Thursday, October 7, 2010

Digital Music NY And Women In Music Present "Music Law In The Digital Age"

Digital Music NY, in association with Women In Music and RightsFlow, is proud to present "Music Law In The Digital Age," a book launch and reception with the authors Allen Bargfrede and Cecily Mak. Cecily Mak is the VP & General Counsel of Rhapsody International Inc., while Allen Bargfrede is an entertainment and technology attorney and an assistant professor of Music Business at the Berklee College of Music.

DMNY Presents Music Law In The Digital Age
In association with Women In Music and RightsFlow
WHEN: Wednesday October 13, 6 - 9PM
WHERE: Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway (Bet Bleecker & Houston), New York
Drink specials provided by Riazul Tequila
RSVP Required

The first 20 people to register will receive a copy of the book at the event courtesy of RightsFlow and Riazul Tequila will be offering drinks specials throughout the night.

Music Law in the Digital Age
Learn copyright essentials in order to succeed in today's music industry. With the free-form exchange of music files and musical ideas online, understanding copyright laws has become essential to career success in the new music marketplace. This cutting-edge, plain-language guide shows you how copyright law drives the contemporary music industry. Whether you are an artist, lawyer, entertainment Web site administrator, record label executive, student, or other participant in the music industry, this book will help you understand how copyright law affects you, helping you use the law to your benefit. Topics include basic copyright law, the Copyright Act, proper licenses for the legal online delivery of music, high profile court decisions related to copyright violations, using music on sites like MySpace and YouTube, and much more.

Allen Bargfrede
Allen Bargfrede is an entertainment and technology attorney and an assistant professor of Music Business at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has experience advising music artists, record labels, managers, publishers, and producers, as well as content distribution and technology companies. He is also currently coordinating Berklee's Rethink Music event in conjunction with MIDEM and Harvard University.

Allen is the co-author of the book "Music Law in the Digital Age," published in early 2010. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boston Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and holds a JD and a BA from the University of Texas and an MA from Northwestern University.

Cecily Mak, VP & General Counsel, Rhapsody International Inc.
Mak is an intellectual property and entertainment attorney with senior in-house and top-tier law firm experience. She has been with Rhapsody since 2004, initially as part of RealNetworks, Inc. and then in connection with Rhapsody America LLC, its joint venture with Viacom’s MTV Networks. She played a key role in Rhapsody’s spinoff into an independent company, Rhapsody International Inc. in early 2010.

A fifth-generation San Franciscan and a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, Mak is a frequent public speaker and regular contributor to a range of music magazines, legal periodicals, and releases from the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. She is an adjunct professor at UC Hastings where she has taught Digital Media Law since 2007.

About Digital Music NY
Digital Music NY is collaboration between Fortex Group and MusicDish Founders, Ephraim Cohen and Eric de Fontenay to build a community of New York area based professionals in the digital music sector, from singer/songwriter to app developer. Focused around a monthly event held at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Digital Music NY features company announcements, presentations of the latest tech, and discussions on new business models, guest speakers and plenty of networking.

Eric de Fontenay
Digital Music NY

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