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July 31, 2018

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Know the Deal: The Ins and Outs of Publishing Contracts

Join us for a discussion with attorneys Tiffany Dunn, Noah McPike, Denise Nichols, and Jason Turner to get their perspectives on the current state of artist/writer deals, copyright law, catalog sales, and other relevant issues.

Panelists

Tiffany Dunn
Loeb & Loeb, LLP

Noah McPike
Dickinson Wright

Denise Nichols
The Primacy Firm, PLLC

Jason Turner
Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC

Moderators

Tim Hunze
Co-Founder, Parallel Music Publishing

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ASCAP - Connie Bradley Board Room
2 Music Square W
Nashville, TN 37203

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Additional Speaker Information

TIFFANY DUNN's practice focuses on transactions in the entertainment business and intellectual property protection and enforcement. Ms. Dunn represents publishing companies, record labels, management companies, recording artists, producers, authors, songwriters and other parties in the music industry. Ms. Dunn also has a depth of knowledge in copyright, trademark and intellectual property law, counseling clients on their consumer branding and marketing efforts. Ms. Dunn also practices general corporate and transactional law.

NOAH MCPIKE has spent his entire career practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s famed Music Row. McPike’s tireless work ethic, negotiation style and legal acumen have earned him a reputation as one of Music Row’s premier attorneys as well as a high-profile client list comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, managers and entertainment companies. Attorney McPike is also a frequent speaker on legal and music related topics at colleges, law schools and conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Dickinson-Wright, McPike, a Maine native, was a partner at a boutique entertainment law firm in Nashville. While earning his J.D. at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) McPike worked as a student attorney in the school’s Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic. In college, at the College of the Holy Cross, Noah interned for NBC’s Meet the Press with the late Tim Russert in Washington, D.C.

DENISE NICHOLS formed The Primacy Firm, PLLC, a boutique entertainment law firm catering to the Nashville creative community in 2010. Clients include songwriters, publishing companies, artists and industry executives. Prior to launching her firm, Nichols spent over ten years with Arista Records, a new company on the Nashville music landscape in the early 90’s led by industry icon Tim DuBois. The label quickly made a name for itself, launching the careers of such greats as Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley. Following her tenure at Arista, Nichols moved to artist management, joining the firm representing Brooks & Dunn, along with Terri Clark, Pat Green and Jason Aldean. She remained with the company while attending law school, leaving in the fall of 2009 to prepare for the bar exam. Nichols earned her Juris Doctorate from the Nashville School of Law. She is a graduate of Belmont University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Sociology. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee.

JASON TURNER has worked extensively within the entertainment industry since the mid 1990s. His experience spans nearly all aspects of the music industry including artist management, record label promotions and operations, performing as a professional musician, and representing various artists, music industry executives, professional athletes and sports teams in his capacity as a lawyer. Jason co-founded the entertainment firm of Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC in June 2011. Jason’s current clients include Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artists, songwriters and producers, record companies, record label executives and music publishers in all genres, as well as professional athletes and sports organizations. He was named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Power Players: 30 Under 30” in 2007, Super Lawyers’ Mid-South Rising Star in 2012 and 2013, and Super Lawyers in 2014 to the present. Additionally, Billboard Magazine and Super Lawyers recognized Jason as one of the 50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Industry in August 2014. Jason’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in the negotiation of various entertainment contracts, television and Broadway agreements, protection of intellectual property rights for professional sports entities, and representation in federal copyright and trademark infringement litigation, which recently resulted in a landmark ruling in favor of the heirs of the author of “I’ll Fly Away” in a federal court copyright termination case at trial (2010) and again at retrial (2014) following appeal, which was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in May 2016. He also served as lead counsel for BBR Music Group/Magic Mustang Music in the sale of BBR/Magic Mustang to BMG in 2017. Jason focuses a significant portion of his practice representing successful songwriters and publishers in the sale of their catalogs.

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