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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Thursday, May 18 • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
What's Your Deal? Understanding Recording Agreements in 2017

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Entertainment lawyers are constantly amazed at the number of industry types that, at a fundamental level, have little to no understanding of how the music business actually works. Admittedly, a robust understanding of publishing agreements or copyright law aren’t necessarily requirements for, say, an effective marketing campaign. But, no matter our role in the industry, are we as lawyers doing our clients a disservice by not advising them against the backdrop of even a rudimentary understanding of how they earn their livelihood? 

Naturally, the successful creator may wear a number of hats, each of which may involve a wide array of complex legal or business concepts. In the rapidly-evolving landscape of today’s industry, the centerpiece of the (profitable) artist’s career is the still-all-important record deal. With that in mind, this panel will provide attendees with a 10,000-foot perspective on the most important contract they — or their clients — may ever sign.

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Jamie Starling

Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Music, Entertainment One
Jamie Starling moved to Nashville to merge his passions for political science and music into a career in entertainment law. He joined Entertainment One shortly after graduating college, working with a number of talented creators within the eOne family, which includes a diverse spectrum... Read More →

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Molly Shehan

Associate, Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC
Molly Shehan is an associate at Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley, PLC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property law. Shehan is the Vice Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Executive Council and a regular contributor... Read More →
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Chris Taylor

President, Entertainment One Music
Chris Taylor is the President of Entertainment One Music. Prior to eOne, he was Canada’s most successful music attorney representing Drake, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne and many others. In 2004, he started independent music company, Last Gang, to launch the careers of Metric, Death... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm CDT
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