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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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