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Mentor Session 3

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Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
Jesse Barnett:
Brian Beck:
Brian Bloom:
Ron Burman:
Michael Goldstone:
Eddie Gomez:


Brian Bloom Partner/Dir of Ent Certilman Balin LLP

Brian A. Bloom joined Certilman Balin as a Partner in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on complex litigation, entertainment and intellectual property matters. Prior to joining Certilman Balin, he was the Director of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Practice Group at a New York Regional law firm.

In his sophisticated litigation practice, Mr. Bloom counsels Fortune 500 companies, major record companies, concert tour promoters, individual entertainers, musicians, photographers and authors with respect to a diverse range of intellectual property matters. In addition, he represents major merchandising companies with respect to entertainment related litigation and complex corporate transactions involving intellectual property issues. His practice includes representation of a variety of clients in civil litigation involving claims of copyright and trademark infringement, counterfeiting, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition, right of publicity, privacy, and defamation. Mr. Bloom has pursued cybersquatters in federal court, ICAAN arbitration proceedings, and in complex WIPO actions.

In addition, Mr. Bloom counsels clients in regard to the risk assessment issues of trademark and copyright use and licensing, branding, marketing partnerships and sponsorship agreements. He negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements including recording, software license, joint venture, synch license, ringtone and mastertone, trademark licensing, film finance and option, and reality television participation and development.

Mr. Bloom lectures and writes on a myriad of intellectual property issues. For example, he co-authored “360 Deals: The Wave of the Future or Has the Future Come and Gone?” in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal and he co-authored IP Today’s April 2006 cover article entitled “Online Retailer Liability – The DMCA Defense.”

After earning his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, with distinction, in 1999, Mr. Bloom earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2002. He is admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of New York, all four New York Federal District Courts, the District of Columbia and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Bloom is a member of the New York Bar Association’s Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, The Nassau Bar Association, as well as an active member of the Copyright Society of the United States of America. He also serves as a Board Member of the music and entertainment committee of the City of Hope.

Eddie Gomez Pres Little Brother

A veteran of music publishing for almost 25 years, most recently as Sr. VP of Creative for Bug Music. Knack for signing career artists and songwriters, eye for talent and ability to get deals done. Many contributions these past 18 years towards building Bug Music as one of the most respected music publishers in the industry. Has placed numerous songs in film, television, and commercials as well as artists covers. Worked with a variety of artists and writers such as Johnny Cash, Buddy Guy, T Bone Burnett, Townes Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Paul Westerberg, Spoon, Jay Farrar, Jimmie Vaughan, Alejandro Escovedo, Los Lobos, Hayes Carll, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin, Calexico, the estates of Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gram Parsons and numerous others.

Jesse Barnett Owner Right Arm Resource

Music industry veteran Jesse Barnett launched Right Arm Resource on July 6, 2005. Based in North Easton, Massachusetts, the company offers specialized radio and tour promotion services tailored to artists in the adult alternative genre. “Right Arm Resource is founded under the premise that in order for both sides to succeed I must make myself an indispensable partner to my client,” says Barnett who has worked in the music industry for over fifteen years.

“I have always felt that the key to good client relations is to ingratiate oneself as part of the team and really hone in on the individual needs of each project.”

Prior to launching Right Arm Resource, Barnett earned his Independent Promotion stripes with stints at Vector Prornotion,a division of Nashville, Tennessee-based Vector Management and Oakland, California-based Outsource Music. He began his career in the music industry in the Los Angeles promotion department of A&M Records. From there he spent two years as the Co-Director of Promotion at Hybrid Recordings in New York City. The Emerson College graduate worked as a copywriter at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising in Los Angeles before entering the music business.

Ron Burman SVP A&R Roadrunner Records

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