Jun 25, 2009 0
You have a desire to set up your music business, but you don’t know how. Gregory Seneff, Sr. ESQ shares his experience with you!
MusicLawBiz (Volume 1) is an easy-to-absorb audio program designed to allow you to listen and learn (at your own speed) basic music business and legal principles. The faculty includes recording artists, songwriters, a producer, a booking agent, a manager, an attorney, and even a nationally recognized financial counselor, all giving you the benefit of their experience in an interview format.
Also included in MusicLawBiz are printed materials, including a bibliography, sample contracts, licenses, copyright registration forms, trademark information, and practical checklists.
MUSIC LAW BIZ PRODUCER-GREG SENEFF
Between graduation from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1981 with double majors in Religion/Philosophy and Communications, and before attending law school at the University of Louisvilles Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Greg spent almost nine years in the music business and media production in various capacities including as a booking agent, road manager, disc jockey (the former WXLN-FM and WFIA-AM in Louisville, Kentucky), concert promoter, retail music buyer, and Assistant Director of Media at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Since graduation from law school 1992, Greg has worked as a solo-practitioner, served as the Director of Legal Affairs at Benson Music Group, and as the Director of Business Affairs at EMI Christian Music Group. Both company positions included drafting and negotiating recording contracts, publishing contracts, record distribution agreements, exclusive production agreements, video production agreements, record club distribution agreements, and international subpublishing agreements.
Greg is currently in solo practice at The Seneff Law Office in Brentwood, Tennessee (an area just south of Nashville). Representative clients have included the recording artists Jars of Clay, Larry Norman, Across the Sky, Brothers Keeper, IIIrd Tyme Out, Dan Peek (formerly of the supergroup America), Nouveaux, Ruby Amanfu, Sacred Tree, and Shaded Red. Songwriter clients have included Del Gray (of Little Texas), Karen Staley, Billy Simon, Jim Weber, Twila McBride and others. Greg also represents film and video production companies, independent record labels, publishers, and production companies. Greg has served as General Counsel for the Gospel Music Association and Christian Music Trade Association. Greg serves as a Board member for the non-profit ministry of Touchstone Youth Resource Services, and as member of the advisory committee and featured columnist for Christian Activities magazine. He also writes as a guest columnist from time to time for Power Source magazine and the Internet magazine iBluegrass.com.
Greg is a regular seminar speaker conducting his own seminars around the country, and speaking for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts regional events, Seminar in the Rockies, for the Southern Gospel Music Guild, the Nashville New Music Conference, the Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference, the West Virginia Music Conference (an American Federation of Musicians event), The CIA Summit, Independent Music Conference, and the Millennium Music Conference. Greg and Dove-award winning songwriter Billy Sprague conduct one-day seminars called the Momentum Music Workshop designed to encourage the local artist and songwriter.
Greg is the producer of a 12 CD, 13 hour audio project entitled MusicLawBiz for artists and songwriters. The subjects covered include record contracts, publishing contracts, band partnership agreements, forming a legal entity (corporation or Limited Liability Company), booking and management issues, copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity issues, finances for small businesses, how to pitch demo recordings, and much more. Included are 8 interviews with artists, songwriters, a record producer, a booking agent, an artist manager, an A&R consultant, and a personal financial counselor. Also included are approximately 300 pages of printed information and discounts on goods and services.
Greg and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee. During his free time (whats that?), he enjoys attending concerts, reading, swimming, and annual house-building trips to the colonials of northern Mexico, and following Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball (8-time NCAA Division II Champions).
MUSIC LAW BIZ MENTORS
Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover and Financial Peace. By age 26 he had established a 4 million dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age 30. He has since rebuilt his financial life and now devotes himself full-time to helping ordinary people understand personal finance. Dave has a nationally syndicated radio show called “The Dave Ramsey Show.” Dave shares with you many practical ways to keep your money. Visit www.daveramsey.com
Carl Jackson is a well-known songwriter with cuts by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, and others. Carl began his career playing for Jim & Jesse at the age of 14, and later for Glen Campbell. Carl won his first Grammy® award in 1992 as an artist for the album "Spring Training" with John Starling. Carl earned his second Grammy® award as producer of the 2003 Country of Album of the Year for "Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers." That album also contained the duet "How’s The World Treating You?" sung by James Taylor & Alison Krauss which received a Grammy® award as the 2003 Best Country Collaboration With Vocals. Carl is an accomplished harmony vocalist and has contributed to recordings by Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, and many other acts. Carl tells you from his own experience the benefits and pitfalls of publishing relationships, the writing process, and some cautionary information regarding songwriting and music publishing.
Robert Sterling is a Dove Award winning songwriter, arranger, and record producer. His songs have been recorded by a variety of Christian artists, notably including Sandi Patti and Point of Grace. His tunes have worked their way to the top of the Christian pop, Southern Gospel, and inspirational radio charts. Among Robert’s record producing credits are the certified gold albums, "Point of Grace," and "The Whole Truth," by Point of Grace, and the Grammy-nominated recording, "Love Will," by the Talleys. His extensive body of choral compositions and arrangements can be found in the catalogs of Word Music, Belwin Mills, Shawnee Press, and LifeWay Music. Robert is a five-time winner of the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award. For five years he headed the songwriting faculty for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts. In 1997, Robert served as the chairman of the Coalition for the Protection of Americas Gospel Music Heritage, lobbying and testifying before Congress on behalf of Christian songwriters. A 1977 cum laude graduate of Baylor University’s School of Music, Robert currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Cindy. They have two sons, Matthew and Aaron, who have grown up and moved away from home and now pay their own auto insurance premiums.
John Mays has served as President and Vice President of EMI and Zomba record labels. As an A&R Director John signed Grammy®-winning artist Bruce Carroll, Point of Grace, Cindy Morgan and many more to recording agreements. John now works with Centricity Records as A&R, and as a consultant to independent artists, and as a sought after seminar speaker. John talks about the process of signing artists and the artist/label relationship.
Rendy Lovelady is a former road manager for Van Halen Bon Jovi, and other internationally recognized bands, Rendy Lovelady has managed Jars of Clay and Little Big Town. In MusicLawBiz Rendy addresses what a manager does, and what to look for and watch out for when selecting management. Visit www.rendyloveladymgmt.com
Charles Dorris was Vice President of the William Morris Agency, the largest talent agency in the world. Charles shares practical information on booking yourself from over 20 years of personal experience. He also tells you how to choose a booking agent.
Billy Sprague is an artist and prolific songwriter. Billy is co-writer of the Dove Award-winning songs "Via Dolorosa" and "A Man After Your Own Heart." He is co-founder of a non-profit company called Dreamseed to meet the needs of the grieving. Billy displays his mastery of communication in the highly-praised books "Is God Really There?: And is He Good?" and "Letters to a Grieving Heart." Billy shares his insights as an artist and songwriter. Visit www.missionmusic.org
Jim Weber is an accomplished independent artist with 7 albums to his credit. He is a prolific songwriter, having co-written the Dove Award-winning musicals, "The Race Is On" and "Friends…Forever." Jim’s songs have been recorded by Billy Sprague, Amy Grant, Debby Boone, Kathy Troccoli, Larnelle Harris, and others. Jim shares how to maintain a viable independent career as an artist, as well as tips on songwriting and publishing. Visit www.jimweber.com. Jim is also the Executive Director of a Counseling organization called Touchstone Youth Resource Services, Inc. Visit www.touchstoneministries.org
Music Law Biz retails for $209.95 plus $10 shipping. To order please click on the PAYPAL link.