Jaimison Roberts and Steve Rifkind, visiting speakers
Jaimison Roberts, a music business attorney and the founding partner of Roberts & Hafitz pllc, and Steve Rifkind, founder of Street Records Corp. (SRC Records), will present a joint lecture as part of the Bandier Program’s Soyars Leadership Lecture Series in the Setnor School of Music on March 22 from 6:45-8 p.m. It is open to the University community only.
Roberts has a diverse entertainment-based practice, specializing in the representation of talent and content providers in the television, film and music industries as well as the commercial, corporate and intellectual property transactions associated with such representation. In the music industry, he represents high-profile recording artists, producers, composers and songwriters as well as music-based corporate clients such as publishers and record/production companies. With his expertise in licensing, copyrights and trademarks, his practice spans all areas of the entertainment business.
Rifkind has been one of the most consistent and impressive businessmen in America for the past two decades. From selling more than 150 million records at the record labels of which he has been at the helm, to creating some of the most successful marketing campaigns in history, his story is that of a business maverick whose innate understanding of the worlds in which he operates has allowed him to think outside any proven or tested parameters. The success of his newest record label, SRC, is cementing his legacy as a tastemaker in urban music; between his first two artists, David Banner and Akon, they have sold more than four million records worldwide.
Location: Lender Auditorium, Whitman School of Management
Contact name: David Rezak
Contact phone: 443-3280
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Sponsoring department/organization name: Bandier Program, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Sponsor department/organization web page address: http://vpa.syr.edu