Developing the Indie Artist’s Career with Their Money or Others’
Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
This panel of transactional practitioners will address head-on the practical business and legal considerations required of independent, self- developing artists and their management and financial supporters. The panel will set forth the how-to for operating a sustainable, independent business capable of supporting and developing the artist and artist team without the involvement of traditional record companies or publishers.
Atty at Law
Lapidus Root & Sacharow LLP
Kelly Vallon is an attorney at Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP where she works on a variety of complex music industry transactions. Prior to working with the firm, Ms. Vallon was a business and legal...Show the rest
Kelly Vallon is an attorney at Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP where she works on a variety of complex music industry transactions. Prior to working with the firm, Ms. Vallon was a business and legal affairs intern at Rhino Entertainment and at Universal Music Group. Ms. Vallon has held positions in many areas of the entertainment industry including at Creative Artists Agency, Paradigm Talent Agency, Astralwerks Records, Startime Records, the Colbert Report, Universal Motown Republic Group, AEG Live and Press Here Publicity. Ms. Vallon received her J.D. from USC with a certificate in Entertainment Law and her B.A. from NYU. Ms. Vallon is on the Membership Committee of the Recording Academy and is a member of the Future Hope Committee of City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry Group.Hide the rest
Adams and Reese LLP
Lynn Morrow joined Adams and Reese in 2001 to assist in the development of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media Practice Group. Lynn is the Partner in Charge of the firm's Nashville Music Row off...Show the rest
Lynn Morrow joined Adams and Reese in 2001 to assist in the development of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media Practice Group. Lynn is the Partner in Charge of the firm's Nashville Music Row office.
A former litigator in Southern California, Lynn moved to Nashville in 1992 to pursue a career in entertainment law. She represents businesses that promote music and other forms of entertainment as well as artists, authors, songwriters, music publishers and producers. Lynn is listed in Best Lawyers® for Intellectual Property Law, and is featured as a Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Entertainment Law in 2013. She is also listed in Chambers USA for Media and Entertainment, and in Mid-South Super Lawyers® for Entertainment and Sports Law.
Lynn was voted Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” for several years by peer review and is past Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Section of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association. She is also a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the California Bar Association, a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Copyright Society of the South.
Lynn writes extensively on copyright and entertainment-related subjects, and her article, "The Recording Artist Agreement: Does it Empower or Enslave?" was published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice. Lynn is also in demand for numerous speaking engagements.
Her significant contributions include:
Serving as legal counsel for the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association.
Representing the Nashville Symphony as entertainment counsel for more than 10 years.
Representing a number of clients in Christian and country music.
Lynn received an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Exeter, England; a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law; and a B.A. degree from the University of California at Irvine. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee and California.
In her free time, Lynn is a huge tennis fan and player. She also enjoys live music and international travel.Hide the rest
Lommen Abdo PA
Paul Bezilla is a shareholder at Lommen Abdo Law Firm. For over 25 years Paul has provided legal services to a wide variety of individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. His practice ...Show the rest
Paul Bezilla is a shareholder at Lommen Abdo Law Firm. For over 25 years Paul has provided legal services to a wide variety of individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. His practice covers music, film, television, e-commerce, intellectual property, technology, advertising, branding and distribution. Paul has been a featured speaker at numerous entertainment industry seminars, has frequently lectured on entertainment law topics, and has taught university courses in music business law.Hide the rest
Bennett Law Office PC
Tamera H. Bennett is a wife, mom, lawyer, mediator, blogger, podcaster, and legal writer. For over 15 years she’s helped clients protect what they create by practicing trademark, copyright and ente...Show the rest
Tamera H. Bennett is a wife, mom, lawyer, mediator, blogger, podcaster, and legal writer. For over 15 years she’s helped clients protect what they create by practicing trademark, copyright and entertainment law in Texas and Tennessee.
Tamera has co-hosted more than 70 episodes of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast since 2009. And, she’s been honored to write for BILLBOARD magazine and the TEXAS LAWYER.
In the summer of 2015, Tamera backpacked 100 miles over 10 days with her son's Boy Scout Troop. Tamera walked her first half-marathon in 2012 and is training to walk the Cowtown Half Marathon in February 2016. You can visit Tamera’s blog at createprotect.com and follow her on Twitter @tamerabennett.Hide the rest