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
Riley Warnock & Jacobson
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-3700
Immediate Past Chair
Volunteer Lawyers &...
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)460-8274
Vice-Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2377

In-Depth Report: Legal Disputes Plagued The Beatles

Did litigation kill the Beatles? The cover story of the May 2016 ABA Journal explores in-depth the band's legal problems that emerged from the start of their career. Lawsuits stemmed from missteps in merchandising agreements, control of creative assets and management issues, which eventually resulted in the demise of the Fab Four. The article also includes a former band manager’s court battle for George Harrison’s solo compositions and Harrison's unsuccessful attempt at fending off a copyright infringement suit. 

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Register for the Upcoming TBA Entertainment & Sports Forum 2016

The TBA Entertainment & Sports Law Section is presenting a CLE that addresses the latest developments in entertainment law on May 19 at the Belmont University College of Law Baskin Center in Nashville. 

Topics include:

  • an inside perspective on the intellectual property issues for the TV show "Nashville";
  • a primer on the emerging issues in fashion law;
  • the anatomy of an artist-management relationship with an emphasis on current challenges in the Nashville-handshake deal; and,
  • a discussion of the ethical challenges when using social media and online platforms to market your practice.

You can register online for the program.

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