The finalists of the 2013 Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition will be honored at the GRAMMY Foundation's 15th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation, which will take place Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A cash scholarship of $5,000 will be presented to the author of the winning paper with $1,500 awarded to four runners-up. Each finalist will receive airfare, hotel accommodations, and a ticket to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, as well as invitations to other GRAMMY Week activities.
The writing competition finalists are:
Tyrone Scott, Case Western Reserve University School Of Law
"Saving The Modern Record Industry: Partnership And Fiduciary Duty Between Labels And Artists"
Nicholas Krebs, Loyola Law School
"Covering Losses: SoundExchange's Role In The Next Generation Of Artists"
Alex Krueger-Wyman, University of Virginia School of Law
"Mashing Up The Copyright Act: How To Mitigate The Deadweight Loss Created By The Audio Mashup"
Katie O'Shea, University of Georgia School of Law
"Rebranding Digital Music Theft And The Graduated Response Model In The United States"
Titilayo Tinubu, UC Berkeley School of Law
"Fan Finance: Alternatives To Securities Restrictions On Social Media-Based Fundraising"
Additionally, the GRAMMY Week event will feature a keynote discussion with Tom Brokaw, special correspondent, NBC News; Ron Conway, special advisor to SV Angel; and moderator Andie Simon, interactive content consultant. Chuck Ortner, a partner in the litigation department at Proskauer Rose LLP and National Legal Counsel to The Recording Academy, will be the recipient of the 2013 Service Award, which honors an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service.
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.