“I’m very pleased to be moderating this roundtable, since it will bring together three multi-generational producers working in different musician genres and one producer manager,” said Mr. Morris. “They will discuss how they got started in the business, how the changes in the music industry have affected the business of being a music producer and recording budgets, the art and craft of making records, the changes in recording technology, and more.”
Mr. Morris’ co-moderator is Kent Liu, Esq., Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Concord Music Group in Beverly Hills. The panelists include Walter Afanasieff, a multiple Grammy award winning producer whose credits include records by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Darryl Hall, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, and Chris Botti; Paul Fox, whose producing credits include records by the Wallflowers, Ziggy Marley, Phish, They Might Be Giants, 10,000 Maniacs, Sugarcubes, XTC, and Robyn Hitchcock; Brian Kennedy, a Grammy winning producer whose producing credits include records by Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Hudson; and Alan Melina of New Heights Entertainment and a renowned personal manager whose producer clients include RedOne, Adam Anders, and Orange Factory Music Moderator.
Mr. Morris is an active member of the conference’s planning committee and a frequent participant in this important industry event. He is past president of the California Copyright Conference and has been named a “Super Lawyer” among Southern California lawyers for seven consecutive years, from 2006 through 2012. He was also designated by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers” in 2009.
Mr. Morris’ clients include Grammy winners and other recording artists, record labels, production companies, music composers, on-screen talent and talent agents.
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About the CCC
The California Copyright Conference, a nonprofit entertainment industry organization, was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The scope of the CCC covers all matters pertaining to music industry issues. The organization has grown to over 300 members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, songwriters, attorneys, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies. For more information visit http://www.theccc.org .