Georgia Law to host music industry conference

Monday, February 17, 2014

Writer: Stephanie E. Ackerstein, 706/542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu         
Contact: Michelle Davis, 404/932-3804, mgdavis@uga.edu           

UGA School of Law to host music industry conference

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society will host the 4th Annual Protect Athens Music Conference March 5 at the Melting Point in downtown Athens. Starting at 3:00 p.m., the conference will address issues relevant to the ever-evolving music scene and how to create a more sustainable music ecosystem. This event is free and open to the public.

“What really makes this year’s conference unique is that we were able to attract high profile speakers from out-of-state in addition to Athens and Atlanta panelists,” conference organizer and second-year law student Michelle Davis said. “This event is great at bringing together creators, academics and lawmakers to discuss the music industry in a proactive way.”

There will be three panel sessions titled: Demystifying Digital Revenue Streams, Healthcare for Artists and Athens Music Scene Town Hall. Panelists for these sessions will include: Casey Rae, an artists’ rights expert and the interim executive director of The Future of Music Coalition; Alex Maiolo, a health care reform advocate for artists; Danielle Bowker, a representative from MusiCares, a Grammy-run organization based in Nashville, Tenn.; Tatum Hauck Allsep, the founder and executive director of Music Health Alliance; and David Lowery, a musician and UGA Music Business Certificate Program lecturer; among others.

The UGA Terry College of Business Music Business Program assisted with the organization of this year’s conference.

For more information, please visit www.protectathensmusic.com or contact Michelle Davis at mgdavis@uga.edu.

UGA School of Law
Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers two degrees—the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in U.S. Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.

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