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When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Herrick Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, New York 
United States

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NYSBA EASL Diversity Committee's: Protecting Your Share, Respecting What’s Fair: Sampling and Co-Authorship in Pop, Urban and Dance Music— Relevant Legal Precedent and Practical Legal Tips for Songwriters, Artists and Producers

This program qualifies for 2.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice. This program in non-transitional and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys

NYSBA members may login to the NYSBA website to register, all others please see below.

Cost to Attend: $20 EASL Members and MBBA Members* | $50 NYSBA Members | $75 Non-Members | $10 EASL Member Law Students | *MBBA Members must call to regsiter to receive the discount. Not an EASL Member? Join Today!! -

Topics Covered:  

  • Relevant precedent and the court’s current take on sampling and co-authorship
  • The history of master recording and song sampling in urban, hip hop and pop music
  • How to claim your rights to your contribution to a song
  • How and when to clear a sample before using it for your song
  • Understanding the songwriting process so as to best counsel songwriter/artist clients

Barry Werbin, Esq., Herrick Feinstein
Judith Finell, Musicologist
Richard Chused, Professor, New York School of Law
Dorothy M. Weber, Esq., Shukat, Hafer, Weber & Herbsman LLP
Michael “Blue” Williams,  CEO, Family Tree Entertainment

This program is Sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section  and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association

To register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452
For more information contact Beth Gould at