Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

Chair
Volunteer Lawyers &...
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)460-8274
Immediate Past Chair
Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-3700
Vice-Chair
Riley Warnock & Jacobson
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-3700

Women Lawyers Group Pans ‘Bad Judge’

The Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has asked NBC to cancel a new comedy series about a hard-drinking, hard-partying female judge —  appropriately titled "Bad Judge." "Our organization understands that 'Bad Judge' may be intended to be hyperbole, but we nonetheless find it damaging to women in the legal profession,” Deborah Baker, president of the Miami-Dade chapter, wrote in an Oct. 16 letter to Steve Burke, NBC’s CEO. The ABA Journal has more.

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DOJ Weighs Public Comments on Music Licensing Decrees

The music industry has entered into waiting mode as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) weighs hundreds of pages of public comments regarding its review of the consent decrees that govern how ASCAP and BMI administer music licenses and distributes royalties, the Tennessean reports. Because of the emergence of new technologies and music delivery systems, the licensing of music has become more complicated and disputes have arisen over fair rates. The issue has spilled into the federal courts, where the performance rights organizations dispute the rate that Internet radio company Pandora pays to songwriters and publishers.

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