Campbell Law to sponsor World of Bluegrass

Wide Open BluegrassRALEIGH – Campbell Law School will serve as a corporate sponsor of the 2017 World of Bluegrass festival in downtown Raleigh, Sept. 29-30. The law school also served as a sponsor a year ago.

In addition to the sponsorship, two Campbell Law faculty members will represent the law school throughout the International Bluegrass Music Association’s continuing legal education event (CLE) during the organization’s annual conference, Sept. 26-30, in downtown Raleigh. Campbell Law Associate Professor Kevin Lee and adjunct faculty member Benji Jones will both teach during the CLE.

The CLE will guide bluegrass professionals through navigating the revolutionary challenges currently facing the music industry. Topics include funding a bluegrass career, managing live broadcasting issues, staying current with Blockchain, and running social media contests. Each presentation will be led by national legal experts in language that does not require you to be a lawyer.

The CLE will be divided into four one-hour sessions, with each taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center. There will be two sessions per day on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Professor Lee will discuss Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin. Major music industry players like Spotify have adopted Blockchain for their operations, but what does it mean for the individual artist? Professor Jones will review the new rules for crowdfunding campaigns.

Interested participants can easily register online via this link.

World of Bluegrass features the best in the traditional and acoustic music community on three stages in downtown Raleigh. The festival boasts more than 100 acts, including Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steven Martin, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, The Travelin’ McCourys and many more.