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
Dotted i Entertainment, LLC
5626 Kendall Drive
Nashville, TN 37209
(615)749-8300
Vice-Chair
SESAC
5217 Williamsburg Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615)963-3536
Immediate Past Chair
Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley Beckett...
3310 West End Ave, Ste. 610
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)255-6161
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Peloton Faces $150 Million Music Licensing Suit

The National Music Publishers’ Association has sued exercise bike maker Peloton for $150 million in damages over its improper use of songs, CNET reports. The suit claims the company used more than 1,000 songs for its streaming exercise classes without obtaining the correct music licenses. A Peloton spokesperson reported the company is evaluating the claim.


Sen. Kelsey Introduces Bill Supporting Pay for Student Athletes

Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, introduced a resolution this week that, if passed, would instruct Tennessee’s public universities to work with their athletic conferences to oppose the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s prohibition on compensation for student athletes, The Nashville Post reports. Kelsey is citing this weekend’s American Athletic Conference and Southeastern Conference basketball tournaments in the state as a reason for the call to pay student athletes. He said that "exploiting these athletes is a violation of their economic liberty and civil rights."
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