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Original Program: February 5, 2020

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Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll? Get CLE credit and have a great time as Jim Jesse presents two sessions in one day! Join Jim as he discusses the essentials of music copyright law using case studies from The Rolling Stones and then take a journey through the top 10 music copyright cases of all time and into the future with new developments and trends in the industry.

Throughout the day, listen to music, watch video clips and hear stories regarding music law — all while learning valuable lessons about copyright establishment and registration, essential operating agreement provisions (and why they’re important), rights granted to copyright owners, cover song legalities, the permission required for song use in other mediums, the facets of public performance, and revenue streams.

This program also includes an hour of ethics, during which Jim shares his first-hand experience representing organizations. Jim focuses on representing a band or artist, using The Beatles’ and The Rolling Stones’ careers as case studies.

Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging program. You might just get what you want AND what you need!

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Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 25 years and has been a full-time Music Law presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), a daily 24-hour music video television network. Previously, he was in private practice. He has founded Rock ‘n’ Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his seminars. Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses, and he has conducted his music law course now in many states. He is also a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

Jim is a member of BMI and manages his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than three decades, has studied music history for years, and is the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.

Jim consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law.

  • - Introduction to Copyright Concepts and the Legal Framework of a Band
  • - What Is a Copyright and the Two Copyrights in Every Song
  • - Copyright Duration; How and Why to Establish and Register Your Copyright; Music Publishers, Producers and Managers
  • - Reproduction, Distribution, Cover Songs and Music Licensing
  • - Public Performance and Streaming
  • - Wrapping Up the Exclusive Rights and Revenue Streams
  • - Ethical Issues of Representing a Band, Based on The Beatles (and Some Stones)
  • - New Developments and Trends in Music Copyright Law
  • - The Top 10 Music Copyright Cases of All Time
Product Information
Date Presented:
February 05, 2020 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 35 minutes
Rock 'n' Roll Law: Music Copyright and The Rolling Stones
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VIDEO REPLAYS. The agenda may not include certain breakouts/tracks shown at the original program.  

Greensboro | Friday, June 19, 2020  
Hyatt Place Greensboro
1619 Stanley Road Driving Directions | 336.852.1143 | Meeting Room  
Registration: 8:45am | Program: 9:00am-3:30pm 
#931GSB | Early May 29

Speaker Information
Jim Jesse   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
General: 5.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
GREENSBORO VIDEO REPLAY Friday, June 19, 2020 | #931GSB
NCBA Price:$0.00