Join entertainment attorney Mark A. Pearson of ARC Law Group for a revealing workshop on the fundamentals of copyright in the music industry. Focusing on the foundation of “two copyrights and six royalty streams,” Mark will break down how to protect written and recorded music and give you insights into how each are monetized. Topics of discussion will include an overview of U.S. Copyright Law, protecting your copyright rights, working with producers/songwriters, performing rights societies, and licensing. As part of the discussion, we will look at streaming royalties and changes under the Music Modernization Act. This workshop is geared toward artists and industry professionals interested in a better understanding of the basics of music copyright.
“Mark A. Pearson – Bio” Mark A. Pearson is the principal counsel at ARC Law Group, a law firm focused on advising Creative, Talented and Entrepreneurial clients in the areas of business, entertainment, sports and technology law. Following his career as an award-winning television producer, Mark spent the past decade advising some of the hardest working acts in the music biz, including international touring artists Con Brio, Front Country and DJ Mark Farina, as well as, up and coming acts such as Barrio Manouche and Ellise. In addition to his work in the music industry, Mark served as production counsel for Academy Award nominee, Borrowed Time and was recently awarded the Governor’s Citation Medallion for his service to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Award). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but with clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Nashville, Mark also advises leading entertainment-technology disruptors like TuneGo, Caffeine and Fandor. You can reach Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org / www.arclg.com.