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Sunday, August 26 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Music Law 101: What Every Band Needs to Know

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Most bands don’t begin their musical journeys expecting to have disputes. But good bands do go bad, and disputes over songs, band names, finances, and other creative and business matters occur regularly.  Brooks Pierce attorneys Coe W. Ramsey, Thomas Varnum and Amanda Whorton will discuss important legal issues for band members to consider, including ownership of the band’s songs and recordings, protection and use of the band’s name, rights to band income, partnerships and accounting claims, whether your band should incorporate, determining who are the “members” of your band, and whether you should have a formal band agreement among the band members and with side musicians. This insightful and relevant workshop will cover copyright law, trademark law, contract law, partnership and corporate law, and other relevant laws to help your band gain the tools it needs to avoid messy legal disputes down the road.

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Amanda Whorton

Brooks Pierce
As a former television producer for PBS stations WJCT and WUCF, Amanda Whorton is passionate about television, film, and music, and enjoys helping clients bring their storytelling to life. Amanda represents a diverse range of clients in both contract drafting and negotiation and... Read More →
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Coe W. Ramsey

Partner, Brooks Pierce
Coe has a diverse entertainment practice that includes matters related to music, radio, film, television, and publishing. His passion for broadcasting and music stems from his years of experience in the industry as a DJ, re-mixer, and producer. A former mix show DJ for Greensboro... Read More →
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Thomas Varnum

Partner, Brooks Pierce
Thomas represents individuals and companies active in all types of entertainment projects, from film and television to online videos and other media. Thomas regularly works with independent producers and other filmmakers, counseling his clients throughout the pre-production, production... Read More →

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Brooks Pierce

Brooks Pierce

Sunday August 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Clinic Room: Music Row 4 Omni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203