CALIFORNIA JAZZ FOUNDATION’S LEGAL MUSIC CLINIC SET FOR MAY 12 AT VITELLO’S, STUDIO CITY
LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2012–The California Jazz Foundation (CJF) will host a Legal Music Clinic on May 12 to help jazz musicians understand and manage the
often complicated and overlooked aspects of their careers that can account for the gain or loss of earned income.
Titled “It’s YOUR music…Learn How to Protect and Promote it,” the Saturday presentation by music industry attorney Rachel Stilwell, is set for 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.,
lunch included, at Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.
Stilwell is a long-established authority on all aspects of “the business end of music.” She
will provide information and answer questions on copyright and trademark protection, as
well as management, licensing, recording and band agreements, residuals, CD Baby, i-
Tunes, and more.
The May 12 event underscores the Foundation’s ongoing campaign to help jazz
musicians. The Legal Music Clinic is specifically designed to provide performing and
recording artists with the knowledge to enhance their earnings, therefore diminishing the
kind of future financial difficulties that gave birth to the non-profit organization.
Founded in 2006 by attorney Edythe L. Bronston, the Foundation has helped 97
musicians to date “with financial help, counseling, assistance with contracts, access to a
statewide medical referral network, and just about any need,” said CJF President
Bronston. Board members and volunteers have enthusiastically supported the cause
through countless hours of planning and work for the Foundation’s growth, she said.
“Yet we are amazed that many of our musicians don’t know of this resource.”
The cost for the Saturday, May 12 clinic and buffet lunch is $35. per person. All of the
profits from the clinic will go to the CJF fund.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are available by calling 818-261-
0057 or online at www.californiajazzfoundation.org.