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Hitting the High Note! Music and Copyright Law (What You Need to Know about the Intricacies of Music Copyright Law)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Copyright and Copy Wrong

Melinda Morris Zanoni, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte
Lance White, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte

Warm up with the basics and build a strong foundation with an overview of copyright law and clear up some common copyright myths. Gain an understanding of how basic copyright law is applied to music and how it is vastly different than other protectible material.

10:00      Break

10:10      You Got a License for That?

Melinda Morris Zanoni, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte
Lance White, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte

Get ready to take the stage as we stage dive into the world of music licensing. Please don't stop the music as we discuss the importance of music licensing, including how licensing schemes work in sports stadiums, film and TV, broadcast rights, bars and restaurants, and even social media content.

11:10      Break

11:20      Face the Music – Issues in Infringement

Melinda Morris Zanoni, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte
Lance White, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, Charlotte

Record scratch! Time to face the music and talk about music copyright infringement. This discussion includes current issues and cases, including the newly decided Ed Sheeran case, and what that means for your practice. Explore tips, best practices and key considerations for dealing with copyright infringement.

12:20      Adjourn

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Description

No matter your music preferences, music affects us all and flows through many industries. Music can be found everywhere from elevators to sports games, film and TV, and social media content. Life needs the background music, and this means new opportunities and new hurdles for clients and attorneys.

Contributors

  • Christy A. Coates

    Christy A. Coates is a trademark attorney with Chestek Legal in Raleigh. She has experience in the entertainment and music industries, customer service, operations management and touring. Her focus is on entertainment law and intellectual property law including trademark, copyrights, licensing, media law and contracts.

    Christy also works as a Production Assistant with CID Entertainment working for multiple tours with acts that include Eric Church, The Kings of Leon, Alternative Press Music Awards, Dirks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Kenney Chesney.

    Christy is an active member in the North Carolina Bar Association, where she serves as both a co-chair of continuing legal education for the Sports and Entertainment Law Section and as a member of the Women in the Profession Committee. She is also an active member in the International Trademark Association (INTA) where she serves on the UNREAL Campaign Committee.

    Christy earned her B.A. in Marketing and Management from Lenoir-Rhyne University and her J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law.

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  • Melinda Morris Zanoni

    Melinda Morris Zanoni is the managing member and founder of Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group. She represents some of the most well-known celebrities, athletes, and film and television stars, who trust her with their brands. She has an extensive network of relationships with sports leagues, film studios, TV networks, sponsors and Fortune 500 companies, with whom she has closed many high-profile and lucrative corporate endorsements.

    Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group is a HUB-certified law firm concentrating in sports and entertainment law with an emphasis on advising and managing the business and legal affairs of celebrities, athletes, music labels, authors, actors, and entertainment and media companies in transactions such as endorsements, sponsorships and licensing deals, as well as acting as production counsel for feature-length films and television shows.

    Melinda has participated in negotiating, structuring and closing a variety of transactions valued in excess of $21 billion.

    Melinda started her career in Chicago, where she earned her B.S., with honors, in Economics and Business from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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  • Lance White

    Lance White is an attorney with Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group in Charlotte. His primary practice is intellectual property as pertains to the firm's sports and entertainment clients.

    Prior to Apollo, Lance worked with US Sports Management Inc, where he protected, managed and obtained intellectual property rights for NFL and other professional athletes, worked in compliance for NCAA, NFL, and NFLPA, and managed endorsement events. He also worked for Edison Nation Inc, where he evaluated intellectual property of inventors, prepared IP assignments and licenses, and filed for trademark protection.

    Lance earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and his J.D., cum laude, from Charlotte School of Law. In law school, he served as a Board member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. While in college, Lance was the captain of the varsity football team.

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September 21, 2023
Thu 8:55 AM EDT

Duration 3H 25M

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