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Legal & Business Issues for Musicians and Bands

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bldg. C Room 265, Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123 (enter at Buchanan St. and Marina Blvd)


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Legal & Business Issues for Musicians and Bands
With Keith Cooper, Esq.

This workshop covers legal and business issues faced by musicians forming and playing in a band. Topics covered in this workshop include:

Formation of  Entity Structure:
  • LLC
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Internal Relationship
  • Voting Rights, day to day, leaving members & conduct
Ownership Issues: 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Equipment and Other Property
Ongoing Operations:

  • Work for Hire
  • Unions
  • Merchandising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Third Party
  • Self

Presenter: Keith L. Cooper, Esq. is a litigation, business and entertainment attorney, who began practicing in January, 1995. He represents clients in copyright and trademark matters, including acquisition, protection and licensing. Mr. Cooper represents a range of clients, including video game and software companies, film production companies, actors, musicians (both independent artists and bands), songwriters, photographers, designers, a three-time GRAMMY Award winning composer and various types of businesses.



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