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March 11, 2010

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Apocalypse Now: Estates and Reversions The Redistribution of Music Publishing Wealth

Hear expert panelists discuss the law and business relating to term extensions, recapture, revisionary rights, and other issues related to estates and older copyrights, many of which are now becoming eligible for recapture by the original authors or their heirs under the recent copyright act revisions.

Learn how the estates of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters and others have revived their copyrights. 



David Hirshland
President, Bug Music

Jeff Jampol
President of JAM, Inc.

Michael Perlstein, Esq.


Steven Lowy, Esq.

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood. Valet parking, on site, $7. Call for directions.


From left, panelist Michael Perlstein, Esq., moderator Steven Lowy, Esq., panelists David Hirshland and Jeff Jampol. 

 Photos by Liz Redwing and Ryan Tomlin, courtesy House of Blues, Sunset.

Additional Speaker Information

Jeffrey Jampol, President of JAM, Inc., manages rock legends THE DOORS, the JANIS JOPLIN Estate, the PETER TOSH Estate, the GRAM PARSONS Estate, and the RICK JAMES estate. Jampol is the producer, along with Dick Wolf, of The Doors’ upcoming theatrical feature documentary, “When You’re Strange,” narrated by Johnny Depp, and the producer of the upcoming Janis Joplin theatrical feature documentary. Jampol also serves as a consultant to managers, publishers and labels on heritage acts and to artists’ estates on catalog, publishing, licensing, branding, merchandise and marketing. A voting member of The Recording Academy® since 1985, Jampol sat on the Board Of Governors of The Recording Academy®/NARAS®’ L.A. chapter from 2006-2008. Mr. Jampol has been a panelist and featured speaker on artist management, deal negotiation, artist development and music marketing for California Lawyers for the Arts, South By Southwest Music Conference, NARAS®, UCLA, The Learning Annex, Los Angeles Songwriter's Academy, Nashville Music Conference, North By Northeast Music Conference, BMI, North By Northwest Music Conference, Loyola Marymount University, West Los Angeles Law School and Pepperdine School of Law. 2009 marked Jampol’s 12th year at UCLA’s Entertainment Studies & Performing Arts School, where he is the Lead Instructor of “The Music Business NOW”, a 12-Week advanced course sponsored by The Recording Academy® and UCLA. Jampol’s November, 2006 article on “Classic Rock Branding” appears at www.editorialemergency.com.

Michael Perlstein has practiced law for over forty years with the focus of his practice on music publishing and recording industry transactions. He represents leading artists, writers, music publishers and the estates of deceased artists and songwriters. A significant element of his practice is analysis and resolution of complex copyright issues involved in: purchase and sale of catalogs and individual works, estate planning and separation agreements and divorce settlements. He is the author of many articles, including: Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook; the chapter entitled Music Publishing in Entertainment Law, Editions 1, 2 and 3, New York State Bar Association (1989, 1996 and 2004); A Cue Sheet Primer, March 2000 edition of The Score, the Journal of the Society of Composers and Lyricists; Some Aspects of United States Music Publishing Agreements: The Exclusive Term Copublishing Agreement and the Minimum Delivery Commitment, January 2001 Journal of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, Fundamentals of Termination Rights, 2007 and 2008 syllabi of the Entertainment Law Institute of the Texas State Bar, She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft: When Copyright Collides with Community Property, 2008 syllabus of the Entertainment Law Institute of the Texas State Bar and the chapter entitled International Copyright Basics, in Copyright Practice, 2008, HalfMoon, LLC. He is an adjunct associate professor of law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, teaching the course on the law and business of music publishing for which he created the case book. He is frequent lecturer and panelist on music industry and copyright topics. Mr. Perlstein holds an LLB degree from the University of California School of Law at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). He serves as a trustee and officer of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and is a member of the California Copyright Conference and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Bar of California, New York and Illinois.

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