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The Future of the Music Business — 4th Edition

I am happy to announce that Hal Leonard published the 4th edition of my book in September 2015. Click here to purchase the book, and go to to see updates. 


Music Licensing Seminar

I moderated a very knowledgeable seminar on music licensing with the following panelists:

Van Wilson, MTV, Music & Media, and
Sebastian Fabal, Imagem Music


Future of the Music Business & Journalism at Fordham University

I recently participated in a panel discussion on what professional journalists can learn from the impact of technology on the record industry at the Bernard L. Schwartz Center at Fordham University. The discussion was recorded and will be broadcast on public television. The panel was lead by Bill Baker, Chairman Emeritus of WNET. Shown below, from left to right, are my fellow panelists: Spike Wilner, Jazz Pianist and Owner of Smalls Jazz Club, Meagan Jaglowski, Consultant at the Bernard L. Schwartz Center, and Solana Pyne, Executive Video Producer at GlobalPost.


Fashion Law Seminar

I was recently invited to speak at a seminar titled "Law of the Fashion Show," at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. At the seminar I discussed music licensing for fashion shows including the licenses required for live shows, television programs, and the Internet. Other speakers included:

Doreen Small, Counsel at Glenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
Ali Grace, the Associate Director of Business and Legal Affairs of Wilhelmina Int. Ltd.
Emmett McCarthy, designer at EMc2
Amanda Sachs, Deputy General Counsel of Tory Burch, Inc.
Daniel Schulman, Finance Director of Milk Studios


Steve Gordon Discusses The Future of the Music Business

The Future of the Music Business
 Fourth Edition Now Available

The 4th Edition of Steve's book is now available.

Jana Vejmelka, LL.M., an attorney from Berlin, Germany, joined Steve Gordon Law as an associate over the summer of 2010. This picture is of Jana with the legendary artist and producer Nile Rodgers at the New Music Seminar last year in New York City.

Jana recently celebrated the birth of her first child, Yuri, this Summer.


Fulbright Scholarship at Tel Aviv University

Steve recently visited Israel as a Fulbright scholar, where he taught a course based on his book at Tel Aviv University's prestigious Recanati School of Business.