Event: Music Licensing in the Digital Age

May 30th, 2012

The New York State Bar Association

Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section Presents: 


Thursday, June 14, 2012  12-12:30 PM (Lunch) 12:30-2:10 PM (Panel)

Herrick Feinstein, LLP 2 Park Avenue (at 33rd and Park) 14th Floor Auditorium New York City

This program has been approved for a total of 2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

Cosponsored by the Television and Radio, Music and Recording Industry, and Motion Pictures Committees of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

Program Chairs: Barry Skidelsky, Esq. Pamela Cathlyn Jones, Esq., Christine Pepe, Esq, Mary Ann Zimmer, Esq.

Moderator: Barry Skidelsky, Esq

Speakers:  Jeff Brabec, Vice President, Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis)  Benjamin E. Marks, Esq. Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP Matthew DeFilippis, Vice President, New Media & Technology, ASCAP

Program Description: Licensing music for film and television has long been a complicated and fragmented process, often requiring multiple copyright licenses from record labels, music publishers, and performing rights organizations. Advancements in digital device and distribution technologies have engendered additional complexity, simultaneously creating new opportunities and challenges — not only for creators and copyright owners, but also for those who counsel them. This panel will examine emerging digital business models and related issues — from the creative, business and legal perspectives.

Registration: Please register at www.nysba.org/EASLMusicLicensing by June 12, 2012

Pricing (Lunch Included):  $30 for EASL Members  $50 Non-Members

For More Information: bgould@nysba.org