Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oct. 25: The Guild at Backthird Audio in downtown Aurora

If you've read Donald Passman's classic "All You Need to Know About the Music Business," you'll remember the emphasis he puts on having a good entertainment attorney. Traditionally, music lawyers do more than "lawyer stuff" - they maintain long-term relationships with record labels, pitch artists and serve as a (sometimes rare) source of informed advice.

Take Susan Basko, for example. She writes and negotiates contracts for both music and film. But she also handles copyrights, does research for film and TV scripts, and pitches artists to media companies when it's appropriate.

Sue splits her time between Hollywood and Chicago. On Monday, she'll join us at the Guild.

We've asked Sue to bring a brief presentation covering her work and the "need to know" points of music and law. Among other things, expect her to touch on:
where the money is in music these days
what you should do legally to position yourself for success as a songwriter, performer or music business
which pitfalls to avoid, and how
The Guild kicks off, as always, with drinks and snacks at 7:30pm. Sue will present around 8 or 8:30, and we'll wrap as always with a time of Q&A and conversation. See you Monday!

Benjie Hughes
Backthird Audio
67 S. Stolp Ave.

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