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  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Matthew Limones University of Miami Frost School of Music - Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program Cell: 305-686-5082 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TO HOST THE INAUGURAL SOUTHEAST SOUND: MUSIC LAW CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 8, 2014 Recognized Legal Professionals to Discuss Current Legal Topics of the Music Industry Coral Gables, FL (October 1, 2014) The University of Miami will host the inaugural Southeast Sound: Music Law Conference. The event is a collaboration of the University of Miamis Frost School of Music and School of Law joint JD/MM, JD/MA degree programs and the student Music Industry Association. It will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the University of Miami School of Law and is open to University of Miami students, faculty, staff, and the public. The conference will feature lectures on legal topics specifically related to todays ever-changing music industry, presented by distinguished legal practitioners of the music and entertainment business. The Southeast Sound: Music Law Conference will feature lectures on some of the most current and controversial legal topics in music and entertainment law. The discussed topics will range from legal issues of the live music industry to the upset over royalties owed to songwriters and artists from streaming radio services. The conference is to take place in room F109 at the University of Miami School of Law. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Five renowned legal practitioners of the music and entertainment business have been invited to share valuable insight on these issues. The first guest speaker, Chrissie Scelsi, is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney who will be sharing on the legal issues surrounding music festivals and how to best advise music festival clients. Ivan Parron of Parron Law will give the second lecture. Mr. Parron will discuss the different types of business arrangements that the modern music producer engages in todays music industry. David Bercuson, perhaps the most distinguished entertainment attorney in Florida, will walk the attendees through an overview of what the 360 deal consists of and what its negotiated compromises entail for the artist and company alike. Then, Copyright Officer Stephen Carlisle will share on myths that have confused the truth about what copyright means for creators and consumers of music content today. The keynote speaker, a Washington D.C. based entertainment attorney, John Simson, will provide attendees with the answers to many of the questions on the issues at stake in regards to music streaming and how these issues are affecting the music industry economy today. About the University of Miami Frost School of Music: Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelors and masters degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology. The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, Cane Records, and a publishing company, Cat 5 Music Publishing. The Schools innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. More information about the University of Miami Frost School of Music can be found at About the University of Miami School of Law: The Law School seeks to achieve the fostering of intellectual discipline by cultivating a broad range of legal interdisciplinary scholarship, and fulfillment of the legal professions historic duty to promote the interests of justice so that it may instruct and support legal research, and pursue its scholarly aim in the context of a diverse faculty and student body. About the University of Miami Music Industry Association: The purpose of MIA is to connect students, and professionals involved in the music and entertainment industries. MIA is a networking hub for those wishing to pursue a career in the music industry. This organization plans and executes multiple music industry oriented events throughout each semester, and partners with other organizations such as Grammy U (The Recording Academy). About the University of Miami: The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University's mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. ###


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