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California Lawyers For The Arts Virtual Workshops

Presented By

California Lawyers For The Arts

Through Mar 24th

Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture resident organization California Lawyers For The Arts (CLA) has shifted to online seminars during the COVID-19 crisis and has compiled an extensive digital resource guide for the arts community to support them during this public health emergency.

CLA’s “2021 Music Business Seminar (MBS) Series” happens during four sessions and one legal clinic from February 10, 2021 through March 11, 2021. The series kicks off with “2021 Music Business Updates on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5;00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with moderator Ned Hearn and panelists Todd Brabec, Jeff Brabec, and Al Evers. ($25 | $10 student/senior)

Next up in the 2021 MBS Series is “Creators Path To Marketing Music” on Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with panelists Eric Chun, Uduak Oduok, Marcus Barone, Ramsey Kouri, and Jason Sewell. ($25 | $10 student/senior) The following week, Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., tune in for “Protecting Your Creations: From Registration To Dispute Resolution” with Alma Robinson and Cari Cohorn. ($25 | $10 student/senior)

The final seminar in the 2021 MBS Series is “Inequitable Music Industry Contracts: Perils, Pitfalls, And A Call For Reform” with Kevin J. Greene and Lisa Cervantes on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ($25 | $10 student/senior) Following this event, register for the “Music Business Legal Clinic” on Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. [$20 for 30-minute, one-on-on phone consultation, details at clinics@CALawyersForTheArts.org or (510) 868-2921].

Each 2021 MBS Series seminar costs $10-$25 or $40-$100 for all four sessions. Cover the cost of yourself and another participant with the $200 Pay-It-Forward fee for all four seminars. To request a scholarship or fee waiver, please contact Renee.Reizman@CALawyersForTheArts.org.

It’s tax time again and CLA’s popular “Relax With Tax For Creative Freelancers” is back with tips and tricks on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jeff Thompson leads the way as a tax expert and entertainment professional.

The Art Of Negotiation” takes place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Artist and attorney Susan Schwartz, co-creator of The Artist’s Contract with The Artist’s Office, conducts the workshop. She leads participants through sample contracts and explains how to negotiate better terms. To submit questions before the Zoom session begins, contact Renee.Reizman@CALawyersForTheArts.org.

Unless noted otherwise, each workshop costs between $10 and $25 on a sliding scale. Cover the cost of another participant with the $30 Pay-It-Forward fee. Contact Renee.Reizman@CALawyersForTheArts.org for a fee waiver and the waiver code.

CLA also has an active YouTube channel with digital archives of all their seminars that can be viewed for free 24 hours per day on a daily basis. Access the entire “Relax With Tax For Artists & Creatives” series, as well as educational resources about bookkeeping, merchandising, intellectual property law, music production, publishing, and many more topics.

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