Creative Law Network


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 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

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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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Career Advancement Awards

Hey, Artists and Creatives! Colorado Creative Industries is now accepting applications for their 2017 Career Advancement Awards. These are state-funded grants to help with your career advancement in the creative industries. The grants range from $500 to $2,500 and are designed to help awardees participate in business development activities to increase revenue, gain a new audience and improve business practices. The deadline to apply for the 2017 awards is May 2nd.

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Edison at SXSW

South By Southwest is right around the corner and Creative Law Network’s client, Edison will be participating in an official SXSW showcaseEdison is a folk/pop band consisting of Sarah Slaton, Dustin Morris and Maxwell Hughes. Since forming in 2014, the band has signed to Rhyme & Reason Records and has shared the stage with world-famous acts including Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Iron & Wine. The band will be performing at the notorious Gibson Room at Maggie Mae’s on March 16th beginning at 1AM. Please join Creative Law Network in supporting one of the best up-and-coming acts from the Denver music scene!

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Entrepreneurship In The Arts

On March 6th, CU Denver Live will be hosting Entrepreneurship In The Arts, a panel and networking session featuring Colorado-based entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner will be participating on the panel alongside Robert Castro of Ultra5280, Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room and Ru Johnson of Roux Black and The Know. Please join Dave, the Creative Law Network and other members of the Denver Arts Community for this great educational experience! The event is free and open to public. Reservations can be made here.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, March 6th, 2017
Time: 11am-1:30pm
Location: Tivoli Suite 320, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

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