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Vivaton VP to be at Indie Music Week

Nashville, Tennessee - Indie Music Week has announced that Amy Stevens, Vice President of Legal Affairs and International Licensing for Vivaton Records in Nashville, will be participating as an Indie Music Week panelist. IMW, taking place in Nashville March 11-12, will feature three industry panels of Major and Independent A&R, promoters, label executives, producers, managers and lawyers, and will wrap up with a Music Industry Summit.

Prior to joining Vivaton Records, Amy practiced entertainment law solo and as an associate of Gladstone, Doherty & Associates for a combined total of seven years. During that time, she concentrated her practice in the areas of business formation and transactions, copyright and trademark law as well as the drafting and reviewing of all types of entertainment contracts from songwriting agreements to recording agreements and the like. She also served as general counsel for Kid Pan Alley – a charity organization which concentrates its efforts on raising money for local schools through involving children in the songwriting process. Prior to establishing her law practice, Amy interned in the legal and business affairs department of both Warner/Chappell and Rhino Records in Los Angeles where she specialized in publishing and copyright issues as well as in all areas of music licensing.

“Many independent and unsigned artists don’t understand how involved things like record contracts and licensing can be, so we’re very happy that Amy will be at Indie Music Week discussing these issues,” says Indie Music Week President Jonell Polansky.

Other confirmed panelists include representatives from Universal South, Lyric Street Records, Sony Music, Broken Bow Records, and BMI.

In addition to the industry panels, Indie Music Week will also feature two Artist Showcases to be held at Nashville’s famous Douglas Corner Café.

To attend Indie Music Week 2005, please visit IndieMusicWeek.org for registration information. The registration fee for Indie Music Week is , with 50% fee discounts for music industry students or artists that showcase. To be an Indie Music Week sponsor, please visit IndieMusicWeek.org or call 615-292-1337.

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