Rights Management | Organizations & Registration

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 at 12pm
Byron Pascoe, Edwards Creative Law
Michael Duboff, Edwards Creative Law
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
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You're working hard to get your music on radio, in movies and television, and streaming online. Now that your song is being played, do you know how you’ll be getting paid? Tune in for three in-depth virtual discussions on rights management, covering everything from song registration and royalties to “beat leasing” and sample packs. 


Byron Pascoe is an entertainment lawyer with Edwards Creative Law. Byron focuses on music law and works with recording artists, producers, managers, music service businesses and festivals. Before law school, he was a television and new media producer. Based in Ottawa, Byron works with clients across Canada. In Ottawa, he organizes the monthly music professional development series Independent Music Business. He’s also a board member of CityFolk and MEGAPHONO, and was awarded the Impact Award at the inaugural Ottawa Music Awards.

Michael Duboff is an entertainment lawyer with a professional focus on film, television, immigration, and litigation. He has worked with a variety of artists helping to facilitate projects, performance opportunities locally and across borders, and organizational matters. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michael’s practice spans across Manitoba where he carries on clients and representation in addition to the firm’s primary residence in Ontario. Prior to working as a lawyer, Michael worked professionally in both the music and film/tv industries, as a musician in an alternative rock band and as a freelance director/writer/producer in Toronto and Vancouver. His passion for the arts and artists helps drive his practice and makes him grateful to be able to continue to work for and with the vibrant arts communities.

Stephen Carroll is the Director of music programs for Manitoba Film and Music. Stephen achieved international recognition as a member of the JUNO-nominated band The Weakerthans (Epitaph/Anti Records). After joining the group in 1998, he managed all of the business affairs and helped steer the group to fame. In 2009 he began managing the Manitoba band Imaginary Cities and went on to form Empirical Artist Services Inc. Stephen was awarded Manager of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2013, after garnering nominations for the award the two previous years. Stephen was a member of the Board of Directors for FACTOR and currently serves on the Board of Manitoba Music.

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