EASL Tunes Business and Regulation Conference 2023

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                

Registration and Light Breakfast

9:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. 

The Fundamentals: Legal rights, Earnings Streams, And Agreements Connected To Recording Artists And Songwriters – What rights, earnings streams, and agreements must a tunes law firm be conscious of when symbolizing a recording artist or songwriter?  This panel will deal with the essential rights, sources of earnings, and varieties of agreements audio lawyers ought to know and understand when representing recording artists and songwriters embarking on a profession in the songs enterprise. Executives from a tunes distribution business, publishing enterprise, administration enterprise, items firm, and a law company, will clarify their roles, rights relevant to different tunes profits streams, and contracts recording artists and songwriters enter into to monetize and exploit their works and broaden their professions. Panelists will also explore trends in the market. Convey your inquiries. 

1.5 MCLE Credits | 1.5 CPE Credits


Robert A. Celestin, Esq., Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin

Ashley Fogerty, Esq., VP of Company Affairs for Bravado

Bea Koramblyum, Global Head-Bus. Affairs, Downtown New music Publishing

Matthew Skiba, VP-Legal rights and Content material, Vydia

Janine Tiny, Esq., Principal Janine Tiny, PLLC

Emily White, Collective Leisure – MODERATOR

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  – Breakout Sessions

Turning The “Beat” All-around – Instances have adjusted.  In the previous, musical compositions ended up normally composed by collaborative attempts involving composers and lyricists, and musical recordings were recorded by bands in a studio with the input of a producer.  Today, “beats” or musical beds are independently made and produced offered on-line or if not disseminated to R & B or city recording artists for their consideration.  The use of “beats” with no official penned agreements in position qualified prospects to copyright infringement, co-authorship and producer promises, which include claims of possession of learn recordings.        This panel will review this sort of promises and the defenses to them as properly as focus on the probable effects of settlement agreements on current royalty buildings and calculations for equally the Composition and Grasp.   

1. MCLE Credit score | 1. CPE Credit rating


Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLP – MODERATOR

Jonathan D. Davis, Esq., Jonathan D. Davis, P.C.

Sapna Lal, Esq. The Lal Business, LLC

Christine Lepera, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  – Breakout Classes

Estate Scheduling For Recording Artists and Songwriters – Demise and the Items That Can Go Erroneous When It Is Not Correctly Planned For – There are quite a few artists who haven’t performed proper scheduling and have been still left in the unenviable situation of possessing to pay out substantial tax bills that could have been averted with some suitable foresight.  This panel will discuss finest techniques in estate preparing for Recording Artists and Songwriters.  

1. MCLE Credit  | 1. CPE Credit history


Mary T. D. Delman, CPA, Esq., Partner, Citrin Cooperman

Michael X. Dooley, Husband or wife, Chief Compliance Officer, Citrin Cooperman – MODERATOR

Michael B. Frisch, Esq., Lover, Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch, LLP

Gordon P. Stone III, Esq., Spouse, Kozusko Harris and Duncan LLP

Catherine M. Taylor, Esq., Associate, Citrin Cooperman

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 

Copyright Business Update – With a wide variety of rule implementations and other changes at the Copyright Business office, this panel will highlight those impacting the tunes planet, these types of as Group Registrations of Sound Recordings, Small Promises in Copyright, the Office’s new Synthetic Intelligence Initiative, and regulations with regards to the Music Modernization Act and the MLC – all of which will have an effect on the apply in and economics of the Songs Industry.  

1. MCLE Credit history | 1. CPE Credit 


Joyce Dollinger, Esq., Lover, Change, Kendrick & Baron LLP – MODERATOR

John Riley, Esq., Assistant Typical Counsel, U.S. Copyright Business office

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 

Bringing The Model – Focusing on the non-musical monetization facets of a thriving band or musician’s profession, the panel will discuss artistic approaches in exploiting a band’s title and explore its descendibility the ins and outs of the cannabis companies for celebs and the pitfalls and nuances in funding a Federally unlawful marketplace and the authorized and small business aspects of influencer contracts.

