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The MSBA's Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents


Sign Your Heart Out: Weighing the Pitfalls and Profits of Reality-Based Talent Competitions.

Reality-based singing and talent competitions have become prevalent in the television and music industry. It is likely that a friend, family member, or client has auditioned for one of these programs. They may even have asked you to advise them as to whether the contract is “a good deal.”

This CLE will discuss the advantages and disadvantages faced by contestants of these competitions by examining and discussing the terms contained in contestant contracts, and what gains have been realized by past winners and contestants. We will also have a panel of Minnesota musicians who made it to the televised rounds of these competitions to discuss their experiences and the effects these shows have had on their careers.

Panel Moderator: Maxwell S. Felsheim

Lunch will be provided. Special dietary requests need to be received by Wednesday, January 4.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit has been applied for.
The event code is 163223.



Date:   Friday, January 6, 2012

Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Art & Entertainment Law Section Member:  Free

MSBA Member but not a member of the Art & Entertainment Section:  $10.00

Join the Section: $20.50 (Section dues are currently 1/2 price. Must be a current MSBA member to join the section.)

Non MSBA Members:  $15.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, January 5.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.