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Coming up: the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest

Next Saturday, September 6, the 10th annual Crossroads Music Fest will be held in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City. The annual event, presented this year by KKFI 90.1 FM, will feature over 30 performers on seven stages. Visit cmfkc.com for a complete schedule and ticketing info.
These musical acts will be featured at Crossroads KC at Grinders, The Brick, Czar, The Tank Room, Mercy Seat Alley, Collection, and Green Lady Lounge. Highlights will include a reunion set from Onward Crispin Glover, who has not performed since 2003; showcases curated by The Record Machine and Money Wolf Music; and a diverse collection of rock, jazz, roots, and indie sounds representative of the Kansas City music scene.
From noon to 5 pm, the Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA) will present the third annual Legal Bootcamp for Musicians at Czar. Topics will include copyright law, licensing agreements, band agreements, and other essential topics for the business-minded musician.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Individual venues will charge a lesser fee. Tickets can be purchased at Vinyl Renaissance (the 39th St or Overland Park location), Crossroads KC or Grinders, The Bottleneck, or at this link. Facebook event page.

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Legal Bootcamp For Musicians - Sept 8, 12:00-5:00 pm

On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 12:00-5:00 pm, a Legal Bootcamp for Musicians will be presented by volunteers from the Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts at Czar. This event is part of the Crossroads Music Fest (Sept 7-8). 

This intensive workshop will provide attendees with knowledge on a variety of topics including copyrights, contracts, financing, and business formation.  Lunch will be available for purchase. Advanced registration is encouraged. 

Tentative schedule: 

1. Opening remarks/Welcome - Information about the KCVLAA and the content of the day’s presentations - Rebecca Stroder, Mandiant Corporation, 12:00-12:10 pm

2. Have A Cigar: An Overview of Music Industry Terminology, Publishing, Licensing, and Trademarks - Information about the common terms used in the music industry, explanation of some of the components of the publishing industry and general licensing and trademark information - Donald R. Simon, Simon Business Consulting, Inc., 12:10-1:00 pm

3. Take the Money and Run: After Proper Documenting, Withholding, and Reporting - Explanation of the income tax and sales tax requirements of musicians and insurance needs – Ryan L. White, Evans & Mullinix, P.A., and Nicole E. Forsythe, Kutak Rock, LLP, 1:10-2:00 pm

4. Stairway to Law: Legal Steps to Protect Your Band’s Future - Information on why bands need Limited Liability Companies, the administration essentials of those companies and the importance of band agreements and their provisions - Christopher S. Brown, Van Osdol & Magruder PC, 2:10-3:00 pm

5. A Kiss Is Not A Contract So Why Care (About the Contract)? - Explanation and discussion of common contracts provisions that musicians see in publishing contracts, performance contracts, rental contracts and others, examples of sample contracts will be provided. – David L. Rein, Jr., Finch & Campbell, LLP, 3:10-4:00 pm

6. When Weezer Calls Jamie: The Balance Between Marketing Your Work and Enforcing Your Rights - Information on marketing music while maintaining control of intellectual property and enforcing the musicians' intellectual property rights - Rebecca Stroder, Mandiant Corporation, 4:10-5:00 pm

General admission is $15, $10 for members of Midwest Music Foundation and Crossroad Music Fest performers and attendees. Free for members of KCVLAA. Tickets can be purchased and more details found at the link here.

More info about Crossroads Music Fest will be coming soon.

--Michelle Bacon



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