A National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements; Paid v. Unpaid Interns; More Artist Visa News, Nausea and Updates; A Shameless Self-Congratulations

May 14th, 2024

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division May 15, 2024   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • A National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements  • Paid v. Unpaid Interns  • More Artist Visa News, Nausea & Updates  • A Shameless Self-Congratulations   Legal Issue of the Month:   Will a New National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Force Agents and Managers […]

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2024 International Classical Music Awards.

May 9th, 2024

I don’t remember enjoying such a concert in a very long time. This is a YouTube video of a concert in Valencia which features winning artists from 2024 International Classical Music Awards. This gala concert was April 12 and posted on YouTube May 3. There are big names performing and others that will be big […]

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Emilie Mayer, a Forgotten German Composer?

January 5th, 2024

By: Frank Cadenhead Is the German composer Emilie Mayer (1812-1883) an important composer who has been wrongly forgotten? Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra will be performing her First Symphony on 27 and 28 February 2024, sharing the program with works of Schubert. Plans are to record the work with Warner and to continue to […]

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Contractual Effrontery; Not Paying Artists is a Crime!; How a Government Shutdown Will Impact US Artist Visas

September 26th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division September 27, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • Contractual Effrontery   • Not Paying Artists Is A Crime! • How A Government Shutdown Will Impact US Artist Visas    Legal Issue of the Month: Contractual Effrontery   Recently, I was contacted by an agent regarding a new artist that was joining his […]

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199 Operas You Need to Experience

July 9th, 2023

The French website Forum Opera has just given us a list of 199 operas that you should experience before you die. There are a “few” on the list that I have not yet experienced and there is not an extraordinary length of time left for me to finish this task.  Did they miss anything? Has […]

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What Are Contracts for?; Non-Profit By-Laws Made Simple; Are Union Strikes Force Majeure events?; Artist Visa Updates

June 7th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division June 7, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • What Are Contracts For?  • Non-Profit Laws Made Simple  • Are Union Strikes Force Majeure Events?  • Artist Visa Updates   Legal Issue of the Month: What Are Contracts For???  It’s no secret that a vast expanses of artists, venues, managers, presenters, […]

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Artist Visa Updates, Non-Compete Agreements, Manager/Agent Trust Accounts, 1st Amendment Poop Jokes

April 5th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division April 6, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • Artist Visa Updates • Non-Compete Agreements • Manager/Agent Trust Accounts • Is There A Constitutional Right To Poop Jokes?   Artist Visa News & Nausea  • The Status of Proposed Petition Fee Increases Thanks to all of you who took the time […]

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CALL TO ACTION! ARTISTS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE!

February 22nd, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division February 22, 2023  CALL TO ACTION! ARTS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE!   We have until MARCH 13, 2023 to file public comments and objections to USCIS’s proposal to artist visa petition fees to nightmarish levels. As a reminder, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the consummate embodiment of incompetency, capriciousness, […]

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USCIS PROPOSES DRACONIAN FEE INCREASES FOR ARTIST VISAS! 

January 25th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division January 25, 2023 USCIS PROPOSES DRACONIAN FEE INCREASES FOR ARTIST VISAS!  Despite my efforts to have our blogs and updates covering a wide range of topics, and not just artist visas, I am now frustratingly forced to focus entirely on a significant issue that has arisen in the world of obtaining […]

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Artist Visa Updates, Force Majeure Clauses, Streaming Licenses, and Deep Thoughts

December 8th, 2022

  LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division December 8, 2022   INSIDE THIS ISSUE > Artist Visa Updates < > Force Majeure Clauses < > Streaming Licenses <   > Congratulations! < > Deep Thoughts <  Artist Visa Updates  • Current USCIS Service Center Processing Times Vermont Service Center: Standard Processing: 4 – 6 weeks Premium […]

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