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Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Released on: Mar. 10, 2016
Running Time: 06:11:01

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[03:07:54] Sound Recordings Julie Swidler ~ Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
Nicholas C Ferrara ~ Nicholas C. Ferrara & Associates, PLLC
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[03:01:37] Music Publishing Madhavi Tandon Batliboi ~ Commercial Counsel, Google, Inc.
Linda A Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
Kenneth J Abdo ~ Lommen Abdo
Stephen J Dallas ~ Vice President, Digital Legal Affairs & Business Development, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.

Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

This session will be geared towards a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the record industry including digital distribution of sound recordings. The session will also provide a basic understanding of music publishing terms and concepts, and will include a mock negotiation of an exclusive songwriter agreement.  Both panels will discuss the practical impact and legal implications of the digital delivery of music.


Lecture Topics [Total time 06:11:01]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction* [00:01:30]
    Kenneth M. Kaufman, Linda A. Newmark
  • Sound Recordings [03:07:54]
    Nicholas C. Ferrara, Julie Swidler
  • Music Publishing [03:01:37]
    Kenneth J. Abdo, Linda A. Newmark, Madhavi Tandon Batliboi, Stephen J. Dallas

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Overview of Entertainment Law Issues
    Kenneth M. Kaufman
  • Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Part I
    Kenneth M. Kaufman
  • Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Part II
    Vernon G. Chu
  • Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Part III
    Lisa A. Williams-Fauntroy
  • Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Part IV
    Kenneth M. Kaufman, Carlos Gutierrez
  • Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Part V
    Julie Wolf
  • Media's Transformation—OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video
    Peter D. Csathy
  • Media Transformation—Perspectives on Digital Video (December 2015)
    Elgin M. Thompson
  • Overview/The Big Picture
    Dona J. Fraser, Jim Charne
  • Treatment of Unsolicited or Confidential Information
    Jim Charne
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
    Jim Charne
  • Game Dev, Publishing, and Licensing Agreements
    Jim Charne
  • Employment Related Agreements
    Jim Charne
  • Assorted Agreements Licensing and Collaboration Agreements
    Jim Charne
  • Videogames & Software Apps
    Helen Ogbara Reeves
  • A 2016 Update: What Every Entertainment Lawyer Needs to Know—How to Avoid Being the Target of a Legal Malpractice Claim or Disciplinary Action
    Jack P. Sahl
  • Establishing the Lawyer-Client Relationship with a Music Group, A Discussion of Selected Professional Responsibility Issues
    Jack P. Sahl
  • Entertainment Law: Some Practice Considerations for Beginners
    Kirk T. Schroder
  • How to Develop an Entertainment Law Practice Discussion Outline
    Kirk T. Schroder
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Providing Non-Legal Services
    Kirk T. Schroder
  • Recording Agreement, Outline of Deal Points
    Julie Swidler
  • Sounds Recordings (Outline)
    Julie Swidler
  • Music Publishing
    Linda A. Newmark
  • “Music Publishing,” Ch. 2 in Entertainment Law, 4th ed. (Howard Siegel ed., New York State Bar Association 2013)
    Linda A. Newmark, Michael J. Perlstein
  • Section 115 Royalty Rates for On-Demand Digital Streaming Services
    Stephen J. Dallas
  • Penguin Contract
    John Schline
  • Book Publishing (Outline)
    Gail Ross, John Schline
  • Dropping the Other Shoe: O’Bannon and the Continuing Saga of Athletes’ Publicity Rights
    Lateef Mtima
  • Copyright Fair Use, Excerpted from Chapter 4 (Copyright Protection) of E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise With Forms, Second Edition, a 4-volume legal treatise by Ian C. Ballon (Thomson/West Publishing 2016)
    Ian C. Ballon
  • Defending Data Privacy Class Action Litigation, Excerpted from Chapter 26 (Data Privacy) of E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise With Forms, Second Edition, a 4-volume legal treatise by Ian C. Ballon (Thomson/West Publishing 2016)
    Ian C. Ballon
  • DMCA Safe Harbors: An Analysis of the Statute and Case Law, Excerpted from Chapter 4 (Copyright Protection in Cyberspace) of E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise with Forms, Second Edition, a 4-volume legal treatise by Ian C. Ballon (Thomson/West Publishing 2016)
    Ian C. Ballon
  • Secondary Trademark Liability and Litigation, Excerpted from Chapter 6 (Trademark, Service Mark, Trade Name and Trade Dress Protection in Cyberspace) of E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise With Forms, Second Edition, a 4-volume legal treatise by Ian C. Ballon (Thomson/West Publishing 2016)
    Ian C. Ballon
  • Security Breach Class Action Litigation, Excerpted from Chapter 27 (Internet, Network and Data Security) of E-Commerce and Internet Law: A Legal Treatise With Forms, Second Edition, a 4-volume legal treatise by Ian C. Ballon (Thomson/West Publishing 2016)
    Ian C. Ballon
  • Outline—Distribution Economics
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Production
    Emerson E. Bruns

Presentation Material


  • Sound Recordings
    Nicholas C. Ferrara
Co-Chair(s)
Kenneth M. Kaufman ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Linda A. Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
Speaker(s)
Kenneth J. Abdo ~ Lommen Abdo
Madhavi Tandon Batliboi ~ Commercial Counsel, Google, Inc.
Stephen J. Dallas ~ Vice President, Digital Legal Affairs & Business Development, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Nicholas C. Ferrara ~ Nicholas C. Ferrara & Associates, PLLC
Julie Swidler ~ Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
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