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Sunday, May 5 • 9:30am - 10:30am
From Songwriter to Publisher: Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Publishing Company

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More and more often in today’s industry, hit songwriters are leveraging  their success by forming independent publishing companies.  Music industry executives and songwriter entrepreneurs will shed light on the ins and outs of working together to create and run a successful publishing company and discuss the legal aspects and agreements associated with forming such companies.

This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law.

Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.

Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Coffee will be served until 11 AM.

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Noah McPike

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Noah McPike is Of Counsel for law firm Dickinson Wright. He has spent more than a decade practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s Music Row. McPike’s client list is comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers... Read More →

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Austen Adams

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Austen Adams is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, where he represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, executives, and other music industry professionals regarding their entertainment transactions and general careers. Adams... Read More →
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Tali Canterbury

President, 50 Egg Music
Tali Canterbury is the President of 50 Egg Music, the record label she co-founded with Multi-Platinum-selling hit songwriter Jonathan Singleton and GRAMMY-nominated, record-breaking singer songwriter Luke Combs. Prior to this venture, Canterbury served as Director of A&R/Project Management... Read More →
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Beth Laird

Co-Owner and GM, Creative Nation
Beth Laird is the Co-Owner & GM of Creative Nation, where she is responsible for all operations and creative endeavors, as well as publishing and managing the careers of 10 artists. In five years, Creative Nation has yielded 15 No.1 Country singles, over 100 major label album cuts... Read More →
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Jonathon Singleton

Founder, 50 Egg Music

Jonathan Singleton is a Co-Founder of publishing venture 50 Egg Music, which includes multi-platinum singer/songwriter Luke Combs, Kenton Bryant, and Reid Isbell. 50 Egg Music has yielded four #1 singles since its inception in 2016. As a songwriter, Singleton has written hits such... Read More →

Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
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