Marlton, NJ – November 5, 2010: Only a week after Election Day – on Tuesday, Nov. 9 – the NARM/CMA Entertainment Law Conference will include a panel of experts discussing how Congressional changes will dramatically change the way Congress addresses entertainment industry issues.
“It is impossible to overstate the differences between outgoing Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, a Democrat from Detroit who grew up with Motown, and incoming Chairman Lamar Smith of Texas, whose district is the headquarters of Clear Channel,” said Program Chairman Jon Potter of RPG Strategies, who formerly headed the Digital Media Association in Washington, D.C. “We are fortunate to have high-level panelists who understand the effect of this major change on radio royalty legislation, and how Republican victories will affect net neutrality and arts funding.”
Tuesday’s “Election Results” panel includes a bipartisan group of Washington, D.C. veterans who represent many music industry stakeholders. Panelists include BMI Senior Vice President Fred Cannon; RIAA Senior Vice President Mitch Glazier; consultant Victoria Bassetti, who previously worked for senior Democratic Senators and was a senior vice president with EMI; and consultant Elizabeth Frazee, who previously worked with the likely new IP Subcommittee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), as well as AOL and Disney.
This fourth installment of NARM’s Entertainment Law Conference Series will take place on Nov. 9 at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. The event is being hosted in collaboration the Country Music Association (CMA) and is part of the official
schedule of events leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) at the Bridgestone Arena and broadcast live on the ABC Television Network. The program has been approved for 3.75 credit hours by the Tennessee Bar Association.
The half-day continuing legal education program will also feature a keynote interview with the United States Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters. In one of the final public events of her 16-year tenure as Register, Ms. Peters will discuss the remarkable policy changes that she has witnesses and influenced during her 45-year career in the Copyright Office, and her ideas about the future of copyright law.
Also slated for the agenda are two high-level panels that will address the challenges and opportunities associated with creators’ right to terminate assignments of copyright; and controversial recent court decisions that affect creators, including the YouTube and Veoh cases.
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Registration is $199 for NARM and CMA members, $249 for non-members and $99 for students and artists. To register, visit http://musiclaw1109.eventbrite.com/.
About NARM: NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) advances the promotion, marketing, distribution and sale of music by providing members with diverse meeting and networking opportunities, information and education resources, and advocacy for their common interests. NARM is based in Marlton, New Jersey. Visit us at www.narm.com.
The NARM Entertainment Law Series is designed to address practitioners’ need for information about increasingly complex entertainment business models and the associated rights and risks. Events are being planned for San Francisco, Seattle and Miami, as well a return to New York and Los Angeles in 2011. Find out more at www.narm.com/events/cle-conference/.
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About CMA: More than 6,000 music industry professionals and companies around the globe are members of the Country Music Association. Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, the organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s strategic imperatives – CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards. For information about CMA visit www.CMAworld.com.
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