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LAWS 5334. Representing the Musical Artist. 2 - 3 Units.

This course focuses on practical training in counseling the musical artist with a particular focus on lawyering skills such as contract drafting, strategic thinking and negotiation. We follow the artist from the early days as a "baby band" to when the artist becomes "classic" or "heritage." You will observe the artist in the recording studio, the interactions among the band members, the creation of songs/sound recordings. You will introduced to the cast of characters: the producer; the first manager; the label's A&R person; the recording engineer, and others. You will--as music lawyers commonly do--observe the artist creating in the studio and on a live stage and get a chance to speak with prominent managers, concert promoters, club owners, and artists.