FMC at Arts Presenters Conference 2009

Location

Sheraton and Hilton Hotels
811 7th Avenue
New York, NY
United States
40° 45' 46.2384" N, 73° 58' 55.2252" W

On January 9-13, 2009, FMC partnered with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and FTM Arts Law for the annual APAP conference. 2009’s event, “Conscious Connections,” took place at the Sheraton and Hilton Hotels in New York City.

The three sessions FMC participated in looked at the basics of copyright, contracts and royalties, a best practices discussion/support group for folks who have encountered royalties and copyright issues in their presenting/producing work, and a policy update on where the copyright landscape is headed.

On January 9-13, 2009, FMC partnered with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and FTM Arts Law for the annual APAP conference. This year’s event, “Conscious Connections,” took place at the Sheraton and Hilton Hotels in New York City.

The three sessions FMC participated in looked at the basics of copyright, contracts and royalties, a best practices discussion/support group for folks who have encountered royalties and copyright issues in their presenting/producing work, and a policy update on where the copyright landscape is headed.

January 9, 2009
3-5 PM
Conference Room 1

Sheraton New York
811 7th Avenue
(7th Ave & 53rd St)
New York, NY

Media Ownership Matters! + 2008 Copyright Policy Roundup

Wondering if radio is ever going to play anything good again? Sure the internet has changed everything, but will “net neutrality” change the internet? So what are these “white spaces?” Heard about Orphan Works, but not sure what they are? So when are they going to straighten out all the “gray areas” around royalties and copyright anyway? Will the webcasting rates ever be settled?

Join Future of Music Coalition for an artist and presenter-friendly roundup of major technology, copyright, and policy issues from 2008, as well as the first look at what to expect from the new administration in 2009.

Ann Chaitovitz Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition
Jean Cook Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition

January 11, 2009
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Sutton Room North
Hilton Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
(7th Ave between 53rd & 54th Streets)
New York, NY

Copyrights and Licenses: Myths and Misunderstandings

As with other industries that create and sell valuable assets, the performing arts industry creates, manages, and sells passion and experiences in the form of words, sound, images, design, and movement. Issues regarding the ownership of and rights to use such materials are important not only for those who create them, but the managers and agents who promote them and the presenters and venues which display them. The internet, digitalization, and other new technologies have made these issues even more complex.

With expertise in representing and counseling clients in the fields of entertainment and the performing arts, and in simplifying and demystifying the complex and arcane, Brian Taylor Goldstein will present basic concepts and practical considerations in the areas of copyright protection, rights management, and licensing the rights necessary to use materials created and owned by others. He will also be on hand to address your specific questions and concerns.

- How can I protect my own work?
- When do I need or not need to obtain permission to use someone else’s work?
- How do I obtain permission to use someone else’s work?
- What special challenges are posed by the Internet?

Brian Taylor Goldstein Attorney, FTM Law

January 12, 2009
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Conference Room I
Sheraton Hotel
811 7th Avenue
(7th Ave & 53rd St)
New York, NY

Intermediate/Advanced Copyright Issues Roundtable

A follow up to Sunday morning’s “Copyrights and Licenses: Myths and Misunderstandings” basic session, this interactive session brings together presenters, agents and artists to share horror stories, best practices, and get the straight facts on practical issues around royalties, copyrights, and licenses.

Ann Chaitovitz Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition
Jean Cook Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Scott Southard Director, IMN
Brian Taylor Goldstein Attorney, FTM Law