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Friday, March 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CLE 4: Unhappy Together - The Turtles with Sirius XM

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In late 2014, federal courts in California and New York ruled against Sirius XM for refusing to pay royalties on their broadcasts of sound recordings made prior to 1972. These so-called “Flo & Eddie Cases” (because they were brought by the founding members of the rock group “The Turtles”) could result in a huge financial windfall for many heritage artists and their record companies. They also touch the third rail issue of performance royalties for sound recordings and how they are currently paid differently for interactive media (Spotify) versus non-interactive media (Pandora) versus terrestrial media (where they are not paid at all). The panel will look at these cases and their implications.

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avatar for Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly

Atty, Lommen Abdo PA
Bob Donnelly has been a full-time music lawyer for 40 years. He has represented artists or managers of artists who have sold 300 million albums. His clients include members of the Rock and Roll and the Jazz Halls of Fame. Donnelly was given much of the credit for settling a case with... Read More →
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Steve Gordon

Atty, Steve Gordon Law
Steven R. Gordon (NYU Law 1981) is an entertainment attorney specializing in music, television, film and video. He also provides music and sample clearance services for producers and distributors of documentaries, feature films, TV shows, ad campaigns, concert videos, musical theater... Read More →
avatar for Henry Gradstein

Henry Gradstein

Atty, Gradstein & Marzano
Henry Gradstein has over 30 years of experience litigating and trying a wide variety of entertainment, intellectual property and complex business cases, including a top-ten jury verdict against PBS in California and numerous other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 9BC Austin Convention Center

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