Music and Copyright: The Song Does Not Remain The Same



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March 29, 2023
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About the Program

This program explores the complex relationship between the music industry and copyright law. Led by experienced attorneys who are at the forefront of the recent developments in music law, this program provides a comprehensive overview of ever-changing landscape of copyright law with respect to music, and how it impacts artists, producers, songwriters, music publishers, record labels, and other facets of the music industry.

Meet the Speakers
Kenneth D. Freundlich


Freundlich Law

In his 35 years of practice, Ken has primarily focused on resolving complex business, entertainment, and IP disputes and is renowned for representing individuals and companies with his pragmatic aggressiveness, relatability, business acumen, and ability to handle everything from everyday business disputes to complex, ground breaking cases.

Ken is a seasoned litigator and trial counsel licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and California (among other courts) and has had notable successes in trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings in various settings ranging from California Labor Commission proceedings, to IFTA, Guild, and AAA/JAMS arbitrations, to Copyright Rate Court proceedings, to trial and appellate courts (including the United States Supreme Court). Ken is a well-known participant and moderator in panels concerning entertainment law issues.

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Jesse E. Morris


Morris Music Law, PC

Jesse is the founder of Morris Music Law. A Santa Monica native, Jesse has a B.A. in philosophy from UC Berkeley and a J.D. (cum laude) from UC Hastings. Jesse is also a musician with skills on drums, piano, and trumpet, and understands the needs of musicians firsthand having been in several rock acts himself. Jesse was a co-chair of the LA Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, and has spoken at various events for UCLA, USC, the Association of Independent Music Publishers, California Lawyers for the Arts, Digital Entertainment World, and SXSW.

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John Baldivia
John R. Baldivia


Rossi, PC.

John R. Baldivia is a senior associate of the firm, where he negotiates a wide variety of contracts for major label recording artists, songwriters, and prominent influencers. John joined Rossi, PC. with a strong background in music transactions, as well as entertainment and intellectual property litigation.

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David Helfant
David Helfant


Law Offices of David A. Helfant

David Helfant’s experience in representing record producers, recording artists and record and publishing companies — together with his specialized expertise in counseling major motion picture studios and television, film and video production companies — enables him to lead, direct and counsel a wide variety of corporations, artists and above-the-line talent in their transactional and new media needs.

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