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May 20, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. PT

All About NFTs

By now, we’ve all heard the buzz about NFTs (non-fungible tokens). But what exactly is an NFT? What are cryptocurrencies and blockchain? Join us for a conversation with Alexandra Damsker and Kay Hanley in which we discuss smart contracts vs. underlying rights contracts, the technology of tokens, and rights issues and concerns for music rights holders interested in selling music copyrights as NFTs.

  • This event will begin with virtually awarding this year's recipient of the Linda Komorsky Liker AIMP Scholarship!
  • Please note the special time of this webinar, 2:00 pm PT

  • Also please note that we will not be recording this webinar


Alexandra Damsker


Kay Hanley
Singer/Songwriter/Copyright Advocate

Abby North
President, North Music Group, LLC & LA Chapter Board Member

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Attention attorneys: this virtual activity is approved for 1.0 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California.  Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their State Bar number with their Zoom reservation. Also, during the webinar, you will be given two codes to make note of for the email that will be sent out one day after the webinar takes place.  Once you confirm those codes in the follow-up email, and your attendance is verified with Zoom reporting, your certificate will be sent to the email provided at registration.  The AIMP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. 

Additional Speaker Information

Alexandra Damsker is a corporate and securities attorney, formerly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and a major international firm. She is a 2x founder (one exit), and has been involved in blockchain since 2016. A major publisher has asked her to publish a book regarding best practices in blockchain. She is considered a subject matter expert in blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and general offerings, and currently serves as legal, business, and strategic advisor to several companies and individuals. All information is token-agnostic and intended entirely to help people make more informed decisions for themselves. All information contributed in any public forum is for general information only, and not intended to be legal, financial, or tax advice. Please contact the appropriate counsel local to your area regarding your specific facts and circumstances.

Kay Hanley began her career in music as the lead singer of Boston-based alternative rock band Letters to Cleo, releasing 3 acclaimed albums between 1990-2000, and spawning such hits as Awake and Here and Now. After a 16-year hiatus, Letters To Cleo reunited in 2016 to release new music and embark on several sold-out US tours. They are currently writing their 4th full length studio album. In the late 90’s, Ms. Hanley began expanding her work as a singer and songwriter into the TV and film world, writing songs for WB’s animated series Generation O, providing the singing voice for Rachael Leigh Cook's character Josie in Universal Pictures' feature film Josie and the Pussycats and performing cover versions of Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind and Cheap Trick's I Want You To Want Me in Touchstone Pictures' hit film, 10 Things I Hate About You. Today, Hanley is a Peabody Award winning songwriter for animated television, penning original songs for shows like Disney Junior's hit series Vampirina and Doc McStuffins, Dreamworks’ Harvey Street Kids, WB/Cartoon Network’s DC Super Hero Girls and upcoming Netflix series, Ada Twist, Scientist. Ms. Hanley is co-executive director of Songwriters Of North America (SONA), a non-profit advocacy organization that fights for the protection and value of songs and songwriters in the digital music marketplace. As a result of her advocacy work, Hanley was chosen to represent songwriters on the Mechanical Licensing Collective, serving as vice-chair of the Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee.

Abby North is principal of North Music Group LLC and a founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC. Abby began her music career as a songwriter and composer, and launched her first production music library approximately 15 years ago. In 2005, Abby began working with her father-in-law Alex North's songs ("Unchained Melody") and film scores, including "Spartacus," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Viva Zapata" and others. Abby has experience in all areas of music publishing, from creative to administrative. She has vast experience in works registration, a strong knowledge of music publishing data and databases, and a background developing rights management technology.

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