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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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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May 2020

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

May 28, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Webinar
Free

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, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Webinar

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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December 2020

Webinar: Stan Soocher’s Annual Copyright Review

December 11, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Webinar

GUEST SPEAKER:  Stan Soocher Stan Soocher is Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus and the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance. 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, as well as of the chapter “Twenty-First-Century Patronage: The Road to Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden Concert…

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February 2021

February 25, 2021 – Updates from the Copyright Office

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Regan Smith Regan Smith is the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office. She was appointed to the position effective May 27, 2018.In her position as General Counsel, Smith provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programs of the Office, including the national registration and recordation systems, and she is frequently called upon by congressional offices, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies for advice and assistance. She also…

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March 2021

March 24, 2021 – Colin Rushing | SXWorks

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar

GUEST SPEAKER:  Colin Rushing Colin Rushing is Chief Legal Officer for SoundExchange (www.soundexchange.com), overseeing the organization’s legal, regulatory, and corporate affairs, supervises rate setting proceedings, directs the organization’s enforcement program, and plays a key role in shaping SoundExchange’s strategic development.   At this event Colin will discuss SXWorks, the SoundExchange company formed to serve the publishing industry, and also provide a brief update about the latest webcasting proceeding. Colin originally joined SoundExchange in the role of Senior Counsel for Licensing and…

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April 2021

April 22, 2021 – Building a Music Community on Facebook & Instagram

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Speakers:  Alexa Cabellon and Natalie Echols Topic:  Building a Music Community on FaceBook and Instagram Alexa Cabellon is the Team Lead, Music Publishing Partnerships on the North America Music Publishing Team at Facebook based in NYC. Prior to joining Facebook in 2019, Alexa was the Director, Royalties and New Media at the legendary independent music publishing company, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. and taught Music Publishing 101 at Berklee Online. Alexa is the lead singer/songwriter of her Brooklyn-based indie pop/rock…

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