Monday, September 19, 2016
This Friday, I will co-present on a continuing legal education panel on "The New Crowdfunding Laws for Private Investors & Other Ways to Legally Raise Money For Your Project" at the Americanafest--the Americana Music Festival and Conference. The program description is set forth below.
There have been significant changes in federal and state laws related to soliciting investors through crowdfunding and other types of investment activities. These new changes are designed to make certain types of investments easier and more accessible to people and businesses who seek investors for their projects. This panel will discuss those new laws and strategies of how to seek small to moderate size investments under today’s federal and state law. The panel will also discuss “dos” and “don’ts” for those seeking out investors and what to look for when offered an investment opportunity.
I love cultivating this ground, even if I have done much of it in the past with different audiences. I will prepare some specialized information relating to financing music and other creative projects, for example, for this program. I also plan to discuss important traps for the unwary.
What I really want to know is: what else might folks working with and in the music industry (or with other artistic and creative business venturers) want to know? I have some ideas based on my research on crowdfunding to date. But send me your ideas . . . . No doubt, a whole new discussion may be generated from audience questions. But I would love to be as prepared as possible.