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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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April 2020

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

April 21 @ 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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May 2020

Webinar: AI: Invasion of the Robot Creators: Underlying Rights Issues in the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Create New Works

May 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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PANELISTS:  John Beiter, Marghie Evans, Michael Harrington, and Randy Wachtler   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 other transactional matters.  His institutional clients include the Americana Music Association, the International Entertainment Buyers Association, and SESAC.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in Entertainment-Music since 2012 and his…

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September 2020

Webinar: Current Issues Facing the Marketplace

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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SPEAKERS:  Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach and Barry Massarsky Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach is a Managing Director and Co-Chair of NERA's Communications, Media, and Internet Practice, and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School, where he teaches Regulated Industries, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, Dr. Eisenach has served in senior policy positions at the US Federal Trade Commission and the White House Office of Management and…

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November 2020

Webinar: November 17, 2020 – All About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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GUEST SPEAKER: Maurice Russell Maurice Russell is the Head of Rights Management for The Mechanical Licensing Collective (www.themlc.com). In this role, Russell supports The MLC’s work to implement the first statutory blanket licensing system for mechanical rights in the United States. Russell also leverages his operational and administrative expertise in order to help The MLC prepare to process digital music royalty payments to music publishers and songwriters globally. A senior executive in the music and entertainment industry with over 20 years of…

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