Music Law 101


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This program discusses the various types of contractual relationships that an artist can expect to have throughout the course of their artistic development, including the ethical considerations and conflicts of interest that arise in the representation of artists. The program also discusses an artist’s relationships with third parties such as record labels, publishers, and recording studios and the types of deals that are typically expected throughout the course of an artist’s career. Music publishing and the future of the music industry is also discussed, as well as the basics regarding the types of intellectual property rights and maintaining intellectual property protection.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Representing Artists, including Ethical Considerations
•   Deal Making in the Music Industry
•   Music Publishing
•   Intellectual Property – Copyrights, Trademarks, and Rights of Publicity

Date / Time: March 4, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: May 1, 2019

Cintia Calevoso, Esq. is the managing attorney at CALEVOSO LAW, an arts, media, entertainment, and business law firm, with a strong emphasis on serving the philanthropic and non-profit communities. We service clients in South Florida and internationally, and are particularly interested in clients who are committed to a cause.

Ms. Calevoso is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese, which has greatly contributed to her ability to attract international clientele. She has a broad range of legal experience, including arts, media, and entertainment law, nonprofit law, corporate and business law, copyright and trademark law, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Calevoso’s varied background and experience makes her a well-rounded professional who brings immense value to every project. Her attention to detail and work ethic are unmatched and have allowed her to develop a keen ability to identify what will make a difference with any audience. She is an empathic and creative problem-solver who is committed to putting forth the required effort to achieve results, doing so with integrity and mindfulness of the full scope of issues.

Overall, Ms. Calevoso’s legal and personal experience allows her to counsel clients based on the long-term intentions of the issues they face and in the creation of their futures. Through her counsel, clients are able to weigh their options, assess their risks, and make conscious decisions that are informed and practical.

In addition to managing CALEVOSO LAW, Ms. Calevoso is passionate about and personally invested in the world of arts, media, and entertainment. She is a philanthropist and a musician, deeply devoted to the empowerment of young people through programs in the arts, conscious awareness of social issues, and contribution to worldwide peace.

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Section I. Representing Artists, including Ethical Considerations
a) Types of Relationships
b) Conflicts of Interest in Music / Entertainment Law

Section II. Deal Making in the Music Industry
a) The Artist / Label Contractual Relationship
b) The Artist / Recording Studio Relationship
c) Music Publishing Companies
d) Performing Right Organizations

Section III. Music Publishing
a) The Songwriter / Music Publisher Contractual Relationship
b) Revenue Streams for Musical Compositions
c) New and Alternative Media Usages

Section IV. Intellectual Property and Rights of Publicity
a) History of Copyright Law
b) What is a Copyright?

Section V. Trademarks
a) Distinction between registration of name and registration of logo
b) State and federal protection
c) Search and clearance process
d) Application process

Section VI. Rights of Publicity
a) General – creature of state law
b) An Artist’s persona
c) Celebrity Impersonators
d) Dead Celebrities
e) First Amendment Protection