Archive for October 26, 2011

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Opportunity: Songwriters Law Seminar (October 29 2011)

Please join Beame & Mencher LLP at The Living Room in NYC on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for Verse II of Songwriters Law Seminar – a three-verse series exploring the business of music, songwriters, and music publishing. Verse II will be held on Saturday, October 29th and Verse III on Saturday, November 19th. Register for Verse I ($40.00) or the Three Verse Package ($100.00). Space is limited!

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Verse Two: Publishing Contracts (& Other Licensing Deal Terms) : October 29th, 2011 4:00pm at The Living Room 

In part two of the seminar, we’ll introduce the role of the music publisher. This part explores the different types of publishing agreements and the particular deal points to be negotiated. We will also discuss the major deal terms of any licensing contract, focusing on licenses for film, television, commercial, and video games. At the conclusion of this seminar, we’ll discuss the importance of treating your career like a business and walk you through the steps for creating your own business as songwriter/self-publisher; and we’ll present the additional factors a business person should consider in creating a full-fledged publishing company.

• The role of a music publisher.
• Material contract terms of a co-publishing and administration agreement.
• Other music licenses and the important deal points to negotiate.
• Starting your own music company – business formation 101.



Opportunity: BMI 101 Workshop: New York

BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate.

This Workshop will take place in BMI’s New York office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 30th floor) from 12:00-1:00 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Admission is FREE! SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Haley Hard at HHard@bmi.com.

Dates of BMI 101 Workshop
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 17
December 22
(Note: Dates are subject to change)



Opportunity: ASCAP EXPO 2012 – Special Pre-Launch Sale October 28-31, 2011


From October 28th through October 31st, get the lowest EXPO registration price we’re offering all year during our special Pre-Launch Sale – available exclusively via the and the

Registration to the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO (April 19-21, 2012) includes:

  • Admission to 3 full days of info-packed panels and workshops on a wide range of subjects
  • Admission to evening performances
  • Chance to connect with the best in the music business
  • Opportunities to have your songs and lyrics heard by experts and peers
  • Dozens of Exhibitor booths and Sponsor Sessions as well as an ASCAP Room for your questions
  • Networking ’til you drop
  • A Kick-Off Reception (with the EXPO picking up the tab for the snacks, beer and wine)Additional Opportunities Available

: By purchasing Video Access for $40 during registration, you can watch dozens of hours of panels you missed, re-experience a panel you loved, and catch all of those “only at the EXPO” moments. You will get a passcode after the EXPO to view the panels at your leisure from any computer.

: This is your chance to get advice, solicit feedback and talk with a professional face-to-face about you! The One-on-One Sessions are each 15 minutes long and are available with a $30 processing fee on a first-come, first-served basis. There are only 500 of them and each year they sell out.

: The Lunch Roundtables were a huge hit last year so we are bringing them back! On Friday, April 20th, we will be holding Lunch Roundtables in Twist Restaurant, near the EXPO Registration desk. During this 75 minute event, attendees will be served lunch and will get to meet with industry professionals and panelists – four total – in small group settings. The cost is $40 and the 175 seats will go quickly.

Check back soon

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations received prior to February 1, 2012 will receive a full refund, less a 15% processing fee. Cancellations received between February 1, 2012 and April 1, 2012 will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after April 1, 2012. To cancel, please call (702) 798-8315 or email ASCAPcustomercare@rhq.com.





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Industry Tips & Advice: Chris & Paul Weitz offer advice for surviving the film industry – 3 of 3

Writer-director brothers Paul (“About a Boy,” “The Vampire’s Assistant”) and Chris Weitz (“The Golden Compass,” “Twilight: New Moon”) talk about adapting books to film, why TV is a better medium than features for developing characters, and their advice for surviving in the film industry.

This interview is presented by the Writers Guild of America, West’s Latino Writers Committee. The LWC seeks to enhance the visibility of Latino writers in the industry — to elevate their status and increase their participation. It also attempts to fight pervasive stereotypes about Latinos — in front of and behind the cameras.

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Music News: ?uestlove Says Roots Album is Finished…

The Roots’ bandleader updates on the group’s upcoming album and says D’Angelo is almost finished with his oft-delayed record.

Shortly after announcing the group’s thirteenth album undun, The Roots has completed the project. Speaking with Billboard’s The Juice, drummer ?uestlove explained the concept around the LP, stating that it focuses on a single person composite of several stories.

“We actually completed [the album] at five [o'clock] this morning, so it’s officially done,” he said of the album, which features Big K.R.I.T. and Phonte. “It’s essentially a biographical narrative about Redford Stephens. Stephens [is] a composite of four or five people that we’ve known over the past few years from Philadelphia.”

He also updated on D’Angelo’s near-mythical third record, stating that it’s in the “home stretch” and that Q-Tip has worked on the project. “I’m on his [D'Angelo's] record as well,” he said. “He’s in the home stretch right now. I know that Fred Wesley and the JB Horns just did a cut that Q-Tip did; I know he’s doing his vocals right now.”

source: hiphopdx..com

Music Video: J.Cole “Lost Ones”

J.Cole Release a video to Lost Ones Shot in 2008…

Industry Tips & Advice: The Reality of Artist Development Deals at Major Labels

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Owen Husney, a manager, talks about today’s lack of artist development by the record companies and the importance of a fan base. If bands want quality guidance from a label they need to have already proved themselves independently.

Quote Of The Day

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


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