2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Cover Your Tunes! Legal Protections for Musicians

Thursday, March 17
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 13AB
531 E 4th St

Few artists think about operating their music careers as businesses, but they should. Musicians want to be musicians first, but being successful in the field requires a solid, organized business foundation and an understanding of intellectual property ownership, protection, and licensing.

Many musicians aren't familiar with the benefits of setting up an independent business entity through which they can contract, own equipment, own intellectual property, and limit personal liability. The intricacies of having to separately license the rights to perform, record, or use music in a film present additional challenges. This panel seeks to help musicians navigate these issues practically.

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Cheryl Engelhardt at SXSW

Cheryl Engelhardt

Composer/Songwriter/Music Biz & Branding Consultant


Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer and singer/songwriter with dozens of film scores, national commercial jingles including Honey Nut Cheerios, Lysol, and Lowes, and song placements on shows like "S...

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Frank Gulino at SXSW

Frank Gulino

Ent Attorney, Composer, & Trombonist

Berenzweig Leonard LLP

Frank Gulino is a composer, trombonist, and entertainment attorney whose compositions have been commissioned, performed, and recorded by some of the world's finest soloists and ensembles at venues ...

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