The business and law of music festivals have undergone some dramatic changes in the last two years. Now, more than ever, contracts, permits/licenses, and liability concerns have taken on greater importance. Do you know how to advise clients on this distinctive area of law? Join our expert faculty as they share their insights and tips for pulling off a great event without taking all the risk. Register today!
Build a solid legal foundation for advising music festivals: learn the rules, regulations, and current issues.
Address key liability concerns, weigh insurance options, and manage risk.
Assess the enforceability of liability releases and waivers.
Review sample festival contracts and must-have provisions to protect clients' best interests.
Get tips for obtaining business permits and licenses.
Advise clients on law enforcement issues, including ejection policies, drug issues and more.
Overview of Potential Liabilities
Contracting With Sponsors, Staff and Talent
Assessing and Reducing Health and Safety Risks
Law Enforcement, Security, and Alcohol and Drug Issues
Common Employment Law Issues
Reviewing Marketing Efforts and Intellectual Property Issues
MATTHEW B. WENZLAU is the founder of the WSE Firm, PLLC located in Nashville, Tennessee and Scottsdale, Arizona. For over 20 years, he has worked in the music, film, entertainment, and privacy/data industries. Mr. Wenzlau's body of work includes securitization, funding, and distribution for multi-million dollar motion pictures; production counsel/producer for feature-length films and television shows; and general counsel for Grammy award winning music artists, film stars, influencers, and a diverse array of celebrities. From a business perspective, he frequently handles multiple vendor, distributor, and supply-chain arrangements, which businesses can leverage into their daily operations. Mr. Wenzlau represents clients in private disputes, arbitrations, and negotiations involving entertainment-related matters. His practice also includes legal and branding matters involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including the USPTO, United States Copyright Office, and the SEC. Mr. Wenzlau is a long-time member of the Recording Academy, Gospel Music Association, and the Country Music Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Baylor University, his J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law, and his M.B.A. degree from Arizona State University. Mr. Wenzlau is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Tennessee Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of Arizona and the United States Tax Court.
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