Sunday, July 28h
When Do You Need an Entertainment Lawyer?
3:00pm – 5:00pm
This is the first in The Velvet Note’s series for music industry professionals and enthusiasts. Are entertainment lawyers just for artists who have signed with a label? What do artists need to know about contracts and agreements? What can you do if you think you cannot afford an entertainment attorney?
About The Speaker:
Brianna Williams, Esq. has over 15 years of legal and non-legal experience providing strategic solutions to creative professionals (artists, musicians, and writers) in the areas of marketing, creative direction, and counsel. In addition to assisting her clients by providing sound legal and professional advice, she has a demonstrated ability to create value-added solutions to support business
projects, implement and communicate initiatives and policies, and build
Brianna is also a seasoned entrepreneur and consultant. In addition to running, Melange, her boutique legal and consulting firm, Brianna serves as Of Counsel at
StokesWagner, an employment firm. She specializes in litigating (and resolving)
matters involving issues related to business disputes, copyright, and
contractual issues. Prior to entering private practice, Brianna was a federal
law clerk for The Honorable Ralph E. Tyson, Chief Judge, in the United States
District Court in the Middle District of Louisiana.
Brianna is also an active member of the community. She has served as the Director of
Communications for the National Bar Association; is a voting member of The Recording Academy; is an active volunteer for the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts; has served as a guest lecturer in Music Business and Promotion at Loyola University; has participated as a panelist and speaker in the areas of networking and development at
Louisiana State University; and she frequently mentors the next generation as
an active motivational speaker at elementary and middle schools. In 2010, Brianna was recognized as one of the Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 by The
National Bar Association and IMPACT; and in May 2011, the Fulton County Daily
Report highlighted her unique journey as a lawyer integrating music and design
into her practice.
Brianna is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Louisiana. In
her free time, she enjoys playing jazz piano and living vicariously through her
sons Morgan, a multi-talented jazz artist, and Chase, a young wonder.
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
General Admission: $20.
FREE ADMISSION to artists who have performed at The Velvet Note
Reservations Required: Call 855.583.5838 or order below.