“WTF are NFTs, Part 2: NFT Royalties Explained”

    • March 21, 2023
    1024 536 The California Copyright Conference

    Date(s) -


    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


    WTF are NFTs, Part 2: NFT Royalties Explained

    A practical panel with fundamental tips about how to make money via NFTs, geared toward DIY creatives and royalty-focused folks. Topics we’ll explore include: How can you earn and collect “royalties” via NFTs? What happens when your NFT is sold, and resold, and resold? How do smart contracts come into play? What hurdles need to be considered? And more!



    Jane Bushmaker | Director, DSP Audit at The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

    Dana Childs | Co-Owner, Sound As A Pound + Head of Music Publishing Administration, The Best Music Company



    Lindsay Arrington, Esq. | Partner, LaPolt Law, P.C.

    Jeremy S. Goldman, Esq. | Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

    ladidai | (pronounced: lah-dih-day) Web2.5 Music Tech Professional


    Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    2:30pm – 3:30pm | Zoom Webinar Broadcast


    Advance Reservation:
    CCC Members $0 per person | Non-members $5 per person


    Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:30pm PDT


    – No refunds –

    Stick around for the “after hour, happy hour” chat following the webinar!
    Catch up and network with the CCC community from the
    comfort of your own couch



    How to Buy NFTs (Forbes, Aug-22)

    NFT 2022 Year-End Review (Forbes, Dec-22)

    Music NFTs – Separating Fact from Fiction (Music Biz. Feb-23)



    Is Web3’s Promise of Creator Royalties Broken? (Billboard, Dec-22)



    Music/Web3 data (Water & Music, Jan-23)


    Questions? Email is at questions@theccc.org


    Jane Bushmaker | Director, DSP Audit at The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

    Jane Bushmaker has conducted numerous royalty and contract compliance audits for intellectual property owners and licensors, with a focus on technology and digital service providers (DSPs). Jane’s clients have included major copyright owners and royalty collection organizations, for whom she has assessed licensee compliance with royalty and reporting obligations. In her current role, Ms. Bushmaker leads The MLC’s efforts to audit DSPs.

    Dana Childs | Co-Owner, Sound As A Pound + Head of Music Publishing Administration, The Best Music Company

    Dana Childs is an independent music publisher, music rights advocate and copyright administrator. She currently serves as an executive officer on the Board of Directors of the California Copyright Conference and has recently joined The Best Music Company as their Head of Administration. Dana has held high-level positions at both SESAC and Fender and with her deep and broad background in personal artist management, she has worked closely with content creators and their teams, via a holistic approach, to create brand awareness in today’s music-technology market. Additionally, Dana develops and maintains business relationships within the music publishing, composer and production communities, while educating digital creators, providers and other interested parties on current music business policies, trends and lobbying as those topics pertain to music copyright legislation and related technological advancements in the music industry.

    Lindsay Arrington, Esq. | Partner, LaPolt Law, P.C.

    Lindsay Arrington is an attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C., specializing in matters relating to electronic music, endorsements, and independent labels, and is passionate about helping the firm’s clients navigate new and cutting-edge opportunities, including NFTs, blockchain music distribution and music-related software and game development. Lindsay has been heavily involved in the legal strategy for the many of the firm’s clients’ web3 projects and NFT drops, including deadmau5’s head5 project and collaborations with Sutu Eats Flies and Rezz, and Galantis’ first NFT collaboration with Mat Maitland. Lindsay also works on the Cardi B legal team, helping orchestrate the deals behind the artist’s highly anticipated forthcoming album and helping her ink deals with several major brand partners, including Playboy. Lindsay has spoken on the topic of NFTs for CalCPA and SONA, and has spoken on panels around the world, including at Midem and Amsterdam Dance Event. In 2019, she co-edited the International Association of Entertainment Lawyer’s annual book, Keeping It Honest: Transparency and Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry.

    Jeremy S. Goldman | Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

    Jeremy Goldman is a partner in the Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Blockchain Technology Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, where he has been litigating cases and counseling clients on novel issues at the intersection of intellectual property and technology for nearly 15 years. Jeremy co-chairs the firm’s Blockchain Technology group, combining his team’s deep technical knowledge of Web3 with the firm’s unparalleled excellence in IP, entertainment, media, advertising, video games, consumer protection, intermediary liability and privacy law to help crypto-native clients bring blockchain to the world, and the rest of the world bring blockchain to their business.  Above the Law recognizes Jeremy as an “IP NFT Pioneer,” and he has been listed as a top IP and entertainment lawyer by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Variety’s Impact Report.

    ladidai | Web2.5 Music Tech Professional

    ladidai began her career in music as a multi-genre songwriter, focused primarily on contemporary pop, R&B, and hip-hop music. Hailing from Yonkers, NY, her distinct style has caught the ears of music professionals associated with Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Drake, and Chance the Rapper, among others.

    Beyond her craft of music making, ladidai has been involved in several operations that champion independent music creators including HRDRV, a full-service independent music creator platform and community, as well as Gender Amplified, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions female identifying and non-binary audio professionals in the music industry.

    Currently, ladidai manages Billboard featured web2.5 pop fusion artist TK. He notably released Eternal Garden, an audiovisual music NFT collection, prior to Art Basel 2022, selling out 700 collectibles in 7 days and generating over 38 ETH (~$50,000) of revenue.

    Attention Attorneys: This virtual activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour. The CCC certifies that this activity confirms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their State Bar number with their Zoom reservation. Following this virtual webinar, we will verify your attendance via Zoom reporting and email your certificate of attendance to the email provided at registration.


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