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September 2016

Pandora: An overview as the company prepares to launch its on-demand offering

September 23, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Adam Parness is Head of Publisher Licensing and Relations at Pandora. In this role, Adam is responsible for leading Pandora’s global relationships with songwriters and music publishers, including the development of broader product rights and internationalization in order to increase revenue, retention and customer engagement.

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April 2018

April 4, 2018: An In-depth look at the Music Modernization Act – Bart Herbison, Guest Speaker (Note: Speaker/Topic Change)

April 4, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CMA Event Center, 35 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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The Copyright Society of the South invites you to a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The CMA Event Space  (35 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203). Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, the organization’s membership of nearly 5,000 spans the United States and many other countries. With 140 chapters, NSAI is dedicated to protecting songwriter’s rights…

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September 2018

“Blurred Lines” Lawyer Lifts the Veil on His Significant Entertainment Cases

September 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Richard S. Busch Richard S. Busch is a Partner in the Litigation Section and is Head of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Sections of King & Ballow. His practice areas include Litigation (State and Federal), Entertainment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Commercial Litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Busch served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John V. Parker, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Mr. Busch received his law degree from…

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November 2018

November 8, 2018 – Songwriter Series: A Special Evening with Mac Davis

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sambuca Restaurant, 601 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST PERFORMING ARTIST:  Mac Davis At his commercial peak in the mid-'70s, Mac Davis was one of America's most popular entertainers, a countrypolitan-styled singer and actor who found considerable success in both fields. After moving to Georgia, Davis first broke into the music business in 1962, when he was hired by the Chicago-based record label Vee-Jay as their Atlanta-based regional manager. After joining the Liberty label three years later, in 1967 he moved to Los Angeles to head the company's…

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December 2018

December 6, 2018 – The Copyright Year In Review: 2018

December 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Stan Soocher, Associate Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado's Denver Campus  Stan Soocher is the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance. He is also Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus. In addition, Stan is an award-winning journalist and entertainment attorney. He is author of the books Baby You’re a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun & Profit and They Fought the Law: Rock…

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February 2019

February 6, 2019: Advocacy update – Explaining the Music Modernization Act and More!

February 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER: Bart Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, the organization's membership of nearly 5,000 spans the United States and many other countries. With more than 100 chapters, NSAI is dedicated to protecting songwriter's rights and serves aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. NSAI also owns The Bluebird…

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March 2019

March 27, 2019 – Estate Planning for Artists and Their Families

March 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER: Stacey Schlitz Stacey Schlitz represents some of the world’s most renowned entertainers, composers, and music publishers in the areas of tax, probate, estate planning, intellectual property, corporate planning, contract negotiations, and litigation.  She also represents sports agents, trade groups, and municipalities in her litigation practice. Stacey’s clients include award-winning musical artists, songwriters, and publishers in the country and Christian music industries, as well as professionals in the medical, dental, banking, and sports industries. Stacey has conducted seminars for…

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September 2019

September 10, 2019 – Songtrust: The Modern Guide to Music Publishing

September 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER: Anna Bond | Songtrust (www.songtrust.com) Anna Bond is the Director of Business Development for Songtrust in North America. A 15-year veteran of the industry, Bond’s mission is to help musicians advance their careers and share their unique visions. Prior to her role at Songtrust, Bond worked in label management, heading up the US offices for Rough Trade Records and FatCat Records. She has worked with artists like Princess Nokia, Houndmouth, and Frightened Rabbit; as well as independent distributor…

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November 2019

November 5, 2019: The National Museum of African American Music – H. Beecher Hicks, III, President & CEO

November 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  H. Beecher Hicks, III   H. Beecher Hicks III’s professional experiences have included work in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, where he has focused on building enterprises as a consultant, banker, investor and operating executive. Henry is now the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music, or NMAAM (www.nmaam.org). His relationship with the project began in 2010 when he began serving on NMAAM’s board before becoming CEO in 2013. From traditional African drum beats…

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April 2020

An interview with Gary Hertz and Steve Schnur – April 21, 2020 (Webinar)

April 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Steve Schnur has been a label and music publishing company President, TV executive producer, music supervisor, professional musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and more. Along the way, he has moved the needle and changed the game in the fields of music, movies, television, sports, video games and digital interactive entertainment around the world.  As Worldwide Executive of EA Music Group, his role is to pursue, create and continuously develop the international vision for music in game franchises such as Battlefront, Dragon…

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