UHLC hosts symposium Saturday on how to break into music business 

Feb. 25, 2016 -- A non-profit organization designed to give budding artists, entrepreneurs, and others a leg up in the music business will conduct a symposium on a wide-range of issues affecting the industry Saturday at the University of Houston Law Center.

The Mack Performing Arts Collective is sponsoring the program, “Traditional and Digital Entrepreneurship in Today’s Music Industry,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Krost Hall on the UHLC campus. The presentation is a collaboration of the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law at UHLC and the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard University School of Law.

Speakers include Michael A. Olivas, the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance at the Law Center, and Lateef Mtima, professor and founder and director of the IIPSJ at Howard. Olivas, a lifelong aficionado of popular music, is known as “The Rock and Roll Professor” for his weekly NPR segment on “The Law of Rock and Roll.”

Participants, including attorneys, artists, producers, and industry executives, will discuss legal, business, marketing, ethical, and other issues pertaining to the music industry.

The morning panel from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. is titled, “Music Business: Challenges and Opportunities;” the afternoon discussion from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. will focus on “The Changing Economics of the Music Business.”

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