Greetings from all of us here at ARC Law Group.
Late last month I had the privilege of moderating a panel on Music Licensing at this year's California Lawyers for the Arts, Music Business Seminar. This is my fifth time speaking at the annual event, and each year has been better than the last. I want to thank my esteemed panelists Erik Metzger from Intel, Brooke Wentz from the The Rights Workshop and Keith Cooper from de la Pena & Holiday, LLP. We had a lively discussion and it was great having Brooke on the panel to offset us lawyers. Brooke and The Rights Workshop do wonderful work finding music to place in movies, television programs and other licensing avenues.
Also, on the Podcast is musician Anna Carow.
It's February, and that means that love is in the air, especially here at ARC Law Group. Partner Jeff Farr, our resident live music expert, tells us that he loves Day on the Green, Power to the Peaceful and the Black Sheep Family Reunion music festivals. All great choices, but I was surprised he didn't go with Lilith Fair.
When it comes to musicians, Law Clerk Ben Shaw loves him some Duane Allman, The Beatles and First Aid Kit. Duane must have inspired Ben's fantastic slide guitar work and the Beatles are always an obvious choice when it comes to most loved bands. However, I must admit that I was not familiar with First Aid Kit. Thank you for turning me on to something I hadn't heard before. (Bye the way, this month's Podcast guest Anna Carow often uses Ben's slide guitar work when playing live.)
Law Clerk, Katherine West, says that when it comes to eating out she loves Mio Vicino in Santa Clara, Fontina Ristorante in Pleasanton and Campo di Bocce in Pleasanton (a fun place to actually play Bocce Ball). I'm guessing she's also a fan of the Godfather, Goodfellas and The Sopranos. Pass the pasta Ms. West.
Speaking of genre movies, Law Clerk (and self-proclaimed cinephile) Will Dugoni says he loves watching Gladiator, 300 and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Glad to see he was specific with his LOTR film choice, and if anyone out there wants to be Will's Valentine he'd love a pair of sandals or a sword.
When it comes to entertainment, what do you love?
Until next month.