Free Dubspot Workshop ‘Monetize & Protect Your Music’ :: 5.12.10

How to Monetize Your Music: From Making Beats to Making Money
May 12th – 9pm

In this workshop entertainment lawyer Barry Heyman and event producer Mehmet Dede will explore different but complementary facets of the music industry.  Heyman will talk about two of the most important rights an artist/producer needs to protect and properly exploit: their copyrights and trademarks.  He will discuss topics such as master rights, licensing, name and logo usage, and delve into new areas such as online streaming and digital distribution.  Dede will talk about ways to market your name as producer/artist/DJ as Social Media continues to be the buzz word.  He will go over key websites, application and tools that help market artists and use that as a springboard to delve into live events and public performances.

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Barry J. Heyman, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney of the Law Office of Barry J. Heyman.  Mr. Heyman has been practicing entertainment, intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), and new media law for nearly a decade.  Heyman has worked in the copyright departments at PolyGram Records (Def Jam, Mercury Records) and Universal Music Group for seven years, and has worked with MTV Networks, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Razorfish Studios, and with the law firms of Proskauer Rose, LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton, where he co-produced the television program The Digital Age.  Heyman has been an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching the graduate course “Law and the Music Industry”. For the past decade, Heyman has performed as a DJ under the moniker DJ kindB, spinning global electronic music at the various clubs and lounges throughout the city.

Mehmet Dede runs Brooklyn-based events and marketing agency Electric Lila. For twelve years Dede worked as event producer, marketer and record label manager at companies including Giant Step and Universal Music Group. He books talent for private and ticketed events at various venues in New York. He is also the co-producer of the NY Gypsy Festival and “Brooklyn’s new global music series,” Is America part of the World? Dede earned his M.A. from NYU in Music Business & Marketing and spoke about New Media at trade conferences like Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), California Presenters and various panels at NYU. In addition to appearing on WKCR, WFMU, WNYC, he also contributes to the National Geographic website.