Updated: March 14, 2011: The Dallas Observer Blog has an interesting article on the "Music Business Legal Checklist" panel that was presented as part of the 2011 35 Conferette.
Dallas and Fort Worth music lawyers team up for a "basics" music business legal issues panel on March 10, 2011 at Denton Banter as part of the Day Events for the 35 Conferette music conference.
Music Business Legal Check List: Five Things You Better Think About and DoSponsored by the Dallas Bar Sports and Entertainment Law Section Thursday, March 10th from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at Banter, 219 West Oak Street, Denton, TX 76201
This free and open to the public presentation will assist the new or established musician/artist/music business professional in navigating the ins-and-outs of legal issues involved in the music business. The panel will address 1) when key team members such as a manager, attorney or booking agent should become involved in an artist’s career; 2) who owns the content – songs, sound recordings, trademarks; 3) do you need a written agreement or is a hand-shake between the band members enough; 4) how do you raise money for the next record; and 5) what revenue streams are out there.
ModeratorTamera H. Bennett: Attorney, Bennett Law Office, PC; President, Farm To Market Music, LLC, Lewisville, TX
PanelistsMegan M. Carpenter: Associate Professor & Director, Center for Law & Intellectual Property, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, TX Craig C. Crafton: Attorney, Cozen O’Conner, Dallas, TX Catherine Hough: Attorney, Ferguson Law Group, PC, Plano, TX Decker Sachse: Attorney, Sachse Law Group; Business Affairs, Kirtland Records, Dallas, TX
Stick around after the panel presentation for the 2nd Annual Music Mixer hosted by the Texas Board members of the Recording Academy (the Grammy folks). Cash Bar.