Contracts Considerations for Musicians
This class is for musicians, composers, attorneys, and anyone working in this field.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012. 4 - 6pm
SESAC, 57th Floor
152 West 57th Street, New York
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This class is taught by VLA's Director of Legal Services,
Benjamin J. Brandow, Esq.
This free course introduces musicians and composers to a variety of important legal issues that must be considered when contracting with another party, be it a manager or agent, collaborator, publisher, record label, or other licensing parties. The course will cover what constitutes a binding agreement, necessary contract terms, specific clauses and language that benefit or burden musicians, and what to do if you or the other party breaches the agreement. Sample contracts and "real life" examples will be used to demonstrate these concepts. The course will last 90 minutes and will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer period.
This course is being taught by Benjamin J. Brandow, Esq., Director of Legal Services of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Mr. Brandow oversees the placement of client matters with pro bono attorneys and he regularly presents at law firms and corporations about pro bono opportunities with VLA. Mr. Brandow counsels VLA clients daily on a wide range of legal issues, specializing in contracts and licensing, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Mr. Brandow meets with visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, and arts organizations, but as a musician himself, he particularly enjoys working with VLA's music clients. Mr. Brandow was President of the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Law Association at New York Law School, where he focused his studies in entertainment and art law. He received his Bachelor of Science cum laude from Northwestern University with a double major in Psychology and Organizational Communication and a minor in Music.
This class is made possible by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and SESAC
This program is free and open to the public!
For more information, please call Benjamin J. Brandow, Esq., VLA's Director of Legal Services at 212.319.2787 x14, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.