August 25th, 2016
I’m proud to be a part of three outstanding panel/event proposals for SXSW 2017. Please help me out by voting and spreading the word!
May 12th, 2016
Click here to listen to my episode “Don’t Be a Jerk” on iTunes.
Some of the takeaways:
Take a genuine interest: clients want their attorney to know who they are; what their interests are; so you represent those interests when you represent them
Be a connector: connect people with each other, with opportunities, think about others and help generate business for others through introductions and connections
Narrow in on the clients in your niche: be where they are; as a speaker or contributing content – when they need services they’ll think of you and your perspective
Important not to be a jerk: represent your clients zealously and firmly while treating the opposing party with respect
Opposing counsel is your peer: remain courteous; peer relationships follow you as long as you’re practicing in that region and practice area
Social media and providing content: creates an avenue with new audiences that wouldn’t be aware of your services otherwise
Be confident: and represent yourself in a way that is appealing to the type of people you want to work with; business development in professional services is different - they’re hiring you for you
Millennial, Mobile, Global: get involved within the community your trying to target, give back and you’ll form genuine relationships
March 4th, 2015
We’re proud to announce that Jennifer will be presenting as part of two panels at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas next week!
Panel: Building Trust In Community Marketplaces- Tuesday, March 17, 11:00-12:00PM
Location: JW Marriott, Salon 8
This panel will feature Jennifer, Julia Wilde of Sparkplug, Corinne Haxton Pavlovic from Etsy, and Steve Kirkham of AirBnB, brought together to discuss the importance of trust in developing an online community. The panel will discuss social media strategy, dispute resolution efforts, insurance policies, and customer service with respect to “sharing” economy communities- i.e. marketplaces where products are traded and rented.
Panel: Sync in 2015- Newest Trends, Tools, and Techniques- Thursday, March 19, 5:00-6:00PM
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB
This panel will focus on the development of sync licensing strategy for optimal monetization. Jennifer will be joined by Josh Rabinowitz, EVP and Director of Music at Grey Group; Jessica Sobhraj, Manager of Digital Content Licensing at SESAC; and Ben Kihnel, Director of Content at Rumblefish. The panel will discuss the best way to monetize content on online platforms such as YouTube, as well as new approaches to brand partnerships and strategies for new deal terms.
August 23rd, 2014
I am part of two different panels proposed for SXSW Interactive and Music. Your support is very very appreciated! Please click the links below to vote.
Building Trust in Community Marketplaces
Trust is one of the most important elements in building any online community, particularly in the ‘share’ economy as possessions, homes, resources, and skills are traded, rented, and sold.
This panel explores different strategies and approaches to building a responsible and secure community marketplace. Experts from within the industry will share successes and failures, risks and rewards of community marketplaces.
We will discuss features to integrate into your platform to develop trust and safety within your community marketplace, as well as when and how to incorporate social media to strengthen community ties. The panel will also present different approaches to user disputes and complaints, insurance policies and liability, and customer service.
- Jennifer Newman Sharpe Law Offices of Jennifer Newman Sharpe
- Julia Wilde Sparkplug
- Corinne Haxton Pavlovic Etsy
- Steve Kirkham Airbnb
Sync in 2015: Newest Trends, Tools and Techniques
Sync licensing is a primary revenue stream for many artists. With the advent of new business models and technologies, artists can continue to generate revenue opportunities beyond just the original placement. During this panel we’ll examine the latest developments in synchronization licensing strategy and monetization. Panelists will delve into the details of content ID, micro syncs and multi channel networks, while focusing on the best ways to monetize content on YouTube and other online platforms. We will discuss innovative approaches to brand partnerships and strategic syncs as well as outline major deal terms, negotiation tactics, and potential red flags.
- Jennifer Newman Sharpe Law Offices of Jennifer Newman Sharpe, PLLC
- Ben Kihnel Rumblefish
- Jessica Sobhraj SESAC
- Josh Rabinovitz Grey
June 15th, 2014
I am beyond excited to announce the recent launch of a company I co-founded, Sparkplug, a community marketplace where musicians and artists can rent their instruments, equipment, and space to each other. We’re hoping that Sparkplug will make touring, recording, and creating less expensive and more convenient, while also letting artists make money from their gear when off-cycle, between tours or albums.
As part of Sparkplug’s launch, we’re giving away a Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar! To enter, simply go to www.sparkplug.it and sign up to become a member. Then, start listing your instruments, equipment, and space. Each listing gets you an additional entry into the giveaway. Sharing the giveaway on Facebook also counts as an entry.
Please share with your friends! I’m happy to personally answer any questions you have about the site and would love any feedback.
December 16th, 2013
To all of my clients, colleagues, and friends:
It has been a pleasure working with you this past year. Wishing you all the best in 2014.
The Law Offices of Jennifer Newman Sharpe, PLLC
May 16th, 2011
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my new blog!
My name is Jennifer and I’m a New York-based attorney, with a practice focusing on Entertainment and IP Law. I also work in music licensing and placement.
This blog is devoted to sharing developments in entertainment and intellectual property law, innovations in music and arts technology, entertainment industry news, and New York area events that I think are worthwhile. Please feel free to comment with personal insights and opinions, or send me a message.