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April 17, 2012

The New World of Licensing Songs & Sound Recordings (webinar)

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Format: Live Webinar and Teleconference
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

Apps, video games, streaming/download services, independent and major studio feature films, multi-platform radio, network, local, cable, and mobile device television, internet trailers, e-cards, multiple distribution options, digital jukeboxes, internet karaoke, musical theatre — these are but some of the areas requiring new licensing strategies, negotiations, and contract clauses reflecting the emergence of the online/digital world into the traditional world of music licensing.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

    How licenses are negotiated and structured
    How rates are being set and by whom
    How much money is being made
    How courts, legislation, and copyright boards affect the process
    How foreign countries handle these areas
    How the online/digital world is changing the traditional world of music licensing

Program Faculty

Jeff Brabec, Vice President Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis/Co-Author Music Money and Success, Beverly Hills, CA

Todd Brabec, Former Executive Vice President, ASCAP/Co-Author Music Money and Success, Los Angeles, CA

Henny Root, Esq., Partner, Lapidus, Root, Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

ABA live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in IN, KS, NE, NJ, OH, and PA.

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.   The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.8 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states.  Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state.  Click here to view a list of 60- and 50-minute-hour states.

Special rules apply to New York-licensed attorneys as follows:

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program.

Registration Options

Individual Online Registration
Register by Phone at 800.285.2221
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet2nwl

Join the ABA to receive a discount on this and future ABA programs and products. Join the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries to save even more!


$195 General Public
$150 ABA Members
$95 Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries Members
$75 Secondary Rate
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant in the same location
All participants must register for the program.
View our cancellation policy.

This program will be offered as both an audio teleconference or webcast. Registrants will need to either dial into the audio teleconference or log into the Web site. To participate in the webinar your computer will need a current Internet browser, a current version of Adobe Flash and a high-speed Internet connection.

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