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Art & Entertainment Section CLE & Happy Hour: Top the Charts without the Record Label–The Rise of Independent Musicians

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Crooked Pint - Downtown Minneapolis  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register:  Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A big hit at SXSW 2016, this presentation will explore the practical business and legal considerations required of independent, self-developing music artists and their management and financial supporters.  Paul Bezilla, a music attorney with over 25 years’ experience, will address various subjects, including alternative structures for artist development without the involvement of major record companies or publishers.  Added bonus:  Paul will be performing famous bass licks in between dramatic pauses for your entertainment and optimal educational effect.  In other words, you don’t want to miss this.

Following the CLE, please stay for a Happy Hour and Mixer.  If  you can't make it to the CLE, Art & Entertainment Law section members are welcome to join us at 5:00 for happy hour!

Why attend?

Meet industry insider Paul Bezilla and discuss your questions about topping the charts as an independent artist.

Who may attend?

Members of the MSBA, law students, and the public.

Program Chair:

Adam Gislason, MSBA Art & Entertainment Law Section Chair, attorney at Lommen Abdo Law Firm


Paul Bezilla is a shareholder at Lommen Abdo Law Firm.  For over two decades, Paul has provided legal services to a wide variety of individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. His practice covers music, film, television, e-commerce, intellectual property, technology, advertising, branding and distribution. Paul has been a featured speaker at numerous entertainment industry seminars, has frequently lectured on entertainment law topics, and has taught university courses in music business law. Learn more at

CLE Credit: 

1 Standard CLE credit with happy hour and mixer to follow | CLE Event Code: 219403  


Art & Entertainment Law Section:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2016):  Free 

Join the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  MSBA members who are not members of the Art & Entertainment Law Section can join the section & attend this event for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is not available. 

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Want more information about the Art & Entertainment Law Section?

Questions? Contact Sue Bores | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.