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Wednesday, March 18

5:00pm CDT

Pro Bono Legal Services for Musicians
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (talarts.org), California Lawyers for the Arts (calawyersforthearts.org) and New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (vlany.org) are teaming up to provide information on how musicians who live or do business in New York, Texas, or California can make use of FREE legal services in those states. All three organizations represent the oldest and most experienced volunteer lawyer organizations in the country and have access to hundreds of highly skilled lawyers who can help artists on legal issues ranging from copyright, music licensing, recording contracts, management agreements, etc. Very few artists know about these services.

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Erik Metzger

Attorney, Intel Corporation
Erik Metzger is an intellectual property attorney for Intel Corporation, a member of the board of California Lawyers for the Arts and board president of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. In addition, Erik runs Intel's arts and entertainment pro bono committee, in which Intel... Read More →
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Alma Robinson

Exec Dir, California Lawyers For The Arts
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Katie Wagner

Exec Dir, New York Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts

Larry Waks

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Artist Central in Ballroom E
Thursday, March 19

5:00pm CDT

U.S. and U.K. Immigration Options for Musicians
Every year musicians from around the world come to the U.S. and the U.K. to tour, record, and pursue their musical dreams. However, as even some of the biggest international artists know, the legal realities of working abroad are sometimes not so clear and mishaps can be costly. This workshop will review the U.S. and U.K. immigration processes for musicians, employers of musicians, and music industry professionals. We will discuss the procedures, timelines, and expenses associated with procuring a visa, with an emphasis on red flags and strategies for strengthening a case...so you can keep your mind on the music, not the bureaucracy.

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Sharon Brenner

Immigration Atty, Surowitz Immigration PC
Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004. She is well-versed in visa matters for creatives, and has spoken on the topic on numerous occasions. Just a few of her diverse clientele in this area have included renowned musicians, film industry professionals... Read More →
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Anushka Sinha

Sr Assoc Solicitor, Laura Devine Attorneys LLC
Anushka Sinha is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Laura Devine Attorneys LLC (LDA) in New York. Anushka specializes in all areas of business and personal immigration to the U.K. She is at the forefront of the U.K. immigration practice, challenging policies in difficult matters. She... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 8C
Friday, March 20

5:00pm CDT

DIY Screenprinting Tips & Tricks
Promoting gigs with posters, t-shirts and other material can be expensive. Explore, in a hands-on environment, how to get started on the cheap. As bands mature and tour, the production and sale of gig posters and printed shirts become another revenue source, as well as spread the word and create awareness of the band 'brand'. Learn the basic steps in the process, pick up tips on how to get printing on the cheap, and gain hands on experience as you print a shirt or a poster.

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Jared Connor

Screenprinter, Mexican Chocolate Design

Clay Ferguson

Screenprinter, JAMUNGO
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Andy MacDougall

Bossman, TMI Screenprinting Equipment
Old guy, printed lots of things, helped thousands of others learn to print, or print better. Hangs out at the Flatstock show and runs the live demo printing booth. Past life included bands, marketing and advertising, management and product development. Lives in Canada, likes motorcycles... Read More →

Mark Pedini

Screenprinter, Empire Press

Jonathan Rebolloso

Screen Printer, Coronado Studio

Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Artist Central in Ballroom E