Black River Signing; Legal Symposium

Black River Music Publishing has signed Due West member Brad Hull to a publishing deal. “Brad originally came to Nashville to pursue songwriting and I am happy he found a home here at Black River Music Publishing,” stated Celia Froehlig, VP BRMP. Due West will release a new CD on Nov. 23. The group’s single “Bible And The Belt” is No. 48 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart.

(L-R) Jimmy Nichols, BRMG President; Brad Hull; and Celia Froehlig, VP BRMG Publishing.

Leadership Music and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law will co-host a Legal symposium titled, “The Evolution of Entertainment Law and Industry in the New world: Where do We Go From Here?” The day-long event will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. The event carries 5.33 hours of Tennessee CLE credit.

“The symposium is a must-attend for anyone interested in the vital issues facing the music industry today such as copyright and intellectual property,” said Karen Oertley, Executive Director of Leadership Music.

Expected to participate are Cary Sherman (RIAA); David Israelite (NMPA), songwriter Eddie Schwartz; Michael Huppe, SoundExchange; David Carson, U.S. Copyright Office; Shira Perlmutter, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry; Tim DuBois, ASCAP; and Linda Bloss-Baum, Warner Music Group. Leading academics are also scheduled to speak.

To register, visit www.lmvu.eventbrite.com.  In order to receive CLE credit, attendees will pay the general admission fee at www.lmvu.eventbrite.com and bring a separate check for $200 to the event. There will be a CLE registration table on site to record attendees’ hours. The TCCLES course # is 097396 and checks should be made out to Vanderbilt JET Law.

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