Join us on December 7 at 2:00 PM EST for the next ICCFA Webinar, This is Definitely NOT a Recording with ICCFA General Counsel Poul Lemasters, Esq.
Music licensing is the law, and we all know that if you fight the law – normally the law wins. We also know failure to obtain a license where one is required can be costly, to the tune of $30,000 for each song that is infringed! Over the past several years, ICCFA has noticed an increase in member questions, asking “What’s Going On” regarding both music and webcasting licenses? With the new year looming large, we think now is a great time to take a deep dive into what the licenses cover, and which ones you may need for your business, helping you understand, “Who Can it Be Now.” Currently, ICCFA offers licenses from BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, and has just added GMR to the line-up for 2024. Join ICCFA General Counsel, Poul Lemasters, Esq., as he leads a panel discussion with representatives from some of these performance rights organizations to help solve the “Mystery Train” of music and webcasting licenses, so you can make sure your business is compliant and you’re not “Breaking the Law.”
Poul began his career in deathcare more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. He quickly recognized that the growing risk and liability in deathcare along with the lack of support and resources for those in this profession made for a deadly combination. So, he decided to go to law school—and he passed! Today, Poul uses his unique background in both deathcare and law to provide resources and counsel to other deathcare professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He also shares his know-how with those in the field by serving as Cremation Coordinator and Advisor for ICCFA’s Cremation Education Program.