Music Industry Disrupt Part 1: In the Recording Studio

When: November 5, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST - This event has passed



Music Industry Disrupt Part 1: In the Recording Studio


First the Internet and digital music changed the way we bought music – thank you, iTunes.  Then streaming technology transformed the way we listen to music – hello, Pandora and Spotify.  Some say the next big disruption will happen in the way artists record, mix and master music in the studio.  If these new programs and technologies catch on, will artists need to rely on recording studios and labels anymore?  Will a market spring up around professional quality self-recorded music to rival the self-publication market for digital books?  And what about the “meta data,” much of which is embedded during the recording process, that right now helps facilitate discovery, attribution and monetization? 

Please join our Pennsylvania Chapter for a panel discussion to shed light on the very near future of music recording and its implications for the music industry, recording artists, and copyright protection.


1 CLE Credit


Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM Networking cocktails and light refreshments, 6:00 -7:00 Program
Location: Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market Street, Floor 48, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free for CSUSA Members and students! $20 for Nonmembers. Members, please log in to get the discount. Students, email Troy Larson for the code. Learn how membership will benefit YOU.
Questions? Contact Troy Larson
or Cynthia Dahl


Rene Lopez, a New York-based musician who both works with traditional record labels and records and releases his own records.  His newest release is called “Let’s be Strangers Again.”

Tommy Joyner, a recording engineer and producer who founded MilkBoy Recording Studio nearly twenty years ago where he worked with a wide variety of talent including R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Miley Cyrus, the Roots, and Black Landlord.  He also played drums in the band Digable Planets, and most recently opened MilkBoy Philly, a music venue and bar/restaurant in Center City.

Rogers Stevens, an attorney, musician, and recording artist.  Rogers is a founding member of the band Blind Melon, and is an associate in Ballard Spahr’s labor and employment practice group. 

Kristin Thomson, a social policy researcher and consultant for the Future of Music Coalition, as well as entrepreneur and guitarist for the lady-powered band, Ken.  She co-directed the Artist Revenue Streams project for FMC, and was also the main author of Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies, released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project in 2013.  She also co-ran the Simple Machines record label for eight years, which released over seventy records and CDs and organized three high profile music festivals in Washington, DC.   

Corey Field will moderate.  Corey is a Past President of the Copyright Society of the USA, the principal author of the legal treatise “Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis,” published by Law Journal Press, New York, and Of Counsel in Ballard Spahr’s Los Angeles office where he represents clients worldwide in copyright, entertainment, trademark, media, and related matters.

We hope that you will join us for the event, as well as pass this email to your colleagues who may find interest in the program topics.

Pennsylvania Chapter Co-Chairs
Troy Larson and Cynthia Dahl

CLE Credit Details

1 CLE Credit

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