Free Legal Workshop for Artists – January 10th

Are you a musician, actor, singer. comedian, dancer…?

On Thursday, January 10th at 4pm in the Performance Space, please join us, along with Attorney David Spatt, for a free legal workshop artists!

Musicians and other performing artists may have to deal with a number of legal issues in the course of their careers involving copyrights, royalties, infringement and many different kinds of contracts. Questions about when can someone record a song written by another with or without first getting permission or how does a writer collect royalties, can be very confusing. These issues will be discussed, along with an overview of some of the contracts that may be seen in the process of writing, recording or performing. Learn the basics of how to protect your rights as a performing artist and how not to step on the rights of others in a workshop focusing on your legal questions.

David Spatt is a 30-year practicing New York and Rhode Island Arts/Entertainment Attorney, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Johnson & Wales, the co-author of the Artist’s Friendly Legal Guide, and past-adjunct Sports & Entertainment Law professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. As founder of Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts, he created the website and has provided thousands of hours in legal services, lectures and workshops to Rhode Island artists and arts organizations, including AS220.