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Case # Legal Category Arts Category Client Type Description
18-585 Visual Art Pro Bono

Contract: Scholarship. 18-585 NFP educational group needs help setting up a scholarship program for art students.

18-659 Music Pro Bono

Copyright and Contract: Music. Legendary Blues singer recently released an album that includes performances of other award winning artists and producers. She does not have any written agreements for this project and needs a contract with the producer and the team that is acting as her agent.

18-708 Music Pro Bono

Dispute: Breach of Contract 18-708 Rap artist paid a producer to mix and master the tracks that the producer recorded for the artist. The producer never finished the mastering and Client would like the tracks to be returned to her so that she can work with them; or, in the alternative, Client would accept a refund of the amounts she paid to the producer.

19-006 Visual Art Pro Bono

Start-up: Visual Art. 19-006 Muralist who merges historic themes with graffiti like images needs start-up advice and one standardized agreement for his customers.

19-026 Music Pro Bono

Dispute: Music. 19-026 Musician, whose music is being played, has not received any royalty statments or payments since 2011. Client needs help evaluating her rights and pursuing recovery as warranted.

19-027 Theater, Visual Art, Other Pro Bono

Start-up NFP: Multimedia. 19-027 NFP that does multimedia art needs start-up help and advice regarding a contract for a large scale weekend long event.

19-031 Music, Performance Art, Other Pro Bono

NFP: Music. NFP classical music group needs legal advice regarding structuring payments to its performers. They also have questions about board governance.

19-032 Music Pro Bono

Copyright: Music. 19-032 NFP Jazz group is planning to offer a podcast and needs legal advice regarding music licensing. Client needs help understanding what licenses he needs for playing recorded music on the podcast, playing live music on the podcast and offering the podcast for download.

19-055 Film/TV, Music Pro Bono

Start-up: Music.19-055 Licensing agent who helps musicians find opportunities to license their music for film and TV needs start-up advice and two contracts: an Exclusive Representation Agreement for the musician clients, and a Sync License that would be between his company and the licensees.

19-059 Other Pro Bono

Immigration: Visual Artist. 19-059 Master's degree student at SAIC needs legal advice regarding options for securing a Visa to stay in the US after she graduates in May.

19-067 Dance, Performance Art, Other Pro Bono

NFP: Dance. 19-067 NFP dance group needs counsel to amend the organization's bylaws to address issues that are specific the operation of their organization.

19-069 Visual Art Pro Bono

Start-up: Designer. 19-069 Artist who received a design patent needs start-up advice and help with business structure.

19-071 Visual Art Pro Bono

Start-up: Visual Art. Visual artist needs help with copyright registration for designs that she plans to print on T-shirts.

19-076 Music Pro Bono

Start-up Music. 19-076 Music production and publishing organization needs help with business structure and one contract to license the use of compositions that it controls.

19-104 Music Pro Bono

Contract Review: Music. Musician needs help interpreting and evaluating an online agreement to offer his music through a licensing organization.

19-113 Literature, Visual Art Pro Bono

Defamation and Content Clearance. Graphic novelist needs counsel to help evaluate the risk posed by five items in his graphic novel. Issues include possible infringement of intellectual property rights and defamation.

19-123 Fashion Pro Bono

Nevada Cause of Action: Collection. 19-123 Client paid a self-described "Media Artist" to assist her with branding for her start-up cosmetic company. Under a written agreement, the Media Artist was to create a logo, packaging, and marketing materials. Client paid in advance and the Media Artist never performed. Client needs help evaluating her options and pursuing recovery.

19-129 Visual Art Pro Bono

Contract for Services:Painting. Painter was hired by a marketing group to paint images of high profile personalities on memorabilia. Client needs help evaluating his liability exposure. He also needs help memorializing the terms of his agreement with the marketing group.

19-137 Other Pro Bono

IP Protection. Client needs help evaluating whether his invention is entitled to intellectual property protection.

19-145 Music Pro Bono

Contract: Music. Manager needs help memorializing an agreement between the artist that she manages, the music producer and herself as the manager.

19-152 Music Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)

Dispute: Pending Age Discrimination Litigation. Clients filed an age discirmination suit pro-se. They made a settlement proposal that was rejected and have upcoming discovery. Clients need counsel to assist with the litigation.

19-162 Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater Pro Bono

Copyright Infringement: Fim. Music video producer needs help evaluating a claim for Copyright Infringement and sending a Cease and Desist letter.

19-165 Visual Art Pro Bono

NFP: Visual Arts. NFP needs legal advice regarding acting as a fiscal sponsor.

19-171 Film/TV Pro Bono

Licensing: TV. Co-producers of a six-episode sketch comedy series need counsel to review a non-exclusive licensing agreement to stream their content.

19-172 Other Pro Bono

Trademark Registration. NFP that hires refugees to make hand-crafted bags from recycled materials needs help with trademark registration.

19-176 Music Pro Bono

Contract: Music. Talented musician and singer-songwriter needs counsel to review two contracts from a music publisher.

19-178 Theater Pro Bono

NFP: Theater. NFP organization that raises money to assist members of the theater community with health issues needs counsel to review their updated bylaws.

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