1. MCLE Credit rating  | 1. CPE Credit history


Robert J. deBrauwere, Esq., Pryor Cashman

Mitzi Keating, Citrin Cooperman

Diane Krausz, Esq. – MODERATOR

Eli B. Nathanson, Esq., Pryor Cashman

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Lunch System

Close to The World in 60 Minutes: A Tour of Emerging Tunes Business Markets with Monthly bill Werde

With new music streaming growth in Western marketplaces leveling off, the recorded music sector is ever more looking to rising marketplaces to supply causes for optimism. But although it’s real that these marketplaces are modernizing and increasing quickly, corresponding history sector revenues have been slow to materialize. Bill Werde, director of the Bandier new music company application at Syracuse College, and creator of influential industry e mail Whole Level No Cap, will current a spirited overview of the governing dynamics and address significant issues and most important prospects for the recorded audio sector as it relates to music’s most critical rising markets.  

Werde has toured the songs field in Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, and Bangkok in the latest years. In these marketplaces, he has satisfied with and figured out from anyone from world wide multinationals such as YouTube and Spotify, to the coolest flavor-generating indie labels. 

Trends in repertoire, macroeconomic factors, and the role that essential DSP associates these types of as YouTube and TikTok will perform in the foreseeable future of the true world-wide new music small business, will all be part of the discussion.


Bill Werde – Director, Bandier Plan for Recording and Leisure Industries and Creator, Full Charge No Cap

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  – Breakout Sessions

Audio Copyright Terminations – A Evaluation – The mechanics of the termination process, useful scheduling close to terminations accomplishing a terminations review for catalog profits.

1. MCLE Credit history | 1. CPE Credit rating


Joyce Dollinger, Esq., Partner, Change Kendrick & Baron – MODERATOR     

Katie Baron, Esq., Partner, Alter Kendrick & Baron

Richard Reimer, Esq., SVP – Business and Authorized Affairs – ASCAP

Mona Simonian, Esq., Partner-Pryor Cashman

Ramon Villa, COO, Main Wave

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  – Breakout Periods 

Streaming Royalties and Audio Royalty Streams – The exceptional expansion in the new music market has been pushed by consumers’ enjoy of streaming their new music but also via the incredibly vital legislative endeavours to increase the royalties payable to rightsowners songwriters and artists alike.  This panel of specialists will unpack the royalty charges payable pursuant to Phonorecords III and IV as effectively as electronic general performance and how that crucial income stream differs from the industry’s lifetime blood of terrestrial effectiveness.  Emphasis will be put on the publishing income streams but they’ll also talk about learn royalties, the interplay of the multitude of income streams in the market place these days and how all those monies drive price in the new music legal rights current market.

1. MCLE Credit history | 1. CPE Credit rating


Michael Bizenov – President, Seem Royalties – MODERATOR

Chris Hull , CPA, Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors

Barry M. Massarsky, Husband or wife, Citrin Cooperman Advisors

Benjamin K. Semel, Esq., Husband or wife, Pryor Cashman    

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Litigation Update on The Songs Entrance& Tunes –  

The last yr has observed numerous exciting copyright and amusement developments in the litigation arena.  Four experienced panelists who have litigated extensively in the tunes business will take a look at some of the new superior profile situations (e.g., the Supreme Court’s ruling on “fair use” in the Andy Warhol circumstance, litigation in excess of termination rights for grants of audio recordings copyrights, Ed Sheeran’s demo  successfully defending claims of copyright infringement for his hit “Thinking out Loud,” and developments on the litigation entrance involving in Artificial Intelligence, and many others.), both for their legal influence and to emphasize the parties’ litigation tactics. The panel will also seem at the practical results and implications of these instances and developments for tunes litigation and market economics likely ahead.

1.5 MCLE Credits | 1.5 CPE Credits


Ryan Abbott, Esq., Brown, Neri, Smith and Khan LLP

Robert W. Clarida, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLP

Ilene S. Farkas, Esq., Pryor Cashman

Paul V. LiCalsi, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC – MODERATOR

Richard S. Mandel, Esq., Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


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