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: ProtectAthensMusic@gmail.com; Find us on Facebook (Protect Athens Music) and