Showing posts with label Dina laPolt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dina laPolt. Show all posts

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mark Your Calendar: Cinco de Mayo

The Recording Academy and California Lawyers for the Arts will present a music industry panel discussion May 5 at The GRAMMY Museum in Downtown, Los Angeles:

The Legal Landscape for Compensating Content CreatorsTuesday, May 5 at 6:00 pmThe GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, CaliforniaTickets & Information: Click Here
The below experts will discuss why music revenue and royalties are at all time lows, the history of music distribution, how content creators (and artists) are paid, the applicable laws and legislation, and the present and future landscape for creating and selling music.

  • Jay Cooper, Esq., Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Dina LaPolt, Esq., LaPolt Law PC
  • Cedar Boschan, Boschan Corp. & Auditrix, Inc.
  • Edwin McPherson, Esq., McPherson Rane LLP
  • Keith Cooper, Esq., de la Peña & Holiday LLP
The GRAMMY Museum will be open at 6:00 p.m. for attendees to view the exhibitions. The program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The museum entrance is on Figueroa, between The Farm of Beverly Hills and Flemings.

Paid parking is available in nearby public lots.

Click here for more details.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Financial News Recap - Music Royalties

MIDEM as we know it may be no more, but the music business always kicks off the new year with The Grammy Awards.  This year, we celebrated nominated clients during #Grammy #Week with many out of town guests from New York, The Southeastern US and Texas (see photo here by Christianne Kinney, Esq. featuring Tamera Bennett, Esq., Ken Freundlich, Esq. and Auditrix founder Cedar Boschan at the Fox Rothschild Pre-Grammy Party)

Our music royalties highlights so far this year:
  • A popular post on the Auditix blog "Five Things to Consider Before Filing a Music Copyright Case" by trial lawyer Gerard P. Fox, Esq.
  • Cedar Boschan was re-elected to a second term as national treasurer of The Association of Independent Music Publishers.  She was also honored to be featured in discussion with the following music industry professionals in Berkeley at California Lawyers for the Arts' "Crossing the Digital Divide" 32nd Annual Music Business Seminar:
    • Keith L. Cooper, Esq., Partner who heads de la Pena & Holiday LLP's new Los Angeles office and focuses on clients in  transactional, copyright and trademark matters, as well as lawsuits
    • Angela Rose White, Esq., COO of David Rose Publishing Co. where she concentrates on music publishing/administration of a catalog including “The Stripper” 
    • Mikael "Count" Eldridge, San Francisco-based record producer and filmmaker (projects include DJ Shadow, Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, John Cale, No Doubt, RUN DMC)
    • Vivek Sridharan, Esq., Partner at Counsel LLP who advises on digital strategy for independent record labels, music technology start-ups

      The panel discussion focused on digital distribution of music and its impact on the music business.
  • Green Hasson Janks published its final Entertainment Newsletter (GHJ is switching to a blog, to be announced soon)
  • Cedar and her team at GHJ attended several educational programs about the music industry, including an International Panel at the AIMP and the first music-oriented program held by The Beverly Hills Bar Association in quite a while:
February 18, 2015 at The Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMusic Industry Update: Getting a Manager, a Record Deal, and the Money in 2015
L-R: Dean Wilson, 
President, Three Six Zero Group, Dina LaPolt, Attorney, LaPolt Law PC, Donald Passman, Partner, Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown, Rand Levin, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group, Dinah Perez, Law Office of Dinah Perez
  • We also attended The AIMP's International Royalties program featuring:
    • Michel Allain, Director General/CEO, FastTrack (Paris, France), who cogently pointed out that, unfortunately, $1M Euros equals $1M U.S. Dollars
    • Ger Hatton, Director General/CEO, International Confederation of Music Publishers (Switzerland)
    • Teri Nelson Carpenter, President & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks/AIMP Vice President
  • Check out our top tweets here!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cedar Boschan to Give Royalty Rate Update at California Copyright Conference - October 13

I will discuss on October 13, 2009 Copyright Royalty Board actions and potential legislation at the California Copyright Conference's annual "Legal Update" panel.

My fellow panelists are some of the best in the West, so don't miss it:

MICHAEL PERLSTEIN, ESQ., Fishbach, Perlstein, Lieberman & Almond
PATRICK ROSS, Copyright Alliance


This event is usually a very well attended meeting, so please make your reservations early. One (1) hour of MCLE credit is available to California attorneys.

Register at the California Copyright Conference Web site or see more details pasted below:


Annual "LEGAL UPDATE" Panel
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
6:15 PM Check-In * 6:30 PM Cocktails * 7:00 PM Dinner
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, 15433 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (Near Sepulveda & Ventura Blvd., just west of the 405 freeway)
Parking entrance on Orion Avenue
Free parking with validation.

Appetizer: California Mixed Green Salad Salad
Entrée: Chicken Marsala, Beef Stir-fry or Vegetarian Pasta
Dessert: Chef's Choice

CCC Members $40 per person / Non-members $50 per person

10:00 AM FRIDAY, Oct 9, 2009

Please help us make this an enjoyable experience for everyone by using the reservation system. A failure to reserve by the deadline may result in not receiving your preferred choice of dinner entree.

Register online with your credit card at
Or use our voicemail system (818-379-3312)
Dinners payable at the door by cash or check only. No credit cards.

To join the California Copyright Conference or to renew your membership, please visit the website for more info: