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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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May 2019

May 21, 2019 – Art is Business/Business is Art: Small Things Every Creative can do to Increase Revenue and Recognition

May 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER: Marcus Cobb | Jammber (www.jammber.com) Marcus Cobb is the CEO and Co-founder of Jammber, a workflow and payment platform for the entertainment industry.  He has designed finance technology for Fortune 50 companies and has also designed fashion featured in music videos for Pitbull, Baby Bash,Trey Songz and others. An amateur songwriter and life-long musician, Cobb and his company Jammber have brought their passion for creatives to solve complicated legacy issues that plague the $2 trillion entertainment industry. He…

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June 2019

June 20, 2019 – The Art of the Deal: Evaluating Song Catalogs in Today’s Market

June 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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PANELISTS:  John Ozier, Brad Peterson, and Chip Petree MODERATOR:  Tim Wipperman   John Ozier - As executive vp creative, Ozier oversees Reservoir's Nashville operations, including signing and developing new talent. He joins Reservoir following a six-year stint at independent Canadian publisher olé that included marquee signings Jeff Trott, Tony Martin, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Adam Hambrick and Tyler Farr, along with the acquisitions of the Red Vinyl Music, Parallel Music, and Better Angels Music publishing catalogs. Earlier on, Ozier looked after the…

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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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October 2019

October 22, 2019: How to Maximize Your Income from Canadian Cuts

October 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Margaret McGuffin Margaret McGuffin is the Executive Director of the Canadian Music Publishers Association. Previously, Margaret has held management positions with the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) , Musicians’ Rights Organizations Canada, and Access Copyright. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Re:Sound and the Canadian Private Copying Collective. McGuffin started her career at Music Canada and Connect Music Licensing, then later worked as a consultant with a wide range of cultural organizations and…

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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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December 2019

December 4, 2019: Copyright Year-End Review

December 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Stan Soocher 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 Music Goes to Court. This is Stan’s 23rd consecutive year presenting “Copyright Year in Review” to the Copyright Society…

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February 2020

Legislative Updates with Bart Herbison – February 18, 2020

February 18 @ 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 2020

***POSTPONED***Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Invasion of the Robot Creators: Underlying rights issues in the use of artificial intelligence to create new works

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CMA Event Center, 35 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret we must postpone our March 17th luncheon meeting.  We will be in touch when we are able to reschedule.  Thank you.   ______________________________________________________________________ GUEST PANEL:  John Beiter, Marghie Evans, Michael Harrington and Randy Wachtler John Beiter John Beiter has practiced entertainment law for over 25 years.  His clients have included recording artists, record companies, songwriters, music publishers, filmmakers, and authors regarding talent agreements, entity formation, copyright acquisition and a wide variety of…

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March 17, 2020 Meeting Postponed

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret we must postpone our March 17th luncheon meeting.  We will be in touch when we are able to reschedule.  Thank you.  

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