Press Release Theatre: Protect Athens Music Panel!

Seriously, this is one of those events that you MUST attend. I don’t want to hear any complaining from you that you’ve never gotten any help from the “big bands.” Their staffs and publicists are right here for you. GO!

“Protect Athens Music” is a joint endeavor between the University of Georgia Music Business Program, University of Georgia School of Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and Nuci’s Space to support and educate local musicians.

On February 23, 2012, “Protect Athens Music” will host two panels at the Melting Point, highlighting pressing areas of law and music business and featuring LEGAL AND MUSIC BUSINESS EXPERTS.

WHEN: February 23, 2012, 3:00-6:00 PM

WHAT: Panel discussions led by music industry professionals on topics including booking,contracts, copyright, and more

WHERE: The Melting Point

PANELS: 3:30-4:30 Booking/contract issues

David Barbe, Director, UGA Music Business Program (moderator)

Josh Erwin, Member, Packway Handle Band

Steve Lopez, Tour Manager, Widespread Panic

Scott Orvold, Talent Buyer, Georgia Theatre

Eddie Owen, Founder, Eddie’s Attic

Velena Vego, Talent Buyer, 40 Watt

Nelson Wells, President, Team Clermont

4:45-5:45 Panel 2) Copyright issues

David Claassen, Director, BMI

Bertis Downs, Manager, R.E.M.

Nikki Marshall, Owner, Red Clay Clearances

Lisa Moore, Director, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

David Prasse, Owner, Slushfund Recordings

David Shipley, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law (moderator)

CONTACT:; Find us on Facebook (Protect Athens Music) and

Twitter (@proathensmusic)

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