Mondo.NYC Partners with Harvard for Law Symposium

On Friday, October 15, Mondo.NYC is partnering with Recording Artists Project (“RAP”) at Harvard Law School to offer Pro Bono sessions to registered attendees as a part of The Mondo CLE Music & Tech Law Symposium for the third year running. RAP will be providing 20-minute sessions to help address issues many up-and-coming artists often face such as copyright protection, mechanical licensing, contracts, band agreements, split sheets, and more. This invaluable opportunity is open to any registered Mondo.NYC attendee and any artist that submitted its music for 2021 showcase consideration. The deadline to sign up is on Friday, October 8th.

RAP @ Harvard Law School Co-President Chris Zheng states, “Our work with Mondo.NYC continues to be one of the most eye-opening and rewarding aspects of the RAP program. By arming artists and their representatives with the correct legal advice free of charge, we are enabling a more informed future for the music industry, and as a result, the business becomes more seamless. Artists can focus on the creative process. Our joint commitment rests at the core of RAP’s mission: promoting accessibility by de-mystifying relevant areas of law to musicians without a legal background or without the means to pay for representation, especially musicians who are just beginning their careers.”

“The tradition we have established with RAP @ Harvard Law School is in keeping with the spirit of Mondo,” said Joanne Abbot Green, Mondo.NYC’s co-founder. “The health of the music business is contingent on artists and their camps’ awareness of their rights within a very dynamic environment. By connecting them with members of the legal world, our aim is to facilitate that process. We are grateful for RAP’s enthusiasm and participation over the last three years and look forward to many more.”

RAP provides Pro Bono legal assistance on music business matters, such as contract review/negotiation, copyright law, and other transactional work to both local and national musicians. Established in 1998 by Clinical Professor of Law, Brian Price, RAP also boasts a cohort of alumni that includes prolific music business attorney Aaron Rosenberg, the representative for Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Jennifer Lopez. Through RAP, Harvard Law students perform sophisticated, hands-on legal work for clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Since its founding in 1998, RAP alumni have gone on to work for and represent artists, indie and major record labels, the Copyright Office, and media companies, and have taken their passion for music and entertainment law throughout the legal profession.

The full Mondo.NYC 2021 music festival and conference runs October 12-15 in venues in New York City and online worldwide. Conference tracks and key panels include the Music & Tech Law Symposium; The New Normal in a Post-COVID World; The Future of Financial Rights; Artist Management; Emerging Global Markets; Live Music Opportunities & Challenges; Career Transitions; Music Creation & Production; Music Supervision; Music Technology; Songwriting & Publishing; Hot New Startups; Streaming; Podcasts & Livestreams; Video Games & Esports; NFTs; plus need-to-know content collaborations with the Guild of Music Supervisors, SoundExchange, AIMP, MMF-US, Women in Music and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

Four-day passes to all live and virtual events are now available giving access to all live and virtual events, along with a 35% discount for Mondo 2022. Professional Pre-Registration rates are currently $225 and the Student & Indie rate is $195. Lawyers seeking to earn up to seven (7) CLE credits in New York or 5.25 general credits in California (pending approval) can also register for Mondo’s Music & Tech Law CLE Symposium for $399; a Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided for all other jurisdictions, which attendees may submit to their respective state bar associations for CLE review.

All in-person attendees will need to present evidence of COVID vaccination, in addition to compliance with all current NYC, New York State and federal city health guidelines. Venues may limit capacity and/or have minimum age requirements.

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