Did you know there is a separate copyright for the sound recording and the composition of a song? Have you ever wondered what a compulsory mechanical license is, what a “PRO” is, or that there are various licenses that one must obtain to use a piece of music in film or television show? Are there any clear decisions from the courts to guide us concerning what uses of music will constitute copyright infringement? Come join our expert panel, who will explain the basics of copyright and music, and will discuss the array of complex issues that arise in copyright infringement cases involving music.
Lunch will be served courtesy of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Space is limited.
- Vince H. Chieffo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, Professor of Music and Director Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
- Carron Joan Mitchell, Partner, Nixon Peabody
- Tracy B. Rane, Counsel, Kibler Fowler & Cave
**Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (provider # 2083) will seek approval from the State Bar of California for MCLE credit in the amount of 1.0 hour.
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Vince H. Chieffo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Vincent H. Chieffo is the Co-Chair of the National Media and Entertainment Litigation Group at Greenberg Traurig. He is an entertainment and media litigator with wide-ranging trial and appellate experience. His practice also includes entertainment transactional work. His litigation experience encompasses disputes throughout the entertainment business, including those involving copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, the rights of estates and heirs in copyrights and other entertainment assets, idea submission, royalties and participations, and distribution and financing agreements. Vincent’s entertainment transaction experience has included advice regarding a wide range of matters from licensing trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity; sales and acquisitions of copyright and entertainment catalogues; to music publishing agreements; and motion picture production and distribution agreements.
Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, Professor of Music and Director Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, Professor of Music and Director Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development,has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in music theory and analysis, music history, research methods in music, keyboard harmony and improvisation, philosophy of music and the arts, music performance practices, and music copyright. He is the author of numerous books as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals on music theory and analysis, keyboard harmony and improvisation, philosophy of music, research methodologies, and other areas related to music including the critically acclaimed work Philosophy and the Analysis of Music: Bridges to Musical Sound, Form and Reference. In addition to his academic and scholarly pursuits, he serves as a music copyright consultant for record, music publishing and motion picture companies, both in the United States and abroad.
Carron Joan Mitchell, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Carron Joan Mitchell is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Entertainment practice group based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Carron has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, actors, models, content creators, entrepreneurs, startups, established companies, and other entertainment industry professionals. She has significant experience working with talent and advising clients on structuring and developing the initial launch of new business enterprises, including providing trademark advice. In addition, she helps clients negotiate various types of agreements, including, but not limited to, music recording, music publishing, touring, merchandising, sponsorship and endorsement, talent and production, television, modeling, talent representation, licensing, blogging, content creation, and content monetization.
Tracy B. Rane, Counsel, Kibler Fowler & Cave – Moderator
Tracy B. Rane is Counsel with Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP. She is a litigator with two decades of experience representing clients in complex entertainment, intellectual property, and business disputes. Her practice focuses on matters involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, breach of contract, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation. Tracy has successfully represented clients from the pre-litigation stage through trial and arbitration in various forums in California and other states. She also has substantial appellate experience and has appeared on behalf of her clients before the California Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Tracy has also worked as an adjunct professor of legal writing at the University of Southern California School of Law.