On Thursday, June 26th I will be a guest on The Morning Mojo Show WURD 900 AM- Philadelphia hosted by dear friend and station program director, Stephanie Renee, to discuss my unique path to entertainment and intellectual property law and my upcoming participation in Dollars & $ense: The Business of Black Music panel discussion on Monday, June 30th.
Specifically, we’ll chat about how we met, my transition from poet to Lawyer by Day, Poet by Night™, and how I gained valuable work experience along the way to inform my professional choices in publishing, law, performance and, ultimately, academia. My segment will air at approximately 11:00 AM but tune in early so you’re sure not to miss it. Shows are archived in case you can’t catch it live.
Dollars & $ense: The Business of Black Music, is a WURD 900 AM special initiative in honor of Black Music Month, the next installment in 900AM-WURD’s Dollars & $ense professional development series, sponsored by Wells Fargo. I will offer some pointers related to estate planning and IP, and how my practice experience helps to inform my teaching.
The event will take place on Monday, June 30 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, in Philadelphia, PA. Doors will open to the public at 5:30 P.M. Click here for ticket information.
Other confirmed panelists include international music industry icon Kenny Gamble; accomplished composer, musician and producer Damon Bennett (who executive produced MY CD, SHINE along with Stephanie Renee); and Ivan Barias, producer/songwriter and president of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy.