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Music Law for Musicians with Justin Laughter, Attorney

May 21, 2016   |   9 am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
(423) 573-1927 | MAP | WEBSITE

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. the Birthplace of Country Music will host a seminar for musicians or music business professionalswhom are interested in learning more about the legal side of the music business.

Justin Laughter, a business, intellectual property, and entertainment attorney with Threshold Councel, PC in Richmond, Virginia will lead the seminar consisting of three separate hour long programs providing a crash course in music law – (i) Choosing and Protecting Your Band or Artist Stage Name, (ii) Songwriting and Sound Recording Law 101, and (iii) Band Entities and Agreements. Attendees will gain essential background into the legal areas relevant to their creative careers as well as practical advice to avoid common pitfalls.

Justin Laughter’s experiencerepresenting clients is wide-ranging, including business and non-profit structuring and operations, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement, internet law, and private securities offerings. He regularly counsels startups, makers, and other creative entrepreneurs.
Justin has been honored as a Virginia Super Lawyers-Rising Star in IP (2013-2016), part of Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite (2011, 2014) and as one of Richmond’s Top 40 under 40 by Style Weekly Magazine (2008). He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and a 2006 graduate of William and Mary Law School (Order of the Coif).

He is also active in the nonprofit, creative, and entertainment community. Justin is a Board Member of C3: The Creative Change Center, Board Member of JAMinc, Board Member of AMP! Metro Richmond, Board Member of OneVoice, Board Member of Gallery5 (museum, art, and performance), a member of Lawyers for the Arts, and a member of the Richmond CenterStage Associates Board. He is also the former Interim Executive Director of Virginians for the Arts, a statewide arts advocacy non-profit organization. Further, Justin is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, known for its Grammy Awards. He routinely speaks to community audiences, law students, and professionals on legal topics.

Justin is Co-Founder of Educational Media Creations Company, LLC dba Silly Bus, an educational media company organized to help children feel confident, successful, and happy while learning foundational components of elementary education (see www.sillybus.net).

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.