CLE 4: DIY- Faction or Fiction? Working with Majors, Indies or Yourself
Can doing it yourself sustain an artist career? Distinguish myth from reality.
Scott Keniley is the senior partner of the Atlanta based entertainment business law firm, Keniley Kumar, LLC. www.k5law.com.
Scott Keniley’s entertainment business practice represents internationally recognized, platinum, gold, Grammy awarded and emerging artists, producers, writers and music industry companies in all aspects of their business development, tour visas and copyright and trademark needs. Scott also represents gaming and gambling enterprises world-wide in compliance and regulatory issues, video game developers, clothing designers, private label liquor distillers, sporting goods manufacturer & designers, new media & technology sourced companies.
Currently, Scott serves as a Professor for SAE Institute, Atlanta Campus, teaching Copyright & Entertainment Law, Music Business and Entrepreneurship (2009-2012) and is the Education Chairman, executive committee member and panelist for the North American Entertainment, Sports & IP Law Conference (1998-2012).
Formerly, Scott served as Vice President & General Counsel for Chicago based Platinum Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ PTET) where he negotiated various agreements with labels, esteemed artists and industry icons in addition to the corporate and SEC responsibilities, catalog acquisitions and IP protection, General Counsel for the Louisville Music Industry Alliance and served as a board member to the Southern Entertainment & Arts Lawyers Center and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. In addition to his professional services, Scott volunteers his time to the educational advancement of both the creatively inspired and entertainment professionals regularly lecturing at various music conferences and showcases, universities, continuing legal education courses and both publicly and privately funded music industry and arts associations. While maintaining his private practice, professor roles and volunteer work, Scott also served nearly five years as a judge in metropolitan Atlanta.
Charles is an entertainment attorney and the CEO of Blind Ambition Management. His company manages The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ruthie Foster, Paul Thorn, Steve Forbert, Over The Rhine and William Bell.