31st Annual Cutting Edge CE Conferences & Events Aug. 24 – 26

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The music industry and its affiliate users in entertainment have become increasingly complicated (some convoluted) and remarkably innovative. Today’s music entrepreneurs must know the latest technology, laws, and business practices to choose the most beneficial individuals to add to their team and which company services best meet their needs.

Cutting Edge 31 is dedicated to the song, its creation, recording to performance, and ultimately how to get paid for music.

Educate · Facilitate · Invigorate · Present

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It has never been more true that ‘knowledge is power,’ particularly in the entertainment business, introductions are essential, and legal help is wise. Cutting Edge’s solution is to curate panels, speakers, and openings among all participants.

Panel sessions and speakers will cover the latest Hot Topics and Current Trends, from streaming music and music in the Metaverse to remote Recording to understanding the economy of the song.

31st Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar:
A Continuing Legal Education Program
Entertainment Law Seminar Updates
2023 CLE panels topics (subject to change):

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  • AI vs. Generative AI Intellectual Property Issues in the Web 3.0 World
  • “The Changing World of Music Publishing Agreements 2023”
  • “Where the $ Comes From”
  • Rights in Bands Names
  • Ligations: Co-authorship, Producer, and Master ownership by Beat Creators
  • Audiobooks/Narrations/Podcasts legal considerations
  • Deal points in Synch Licensing
  • Representing high-value Sports and Entertainment clients, agreements, right to publicity
  • Trademark Essentials: avoiding and resolving disputes
  • Film Deals and Film agreements
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism – AI and practicing Attorneys

Legal Practice Management

2023 Entertainment Law Seminar Speakers (Subject to change)

  • Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar, LLP, New York, NY
  • Todd Brabec Esq., former ASCAP Executive Vice President, co-author “Music, Money and Success,” Adjunct Professor USC
  • Jeff Brabec, Esq., Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, Board member The MLC, co-author “Music, Money, and Success,” Adjunct Professor USC,
  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, LLP
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Law Office of Stephen J. Easley, Esq.
  • Martin Fischman, Esq. NFLPA Certified Agent, Bellengee Group, Dallas, TX
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Kimberly Haynes, Esq. Haynes Johnson, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Alex Heiche, Esq. CEO, Sound Royalties
  • Tim Kappel, Esq., Wells & Kappel LLP, New Orleans, LA
  • Jessica Kaye, Esq., Kaye, and Mills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley, Kumar, Atlanta, GA
  • Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye, and Mills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard Perna, Music Entrepreneur, Music Publisher, IP Rights Aggregator, IP Rights Consultant
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA, William Ramsey, Esq. Ramsey Law Firm, New Orleans, LA
  • Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance, Professor Emeritus, College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver
  • Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Miami, FL
  • Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Vernon W. Thomas, Esq. Thomas Law Firm, New Orleans, LA
  • Brittney Trigg, Esq., Miami, FL
  • Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, New Orleans, LA
  • Gregg R. Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Firm, Pittsburgh, PA


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