Legal Aspects of Music Licensing
Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Music licensing is the most lucrative and fastest growing revenue stream in the music industry today. However, to take advantage of it, you need legally clean work and proper information and representation to make sure you're getting every cent you deserve. California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NYVLA) are teaming up to provide musicians what they need to be aware of to properly license their music to film, tv, ads and other content while informing them of how to get FREE legal help to complete the deal when the time comes.
Munger Tolles & Olson
Anjan Choudhury is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He was named an “Up Next” rising star in entertainment litigation in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report. Mr. Choud...Show the rest
Anjan Choudhury is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He was named an “Up Next” rising star in entertainment litigation in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report. Mr. Choudhury practices in a wide variety of matters involving civil, administrative and appellate litigation, focusing primarily on matters for clients in the entertainment industry. He has represented clients in state and federal court as well as complex administrative proceedings, including before the Copyright Royalty Board, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. For example, he recently represented SoundExchange, on behalf of recording artists and record companies, in the Copyright Royalty Board proceeding to determine the royalty rates applicable to non-interactive webcasting in the United States through the year 2020. He often advises content owners, including independent and major record companies, on issues concerning digital distribution and licensing.Hide the rest
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s ...Show the rest
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education, and advocacy programming, and facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists and arts and cultural organizations in need each year. She also oversees the overall operations of VLA, and regularly consults with artists seeking legal assistance. Ms. Wagner develops curriculum and teaches VLA educational programs, raising awareness of the legal and business issues facing the arts community. She also works closely with VLA’s Board of Directors on strategic planning and governance of the organization.
Prior to joining VLA, Ms. Wagner was Vice President and Counsel for the National Music Publishers’ Association, the leading trade organization representing the interests of music publishers in the United States. Ms. Wagner served as a legal advisor for the litigation and policy initiatives of the association. She also focused on NMPA’s overall litigation efforts and related licensing offerings. Through her efforts, the association was instrumental in establishing a fair digital marketplace for its music publisher and songwriter members as digital media companies with vast financial resources became significant consumers and distributors of their works.
Ms. Wagner previously practiced in the litigation group at Pryor Cashman LLP where she specialized in intellectual property and complex business transaction proceedings. Ms. Wagner is a member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She holds a law degree from Tulane University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a bachelor of arts in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University.Hide the rest
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP