C2C Arts Roundtable: What Everyone Should Know About Contracts

With Donald R. Simon, J.D./LL.M, president of Simon Business Consulting, Inc. & member of Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA)

Connect2Culture hosted the first Arts Roundtable of FY 2015–2016 on Wed, Nov. 18, 6–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts. We were excited to welcome back Don Simon, J.D./LL.M, president of Simon Business Consulting, Inc. In our last Arts Roundtable series he taught us all about Copyright Law.

About the roundtable: Written contracts are a very important part of any business transaction. They take on greater significance when creative property is involved. This presentation will highlight some of the basic concerns when entering into the sale or licensing of creative property.

Couldn’t make it? Click “play” below to listen to the presentation. Download the powerpoint here and follow along.

About our speaker: Don Simon is president of Simon Business Consulting, Inc., a firm concentrating in media- and arts-based entrepreneurship. He also teaches law, business, and communications courses at The Art Institutes International – Kansas City and Avila University. Don lectures and writes extensively on legal and business matters and has appeared in Billboard, DownBeat, and Screen. Before relocating to Kansas City, he concentrated his legal practice in entertainment and intellectual property matters. His clients included musicians, filmmakers, producers, and entertainment companies. Prior to becoming an attorney, Don worked for 7 years in the broadcasting, cable, and publishing industries as an award-winning producer and director. He also played bass guitar in several bands. Don received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) degrees from The John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from Missouri Southern State University.