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NYSBA EASL Music Business and Law Conference 2023


Friday, November 17, 2023

08:15 AM - 05:15 PM ET(05:15 AM - 02:15 PM PT)


American Arbitration Association

150 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10017

A number of Citrin Cooperman partners, including Mary Delman, Catherine Taylor, Mitzi Keating, Barry Massarsky, and Chris Hull, will be participating in several sessions at the NYSBA’s 2023 EASL Music Business and Law Conference. The conference offers a comprehensive exploration of critical topics in the music industry and provides attendees with a well-rounded understanding of the legal and business aspects of the industry.

10:50 am – 11:50 am | Estate Planning for Recording Artists and Songwriters

Partners Mary Delman and Catherine Taylor will join a panel chaired by Chris Hull, partner and Royalty Inspection, Contract Compliance, and Consulting Practice leader, to discuss the dangers of ignoring estate planning or failing to plan properly and present best practices for recording artists and songwriters in particular.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Bringing the Brand

Partner and Cannabis Advisory Services Industry Practice Co-Leader Mitzi Keating will explore non-musical aspects of a successful career that bands and musicians can monetize on a panel covering:

  • Creative ways in exploiting a band’s name and explore its discernibility
  • The ins and outs of the cannabis businesses for celebrities, including the pitfalls and nuances in financing a Federally illegal industry
  • The legal and business aspects of influencer contracts

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm | Streaming Royalties and Music Royalty Streams

Barry Massarsky, partner and Music Economics and Valuation Services Practice co-leader, and Partner Chris Hull will share their insights on a panel centered around the remarkable growth in the music industry driven by streaming, focusing on legislative efforts, royalty rates, as well as different income streams and how those monies drive value in the music rights market.

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