2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Use & Abuse of Interactive Music Applications

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CLE. Music is the product, substance, bait, wallpaper, and incidental portion of much on-line promotion and commerce. It’s used and abused. This presentation reviews what’s legal, what’s not, what should be, what shouldn’t be, and how much this should cost, or not.



Ken Abdo


Lommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg PA

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for 30 years. Clients include multiple Grammy® award recipients, gold and platinum recording artist’s motion picture and Emmy® award winning TV talent and productions, regional and Broadway theater talent and productions, literary authors and media talent. Following earlier years as a musician and entertainer, his legal career has been recognized for successful work with developing artists, legacy artists, and music artist estates. His commitment to artist advocacy and the legal profession have led him to national leadership positions with The Recording Academy, The American Bar Association and other organizations. He is a co-author of the textbook “Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries.” He was again selected to “Best Lawyers in America” in 2013 and has earned Martindale Hubbell’s “AV Preeminent” rating.

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