If you find yourself in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 18, please join us for a music law program sponsored by The Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court. Planned by yours truly, the event features both an entertainment lawyer as well the frontman of a 1980’s power pop band who now happens to be a lawyer.
Pretty cool, eh? Here’s the event summary:
“I fought the law, and the law won,” a rock band once proclaimed. At our next meeting, we will learn about the law of music from both a music performer and a rock musician turned lawyer. Entertainment lawyer and former disc jockey Coe W. Ramsey of Brooks Pierce’s Raleigh office represents radio and television stations, musicians, new media companies, and others in nearly every area of entertainment law. Before practicing in the area of workers compensation at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP in Raleigh, Michael Connell played guitar in The Connells, a power pop band that recorded 8 albums and toured the world. At this event, Coe will teach us the basics of music law and forming a band, while Michael will offer his practical insights on the rock world from the perspective of a musician and performer.
Above you’ll find the cover for the single of “’74 – ’75,” a fine single from The Connells. You can read more about the band and its exploits on Wikipedia here.