OVLA (in partnership with the Regional Arts + Culture Council) is pleased to announce it's next "Second Monday" Workshop:

Music Law 101: November 13
A must for musicians and songwriters, this workshop aims to provide an overview of the legal aspects of the music industry. Topics will include copyright essentials for musicians, a look at music publishing and Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), music licensing, understanding recording and publishing contracts, and music clearances for the use of music in film, TV, digital projects, and more.

The workshop will be led by attorneys Bart Day and James Ball.

The cost is $15. You can register HERE


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Letterpress print demo by Tony Marostica at Wheelhouse Letterpress

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers 50 minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues. The next clinic is scheduled for Friday, December 8 in downtown Portland. The administrative fee is $20.

If driving to our clinic in Portland is difficult for you, we can also offer consultations by phone. All sessions are by appointment and based on household/organization income.

Applications are due by 5 pm November 24. Click HERE for more information and to apply.



Ari Shapiro

"All Things Considered" host (and former Portlander) Ari Shapiro is coming to town November 16-18 with his new one man show with music, "Homeward".

Join OVLA for a special opening night party with Ari Thursday, November 16 at 9:15 pm at Klarquist Law Firm, 1 World Trade Center. Beer! Wine! Music! Tasty nibbles! Surprise guests! Ari!

Net proceeds benefit OVLA. Tickets are on sale HERE

A special thank you to Klarquist for the use of their space!


A special thank you to our newest donor, The Daniel Deutsch Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for their recent support of OVLA.

We would like to thank the following donors for their ongoing support of OVLA and our programming:

PATRONS ($5,000+)
The Collins Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
The Oregon Community Foundation
The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation

SPONSORS ($1,000-$4,999)
Wyse Kadish LLP
Immix Law Group
Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission (OAC)
Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
Stoll Berne
Wonder Ballroom

And thanks to our individual donors, as well !

You can help, too! OVLA is a non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. No amount of support is too small. Support OVLA's work through our convenient Paypal DONATE button.


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