Pennies From The Celestial Jukebox
At long last, music subscription services are gaining listeners and revenue. Where does the money come from and where does it go? How can artists keep track of this income? What impact do label deals have on this issue?
JOHN P. STROHM is a transactional entertainment and intellectual property attorney based in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is Senior Counsel for the firm Loeb & Loeb LLP. John's practice focuses on the representation of musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels. His clients include several Grammy winning acts. John has been a frequent speaker for entertainment industry events and an adjunct professor of law teaching entertainment and music industry classes.
Prior to becoming an attorney, John was a professional musician and producer for over a decade. He performed and recorded as a member of several notable alternative pop/rock acts, including The Lemonheads and Blake Babies. He continues to occasionally record and perform original music.
ED PIERSON is a music attorney and owner of Inside Passage Music, a new independent music publishing company based in Seattle. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles California where he has taught the course "Entertainment Law" for the past twenty years and co-author of the casebook "Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries", a casebook now in its Fifth Edition. He was previously the Executive Vice President Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of Warner/Chappell Music.
I am an artist manager and publicist representing Kid Rock, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Black Angels, Phosphorescent, Circa Survive and The Lonely Forest. I am from New York City and will never leave, especially not for LA.
BERTIS DOWNS is the attorney for R.E.M. and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he has taught Entertainment Law since 1998. His current path began with college radio at Davidson College and concert division at UGA.