “120 Minutes” in 1995, and joining the MTV Music and Talent department, where he hosted a variety of MTV shows and more than 100 MTV specials during his time at the network. In 2001, Pinfield was named Vice President of A&R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, a post that saw him sign and oversee the making of albums by multiple gold and platinum acts. In 2005, he was invited by the Rolling Stones to host an international radio interview for Premiere networks; the event featured all four band members interviewed together for the first time in more than 35 years.

In 2006, Pinfield returned to television as the host of VH1′s “VSpot Top 20 Countdown” and HDNet’s “Soundoff with Matt Pinfield.” He also co-starred as himself on Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band.” Two years later, Pinfield took over as morning drive DJ on New York radio station WRXP 101.9 FM and was honored at the Rock and Roll hall Of Fame in Cleveland, where he spoke about his experiences and accomplishments in the music industry. Finally in 2011, MTV resurrected “120 Minutes,” one of its longest running shows in the networks history, and brought Pinfield back to host both the show host and its weekly web counterpart, “120 Seconds” on

Lawyers attending the seminar will receive 6 New York State MCLE credits, consisting of 4 in “Practice Management,” 1 in “Skills,” and 1 in “Ethics” — all of which may be accepted in other jurisdictions, as well. Accountants attending the seminar will receive 6 New York State CPE credits, consisting of 5 in “Specialized Knowledge” and 1 in “Accounting & Auditing.”

Program Co-Chairs:

Michael S. Poster, Esq.
Marc S. Reisler, Esq.
Toby M.J. Butterfield, Esq.
Christopher Marino, Esq.
Joanne Abbot Green
David J. Mazur, Esq.