CMJ connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and true community to new music fans, professionals and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music & Film Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the USA. The weekly music business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non commercial and college radio airplay. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic, as well as the emerging music world. Visit www.cmj.com for more information about all of CMJ’s products and services.
The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section (“EASL”) of the New York State Bar Association is comprised of more than 1,700 members representing the varied interests within the entertainment, arts and sports industries at every level, including national and international firms, senior legal and business affairs executives, and counsel at multinational media corporations. The section prides itself in welcoming diversity in person, thought and action. A leader on many fronts, EASL regularly communicates the issues of the day to its members through its online blog, email list-serve, quarterly Journal, and its outstanding MCLE accredited slate of programs, such as this one presented in conjunction with CMJ. The section’s 26 committees, chaired by leading entertainment, art and sports law practitioners, regularly offer timely intellectual adventures in continuing legal education in specialized fields, as well as the occasional social event allowing members to network and enjoy the company of their colleagues in a relaxed setting. As EASL marks its 25th Anniversary in 2013, it is clear that it has become an integral part of its members’ practices. The Section continues to evolve and strives to not only meet the needs of our increasingly specialized and sophisticated membership by providing the best programming, but also to fulfill its role as an advocate for our members’ interests, in promoting professional responsibility, and in emphasizing the core values of our profession. For more information about EASL visit: www.nysba.org/EASL
EASL Music & Recording Industry Committee
EASL’s Music and Recording Industry Committee seeks to educate both legal
practitioners and non-lawyers on the complex and ever-evolving issues that arise in the music industry. The Committee understands the need to foster discussion of not just the legal issues, but also the intertwined business issues that confront music industry professional on a daily basis. This Committee, Co-Chaired by Christine Pepe, Esq. (ASCAP) and Keenan Popwell, Esq. (SESAC), organizes panel discussions on cutting edge legal issues impacting the music industry and participates in events that foster both creativity and empowerment of music industry professionals.
Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a long record of academic excellence, national scholarly influence and innovative achievements. It has been a pioneer in such widely diverse programs as clinical education, law and business, public service, interdisciplinary scholarship and global studies. NYU Law has a proud history of fairness and openness: more than 100 years ago, it became one of the first law schools to routinely admit women and other groups discriminated against by many other institutions. The school’s curriculum is taught by top-tier faculty and is distinguished not only by its strength across all traditional areas of legal study, but also by its global perspective. NYU Law has long been committed to educating global lawyers who will use their degrees to become world leaders in government, business, and, of course, the legal profession. For more information about NYU School of Law visit: http://www.law.nyu.edu/
For more than 25 years, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP has provided legal counsel to leading media and entertainment clients, from individual creators, to corporations, associations and non-profit organizations. We provide transactional services for clients in connection with feature film, documentaries, cable, broadcast television, theatre, music, publishing, dance, photography, visual arts, fashion, software, advertising, licensing and online technologies. We counsel in copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights as well as manage clients’ trademark portfolios. Our litigators handle all forms of media and digital rights disputes including copyrights, trademarks, advertising, domain name, media defense, publicity rights and commercial cases. We understand our clients’ businesses and are committed to offering them individual attention that includes in-depth industry knowledge, as well as focused legal advice.
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Vandenberg & Feliu is a New York-based, full-service law firm offering clients a unique combination of partner-intensive service and personal attention from attorneys ranking at the top of their fields. From sophisticated commercial litigation to the negotiation of employment agreements, from counseling on venture financing to negotiating corporate transactions, from reviewing entertainment and intellectual property transactions to advising on complex tax matters, Vandenberg & Feliu LLP offers a wide range of specialized expertise to provide innovative solutions to its clients’ legal and business matters. Vandenberg & Feliu LLP’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, start-up entrepreneurs, creative individuals, not-for-profit corporations and international financial institutions. For more information about Vandenberg & Feliu LLP visit: http://www.vanfeliu.com
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices, as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bogotá and Mexico City. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. For more information about Holland & Knight LLP visit: http://www.hklaw.com
Long recognized as a leading law firm in media, entertainment, and advertising law, Frankfurt Kurnit has today grown to provide the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines. We are special intellectual property counsel to major corporations and prominent creators and have participated in some of the leading cases applying intellectual property law to publishing, marketing communications, and new media. We are the leading New York-based entertainment firm and boast one of the nation’s top advertising and marketing practices. We provide sophisticated commercial litigation, professional services, securities fraud and white collar defense counsel. Our clients enjoy all the benefits of a large firm, but with the greater efficiency and responsiveness of a more focused firm. For more information about Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz visit: http://www.fkks.com
Prager and Fenton LLP, is a full-service public accounting firm and member of Prager Metis International LLC, with office locations including New York, Los Angeles and London that has provided entertainment industry clients with accounting, auditing, tax and business management expertise for almost a century. Prager and Fenton is a trusted advisor to clients that range from recording artists to Fortune 500 companies, from start-up enterprises to major studios, from entertainment icons to professional corporations and not-for-profits. Prager and Fenton’s unrivaled services span the gamut of the entertainment industry and include: royalty and profit participation auditing for music, television and film; business management for artists and production companies; international tour accounting; copyright valuations of music, film and literary assets; advertising, marketing and PR agency audits for major corporations. For more information about Prager and Fenton LLP visit: http://www.pragerfenton.com