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Professional Development - February 2017
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Professional Development Meeting

What Associations Need to Know About Entertainment Licenses

Do any of the following questions apply to you:

-Is our event covered under a properties music/movie license agreement?
-We are a non-profit organization. Are we exempt?
-Who is responsible: the individual exhibitor or the organization presenting the event?
-Our event is not open to the general public. Are we exempt?
-What are synchronization rights and how are they different from mechanical rights and performing rights?
-How do we know which music and/or movie license(s) to purchase?

If any of these questions apply to your organization then this is the perfect Professional Development Session for you. We will have a panel of experts that will provide insight on the types of movie and music licenses and which licenses your organization may need.

Meet Our Panel of Experts!

Lisa Stokes, is the owner and president of B.R.P. Entertainment, a 55-year old company that provides local and national entertainment and speakers for their client’s events.

Lisa has a strong commitment to the community in which she lives and works. She currently serves locally on the YWCA Friends Board, The Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Hershey-Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau Executive Committee, the Business Women’s Forum Advisory Board, and has served as President of the PASAE Foundation, Executive Women International and as a member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Board.

She has received the PASAE Business Partner of the Year Award, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber’s “Volunteer of the Year Award”, the Business Women’s Forum Business Woman of the Year Award and “The Heart & Soul Award” from the Hershey-Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr. is a partner at Nauman Smith, a Harrisburg-based law firm founded in 1871 for the general practice of law. Ben brings considerable experience to his practice, concentrating in business and employment law for companies ranging in size from startups to major national corporations.

Ben’s work encompasses contract drafting and litigation, including business acquisition and trademark licensing agreements. He regularly drafts employment, termination and independent contractor agreements for clients and handles litigation involving such contracts. In addition, he handles employment disputes before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal courts. Ben also perform FLSA reviews of employment positions and advises on Wage & Hour disputes.

Ben earned an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating in administrative and employment/labor law and litigation, making him part of a select group of lawyers ranked by their peers at the highest level of professional excellence. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Harrisburg’s Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.

Sherri Mullen is the President/Creative Director of RDSD Publishing, where she represents a diverse catalog of carefully curated music, created by talented independent artists and composers (many from the Pennsylvania area). Her passion is to support those who create music and those who create audio visual content, by offering a stress-free music licensing experience that promotes synergy and a sense of community.

Sherri regularly works with individuals and companies as a Music Business Consultant, helping them to understand the complexities of music rights management. As a former Systems Engineer, Sherri has utilized her technology skill set to develop music publishing software for RDSD Publishing and its clients, including a copyright management and royalty system (“CODA”) and an online music licensing platform (www.MusicFortress.com). She has secured hundreds of placements in artist projects, film, television, commercials, web, and print and has served as a Music Supervisor in a wide variety of content creation projects.

This former internet radio and TV show host is also an award-winning singer/songwriter, a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards), and an Adjunct Professor at Lebanon Valley College, where she teaches a Music Business course covering copyright, performing rights, publishing, and music licensing. Songs from her six independently released CDs have appeared internationally in film, television, & radio. 


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. – Lunch Service
12:40 p.m. – Announcements
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A


PASAE is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meets the requirements to receive 1.25 continuing education (CE) credits for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. 

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with the Convention Industry Council or the CMP Program. Applicants may receive CE credit for attending any program that meets eligibility requirements of the CMP Program. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs. 


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