Midem 2011 - IAEL Programme


Sunday , 23 January 2011


10.00 - 13.00 Auditorium Esterel, Level 5:

The 2011 IAEL Midem Seminar

Live Entertainment in the Digital Age

This year IAEL experts focus on live performances and the range of business and legal issues involved.  The seminar will explore key concerns for artists, managers and promoters and the relationships between the players from venue owner to rights owner. The seminar will coincide with publication of the 2011 IAEL Book edited by the Chairmen with the assistance of Frukt, the team behind Music Intelligence - the monthly industry report for music executives.


Marc Jacobson, Owner, Marc Jacobson P.C. (USA)

Wolf Schoepe, Partner, Schoepe Fette Pennartz Reinke (Germany)

Speakers include:

Enric Enrich, Partner, Enrich Advocats (Spain)

Dr. Ralf Kitzberger, Partner, Grub Frank Bahmann Schickhardt Englert (Germany)

Maximilien Jazani, Partner, Manswell Société d'Avocats (France)

Heidy Vaquerano, Associate Attorney, LaPolt Law P.C. (USA)

Angela Rose White, President, DaBet Music Services/COO, David Rose Publishing Co. (USA)

And more speakers to be confirmed


15.00 - 17.00 Auditorium Esterel, Level 5:

The 2011 IAEL Update Seminar

What You Need to Know in 2011 - The Legal Update for Entertainment and Technology

Once again IAEL legal experts report on those developments which have had a major impact the industry this year, along with what we can expect in the next twelve months. This year the session will this year be split into two: one part reviewing media law issues, the other focusing on technology.

Technology Keynote from Rob Lewis, Executive Chairman, Omnifone (UK) and Ty Roberts, Chief Technology Officer, Gracenote (USA)


Alexander Ross, Partner, Wiggin (UK)

Speakers include:

Todd Brabec, Consultant, Musicandmoney.com (USA)

Peter Danowsky, Partner, Danowsky & Partners (Sweden)

Mark Isherwood, Senior Consultant, Rightscom (UK)

Wim Schreurs, Attorney, Ubilex Law Firm (Belgium)

And more speakers to be confirmed


17.00 - 18.00 Esterel Foyer, Level 5:

The IAEL Cocktail Party      


From 19.30 Plage Royale:

The IAEL Member Dinner  


Monday, 24 January 2011


11.00 - 12.00 Networking Village, Hall 01

IAEL Legal Clinic

The IAEL hosts its first ever legal clinic at Midem.  Our specialist lawyers will be available for 15 minute one-to-one consultations with expert guidance on any relevant topic - from copyright to contract.  Open to all Midem participants: who do not need to book - first come, first served.


13.00 - 14.00 Plage Royale:

The US and International (Non Europe) Member Lunch     


15.00 - 16.00 Auditorium H, Level 3:



Tuesday, 25 January 2011


10.00 - 11.30 Auditorium K, Level 4:

IAEL Legal Workshop - Licensing

Everything you always wanted to know about licensing in the music industry and weren't afraid to ask... By popular demand, this back-to-basics session on the contracts, deals and strategies of music licensing returns.  Bring your questions and share them with the IAEL experts.  


Louis Buchman, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse (France/UK)

James Kendrick, Managing Partner, Kendrick Law (USA)


14.30 - 15.30 Auditorium K, Level 4:

IAEL Legal Workshop - Digital Licensing

This session provides a practical focus on the range of commercial and legal issues which digital presents.  The IAEL experts will lead an interactive review on the nuts and bolts of digital: rights and royalties, deals and DRM, contracts and collecting societies.


Anne Marie Pecoraro, Partner, Aklea Avocats (France) 

Jason Pascal, Vice President and Senior Counsel, The Orchard Enterprises (USA)


15.45 - 16.45 Auditorium K, Level 4:

The IAEL 2011 Masterclass - Privacy Rights

How are the privacy rights of recording artists and other high profile music industry figures balanced with media freedom in a digital world?  This session will take a more detailed look behind the celebrity headlines and media disputes.  IAEL experts will discuss practical solutions in privacy law and related areas such as defamation.


Neville Johnson, Founding Partner, Johnson & Johnson (USA) 

Bernard Resnick, Attorney at Law, Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. (USA)

Massimo Travostino, Lawyer, Studio Legale Pecoraro-Travostino (Italy)

Paul Tweed, Senior Partner, Johnsons Solicitors (UK)



All legal seminars organised by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) at MIDEM 2011 have continuing professional development/education points accreditation for: The England & Wales SRA, The Dutch and French Bar Associations, The New York, California and Pennsylvania Bar Associations in the US.  Anyone attending the seminars who wishes to claim such points  should fill in the attendance forms at the event.  Further local confirmation where necessary may be necessary for the relevant accreditation body.  IAEL members who would like accreditation for other Bar Associations should contact the IAEL at duncan.calow@dlapiper.com prior to the events.