@txmusicoffice:  The Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas announce the first annual law student writing competition for the Lazzari Memorial Prize on Artist Rights

The Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is proud to announce the first annual law student writing competition for the Lazzari Memorial Prize. The Section will award the Lazzari Memorial Prize to the best student paper on one of the announced artist advocacy topics (listed via the link below).

The Lazzari Memorial Prize is a $1,000 cash prize paid to the author and publication of the winning paper in the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. The winning author also receives their membership facilitated into the Section, a complimentary registration for the 2022 Entertainment Law Institute and Bootcamp in Austin, recognition at the Institute, and an invitation to the Institute’s private speakers dinner in Austin. If needed, a travel stipend will be made available.

The Lazzari Memorial Prize is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry.

The deadline for entering the competition is May 2, 2022, and a winner will be announced on June 1, 2022. The paper must be at least 5,000 – but no more than 10,000 words – and be independent work. The topics, other rules of the competition and the entry procedures are available at https://teslaw.org/awards/lazzariprize/.

Please direct all questions to Christian L. Castle.

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@SoundExchange and @TXMusicOffice Host SoundExchange Session in Houston

[Editor Charlie sez: Great to see Texas Music Office and SoundExchange partnering to give Texas artists and producers a chance to sit down directly with SX to get their questions answered on digital royalties and payments.  And it’s not even SXSW!  More of this please!]

hypebot: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Urges U.S. DOJ To Reconsider Changes To PRO Licensing Model

With so many unhappy with the Department of Justice‘s recent alteration to the Performing Rights Organization licensing model, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently sent a letter to Attorney General Lynch urging reconsideration of the decision.

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