Think you have what it takes to make it in the music business? If your band isn’t incorporating sound business principles into its identity, you probably don’t.
But fret not, entertainment lawyer Bradley Black will conduct a free program, “Your Band Is a Business: Legal Issues 101,” Tuesday night, July 24, at the Tipitina’s Co-Op. The program runs from 6-7 p.m.
Black, who represents clients across the country and owns her own licensing company — Catahoula Music Exchange — will cover issues such as intellectual property rights, business organizational structure and making your band its own legal entity.
Tipitina’s Co-Op is located at 203 Jefferson Street downtown. Call (337) 534-0951 to learn more.
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Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.