The 2nd annual Protect Athens Music Conference through two panels addressed topics such as booking, contracts and copyright issues. Panelists included legal and business music professionals.

The event was presented by the University of Georgia School of Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the University of Georgia’s Music Business Program and Nuci's Space.

Schedule of events

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Thursday, February 23rd
3:00 PM

Booking and Contract Issues

David Barbe, University of Georgia Terry College of Business
Valena Vego, 40 Watt
Andrew Heaton, Packway Handle Brand
Scott Orvold, Georgia Theatre
Nelson Wells, Team Clermont
Chad Denny, Nimbleslick Entertainment
Eddie Owen, Eddie's Attic
Steve Lopez, Widespread Panic

Melting Point, Foundry Park

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Copyright Issues

David Shipley, University of Georgia School of Law
Lisa Moore, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
David Claassen, Broadcast Music Incorporated
David W. Prasse, Slushfund Recordings
Bertis Downs, R.E.M.
Nikki Marshall, Red Clay Clearances

Melting Point, Foundry Park

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM