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Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission
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A exciting special event is coming to Denver, and it's on a mission! Co-sponsored by the Consul General of Canada in Denver, with Denver Arts & Venues, along with other Denver sponsors such as The Music District and the University of Colorado at Denver, get ready for Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission: a 3-day celebration with food, live music, panels and more!

Day 1 begins at 5pm on Thursday, November 9th with a Reception at the McNichols Building. There will food and conversation with a live performance from Manitoba's own Yes We Mystic.

Day 2 will feature Industry Panels, and Presentations, from 10am-1pm at Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by a Music Showcase at Su Teatro with Yes We Mystic, Little Destroyer, and Colorado's own iZCALLÍ!

Day 3 will close out the festivities with: FoCo Music District Panels & Tours, hosted by the Music District & Bohemian Foundation from 11am-3pm and Live Music from 5pm-9pm at New Belgium Brewing, where you can see the talented artists mentioned before, with a set from Denver musician Brent Cowles!

Not only is the Music Trade Mission fun, informative and packed with great experiences, it's also ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Register for Canada Meets Colorado here!

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Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer

We are pleased and proud to announce that Dave Ratner has been named the Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer of 2017 by Law Week Colorado! The annual Law Week Colorado Awards compile input from peers and "Barristers" in order to recognize the hardest working, highest performing lawyers in Colorado. 

Congratulations to Dave for the recognition!

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Dave Ratner Q&A at CMC XXII

We are very excited to announce a special event next month. Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner is the featured guest for the XXII Installment of the Colorado Music Collective

From Dave's time on the road as a tour and band manager to establishing his own entertainment law firm in Denver, everything is up for discussion at this roundtable Q&A. Dave's knowledge and experience will provide for an entertaining and informative evening!

The session will be held at on November 7th at Levitt Pavilion from 7pm-8pm. 
RSVP to the event HERE!

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Halloween: Legal Horror Stories

Please join us for a special kind of Halloween scare on October 10th! In collaboration with RedLine, and the Art Students League of Denver, The CBCA is guest hosting a Moxie U Event: Legal Horror Stories at the Clyfford Still Museum!

What happens when someone infringes on your copyright, or you don't have a signed contract? Fear not! Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner will join local artists and other creative professionals to share similar horror stories and how to avoid them! This will be a fun opportunity to meet your peers and learn from each other's experiences!

RSVP: here!

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ART + LAW Workshop Event

We are proud to announce an informational event for attorneys and creative professionals by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, presented by Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner. The Art + Law Workshop is CAFTA’s first in Buena Vista, Colorado. The event will feature workshops for both attorneys and creatives. The morning session for attorneys will guide participants on counseling and supporting Colorado’s vibrant arts sector. The afternoon session for creatives will focus on common legal issues that creative professionals and entities encounter. In between will be a networking lunch with live musical entertainment!

The event will take place on September 22, from 9:30am-3:00pm at Watershed, 410 E Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Click here to register!

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Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website

An interesting and exciting event is coming up, featuring the lead lawyer for one of the music industry’s most innovative companies! Brandon Shevin is the General Counsel for Beatport.com and representative for the events conglomerate LiveStyle. Courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association, Brandon will lead a discussion, "Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website", focusing on topics such as music downloads vs streaming and digital remix contests, as well as what legal concerns come with starting a music website.

The event will take place at: CBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver.

RSVP here, or by e-mailing lunches@cobar.org.

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Youth on Record

On August 11th, Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner will be hosting a presentation and Q&A with Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that aims to empower underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic and personal goals by employing local, professional artists as their educators. This free presentation begins at 11:30 am at Youth on Record (1301 W. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204) and will focus on copyrights and rights to music. Please join us as Dave educates Denver’s up-and-coming musical generation.

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Promoter 101 Podcast

The latest edition of Promoter 101 features Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner alongside Ed Bicknell (the former manager of Dire Straits) and Ali Spagnola (comedian, musician and internet celebrity). Hosted by Emporium Presents’ Dan “Steiny” Steinberg and Works Entertainment’s Luke Pierce, the podcast discusses various trends in the music industry, as well as details about each guests’ professional experience. Bicknell elaborates on his time managing and working with musical artists. Spagnolta discusses her rise in the social media world and how her show works. Ratner offers legal advice on how to deal with contracts and legal disputes that can arise in the live music industry. To listen to this episode of Promoter 101, please CLICK HERE.

 
 
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Promoter 101

Promoter 101, the largest touring live entertainment podcast, features Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner for this week’s episode. Dave joined Dan “Steiny” Steinberg and Luke Pierce (hosts of Promoter 101), Evenko’s Nick Farkas, ITB’s Steve Zapp, and Triple 8 Management’s Whitney Bond to discuss various aspects of the live music industry. Topics include an artist manager’s role in the day-to-day marketing of shows, touring the UK, the Osheaga and Heavy Montreal music festivals as well as Dave’s portion, which focuses on the importance of understanding the contracts you are signing. Tune in here!

 
 
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2017 Creative Industries Summit

Colorado Creative Industries will be hosting its annual Creative Industries Summit in Breckenridge on May 4th and 5th. This event takes place at the Riverwalk Center and Arts District Campus and will host numerous exhibits, networking opportunities, classes, workshops and more for people involved in the creative industries in Colorado. Keynote speakers include Jane Chu (National Endowment for the Arts), Daniel Windham and Bob Harlow (Wallace Foundation) and Vince Kablubek (Meow Wolf). Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner will be attending and giving a presentation titled “How does the law apply to your creative work? All you need to know about copyright and the law as it applies to you”. General registration is $165, students are $125, and the Governor’s Awards Luncheon is $40. Register now!

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