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Crowdfunding and the Recording Industry

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Tim Kappel, Loyola University New Orleans law student, submitted a paper to the Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) last spring.  The paper discusses the growing popularity of “crowdfunding” music projects and the legal issues it presents.  Crowdfunding it basically like the stockmarket for bands.  You chip in $10, you own a piece of the band.  Investors are usually rewarded with perks that can include free albums, backstage passes, etc.  The sites focused on this model: Slicethepie, Sellaband and Bandstocks, all vary when it comes to terms of the deal, length of exclusivity, and licensing rights, but they all share the same business model.

The legal issues addressed in Tim’s submission include conflicts with Internet gamblign laws US Securities Laws.  Click on the link below to read the full paper.

Crowdfunding and the Recording Industry

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March 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Entertainment Lawyer Peter Dekom on “Everything”

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The video features Peter Dekom, one of the most powerful dealmakers in Hollywood, discussing all things entertainment.  His deep knowledge of finance and business make this an exceptional look at change in the worlds most visible market. 

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March 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm