Ethical Issues Representing a Band - Using the Beatles
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Credits: 1.0 EP
In this program, attorney/songwriter Jim Jesse discusses the unique issues faced when representing an organization as a client, particularly one as unique as a musical group. in this case, Jesse uses The Beatles and Rolling Stones as examples. Picture yourself as General Counsel for the two biggest bands in the world. And there's plenty of overlap between the two bands.
Jesse uses specific fact patterns from the later portions of The Beatles' career and overlapping portions of The Rolling Stones' career to illustrate these principles, including copyright infringement, as well as:
- Ethical Issues in George Harrison My Sweet Lord Case (The Featured Case) / Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Conflict of Interest – MRPC 1.7, 2.1
- Ethical Issues Regarding Band/Organization Dissolution – MRPC 1.13, 1.14
- Ethical Issues and Conflict of Interest in Representing Competing Interests in a Group – MRPC 1.7, 2.1
Originally Recorded December 23, 2021
This is a “simulive” rebroadcast of a previously recorded presentation. Presenter will be available during the rebroadcast to answer questions.
Jim Jesse, Esq.
Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is also the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law . Prior to serving as General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THECOOLTV), a 24-hour-a-day music video television network, he was in private practice in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts ranging from small barter deals to multi-million-dollar ones. Mr. Jesse is also a singer/songwriter for more than 30 years who has released two albums: Down on the South Side and Better Late Than Never, is a member of BMI, and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has more than 200 songs he has yet to release.
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