The panels and speakers featured in this CLE are sure to keep your attention and provide you with up-to-date information and inside knowledge on some of the hottest topics in the entertainment and sports industries currently, including: catalog sales and the related financial and ethical components that come into play on both the buyer and seller sides; sports betting and how the recent legalization in Tennessee has changed the legal landscape for better or for worse; the explosion of TikTok and the new age of artist development through the social/video/marketing platform; and the impact of cancel culture and morality clauses when it comes to holding artists accountable for their actions.
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In recent years, there have been several high-profile PR crises in the entertainment industry. How can lawyers work together with PR practitioners to help their clients through these crises, and what role can lawyers play in preparing for a PR crisis before it happens? This panel will feature a mix of attorneys and PR practitioners and will cover morality clauses, artist suspensions, and a discussion of both the legal and PR implications of a crisis for your clients in the entertainment industry.
Have you ever wondered whether that viral TikTok video you watch leads to more than just views, likes, and social chatter? Is there more to the story? In this panel, music industry legal practitioners discuss the unconventional (but ever-growing) art of discovering artists on social media platforms, what a development deal for such artists might look like, and the necessary steps to ensure that such artists don’t fade into obscurity when the video stops and, instead, land a record deal. Also, this panel will discuss the similarities and differences between these types of unconventional artist development relationships based on geography (i.e., L.A. v. Nashville v. New York) and genre (i.e., country v. pop v. hip hop).
Following the Supreme Court’s repeal of federal gambling prohibitions in 2018, sports betting is now legal in nearly half of the United States. Among those states is Tennessee, which became the first state to implement an online-only sports betting market when it started taking bets in November 2020. In its first month of business, the state saw $130 million wagered on sports—more than any other state’s debut month in US history. This panel will examine Tennessee’s unique and rapidly-growing sports betting market, with insight from various sides of the business, including the sportsbook operators, professional sports teams, and the lottery/ regulatory body. Moderated by Alex Hall, the discussion will feature Thomas Lee of the Tennessee Sports Wagering Council, Justin Fielkow of BetMGM, and Joe Kennedy, General Counsel of Nashville Soccer Club.
Superstar artists and songwriters are selling their catalogs, and everyone seems to want a slice of streaming’s steady returns. Join us to hear about catalog considerations for a seller’s and buyer’s market from legal, accounting, and publishing perspectives.
The frenzy to sell/purchase catalogs does not come without consequences. This panel will discuss the tax implications, financing and ethical considerations, and estate issues that arise in catalog sales.