9am           Doors Open, Coffee

9:15am      Welcome

9:20am   The Year in Legal Music Issues Moderator: Mark A. Pearson, ARC Law Group; Ben Shaw, Attorney; William J. Edwards III, Producer/Musician; Casey Shafer, Band Manager. An informative and entertaining look back at some of the interesting and often controversial music industry lawsuits from 2017.

10:20am      Performance by Michael Jost, curated by Radio Venice

10:40 – 11:30  How to Make it as an Independent Musician Moderator: Jesse E. Morris Esq., Morris Music Law; Sydney Alston, C&A Artist Management, Disc Makers.

11:45am  Guest Speaker: Guitarist Gilby Clarke

12:15 – 1:15pm  Lunch on own (list of local recommended restaurants provided)

1:15pm  Keynote Address: Music, Money & Success in the 21st Century Jeff and Todd Brabec, authors of “Music, Money and Success”, present “Opportunities, Expectations, and Making Money in Music” – a positive message about how to succeed in the current music industry landscape.

2:15pm       Performance by Sunny War, curated by Radio Venice


2:30 – 4pm Marketplace Meet the keynote speakers Jeff and Todd Brabec and have your book signed. Find resources to boost your career and mingle with attendees. Meet photography Larry Hirshowitz, resident photographer on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” where he documents the legendary line-up of visiting musicians.

2:30 – 4pm Attorney One-on-One: Sign up for a 20 minute FREE consultation with an entertainment attorney.

3:00 – 3:45 How to Get Your Music into Games, Apps, and Ads. Get insight on how to have your music placed in games, apps, and advertisements from industry professionals.
Peter Scaturro, Sony; Andy Lykens, Netlix.

4:00 – 5:00 The Future of Music.  Moderator: Todd Brabec; Paul Menes, ADLI Law Group; Keith Cooper, de la Pena Holiday LLP.  Industry professionals will discuss where the future of music will lead both in the U.S. and throughout the world.


  • FREE copy of the book “Music, Money & Success” (a $29.95 value)
  • 3 Hours if California MCLE Credit
  • Sign-up for FREE attorney one-on-sessions
  • Marketplace and networking to support your music independence
  • Featuring live music throughout the day

An online MCLE workbook will be available during the program. Access the workbook with your phone, tablet or laptop.

Register online at: Music Business Seminar 2018

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